What We Love
- A relaxing stay in the picturesque English countryside, with breakfast and dinner Waking up in a newly refurbished room among 300 acres of river-valley scenery
- Spending the day nailing some hole-in-ones on the championship golf courses or in a state of Zen at the spa
- Savoring seasonal Norfolk ingredients crafted into pretty works of art in the brasserie
What To Know
- Hit the green as the two onsite 18-hole golf courses are some of the best in Norfolk
- Full English and Irish breakfast is available
- Located about 10 miles out of central Norfolk
Have a relaxing stay in the English countryside at Barnham Broom. Peacefully ensconced in the River Yare Valley, 30 minutes west of Norwich, this is a place where you can wake up to the sound of chirping birds and duck chatter on the lake, then unwind with a couple of rounds of golf on two championship courses designed by acclaimed architects.
A low-rise cluster of red-brick buildings set among manicured landscaping, Barnham Broom beautifully blends low-key exteriors with contemporary Norfolk pampering inside. Shrug off any stress with holistic treatments and classic therapies in the spa before a lazy afternoon spent happily padding between the heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.
Rooms are sophisticated and homey, and the brasserie showcases fresh local, served up with a side of garden views. Make sure you leave room for afternoon treats by the fire or on the terrace at Valley Bar, where you can take in the scenic setting.
How to Get There
I have been staying at Barnham Broom for nearly 10 years and have always found the hotel to be of a high standard. Ideal for business or pleasure with a good swimming pool and leisure facilities. Excellent golf course, clean, tidy and spacious rooms.
Our hotel room was lovely. Comfy bed, nice bathroom and well presented.
Spa facilities were also good, albeit a surprisingly small swimming pool.
For us however it was the restaurant that let us down.
We both had a Tuscan chicken dish, that was fiddly and almost impossible to eat.
My wife’s chocolate fondant dessert was very over cooked. A hard cake basically.
When we complained, the waitress said she would see what she could do.
Twenty minutes later and nothing.
We then asked again. A manager then surfaced, and said he wouldn’t charge us for the dessert.
Service overall lasted well over two hours, and was very slow.
Poorly organised and disappointing.
I would consider Barnham Broom for the facilities maybe, but definitely not in future for food.
Disappointing all round.
This is a very impressive venue for Golf Breaks which is what we were on.
Its great to have everything so close by, The Pro Shop, The Sports Bar, The Brasserie, The Hotel and the courses are within distance of each other making it compact with a homely feel.
And that is exactly what we got from all the staff we encountered. The Pro Shop sorted out our Golf and Buggies and tee time details efficiently and were helpful with other info we needed.
The Hotel Reception staff were excellent. Nothing too much trouble, always cheerful and with a greeting as you walked past.
The rooms are not very big (but your not gonna be in your room much with these facilities) and the decor was good and well maintained. The rooms had good air conditioning and the bathroom shower was great.
Now for the highlight for me - The Food. Wow! The Brasserie for Dinner and Breakfast was amazing. The best food we have had on a Golf Break and we have been on several. The quality and ultimate value for this break was exceptional.
I used the Spa and had a massage - again brilliant, so relaxing and for the price you pay for 1 hour and 15 mins, you wont get that value many others Spas in the UK.
The Golf Courses might not be right up their with the very best but 2 courses Valley (Challenging) and Hill (Forgiving) were both well kept, great tee boxes, great looking greens (but slow!).
A great little Golf Break in a Country location. We are already talking about returning.
Beautiful venue. Staff very friendly. Stayed in junior suite. Spotlessly clean but shower could do with some modernisation.
Swimming pool really nice.
Couldnt fault the food, breakfast especially good.
Overall had a wonderful 2 night stay here.
We have just returned from a one night golf break, playing both the Valley and Hill courses. Our experience of Barnham Broom was excellent from the time we arrived until we sadly left.
All aspects from reception, checking into our rooms, evening dinner and of course the golf teams were very efficient, professional and friendly.
We would also like commend the chef for providing a wonderful and tasty evening dinner.
Overall experience was really, really outstanding !!!
We will return again asap.