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
Been visiting here 3 / 4 times a year for an overnight stay &/ or a nice long afternoon/ pm.
The staff are soo attentive.
The rooms are immaculate
The food is excellent , especially the Brasserie.
( although the sports bar needs a vegan menu )
The afternoon tea is utterly superb, our diet requirements catered for ( Vegan for me / No nuts for my partner )
Breakfast has an excellent choice with views from the restaurant overlooking the golf course.
The Leisure centre is lovely now with a nice pool and relaxing lou gers having been upgraded recently.
Its always quieter when we visit which we love
My only comment on how they could improve it would be to add a hot tub / proper Jacuzzi to this area.
As the " Spa " only has treatment rooms
The 2 areas are totally seperate and 1 has to walk through the sportsbar to go to the leisure centre or go outside, which when you are wearing a lovely relaxing white fluffy bathrobe / slippers ( given in your room ) it isnt quite apt !
Apart from that we love Barnham Broom , the countryside location, peacefullness and country walks nearby.
Had a lovely spa break with 2 course meal and a treatment. Overnight stay with breakfast. Apart from the alful Thai green curry was really pleased with the stay . The room was fab and truly lovely surroundings . My curry consisted of green peppers , courgettes , aubergine n mange tue , a few prawns . I have never had such an odd assortment of veg . The taste was sloppy and watery . I left half of it ... the waitress said she would pass my comments onto the chef !
Lucky I had a packet of Jaffa cakes to nibble on . Would stay here again but very disappointed with the meal and the lack of concern of my dissatisfaction.
Had a lovely afternoon tea with my friend today. Served by Jasmine, she was very polite and friendly. Pretty setting with the gold course in the background. Had a lovely atmosphere. Would love to come back again in the future.
We were lucky enough to have won a night's stay, breakfast, 3 course Di ner with wine, 2 x Spa treatments and afternoon tea via Heart.
We booked to come on our 5th wedding anniversary and emailed to ask about early check in, we were lucky enough to be allowed to check in at 12. Thank you!
We stayed in Room 52 which had the most amazing bed, so so comfortable and with fantastic pillows and duvet, what are they so we can find some for home?
Our view was across the tennis courts and we had a lovely little male Blackbird who was rooting around outside, a red kite above, Fieldfares and Redwing on the field opposite, and this cutest collection of Kitties ever, lurking under the conifer!
The coffee on the complimentary tray was Paddy & Scott's brewbags, amazing, one of our favourite coffees, and I am so sorry but we drank a lot!! We spent some of our afternoon preparing for an interview, assisted by brewbags, so I would like to say thanks to housekeeping for keeping us supplied lol.
We also decided whilst doing the above to order a sandwich from Room Service, one without butter, however chef got it wrong, but it was very quickly resolved with no hassle. The gentleman from the Sports Bar who brought the sandwiches was so friendly and professional. Thank you.
After we were finished we decided to go and use the pool, we were given an explanation of how to use the lockers as apparently it causes lots of problems. We had no problem, it was easy! The pool was an average size for a hotel, but we were somewhat confused by the cold jacuzzi? I understand the jacuzzi part is on the side of the pool but cold isn't very relaxing, the water was also salty so I assume the cleanser is natural as opposed to chemical, well done, better for skin and environment. The sauna was broken but the steam room was open, so we went and warmed up in there, however, on the floor in the drain was chewing gum and other detritus.
We had our spa treatment booked at 1645 so headed down early, we both decided to have a back, shoulder and neck massage. Sarah did my massage and it was amazing, it is the first time I have been able to relax since losing my Mam last year, so thank you so much Sarah! All the girls in Espa were absolutely beautiful inside and out, a lovely bunch of girls, great conversation too. Good fun.
The girls we met on reception were absolutely lovely as well, so nice.
We went downstairs for dinner at 7pm and were seated on a quiet table. As we had won our stay etc we were told we had a food allocation of £32 each, but when we asked about the bottle of wine we were told it wasn't part of it, I located my email and showed the staff and it was instantly rectified, along with the fact we had been told we would have to pay for breakfast lol.
I had the peppered rare beef with brie as my starter, and loved it! My wife had the confit which again was lovely. We both opted for the Pheasant special which was absolutely delicious. We opted for coffee and petit four in the lounge, again delicious.
Breakfast had an amazing selection available. The cheese, ham and melon yummy! So much fruit and cereals, and the cooked options lovely too.
We had our afternoon tea mid afternoon and had a lovely conversation or two with Emily and Jeanette, lovely ladies, not sure if Emily went home between shifts lol. The cakes on the afternoon tea were amazing. Peach cheesecake to die for, banana cake moist, chocolate and mint tart oh my, macaroon not my thing. We felt the bread on the finger sandwiches let it down, it wasn't very good bread, and our scones were quite hard.
The only real negative for us was the bathroom of our room, it looked like it could do with a good deep clean, attention to detail. There was a lot of grime down the edge of the shower screen, and water marks down the side of the bath, also some of the work done in there doesn't match the good finish of the room, a little slapdash.
The level of customer service we received during our stay was second to none and we feel you could teach a lot of other establishments a thing or two.
Thank you so much for making us relax!
We regularly swim at Barnham Broom.
The changing rooms now have key code lockers and half of them don’t work. There are four showers available in the ladies changing room. They are push button ones and on our last visit one of them only let water out for 2 seconds and another was stone cold. All in all it’s very shabby and not what I would expect of a hotel which aims to project an image of a fairly high standard facility.