The George at Cley
What We Love
- A stylish, award-winning Norfolk country inn, with modern and cosy rooms by the marshesTucking into fresh fish caught straight off the coast by local fishermen
- Squelching through the nature reserve to witness some of England’s finest birds
- Taking in the beautiful scenery on your doorstep
What To Know
- The hotel's beer garden is a great meeting place for guests
- Order the fish chowder at the on-site restaurant
- Free WiFi
Cley-next-the-Sea, an old port town for wool and grain, is home to The George, which overflows with charm and boasts a prime position overlooking the stunning marsh. The town is made up of picturesque and narrow, winding lanes carving their way through acres of salt marsh, peppered with the brightest colours and a stretch of beautiful, unspoilt beach. Imagine pretty houses made of brick and flint and a small village brimming with culture, local warmth and the lulling sound of the 18th-century windmill.
The founding place of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the hotel and the area are famed for their beauty and abundance of birds that flourish along the shingle beach and saline lagoons. At The George (very much a pub with rooms), seven of the 10 rooms look directly upon the reserve, making it the perfect retreat into English nature. An idyll for families, birdwatchers or romancers alike.
Rooms at The George are prettily appointed with splashes of colour that complement the simple traditional design. With a bustling pub to the rear, the hotel is friendly with a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude and even has its very own restaurant serving up fresh fish, caught by the local fisherman.
How to Get There
Very sad to see the George is closed. What the hell has gone on - it is (was) the only pub in Cley (we've been going since the 1980s) - so who has let it go to this sorry state? Went to the Three Swallows nearby, nice pub, but not as good as the George in its hey-day.
Down in cley for weeks holiday. Went for lunch here. It’s shut.
Location is good sad to see it shut.
Went down the road to dun cow at salt house had a good meal and dog welcome.
Cley was a really nice place and the walks are good. Get a map it really helps and not all marked. Some are not dog friendly so needed to re route a couple of times.
Beautiful stained glass windows, welcoming friendly staff, and delicious food. Cod pieces chips and mushy peas and olives,peppers and artichoke all good. Lots of picnic tables opposite the pub, clean loos and well-kept bitter.
A charming village to walk round exploring up alley ways and admiring the idiosyncratic flint cottages.