Very Good 489 Reviews
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What We Love

  • An Edwardian country house in beautiful Norfolk, with an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant Dining on traditional British cuisine at the award-winning restaurant
  • The individually-designed rooms, providing a lovely, boutique feel
  • Making the most of the famous Gin Wall, with 60 varieties to keep you entertained

What To Know

  • Steps from the local shops, pubs and cafes
  • This small hotel is cozy but cute
  • Free WiFi


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Bedroom property Suite living room cottage


A boutique country hotel in a quaint English village, with breakfast and an à la carte dinner option


With a stay at The Kings Head Hotel in Bircham, you’ll be close to Bircham Windmill and Houghton Hall. This hotel is within the vicinity of Snettisham Park and Sandringham House.


Make yourself at home in one of the 12 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of The Kings Head Hotel. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Kings Head Hotel
Great Bircham
Kings Lynn, PE31 6RJ United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 489 Reviews
Very average restaurant
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a meal here in May. Service was not polished , our table still had crumbs on an clearly had not been cleaned properly if at all.
The food was average as was the wine. We had to ask the manager to close the door to the bar as they had a sports event screened on the large tv.
Wont be going back which is a shame as it is a beautiful building and local to us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to a nice meal with friends. Disappointing that the they ran out of the specials which were still being advertised on the board not only for main course but the dessert too. Not the standard expected.

Could be so much more
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended this hotel to me and as a birthday treat for hubby we stayed for a long weekend.

Lovely staff, very polite (even with one very difficult customer) great to chat with.

Relaxing outdoor seating area and suntrap grass area.

Room 12 - executive room with silver head board and pink chairs - great size.

Food is good, some times too salty - Meatloaf. The breakfast is included and you can select from the menu as well as help yourself to the cereal. Lots of toast if you like it.

We requested to eat dinner in the garden and the staff were happy to oblige.

Room 12 is at the back of the property and has great views over the country side.

Free bottle of water in room daily.

Tea and Coffee making facilities in room.

Lots of storage space, Iron ironing board, hairdryer. mirrors, plug points.

Free WiFi though out the property.

Positioned in a quiet country village 16 mins from the coast.


Price of the room 12 - far too expensive for what you receive.

Bed too hard for anyone who prefers a softer surface to sleep on. Hubby asked for additional duvet to use as a topper, it never appeared even though a note was put behind reception and we asked on a number of occasions. I woke up with back ache every day over the long weekend.

No fridge in the room, so water warm.

Damage to room 12 door and door surround - looks like the door had been forced open at some point.

Chair at the side table has lost cushion support.

Chairs at the end of the bed creek as you sit on them and do not feel safe to use.

Side table lamp very dusty due to small gaps between the horizontal ring design.

Cracked tiles on the side of the bath.

Sealant finish in the bathroom corners either missing or gaping.

Ceiling showing signs of paint fallen off, primarily over the shower

No internal handle on the shower door.

Old rubber bath mat that was falling apart.

Unable to turn off the towel rail so the bathroom window had to be left open otherwise the room was far too hot.

Price of coke and lemonade - we are non drinkers.

Noise of the waiters and waitress shoes on the wooden floor in the restaurant in the morning is irritating to say the least. Especially if due to the uncomfortable mattress you have had very disturbed sleep. Deck shoes would be a god send.

Would i go back? if I was passing I would pop in to the pub as its very friendly and relaxed.
Would I stay again? No - not unless prices and room issues improve.

Enjoyable return visit.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fast becoming our preferred hotel when in this part of East Anglia. In the small village of Great Bircham, very convenient for the north Norfolk Coast, Hunstanton,Sandringham, Kings Lynn etc. On this occasion had room 7 overlooking the courtyard at the side of the hotel. Well furnished, nicely decorated room, only minus point being only one chair in what is a double room. Very modern well equipped bathroom.
Had dinner in the restaurant on both evenings. Good quality ingredients, nicely cooked and well presented made for an enjoyable dinner on both occasions. Self service breakfast starter buffet of cereals, croissants and Danish pastries, but sadly no fresh fruit or yoghurts. Wide selection of hot breakfasts cooked to order and served to the table with toast and tea/coffee.
Nice small, friendly hotel with well equipped bedrooms and good restaurant, with generous parking facilities at the rear of the hotel, all made for an enjoyable stay and one to which we will return.

Relaxing trip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptionally good food in the restaurant on a dinner inclusive break, contemporary room eith a large bed, good breakfast, very helpful staff, especially Anne, lots of lovely beaches in the area and places to visit, just a little bit more of an atmosphere needed in restaurant.