The George At Cley

THE GEORGE is an inn with history. A victim of the devastating floods of 1953, home to the inaugural meeting of the Norfolk Naturalist Trust and a focal point for bird watchers for many years thanks to its ‘bird bible’, it sits imposingly over the salt marshes looking out toward Blakeney Harbour. Here, tranquility is on the doorstep, thanks to the huge skies, acres of colourful salt-marsh and mile-upon-mile of un-spoilt beaches that are also a haven for wildlife. Here at Cley-next-the-Sea, with it’s narrow roads, no streetlights and a traditional red phone-box, you will find a beautiful, idyllic, north Norfolk brick and flint village that is bursting with character and filled with local culture. No wonder so many people are enchanted by this stretch of coastline. Dogs are welcome in the bar and front restaurant, we have a great kiddies menu and on the cold Autumn/ winter days we have a roaring open fire going to warm up the cockles of your heart.

THE GEORGE is an inn with history. A victim of the devastating floods of 1953, home to the inaugural meeting of the Norfolk Naturalist Trust and a focal point for bird watchers for many years thanks to its ‘bird bible’, it sits imposingly over the salt marshes looking out toward Blakeney Harbour. Here, tranquility is on the doorstep, thanks to the huge skies, acres of colourful salt-marsh and mile-upon-mile of un-spoilt beaches that are also a haven for wildlife. Here at Cley-next-the-Sea, with it’s narrow roads, no streetlights and a traditional red phone-box, you will find a beautiful, idyllic, north Norfolk brick and flint village that is bursting with character and filled with local culture. No wonder so many people are enchanted by this stretch of coastline. Dogs are welcome in the bar and front restaurant, we have a great kiddies menu and on the cold Autumn/ winter days we have a roaring open fire going to warm up the cockles of your heart.

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    Food was really good especially the smoked haddock chowder using fish from the local smokehouse. Other mains and puddings were great too. Couldnt fault the service. Only minor drawback is it works out a bit pricier than other local choices but worth it i reckon.

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    Staff should be careful not to talk privately about guests and other staff where they can be easily overheard in the bar... natural behaviour, but not good. Everything else great!Great atmosphere, location, friendly staff, welcomes dogs, comfy bed, lovely view

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    2 minor criticisms: good shower but spray pattern would have benefited from descaling of the head (however, nice bath). Dingy lighting in one half of the breakfast/dining area.Friendly helpful service. Room quite spacious. Bathroom plus appointments excellent - definitely better than average. Food good.

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    Good

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    Friendly Hotel good ale and super food Thanks

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    Headed up the coast for a quick getaway. The George offered a great venue and excellent food in a pleasant location. The dinner service was very good and the staff member serving was pleasant and professional. The only disappointment was the disinterest displayed by some staff as they grumble about changes to the business.

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    Furniture in room

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    Complementary breakfast was a bit spartan!Pleasant establishment

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    Just back from a flying visit to Norfolk and a one night stay at The George. Was immediately offered a more convenient room when staff realised my husband was hobbling having broken his foot a few weeks previously - upgraded at no extra cost. Room had stunning views - spotless windows which is not always the case. Well proportioned and comfortable, en-suite perfect with plenty of hot water and fluffy white towels. No complaints and when we struggled with the blind the staff immediately came to our assistance ( amid much hilarity as it really was quite simple!) Evening menu was varied, reasonably priced and of excellent quality. I had the butternut squash, spinach and pea risotto which was scrumptious and my husband enjoyed a delicious steak. Breakfast equally superb with freshly smoked local fish and wide choice of fruit, cereal etc Staff were friendly, efficient and professional. Matthew in particular was a great host and conversation was easy and pleasurable. Great idea of lemon wedges served in individual squeezers and we were thrilled to purchase a pair to take home. Will be visiting again with our dog next time to enjoy the range of walks on the doorstep. For a down-to-earth but excellent hotel in superb location this would be hard to beat. Thank you for a great time. Wendy and Ron

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    A lovely lunch - great food - with very helpful staff! Thanks

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