Bank House Hotel

Location King's Lynn

Postcode PE30 1RD

Telephone 01553 660492

££-£££

Why we love it...

Historic quayside hotel

The Place

This is the sister hotel of The Rose & Crown in Snettisham. It’s just as quirky and historic as its sibling. The Grade II listed Georgian townhouse started life as the home of a rich King’s Lynn merchant, but in the 1780s was set up as the first branch of what is now Barclays Bank. A dent in the wooden floor is still visible, maybe left behind by the nervous shuffling of 18thC account holders.
Careful design – exposed beams, sconce lights, old prints – brings out the history of the building, but this place is far from old fashioned. Comfy chairs decorate the west-facing waterside terrace outside, whilst inside the armchairs are bright green and magenta. Rooms are bright, airy and each individually decorated, although some are a little small: taller guests might suffer a few knocks from the low beams. Most have river views, while a few look out on to King’s Staithe Square.
The brasserie and bar are relaxed and welcoming, made up of a number of different areas from which you can choose according to how formal you’re feeling. We think that the most sympathetic area is the former counting house – all dark, polished wood and original flooring. Two new dining rooms The Boardroom and The Billiards room have been added recently, both smaller and work better when reserved for private dining.
Dishes vary from the standard (burgers) to the exotic, and are prepared using local ingredients whenever possible. Bank House is brilliantly situated for the nearby Corn Exchange and Arts Centre, and pre-and post-theatre dining can be arranged on request.

The Essentials

Price Band ££-£££
Rooms 12: singles, doubles, large doubles and 2 suites all with tv, radio, telephones, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and guidebooks
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities bar, brasserie, terrace, sitting area, parking
Children welcome: £10 per night for cot, £20 per night for children under 12 in parents' room
Disabled ramps both inside and out, and fully accessible WC
Pets allowed on request

To Book

Contact Anthony and Jeannette Goodrich
Call 01553 660492
Email info@thebankhouse.co.uk
Website www.thebankhouse.co.uk

Good To Know

Address King's Staithe Square, King's Lynn PE30 1RD
Payment

The Location

Find this place: On the quayside, accessible via the A10, A17 and A47. Ample parking.

What's nearby: the Corn Exchange, Arts Centre