The Hoste: Get to Know More About Our History, Amenities and Staff

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The Hoste has always been one of the leading boutique hotels in Norfolk and East Anglia. Throughout this wonderful time many guests, including some very notable ones, have been welcomed to the hotel, its reputation over the years gaining the esteem of the travel and tourism industry, industry, international and local visitors, whether as individuals or in groups. Get to know more about The Hoste’s history, amenities and staff.

A Colourful History

The hotel dates back to 1651 and is often associated with Admiral Lord Nelson, who was born locally in the village of Burnham Thorpe. The British Royal Navy officer was a frequent visitor to The Hoste (then called the Pitt Arms), including in 1792 when he stayed in the iconic Room 5 above the Bar. Lord Nelson even used the hostel as a recruiting post. Eventually, the hotel was renamed after Captain Sir William Hoste, who was one of Nelson’s protégés and who also grew up locally.

The Nelson Lodge in The Hoste’s sheltered and walled garden features a fascinating  exhibition about Nelson’s life, battles and his relationship with Sir William Hoste.

A Modern, Luxurious Boutique Hotel

The Hoste today has six individual properties in total, including the main hotel, Vine House across The Green, a converted station-master’s house Railway House, and three self-catering Luxury Holiday Cottages. Every bedroom in these properties is individually and creatively designed and equipped with luxurious amenities. There’s also sveral well-appointed Restaurants and Bars, plus a Beauty Spa for spot of pampering. The Garden is perfectly maintained and ideal for wining and dining al fresco or for a private party.  Visit the Bar and sit outside the front of the hotel to enjoy soaking up the sights of bustling Burnham Market.

A Hospitable Team

The Hoste aims to achieve the highest possible standards, and all the  staff – well over a hundred now – are trained in the latest customer service practices. The team values the delivery of perfect hospitality above all, catering for the requirements of every guest.

You can email us at or log onto the website to book a room. Please also call 44-1328-738777 if you have more inquiries about The Hoste.

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