The Scole Inn is a grade I listed building, a status awarded to historic monuments, which gives a fair idea of how important this place is. Built in 1655 as a coaching inn called the White Hart, Norfolk Heritage describes it as ‘one of the best examples in the country of its type, it is believed to be one of the most sumptuous in England built solely for the purpose of offering hospitality.’
It occupies the important crossroads between Norwich and Ipswich (Roman Pye Road), and Great Yarmouth and Bury St. Edmunds. In its heyday it handled dozens of coaches daily. Famous guests include Charles II and Lord Nelson. Of course the railways ended the coaching inn’s fortunes and the White Hart was by-passed, literally.
Now it has a more genteel life in the village of Scole, but continues to offer travellers good locally sourced food and superior accommodation. It is a truly lovely building with large reception rooms, each with an enormous fireplace, exposed brick walls and chunky wooden beams and struts.
The inns slogan is ‘a touch of history in a modern world.’ More than a ‘touch’ as a full and fascinating history can be found at the inn, including the mysterious sign, the multi-occupancy circular bed and the highwayman who rode up the stairs. Great stuff.
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