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Briarfields in the Press

Briarfields Hotel scoops highly prestigious West Norfolk Business Award

March 2014

Briarfields Hotel has been awarded a highly prestigious Mayor’s Business Award at the annual ceremony. The hotel, located in the village of Titchwell, won the 2014 Leisure and Tourism Award, an achievement that general manager Bradley Williams, who collected the trophy, attributed to the, “hard work and effort by the staff”.

Sister hotel The Lodge Old Hunstanton was also nominated for the award, but was pipped at the post by Briarfields. The Leisure and Tourism Award was one of nine presented at a black tie ceremony at the Lynn Corn Exchange on Friday 7 March which was attended by around 200 people and organised by West Norfolk Council.

“We are all extremely proud of the team at Briarfields,” said marketing manager Jac Sandy. “We know how hard they work to deliver an outstanding service for all of our guests – whether they are enjoying a break, a celebratory occasion or a bite to eat at lunch. We are just delighted that the Mayor’s team agreed that Briarfields is one of the North Norfolk coast’s most enjoyable destinations.”

Briarfields Featured in Bride 2014

Bride Magazine, January 2014

Briarfields was featured in Bride 2014 where Hannah and Tom got to give their story on a beautiful wedding.

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If you're interested in a beautiful setting along the North Norfolk coast for your wedding, please take a look at our Norfolk Wedding venue page.

National tourism body, VisitEngland, awards North Norfolk hotel 3 star gold award

July 2013

The organisation, which evaluated the hotel with an overnight stay, gave the hotel a top-level overall rating of 87 per cent with top-level ratings of 92 per cent for cleanliness, hospitality and food.

You can read more about how Briarfields impressed the judges here.

Norfolk hotel in top 10% of all Worldwide businesses on TripAdvisor

May 2013

Briarfields Hotel has been recognised with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence by the world’s largest travel website, thanks to its excellent guest reviews.

The norfolk based hotel has received the TripAdvisor award which honours hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on the traveller-feedback website. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four out of a possible five on the site. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within a 12-month period.

“We are thrilled to receive this award which is superb recognition of Briarfields and team of staff who strive to ensure our guests enjoy their stay,” says Briarfields’ marketing manager, Jac Sandy. “We have been delighted at the extremely positive feedback that we regularly receive from guests on TripAdvisor and the details that they share online help us to constantly improve our business excellence.”

Barbara Esrkine meets Norfolk fans at bookfest

May 2013

Erskine described how her literary career had begun with the global success of her first work, Lady of Hay, and how over the years she has developed a process of working where, although she creates a synopsis for each book at the outset, characters and the plot can take ‘unexpected turns’ as she writes. “I have tried rewriting sections in the past, but it doesn’t always work and you sometimes have to let characters go in different directions from the way you anticipated,” said Erskine.

Having spent some time on the beach at Titchwell, ahead of the author’s talk, watching the local seals, she said she had been inspired by the location and felt compelled to make notes about the Norfolk scenery.

“It was a huge privilege to welcome Barbara Erskine to Briarfields,” said marketing manager Jac Sandy. “We are all huge fans of her work and listening to her explain how she creates characters and writes, plus an insight into her next novel was entertaining, illuminating and a special moment to savour. This is just our second Bookfest and the response from local people has been amazing – we are sure those who attended will have enjoyed the afternoon as much as we have.” Details for a third Bookfest for autumn 2013 will be announced shortly.

Norfolk Businesses’ event raises more than £2,000 for paralympics hopeful

April 2013

Dedicated Paralympics hopeful Daniel Bullen has received a significant boost to his training funding today, with £2,00 raised at a shopping event organised by local woman Penny Dowen with Norfolk businesses Briarfields hotel and fashion retailers Artichoke and Hotfooted. Local silversmith Catherine Downes showcased her handmade jewellery on the day.

Read more about the Norfolk event here.

If you knew sushi like I knew sushi

Lynn News, July 2012

"EAST met west for a seafood supper with a difference at Briarfields restaurant in Titchwell.

Sushi and Oyster night is on the menu every Friday to give customers a taste sensation with a difference.

The restaurant’s Jac Sandy said they decided to serve up something a little bit different to show customers how to use local ingredients with a twist.

“We usually specialise in traditional foods using ingredients from the surrounding area,” she said.

“This evening is not about turning all of our menu over to oriental style is is more about giving us a chance to serve up a more unusual dish while still using locally caught mackerel, for example, to make the sushi.”

The evening is already proving popular and it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment."

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Local hotels sponsor Norfolk Superhero challenge

May 2012

Briarfields Hotel and sister hotel, The Lodge Old Hunstanton are lending their support to this year’s Norfolk Superhero Challenge Quadrathlon, which is set to take place on 23 June.

As Bar and Band Sponsor, the North Norfolk hotels will be supporting the brave men and women who are set to embark on a one mile swim from Gun Hill to the quay at Burnham Overy Staithe with the oncoming tide, kayak a four mile course through the creeks of Burnham Overy Staithe, cycle 45 miles through North Norfolk and run eight miles across tracks, sand, mud and marsh. Now in its sixth year, the event’s competitor list is fully subscribed. The challenge has raised more than £50,000 for charity since 2010.

As part of their support of the event, Briarfields and The Lodge Old Hunstanton are inviting contestants and their supporters to enter a prize draw to win an R&R Overnight Stay at either hotel.

“We’re delighted to be supporting such a fantastic event,” says Briarfields’ and The Lodge’s marketing manager, Jac Sandy. “We are in awe of those amazing individuals who will take on this epic challenge and our prize draw is a small way of recognising their achievements and those who stand behind them. We look forward to welcoming the prize winner to the hotel of their choice and offering them some well-earned rest and relaxation after the event.”

Comfort and Seafood

Coast Magazine, March 2012

Read a recent review from Coast Magazine.

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Get creative with local cuts

Norfolk Coast Guardian, 2012

"To create the innovative dishes that my kitchen team and I prepare daily at Briarfields our emphasis is on the local. As I grew up in the area, I put my knowledge of suppliers to good use.

We use a lot of local meat. There’s Perfick Pork at Great Ryburgh for our pork platter – we poach roast tenderloin fillet, but also use lesser used cuts like the cheek braised with cider stock and served with a mini suet pudding, creamed potato, apple puree and crispy coriander crackling."

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Top award for Titchwell hotel

Lynn News, November 2011

"Briarfields Hotel at Titchwell has been awarded a prestigious three-star Hotel Gold accolade by VisitEngland.

The Gold Award is guarantee of the highest level of service, quality and standards in the hotel and hospitality industry and the criteria takes into consideration key areas such as housekeeping, bedrooms, bathrooms, public areas and food. Eligibility for an award is vigorous, with Briarfields scoring 85% overall, upgrading them from Silver to Gold."

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Guardian Review: Briarfields Hotel

The Guardian, June 2011

"Food so good the entire population of Norwich should be queuing to get in."

"At Briarfields, breakfast time goes seamlessly into elevenses, then lunch, tea and dinner. It is what all hotels should (but don't) do. Food and location are the stars of the show. The hotel is functional, affordable, pet, family and birdwatcher friendly, but I do hope foodies discover it too."

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For People Who Love Local Cuisine

KL Magazine, February 2011

Enjoy a taste of Briarfields...

"Think The Briarfields at Titchwell, think food. Glorious food. Recently refurbished, the atmosphere created provides warm cosy corners for unwinding with a partner over a hearty game pie and bottle of red, or for a family gathering enjoy the light and airy restaurant while tucking in to some local seafood, whilst you watch the sun go down across the salt marshes."

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