The George Hotel at Cley is a hotel with an interesting past. Located in Cley-next-the-Sea and situated near the Cley Marshes, The George Hotel became the home of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s inaugural meeting in 1926. The Cley Marshes was the first Wildlife Trust reserve in the country, and lends significantly to the beauty and attraction of this highly regarded North Norfolk hotel.

The hotel’s colourful history, however, isn’t the only thing you should look forward to when you come to visit. Staying at the hotel, be prepared for a875 customised experience that would tantalise your senses. Here are five great reasons you’ll want to book your next vacation at The George Hotel.

Walk out directly onto the Norfolk Coastal Path

Lace up your boots and walk straight out of The George onto the Norfolk Coastal Path. If you feel like it, make your way up to Peddars Way at Holme-next-the-Sea or Weavers Way at Cromer (although you may require some transport). The Norfolk Coastal Path passes through or near several scenic locations, so it’s best to have your cameras and binoculars ready.

Views over the Cley Bird Reserve and in walking distance of hides for viewing migratory birds

When you stay at The George Hotel, you’re staying at one of the best nature reserves for birdwatching in the entire U.K. The Cley Bird Reserve attracts nature lovers and birdwatchers from all over the world, all year round. For those who want to catch a glimpse of a rare or unusual avian migrant, The George is where you should stay.

Outstanding cuisine

We have an excellent bar and restaurant—our team of chefs have crafted a tasteful lunch and dinner menu that you’ll remember for years. We also have a great menu for kids. During cold autumn/winter days, you can get warm at our roaring open fire that’s sure to drive the chills away.

A range of things to do

Birdwatching isn’t the only activity you can do in the area. A short drive away, you’ll find Cley’s shingle beach and saline lagoons where you can get to know Norfolk tranquillity a bit better. We also have a good number of fun events planned each month. Simply call and talk to one of our friendly staff for more information about what we have in store.

Explore Norfolk

They say that Norfolk is flat but if you drive a few miles from The George Hotel towards the local market town of Holt you might think you are in a hilly county like Devon.  Holt is the closest of several market towns in Norfolk where, on one day each week, traders erect their stalls and sell their wares.  You really should go to one of them if you are staying for a few days.

Cley is truly an enchanting place, and staying at The George only adds to the experience. Book your stay by visiting our website or contacting us via phone (1263740652) or email (

The George Hotel has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.