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Best Western George Hotel.

The Best Western George Hotel is one of the most picturesque and convenient places to the stay in Norwich. This charming Victorian townhouse is just a 10-minute walk away from the city centre and many of it's brilliant attractions, including Norwich Castle.

The castle has been used as a prison in years gone by, but has now been converted into a museum and art gallery, and is most certainly worth a look around. Other unmissable sites within walking distance include Norwich Cathedral and The Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. The library gives a great insight into Norwichs rich literary history and has been voted the most popular library in England for six years running.

If you are instead in the mood for a scenic stroll or some fresh sea air, the hotel is only a short distance away from the Norfolk Broads National Park and North Norfolk coast. The North Norfolk coast is a haven for wildlife and world famous for its birdwatching; so dont forget your binoculars!

The Best Western George Hotel welcomes you with warm Norfolk hospitality and fine food, as the Arlington Grill & Brasserie has become a favourite meal-time spot amongst guests. Additionally, if you're looking for a pet friendly hotel in Norwich then the Best Western is the perfect choice, as this warm welcome is extended to furry friends. Dogs may stay for only a small fee, so man's best friend can enjoy all the city has to offer by your side.

No matter the reason for visiting, The Best Western proves a delightful, dog friendly hotel in Norwich, placing you in a peaceful spot just outside the heart of this bustling city.

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Arlington Lane
Newmarket Road

For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6136*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted £10 per night, specific rooms only.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Whether you are staying at the Best Western or just passing by and feeling peckish, the hotel restaurant is one of the finest places to eat in Norwich - and should not be missed! Head Chef Paul Branford has been delighting the taste buds of guests for 12 years, as he and his expert team are famed for their delectable steak and chicken dishes, flavoursome vegetarian options and homemade chocolate and raspberry desserts. Alongside the restaurant is a comfortable lounge area and bar so you can wind-down after a filling meal or busy day.

Chef Paul Branford


Arlington Grill & Brasserie

The Arlington Brasserie serves everything from hearty breakfasts, to light lunches and dinnertime classics; with an open kitchen allowing guests to witness the skilful preparation of their meals. Local produce is always used as Brancaster mussels, delicious Cromer crab, and Norfolk asparagus can be found on the menu of this favourite Norwich restaurant.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Arlington Bar

The Arlington bar provides a home away from home. Guests are met by friendly hotel staff, comfortable seating and a real log fire; making this Norwich bar the perfect spot for a relaxing evening drink. The bar offers an impressive selection of wines, lagers and spirits, as well as soft drinks, teas and speciality coffees, meaning you will have no trouble finding something that strikes your fancy.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Eaton Golf Club

Fancying a spot of golf? The Best Western George Hotel has two neighbouring courses that are perfect for anyone wishing to practice their swing.

The Eaton Club is only a mile away from The Best Western. The beautiful course is heavily lined with trees, demanding accurate and intelligent shots that will challenge even the best golfers. The course has 18 holes and a par of 70.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6118 Yards
No handicap required


1 miles away in Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR4 6SF


Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £60.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes

Costessey Park Golf Club

Costessey Park is situated around five miles away from the Best Western Hotel and made up of over 100 acres of scenic grassland. The course has a reputation as one of the best and most entertaining courses in Norfolk; including 18 holes and a par of 70.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5881 Yards
No handicap required


5.5 miles away in Old Costessey, Norwich, NR8 5AL


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £22.50
Trolley hire £3.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £20.00


The Best Western provides one of the most picturesque wedding venues in Norwich, with a dedicated team of staff that will do everything they can to ensure your day is simply perfect.


Wedding service and reception venue

This wedding reception venue in Norwich includes traditional and stunning rooms, and attentive staff that can assist with everything from decorations to fabulous food as you plan your big day. You will be provided with as much freedom or support as you desire, as you are welcomed to invite any DJ or Live band to the event. Your guests can be assured of a comfortable nights stay when booking one of our en-suite bedrooms, so after a night of dancing they'll be taking their heels off and bowties off in no time at all.


If you desire The Best Western to cater your special day, superb quality food for all your guests is promised. The catering team offers three varied (yet equally delicious) three-course menus. Additionally, an evening buffet selection is available for those more informal affairs. Three celebratory drinks packages are also available, including arrival drinks, breakfast drinks and toast drinks for guests. The Best Western wants to relieve as much stress as possible for you, assuring you that the congratulatory drinks will be flowing.

Honeymoon Suite

The honeymoon suite is a must have to end your special day in luxurious comfort, as wooden beams and a Jacuzzi bath create the most romantic of settings. If you opt for the full wedding package - including a wedding breakfast, disco and an evening buffet - the bridal suite is complimentary, so make sure you dont miss out.


Registry office:

For any enquiries please call Jane Seager on 01603 617841

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A11, J, 1.00 miles
Nearest train station: Norwich, 2.00 miles
Nearest airport: Norwich, 5.00 miles
Free parking on site (35 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Arlington Lane
Newmarket Road

What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Norwich Castle (1 miles)

  • Norwich Cathedral (1 miles)

  • Norfolk Broads (8 miles)

  • Roman Catholic Cathedral (1 miles)

  • Chapelfield Shopping Centre (1 miles)


  • Norwich Chapelfields (1.3 miles)

  • Castle Mall (1.2 miles)

  • Norwich Lanes (1.2 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


The Best Western George Hotel is an ideal business venue in Norwich for conferences and meetings. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the city centre and has excellent facilities catering to both larger conferences and smaller group meetings. Free car parking and Wi-Fi, and a good selection of menus and beverages are also provided to ensure guests are kept happy and motivated. Day delegate packages are available, including room hire, stationary, drinks and refreshments, and a delicious two course hot & cold buffet lunch. Additional equipment, including an LCD projector, whiteboards and secretarial services can also be provided.

Newmarket Suite
The Newmarket suite is the biggest meeting room, comfortably seating 80 delegates. The room is spacious and air conditioned, ensuring a positive working space is created.

Ascot suite
The Ascot suite is a smaller meeting room, setting a maximum of 12 delegates. The room is perfect for more intimate meetings or presentations and can be used as a breakout room for larger events. The room is also air-conditioned.

Available room set ups

U shape

Newmarket Suite

The Best Western George Hotel offers very competitive Day delegate and 24 hour delegate rates, as well as individual pricing for specific requirements and budgets. So your bottom line will look as good as our Newmarket suite.

Ascot Suite

The Ascot room is a small meeting room which can accommodate up to 10 guests boardroom style and is often used as a breakout room for the larger events

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Newmarket Suite 80 40 32 32 80
Ascot Suite 0 0 12 12 12
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Not again from choice

18/02/2017 Toni G, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

Pleasant enough from the outside and more than adequate parking. Checking service fine and staff including the brasserie quite friendly if not particularly well trained. Quite normal to expect a sauce... more



08/02/2017 ,

When we first arrived the room was not heated! It was so cold I started shivering immediately. We figured out how to turn on heating however it did not work very well and room was uncomfortable. The ... more


Spot on

03/02/2017 Wyn W, Swansea, United Kingdom

Ace car park, ace location, ace room and the food was fab! The hotel is really central but also out of the way enough to keep the congestion away. Hotel is clean and cost is reasonable! I like Norwi... more


Have a Bath instead...

26/01/2017 dmct123,

In the area for business and stayed for 1 Night. Check in and the Blonde receptionist was swift and pleasant. Single room booked which was fine...Although unable to connect to the internet on the lap... more

Owner Response
186342Jules, Manager at BEST WESTERN George Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Please be assured that our water pressure system is being fully updated and should be complete by the end of March. We have also started on a full refurbishment programme which will be ongoing throughout the year, but of course we will ensure the least disruption to our guests as possible. I really hope this will encourage you to use our facilities again in the near future.

You get what you pay for... And more

22/01/2017 658Kate, Cork, Ireland

My son and I spent a weekend here. Having lived in Norfolk for many, I remember this place well. You cannot fault it on the whole. It is not where I would normally stay, but it was a football weeken... more