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17th century ‘Norfolk treasure’ searches for new landlord

20 09 22 17th century Norfolk treasure searches for new landlord hero

The Dial House hotel and restaurant in Reepham, is for sale for a guide price of £1.6million.


An award-winning business in the heart of Norfolk is being marketed by commercial real estate specialists Colliers.

Located in the historic market town of Reepham, close to the Norfolk Broads, The Dial House hotel and restaurant overlooks the charming market square. The Grade II listed property constructed of traditional red brick, was built in the early 17th century as a former brewery, but today operates as a successful hotel and restaurant. Containing eight boutique letting rooms with marble bathrooms, enormous bathtubs, drench showers, state of the art sound systems and vinyl record players. The restaurant facilities include several dining rooms and drinking areas inside to hold a total of 126 covers, as well as a large south-facing patio outside for a further 25 covers. The hotel also benefits from a fully equipped trading kitchen, spa room, beauty salon, and independent clothing shop.

In 2018, the current owners, Hannah and Andrew Jones took on The Dial House, which is situated just 13 miles from the historic city of Norwich and 18 miles to the white sandy beaches of the Norfolk coastline, and commenced refurbishment works with the intention to offer premium accommodation and award-winning food. 

They have successfully accomplished their aim scooping up awards including The UK’s 10 Best Quirky Hotels by The Independent; The Sunday Times‘ Top 25 places to stay in Norfolk; The Good Hotel Guide‘s 2022 Most Romantic’ Editor’s Choice and a total of three AA rosettes for its culinary expertise. The highly admired establishment has also developed a significant online presence with more than 10k followers on social media.

Andrew Jones said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed our time operating The Dial House and are humbled by the support that we have received over the years. We have worked very hard to build the brand and reputation up to the highest of standards. We are very proud of our accomplishments and will hold the memories dear to our hearts.

“The decision to sell is not one that we have not taken lightly but feel now is the right time to pass on the reins. Our team at The Dial House are the beating heart of the business and will stay as they are, doing the excellent job they do. It’s business as usual and it will continue this way once the new owner takes occupation. We look forward to seeing how the business develops in the future.”

Josh Sullivan associate director in the Hotels Agency team at Colliers comments: “The Dial House is a superb example of the Norfolk coast’s finest Georgian architecture. The property is so incredibly unique and is a prominent establishment in the region.

“The hotel has potential to covert the space to add more bedrooms, and there is plenty of scope to further grow the food and beverage trade. The business has a solid foundation and an established customer base, so there’s no denying this is an excellent opportunity for someone new to come in and bring fresh ideas and energy to the table.”

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Prior to joining Colliers, Josh was responsible for a number of significant hotel transactions including the Buckatree Hall Hotel in Telford and the Honiley Court Hotel in Warwickshire.

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