Bank House

King's Lynn, Norfolk

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Kings Staithe Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1RD

(01553) 660492

www.thebankhouse.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Sunday: 12-10.30

Directions

Kings Staithe Square via Boat Street and along the quay in one-way system

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Georgian bar-brasserie with plenty of history and character, airy rooms, real ales and imaginative food from breakfast onwards; bedrooms

This particularly well run place is open all day, so you can drop in at any time to enjoy first class, up-to-date food and a genuine welcome. The various stylish rooms include the elegant bar (once the bank manager's office ? the building was Barclays Bank's first opening in 1780) with sofas and armchairs, a log fire with fender seating, Adnams Broadside and Southwold and Woodfordes Wherry on handpump, 26 wines by the glass, 57 gins (including local ones; they also make their own tonic waters), 11 whiskies, interesting vodkas and cocktails; background music. The restaurant has antique chairs and tables on bare boards, an airy brasserie has sofas and armchairs around low tables and a big brick fireplace, and two other areas (one with fine panelling, the other with a half-size billiards table) have more open fires. The atmosphere throughout is gently civilised but easy-going and service is helpful and courteous. An outside area, flanked by magnificent wrought-iron gates, has fire pits for warmth on chillier evenings, and the riverside terrace (lovely sunsets) has an open-air bar. This is a splendid quayside spot and the Corn Exchange theatre and arts centre is just five minutes away. Sister pub is the Rose & Crown in Snettisham.

Licensee Information

Anthony Goodrich

What the licensee says

Bank House is stylish but relaxed, a Grade II* listed Georgian townhouse on the quayside, in the heart of historic King's Lynn, with buzzy Counting House bar, three other dining areas, west facing riverside terrace and twelve super-comfortable bedrooms. Owned and run by Jeannette and Anthony Goodrich, who also own The Rose & Crown, Snettisham, Good Pub Guide UK Pub of the Year 2015, it has become established as the cool place to eat, drink and stay in King's Lynn. The seasonally changing menu includes pub classics as well as more exotic dishes, using the wonderful fresh produce of the area. The bar stocks three ales on tap, bottled beers, 19 wines by the glass, a full cocktail menu and 24 different gins!King's Lynn is an undiscovered gem of historical and architectural interest and just an hour and 40 minutes from London by train, perfect for a weekend break.

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Wine Award

Wine Award

Food Award

Food Award

Stay Award

Stay Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Waterside

Waterside

Surroundings

Surroundings

Background Music

Background Music

Dogs at the bar

Dogs at the bar

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 94 votes cast



Previous Reviews


Lovely building on quay side, very friendly and good food at great prices.


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