The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea is an established name in Norfolk circles.
Run by Stephen and Antonia Bournes since 2013, it already has a reputation that other pubs and hotels envy.
And in June 2018, that reputation grew further still. On a balmy mid-summer night, they revealed 12 new courtyard rooms to the public, along with the only rooftop terrace in Wells-next-the-Sea. This is all accompanied by an imposing wood-fired pizza oven in the centre of the courtyard.
The Globe now boasts four dog-friendly rooms on the ground floor, as well as a disabled-access aparthotel. There is also a studio aparthotel and a number of super-kings. Each one has high ceilings and is uniquely decorated. My personal favourite was Papillion, featuring butterfly-patterned wallpaper.
The luxurious bathrooms in each room are also stunning. Each one has a drench shower-head, beautifully patterned tiles and comes with complimentary toiletries – perfect if you’ve forgotten to bring them with you.
Developing of The Globe Inn
The development cost in excess of £650,000 and took seven months to complete. The coach house even had its flooring levels changed.
The level of detail is unsurprising, however, given that the Bournes have a reputation to maintain. Having run Southworld Pier and The Crown Hotel in Southwold, they are renowned for doing things properly. In light of that, the opening of the rooms was so highly anticipated that the rooms are booking up fast for this year.
It’s hardly surprising, given that the Inn is located in 17th-century surroundings on The Buttlands in Wells-next-the-Sea. It’s peaceful and quiet, but still only a short walk from the seafront. With a pizza oven serving up crisp, Italian-style pizzas with a charred base, you couldn’t want for much more on a short break in Norfolk.
Visit www.theglobeatwells.co.uk to find out more about the Inn and its rooms.