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Ffolkes Arms Hotel
Lynn Road

Kings Lynn

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The Hotel which bears the name of the Ffolkes Family was constructed over three hundred years ago, during the time of the Hovell family, who were the original owners of Hillington Hall. The gatehouse of which is 100 yards down the road. This Estate, at one time, extended to over 8000 acres, and originally included the land on which the hotel now stands. The Ffolkes family acquired the estate shortly after 1678 when a Martin Ffolkes, who was then Attorney-General to Queen Catherine, wife of Charles II, married Dorothy Hovell, daughter of Sir William Hovell. The Ffolkes coat-of-arms can be seen portrayed on the Inn sign at the front of the hotel and in the entrance way prior to arrival at the hotel reception.

The hotel became very well known as a popular Coaching Inn, being located on the main Mailing Route from the Midlands into Norwich. For a period of time the attic rooms of the hotel were used as an overnight Gaol for the prison carriages on their way to the prison in Norwich.

There are many rumours that the property is haunted by a young Nanny, who apparently threw herself out of the attic bedrooms during the latter part of the 19th century and was then embedded on the iron railings which then ran along in front of the Inn.


Ratings/Awards: AA 2 Star
ETB 2 Crowns Commended
Number of Rooms: 20
Number Ensuite: All
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Name: Wellington Rest
Cuisine: English/French
Chef: Terry Maxwell

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Room Service
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Open All Year
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Sample Menu:

Homemade Soup 3.25
Chefs choice of the day

Cod Goujons 4.75
Served with a Tartar Dip

Garlic Mushrooms (V) 3.95
Cooked in a cream sauce

Deep-fried Whitebait 4.50
Served with a tomato relish

Fan of Melon (v) 3.50
Served with fresh fruit coulis

Prawn Marie Rose 4.50
Served with a tangy seafood sauce

Roasted Vegetable Mille Feuilles (v) 4.75
Served in a light pastry basket

Spicy Chicken Wings 4.50
Served with a Chilli dip

All served with a Bread roll & butter
Main Course
Chefs choice of Roast Meats
(ask your waiter/ess for choice) 7.95

Lamb Shank on a bed of Mashed Potato
Served in a Rich Mint gravy 10.50

Ffolkes Supreme of Chicken
Served with Chefs Special sauce 9.95

Fresh Salmon Fillet
Served with a delicate Cream Sauce 9.95

Wholetail Scampi 8.25
Served with Chips & Peas

Chefs Pasta of the Day 7.95
(Ask your waiter/ess for details)

Beef Stroganoff 8.50
Served with a Timbale of Rice

Half Roast Duck 11.25
Served with Chefs choice of sauce

Vegetarian Choice (v)
(Please ask your water/ess for details) 7.75

All served with a Medley of Fresh Vegetables
From the Grill

Sirloin Steak 224g/8oz (all weights uncooked) 12.00
Rump Steak 224g/8oz 11.50
Fillet Steak 224g/8oz 14.00
T-Bone Steak 448g/16oz 15.00

A choice of sauces - Mushroom, Peppered or Stilton 1.50

Gammon Steak (336g/12oz)
with a choice of Egg or Pineapple 9.50

Ffolkes Mixed Grill 14.00
Rump steak, gammon, pork chop, liver, lamb chop & sausage

All served with mushrooms, onion rings, tomato, chips & peas

Fillet Medallions
In a sauce of shallots, mush & garlic, flamed in Brandy & finished with cream 15.50

Duo of Pork Steak Suzanne 9.95
Served in a honey & mustard sauce, coated in sesame seeds

Lambs Liver 8.50
Thinly sliced liver pan fried in onions & butter, served on a bed of Mash Potato

All served with a Medley of Fresh Vegetables
Side Orders

Ffolkes Salad 1.75 Garlic Bread 1.45
Mushrooms 1.65 Onion Rings 1.65
Childrens Meals
(10 years & Under or 60yrs & Over)

5 Battered Chicken Bites 5.50 2 Sausage & Chips 4.25
Chips & peas/beans Peas or Beans
Small Roast Dinner 5.50 Pasta 4.50
Fresh Vegetables In a Tomato sauce
4 Scampi 5.50 Sweet & Sour Chicken 5.50
Chips & Peas With rice

All of our meals are cooked to order and your co-operation and patience
will be appreciated for any delays that may occur.

Selection of Homecooked Desserts 3.25

Coffee/Pot of Tea & Mints 1.35

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