The team at a hotel and restaurant based at a Norfolk estate is toasting to success after being awarded new AA accolades. 

The Victoria at the Holkham Estate, near Wells-next-the-Sea, now holds two coveted AA rosettes for culinary excellence.

The head chef is Michael Chamberlain and in 2020 it transitioned from a pub to a restaurant.

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It has since been closed to drinkers, who are not dining or staying overnight, so the team could focus on the food and accommodation side of the business. 

Fakenham & Wells Times: The Victoria has now been classified as a four-star hotel by the AAThe Victoria has now been classified as a four-star hotel by the AA (Image: Holkham Estate)

It has also just been classified by the AA as a four-star hotel and it boasts 20 individually-decorated rooms across two historical buildings.

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Ben Hunter-Watts, the general manager, said: "We are delighted that The Victoria has been classified as a four-star hotel and that our restaurant has been awarded two rosettes following a recent AA overnight inspection.

"The news reflects the fantastic work of the team who strive to ensure every guest has a wonderful time here, whether they are staying in the hotel rooms or dining with us in the restaurant.”