Just a two day stay. But enough time to recogniise what delightful , helpful and cheery staff you have. They made us most welcome
First time we have stayed at Byfords although been coming to Holt for years. Will definitely book again.
Booked online. Excellent food and attentive service. Will definitely come again.
We have visited the cafe for lunch before and wanted to try the evening restaurant. We were not disappointed! The food was delicious and good value for money. The staff were very pleasant and the atmosphere nice and friendly. Would definitely recommend and we will visit again when in the area.
On our annual November trip to Holt, we are never disappointed from our visits to Byfords. Tasty local food and great service! (We were disappointed today when the queue was so long to get in!!) Would just suggest if you have the steak and chip salad you ask for your steak to be cooked how you like it!
Second time dining in the evening and it didn’t disappoint.
Very attentive staff who are friendly and welcoming, the food is original and delicious and the breakfasts are exceptional. The restaurant is both intimate and characterful and is a lovely place to spend an evening. The bedrooms are luxurious and very comfortable with lovely extra touches.
Service was very poor we ended up 3hours+ for our meal. Poor engagement from staff which made for an unwelcome feel. Food average.
I had booked a table through open table but the restaurant does not take bookings so you need to remove it from
Here as bookable.
WE enjoyed another very good at Byfords which we regard as our 'go to' restaurant. The new Autumn/ Winter menu was a welcome addition, we ate the two course deal and thoroughly enjoyed it. Congratulations to the chef. Also the service team were excellent throughout.
Byfords is an amazing place to eat and stay. The food is wonderful and the service makes you feel very special and spoilt. The posh b&b is incredible, again you feel very spoilt. So many very special touches, well done Byfords.
Super nice food and excellent value for money. Staff were attentive
Great welcome and nice relaxed ambiance. Loved the separate vegetarian menu, although we did have to wait for a copy, despite asking to see it.
Loved the idea of the nibbles table but it felt a bit sparse when we were there.
Our table was nicely tucked away but a bit of a squeeze for 6 (but I appreciate that we did book at quite short notice).
Very helpful that I could use my Norfolk Passport even on a Friday and overall a great meal.
Lovely evening with really friendly service and lovely food. Wine was good too.
All round a great experience. Great food supported by first rate service. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.
Friendly staff, lovely setting, amazing food, brilliant value for money, highly recommended and definitely will be returning!
Another very enjoyable meal. Good size portions, good flavours and good value for money. Staff were very attentive. Love the seafood sharing platter.
We loved the set up in the restaurant instead of being in one large room. We enjoyed choosing some options from the grazing menu as it was just like abroad . We enjoyed the experience very much and when we are in Norfolk again we would certainly dine there again.
Usually stay at 4/5 Star Hotels and consider this posh B&B outstanding value for money. Staff always happy and appeared delighted to serve you. Food great although portions could be smaller. Rooms very comfortable. One of the nicest touches was fresh milk with complimentary tea/coffee.Would definitely return. Only cause for dissatisfaction was loud music ( sitting under speaker) and repetitive type music.
Superbly cooked food and something on menu to suit everyone. Although we didn't choose this from the menu I liked the way you could create your own pizza. If we'd stayed there longer we'd have chosen this option. Staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. Lots of attention to detail with the ability to cater for casual dining and celebrations too. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. We had one lunch and two dinners, in addition to breakfast for the two days. Not one bad meal - excellent!
Good choice of food superbly cooked. Although we settled for one of the 'set' meals I thought it was good that you could create your own pizza toppings if you wished to or add to the basic pasta meal. Lovely ambience, courteous and friendly staff - couldn't fault it.
Everything was excellent. Have been to Byfords for lunch many times, but never in the evening. It was lovely and calm and the free nibbles was a lovely touch. The Belly pork dish was the best I have ever tasted and look forward to popping in again as live local.
Excellent service and great food. Well done to all
Very impressed dined with my wife on Saturday evening. The food was great and the staff were very good. Thanks all at Byfords for a fantastic evening.
We dined at Byfords on Saturday and Sunday evening. On both occasions the service was first class, very friendly and efficient staff provided an extremely pleasant dining experience. The menu was varied and upmarket without being overpriced.
Saturday evening was quite lively with a constant stream of customers requesting tables. Sunday was much quieter providing a different but thoroughly enjoyable experience in an attractive and interesting venue.
We have no hesitation in recommending Byfords in the town of Holt and hope to visit again next time we are in the area.
If you have an enormous appetite or like stuffing yourself to the gunnels Byfords restaurant is for you. The food quality is very good but the volumes are excessive leading to a disturbing amount of waste, at least from our table. Perhaps the locals must have such large portions if they are to feel they are getting value for money but for our table from Colchester some of the meal sizes were just too big.
We've been to Byford's several times, always a good experience. Service is always with a smile and yes I would highly recommend .
Easy to book using open table website, arrived and we were shown to a table near the door, we asked to move to alternative table as didn't want cold air every time door opened. The waitress offered us a different table. The portions were very generous. It suggested 2 tapas type starters per person but one tapas would have been enough. I had the mussels and fries which was a bit heavy on the cream and needed more wine as very rich. My husband had steak which came with an individual steak suet steam pudding and was very big portion but he enjoyed it . We didn't have room for dessert . Overall very good service and food
I ordered a chicken supreme for my wife, which was fine, no problem. I ordered a Beef salad for myself , which was to say the least, a little on the tough side. The strips of beef did have a few too many strips with gristle and were uneatable.
We have stopped at Byfords several times & always have good memories
Third visit in a week and food is consistently high quality. Portions are large but can get expensive. Very busy Friday evening and staff couldn't really cope. Avoid the back room where we were put. Noisy and invisible
Byfords was recommended by a friend and she was not wrong, it is excellent.
Delicious food served by friendly staff in delightful surroundings.
A lovely place to enjoy a snack or meal, with a wide range of quality food choices
Staff always attentive and polite. A credit to Byfords. A high standard, that sets the benchmark for the area.
Byfords exceeded my expectations. The staff were exceedingly helpful and always cheerful. Breakfast was excellent and dinner menu contained sufficient choice for all tastes.
Byfords was very comfortable with a homely atmosphere. The food was delicious, well prepared and well presented and it was good value.
Excellent evening - apart from the rude man on the adjoining table, which we realise is not your fault.
Lovely place but service was very slow. We have eaten at Byfords several times, but I thought the food was slightly below par on this occasion. 3 out of 4 main courses were not finished.
Beautiful old building. Lovely menu and very good service. What not to like?
Excellent food and reasonably priced. Accommodation good as well being located in the centre of the town.