The Hill House Inn

First class hospitality by the sea.

The mysterious man himself:

Sherlock Holmes

We are a historic landmark within the village of Happisburgh. We offer good quality beer through our 6 hand pumps, home cooked food including a Sunday Carvery, a weekend Coffee Shop and Breakfasts every day.

History of The Hill House.

Although the building itself has been pulled apart, extended and generally changed over the years it is believed to date back to about 1550 and it is recorded to have been a pub since 1610. The Hill House most memorable moment came in 1905 when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote one of his Sherlock Holmes stories whilst taking a sabbatical here, the story involves a series of coded messages in the form of stick men and legend has it the idea arose from the son of the landlord and landlady at The Hill House who had created a code in which he communicated with his parents through stick men illustrations in the visitors book.  The current owners Clive and Sue Stockton have been at the helm since 1992 and offer even the most weary traveller good food, good beer and a warm welcome.


The Hill House Solstice Beer Festival.

Our annual beer fest takes place as close as possible to 21st June, over 5 days between a Thursday and a Monday. We are currently in planning for number 15 with the total of beers, ciders and perrys now numbering over 120 with a taste for everyone ranging from a beer from the Isle of Skye and a cider from The Isle of Wight and just about everything else in between, including a range of beers from our own brewery.

2014 saw over 1500 visitors with live music all day every day and a grand time had by all, dates for 2015 Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd  June so book your pitch and bring your tents.

We work in partnership with Manor Caravan park over the festival weekend and tent pitches can be booked by telephoning (01692) 652228

To contact us:

Phone: (01692) 650004 or

(01692) 651374


Hill House Inns Limited.
Company number 08882248

The Pub by night.