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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this little gem on the Internet, after communicating direct with the owners, we planned to celebrate my mother's 70th Birthday here with all the family. From the moment we arrived until our departure we were treated with the utmost care and attention and the food was exquisite ! Chef to be commended ! Drawing room with wood burner...

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Norwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Five of us went for lunch. It was pre-ordered which can sometimes be disappointing. The restaurant was decorated beautifully, service (despite them being very busy) was excellent and the food very good. Outstanding.

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Thank Worrin
London
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I am pleased to say that over the last 5 years I have always enjoyed my stays at the Old Rectory. Chris and Sally are always very welcoming. The food is always to a very good standard. Very much feels like home from home.

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Thank AdrianS2403
England
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We only visited for a meal with friends but we were very disappointed with the meal and service, both were mediocre. Such a shame as we had high hopes from the reviews but certainly would not return. Lovely sitting room but that was all unfortunately.

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Thank hillviewengland
Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

2nd time of staying, Chris and his team were very welcoming- you can't beat being sat in the drawing room having a beer brought to you whilst in front of the fire after a days work! Not to mention dinner, which was fresh and delicious- Beef with Parsnip and Celeriac mash was a particular highlight with the homemade terrine to...

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Thank PhilB2000
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived on a cold and wet November evening. Received a very warm welcome and a free upgrade!! Room was fabulous and the bed was so comfy. Breakfast fantastic, all waitress served. All staff we met were fantastic. Will definitely stay there again and also try the restaurant.

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Thank Whitbread61
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night whilst in Norwich for business. I had a beautiful room overlooking the pool with a huge bathroom. Whilst waiting for dinner I sat in the lounge where a fire had been lit. Dinner was excellent, lovely fresh local produce. Breakfast was also good. The host was very friendly. I just wish I had been able to...

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Thank 148Becky
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night after a day of shopping but wish we could have stayed longer. It turned out it was a slow night so we were the only guests and the staff were incredibly welcoming. The house was beautiful outside and in with huge trees in the front garden and a lovely view from the windows. Our deluxe...

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Thank ErinByrne21
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed just one night at this lovely old rectory. We had a large double ensuite room at the top of the house. Every modern convenience with lovely period furniture. We had dinner in the restaurant which was lovely, can definitely recommend the veal. We had our coffee in the lounge which was very cosy with its big log burner...

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Aichwald
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I came with a group of ten and we got the friendliest welcome! This is a family-run business.The rooms are spotlessly clean and the food is excellent. The service, done by the grandpa in the morning was ever so charming. The house is situated in a wonderful park-like garden.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Rectory, Norwich's only AA 4* Gold 'Restaurant with Rooms' is a beautiful Georgian House, with adjoining Victorian Coach House, standing in an acre of mature secluded gardens on the eastern fringes of Norwich, overlooking the Yare valley and Thorpe Marshes nature reserve . We offer warm hospitality and friendly service to discerning travellers in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Every morning, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, cooked to order and served to your table. Our menu features local sausages, bacon, ham and eggs, Chef's own toasted muesli, thick yoghurt with home-made fruit compote, and artisan bread from a Norwich baker. Our Dining Room is open Tuesday to Saturday evenings (closed Sunday / Monday), with a daily changing 2 AA Rosette menu featuring freshly prepared, locally sourced, seasonal produce. The elegant intimate, Georgian panelled room has just six tables so be sure to book dinner in advance as we regret we cannot guarantee availability of a table, nor a particular time, where dinner reservations have not been made prior to arrival. The Old Rectory is 2 miles from Norwich railway station (services to London, Cambridge, the Norfolk Coast and intermediate stations) and the city centre with its Norman Castle and Cathedral, medieval churches, excellent shopping facilities and open air market. Norwich International Airport (flights to Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and international flights via the KLM hub at Amsterdam Schipol) is 5 miles. The Norfolk Broads National Park and the sandy beaches of the east coast are a short drive, and many historic houses, nature reserves, gardens etc are within easy reach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Rectory

Address: 103 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 OHF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich > Thorpe St Andrew
Price Range: $162 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Rectory 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The main house rooms are beautiful and you could ask for room no. 1 which has a balcony overlooking the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles bevan2017, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 3 was a nice twin room”
 of 5 bubbles 127PeterD127, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lovely small country hotel”
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“It was nice being in the main house but those with walking difficulties should avoid the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles mikec980, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We chiose the small double in the coach house. very pleasant and cosy, however with low beams may not suit tall guests.”
 of 5 bubbles Jangels, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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