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What We Love

  • A Grade II listed Georgian stay near the Norfolk Broads, with immaculate gardens and a poolExploring the rivers and lakes of the Norfolk Broads
  • Tucking into candlelit fine dining at the two AA Rosette-awarded restaurant
  • The level of intimacy and comfort to be found here, complete with classic boutique style
  • Enjoying breakfast al fresco on warm days, before taking a refreshing dip in the swimming pool

What To Know

  • Most rooms are south-facing with views of the property's well-manicured gardens and the Thorpe Marshes Reserve
  • Located just two miles from the Norwich rail station and four miles from Norwich International Airport
  • Free WiFi is provided
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A boutique stay at a Grade II listed Georgian property and former rectory near the Norfolk Broads, with breakfast, a glass of prosecco and optional three-course dinner

The Lowdown

Discover the scenic serenity of Norfolk, with a charming stay in The Old Rectory. A Grade II listed Georgian property with an adjacent Victorian coach house, it offers a gorgeous experience surrounded by lovely, well-stocked gardens. With just eight guest rooms, all individually decorated to a high standard and located across both the main building and old coach house, The Old Rectory offers a boutique experience in a particularly pretty part of the UK.
Start your days here over a delicious cooked breakfast in the restaurant, which boasts two AA Rosettes as well as lovely garden vistas. An intimate fine dining experience is available here too, complete with a carefully-curated wine list. Once you’ve fuelled up, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, and discover the many activities to enjoy nearby; you could hire a small boat and navigate the interlinking rivers of the Norfolk Broads, play a round at the Royal Norwich Golf Club, or amble through the Mid-Yare National Nature Reserve. With all this, it’s no wonder the hotel received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as praise from Condé Nast Johansens, the Good Hotel Guide, and more.

How to Get There

The Old Rectory Hotel
103 Yarmouth Road
Thorpe St. Andrew, NR7 OHF United Kingdom


5.0 Excellent 349 Reviews
Service with Aplomb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Rectory is a superb restaurant with individually stylish rooms very close to Norwich centre feeling much more like a country house hotel.
Chris and Sally have been there for years and have a brilliant chef. The restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes.
If using public transport note that the short bus ride from the City/Railway Station enjoys a bus stop just at the bottom of the hotel's drive.
This is infinitely better than a city centre hotel.
The title came from some international guests who appreciated Chris' attention tondetail. Try it. You'll return. Just as I have.

Tranquility by the river
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Old Rectory on the last weekend in June. The weather was glorious and that always helps! The location in Thorpe St Andrew is not in the centre of Norwich, but it is beautiful being down by the river and having a number of restaurants and pubs within walking distance, It made an excellent base for exploring the Broads and the coast. There are regular buses into the city centre.

The room was spacious and had everything required. Chris and Sally were incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were beautifully cooked and perfect. I wasn't sure if there were alternatives of a more continental kind with cold cuts, cheese, croissants and pastries, etc., but we enjoy a "full English".

We ate in the restaurant on Saturday evening and the meal was superb. You should be aware that the restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday evening, something Chris informed us of before our stay, but this is not a hardship as it gave us a chance to walk to one of the good local restaurants.

Highly recommended!

A little out of city centre but lovely
Reviewed 2 months ago

Visited May 2018. Stayed 3 nights and had dinner there one evening. Very enjoyable. Great service. A short bus journey to Norwich city centre but a taxi back (as we hadn't realised how early the buses finish).

2 night stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

Stayed for 2 nights over the weekend and couldn't fault it, the owner was very welcoming, room nicely decorated with character. Unfortunately didn't get to have dinner at the hotel, which I think we missed out as if breakfast was anything to go by i'm sure it would have been lovely. Thank you for a great stay, if ever in the area again we would definitely come back

Roger Booth
Reviewed 2 months ago

We booked The Old Rectory for Dinner with Friends and we enjoyed a fabulous meal in great surroundings. The ambiance was fantastic and Chris the owner made a very welcome.
This is fine Dining at its best a real jewel!
We will definitely return in the near future