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Trowel and Hammer Inn

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the. Trowel and Hammer inn and was met by the proprietor in the car park we had reserved a space then we went in lovely clean pub we had lunch here which was so lovely that we ate there at night too and breakfast was lovely our rooms were spacious and clean. Hotel is walking distance of...

Thank Julie M
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stayed here overnight on a Friday. The good points were 1. It was close to the City Centre 2. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The not so good points: 1. Little touches like there being no individual toiletries in the bathroom. 2. The en-suite toilet had a huge old label on the cistern and the pedestal...

Thank teresaweezer
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Good lunch great atmosphere good food served very hot plates friendly staff this been myou 3rd visit been happy all 3 times free parking which is good considering your near city centre booking is advisable I feel

Thank Neil J
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We stayed at the Trowel and Hammer for three days, whilst visiting the Winter Ale Festival in Norwich. The room was warm, clean and comfortable, and reasonably quiet, in spite of being on the A11 going in to Norwich. The pub itself lacked a bit of character and atmosphere, and although the two brothers who run it were pleasant enough,...

Thank teabag61
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Called in for food recently and had poor service from a grubby barman with a poor attitude.Other friends of ours also complained about the food quality which was as about as Italian as i am ! High prices even for overpriced Norwich.

Thank Laurence P
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here New Year's Eve What s lovely Quaint place. Lovely comfortable bright room. A bit cold but hopefully it will warm up later. It's 12.10 pm and maybe a bit early for radiator. Great Ales Doombar and ghost ship. Great choice of shots! Great menu Would highly recommend

Thank Angelicang
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Booked a room on booking.com with the headline "Double room with shared bathroom", but the detailed listing included "private bathroom". Upon my first enquiry, the hotel offered to cancel my reservation and waive the cancellation fee - I didn't see the email within the 24-hour deadline they granted me. When I called the property, it was answered by a rude...

Thank Svenja H
Ben D, Owner at Trowel and Hammer Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry you felt your experience was not acceptable however, as you clearly state in your review, we offered to waive fees on the day you booked due to your misunderstanding regarding the shared bathroom. Unfortunately due to receiving no response from yourself, we then had to follow our policies regarding the non-refundable deposit on the room as the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Vastly overpriced, even for Norwich (which is surprisingly expensive). Staff surly and unhelpful. Good location is about all you can say about it. Having booked two ensuites, they thought booking.com was more important and gave us one without bathroom. Not a good start and downhill from there.

Thank Eben B
Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

It's a funny place. Hard to sum up. Plus points: - The room really was nice - clean and with a nice bathroom. - Comfy bed. - When I said I just wanted sausage and egg for breakfast I was brought three sausages and two fried eggs. - The maintenance issues we had were sorted quickly and successfully. - Very...

Thank David A
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Clean and comfortable room which seemed like new. Friendly staff and delicious breakfast included in the price . Perfect location for a night out in Norwich city centre! Excellent value would definitely go again.

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Trowel and Hammer Inn

Address: 25 St. Stephens Road, Norwich NR1 3SP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Price Range: RM438 - RM498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Make sure that you ask for a room with an en suite, because two of the rooms share a bathroom!”
teabag61, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get one with a bathroom.”
314ebenb, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were given a suitable room.”
194DavidA194, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“there is no lift.there will always be some noise from passing traffic but it didn't bother me as you're staying in the city centre.”
wendyc781, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were told there was free wifi but couldn't connect. Not a deal breaker as it happened.”
ShelaghG732, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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