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Sleaford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Found the Old Rectory online and booked two nights away for 3 couples.. It is always a risk when booking for others but it need not have been a worry. We ate in the restaurant the first evening and again could not fault the meal, it was superb. many thanks to Chris for making us so welcome and to Ollie...

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Chose the Old Rectory from Trip Advisor and was not dissapointed. Although classed as a B&B it functions as a hotel. We stayed 4 nights and had a wonderfull meal every evening. Rooms are large, well equipped and well serviced. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners Chris & Sally.

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2Thank Fullofbeanz
March, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Spent just one night at the Old Rectory at the beginning of the month. It's was absolutely perfect. We had a warm welcome on arrival and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were spotless and room 5 has beautiful views from three windows. There was a lovely open fire burning away in the drawing room. Breakfast was lovely with...

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2Thank Brooks2012
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Whilst attending an event in Norwich nearby we decided to stay in the area and pick this establishment based on the Tripadvisor reviews. We were warmly welcomed by the owner who provided me with a tour of the facilities before showing me to my room in the annex. There is a spacious drawing room for guests to use with puzzles...

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Shrewsbury
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Stayed for just one night in November on business. Nothing was too much trouble for Chris and his team and the price of bar snacks and beers, made an incredibly refreshing change. Too often I feel as though I've been ripped off, but at the Old Rectory, all was great value!

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1Thank SteveShrewsbury
West Sussex
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I've lost count of how many times we've stayed at this delightful and quintessentially English establishment. Traditional with high values and superb quality. Good location, warm welcome, excellent dining with pre dinner drinks by the roaring fire, completed by a perfect breakfast to suite your needs made from local high quality produce. The owners are dedicated to their business and...

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1Thank Booozo
Ashington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2013

I stayed here for four nights and it was probably one of my best four nights away from home on business. I stayed with some colleagues and the welcome and attention we had from Chris and his staff was amazing. The bedrooms are so comfortable that I didn't really want to leave each morning. The bathroom was well appointed -...

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2Thank Scarrface
Nottingham
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Staying over near Norwich? The Old Rectory offers, comfort, style and superb food. The friendly but not overbearing owners have created a first class venue here. The bedrooms are large and well appointed. The lounge is comfortable and inviting but best of all was the outstanding quality of the food - absolutely top drawer. We will return.

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1Thank MandJNottingham
california
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed in the upstairs bedroom with a large balcony overlooking the grounds facing the road. There was no noise bother from the road, and just a quick crossing of the street brings you to a very pretty canal perfect for a walk or park bench sitting. Also, some nice pubs that are very close. Other reviewers have said it...

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1Thank pandpCalifornia
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We stayed 3 nights and had two dinners here as well. Great setting, lovely building and grounds and very convenient. Chris and Sally are exceptional hosts and they and their very attentive staff go way out of their way to make you feel at home. Room was spacious, very comfortable, and had all amenities you could want/need. All meals were...

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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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  • Pool
  • 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: RM606 - RM780 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Rectory 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Take your pick. all look good.”
 of 5 bubbles 313timothyw, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles 922howardb, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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
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