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The Orange Tree Restaurant

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High Street, Thornham PE36 6LY, England
+44 1485 512213
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ignore all negative comments, this is a lovely pub, with great food and excellent staff. Have always had a great experience here and would highly recommend!

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Thank Sophie230378
Leicester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic meal here for the final night of a brief stay in the Hunstanton area. It is apparently the "Dining Pub of the Year" in Norfolk and we could see why. Food was invariably well-presented and really tasty; service was excellent too and the wine list impressive in range yet not daft in price. Between us we had smoked mackerel,... More 

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buckinghamshire
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently visited a Michelin starred restaurant and it wasn't a patch on this place. They have just won an award for the 5th year on the trot for Norfolks best dining pub, and it's not hard to see why. The menu is a delight to read, let alone eat. I would move the 110 miles just to have this... More 

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Thank shoegal73
Bedfordshire
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My mother in law owns a house near to this restaurant, and with all the good reviews, the hype of the best restaurant in the area year on year, we decided to finally go and have a meal there. We booked a month in advance and were told there were two sittings, 6pm or 8 30pm. We took the 6pm.... More 

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Thank Richard M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a cottage in Thornham for a few days and despite having a choice if pubs we kept gravitating her with our dog Hector. Really great food and all the staff are very welcoming. Early evenings even in April are busy times. Lovely garden on a sunny afternoon. Perfect after walking along the coast from Hunstanton to Thornham. Gotta love... More 

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Thank Terry S
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I appreciate that the Orange Tree has had a successful few years and has a reputation for innovative and quality food for a country pub/restaurant. However, the experience no longer seems to justify the high prices based on my recent visit. We ate on Easter Saturday and the experience was average at best. They went with two sittings, with all... More 

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Thank AndyKeeley
leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table booked for slate lunch at 2.30 p.m. We were served our main course at 4.15 p.m. Food when it arrived was good but no one apologised for the delay. It was easter Saturday so they were busy but this cannot of been a surprise .

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Thank Susan M
roydon
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an excellent family lunch outside in the rear garden . Huge children's climbing frame / swings / and slides kept littles one occupied whilst my wife and I enjoyed the top food and warmish sunshine . Both the crab salad and prawn pasta were superb , the pubs has a lovely ambience and dealt well with the Easter crowds... More 

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Thank james p
Thornham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A reasonable meal was had by all and we had a very fun evening for my daughters 6th birthday until it came time to pay! I went to the bar to pay whilst my wife and children went to the play area. I spent 15 minutes stood at the end of the bar patiently waiting to pay. During this time... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to spend my daughters 6th birthday at the orange tree as we have enjoyed our experience there in the past. The food was ok and the service was good. However, as we were leaving paying the bill was not so plain sailing. My husband went to the bar and after waiting 15 minutes for someone to acknowledge him,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Thornham PE36 6LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Thornham
  • Phone Number: +44 1485 512213

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?