The Old Rectory

‘Kind, helpful’ owners, ‘well-presented’ meals and ‘peaceful, relaxing’ rooms create ‘exactly the cosseted, home-away-from-home experience that is the hallmark of a proper hotel’, say contented guests this year, of Sally and Chris Entwistle’s creeper-swathed Georgian rectory close to the city centre. More

Contact details

The Old Rectory
103 Yarmouth Road
Thorpe St Andrew
Norwich
Norfolk
NR7 0HF
England
01603 700772
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 3 in coach house.

Open

all year except Christmas/New Year, restaurant closed Sun and Mon except bank holiday weekends when open Sun.

Facilities

drawing room, conservatory, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden, unheated swimming pool (9 by 4 metres, spring/summer only), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical/jazz at dinner in drawing and dining rooms.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

only assistance dogs allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £100–£185, D,B&B (min. 2 nights) £125–£235. Set dinner £30–£35. 1-night bookings refused weekends (spring, summer).

Other Credits

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Kind, helpful’ owners, ‘well-presented’ meals and ‘peaceful, relaxing’ rooms create ‘exactly the cosseted, home-away-from-home experience that is the hallmark of a proper hotel’, say contented guests this year, of Sally and Chris Entwistle’s creeper-swathed Georgian rectory close to the city centre. The Entwistles are caring hosts who ‘carefully’ consider their guests’ needs. ‘Chris’s driving directions were perfect on a dark, wet evening.’ Pick from smart, traditionally furnished bedrooms in the main building and Victorian coach house. ‘Our large, airy room at the top of the house had two armchairs, a good desk; double glazing kept traffic noise to an acceptable level. I had the best sleep I’ve had in many months.’ Chef James Perry’s ‘excellent’ dinners are served by candlelight. A typical dish: baked halibut, saffron, pea and brown shrimp risotto. Breakfast is ‘superb’: home-made jams, a ‘beautifully presented’ platter of ‘perfectly ripe’ fruit, hot dishes cooked to order – the whole served by ‘two ladies who were great fun’. ‘A good base for Norwich – a bus goes directly into the city’; the Broads are easily reached. (Susan and John Jenkinson, and others)

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Short Break

Heritage, culture, wildlife, walking? Whatever your passion, Norwich has plenty to offer. Your short break includes a delicious seasonal two AA Rosette dinner, stylish accommodation and a freshly cooked breakfast. From £175.00 pppn, (two adults sharing; min. two night stay). Also includes free parking and WiFi. Tues to Sat. incl.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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The Old Rectory
103 Yarmouth Road
Thorpe St Andrew
Norwich
Norfolk
NR7 0HF

Guest comments

' One of the nicest small hotels we've visited. Chris Entwistle's emails when we booked were friendly, with good directions. When we arrived, we were invited to enjoy a glass of Pimm’s - complimentary with our Short Break booking - on the sunny patio beside the swimming pool. The rest of our stay was just as good. We had a lovely room on the top floor, spacious, restfully decorated, with windows on two sides giving views over the lawned gardens with their magnificent trees. Downstairs, the drawing room contained plenty of big squashy sofas. Breakfasts were very good, and dinners were superb. All the staff are efficient and friendly; Chris is a very hands-on owner. ' - Mary Hewson - August, 2014
'We have stayed a number of times. It remains totally consistent, and near enough to perfect. Everyone is well trained and so friendly. Breakfast and dinner are individually cooked and better than almost anywhere else in Norwich. The trains are not a problem. ' - JS and F Waters - October, 2013

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