The Old Rectory

‘One of the nicest small hotels’, Sally and Chris Entwistle’s Georgian rectory close to the centre affords guests ‘a cosseted, home-away-from-home experience’. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 3 in coach house.

Open

all year except Christmas/New Year, restaurant closed Sun and Mon.

Facilities

drawing room, conservatory, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden, unheated swimming pool, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical/jazz at dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

only assistance dogs allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £100–£185, D,B&B (min. 2 nights) £125–£235. Set dinner £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘One of the nicest small hotels’, Sally and Chris Entwistle’s Georgian rectory close to the centre affords guests ‘a cosseted, home-away-from-home experience’. ‘They’re kind, helpful hosts, who have plenty of information about Norwich and the countryside to share.’ Arrive to ‘a welcome that’s all you’d expect from a good hotelier’, then settle in to one of the traditionally furnished bedrooms in the main house or converted coach house – most have garden views. Each room is supplied with bottled water, bathrobes and books; ‘housekeeping is immaculate’. ‘Our lovely, large room at the top of the house gave us the peace we required. We had a comfortable, supportive bed; double-glazing kept traffic noise to an acceptable level.’ ‘Food is an important feature’, with chef James Perry using the best local ingredients for such dishes as ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ medallions of Attleborough beef, potato and celeriac purée, buttered spring greens. ‘I was tempted to photograph my meal!’ (The owners have good local eateries to recommend, for nights the dining room is closed.) Mornings, ‘well-presented’ breakfasts are cooked to order. ‘It won’t be our last visit.’ (S and JJ, and others)

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

Guest comments

'It had everything one could ask for: a warm welcome, a fine room with comfort and balcony. A classic building to admire; convenient to town matched with a quiet, bosky setting. Delicious supper and good wines; breakfast ample and cooked to order. First class in all ways. ' - Keith Salway - August, 2017
' 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. A lovely room on the top floor, spacious, restfully decorated, windows on two sides giving views over lawned gardens with 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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