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The Old Rectory 'Restaurant with Rooms'

  • AA 4 Star Restaurant with Rooms
  • AA 2 Rosettes
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Restaurant with Rooms with 9 rooms £95-£485 pppnb, £110-£185 prpnb


The Old Rectory Restaurant with Rooms

The Old Rectory Restaurant with Rooms

The Old Rectory


Chris & Sally Entwistle

103 Yarmouth Road,

01603 700772


103 Yarmouth Road,


Chris & Sally Entwistle are very much ‘hands on’ hosts at this charming Grade II Listed Old Rectory, just two miles from Norwich City Centre and set in the residential Conservation Area of Thorpe St Andrew. They are proud to be Norwich’s only AA 4-star Gold, two rosette Restaurant with Rooms.

Guests can enjoy an aperitif in the comfortable lounge, where Chris will tell you about the local area and recommend the highlights of the seasonal menu. Local art (some of it for sale) adorns the walls of the public rooms.

Outside there is one acre of quiet garden and a swimming pool (unheated summer only).

For meetings, the Wellingtonia Room and The Conservatory look out onto the pool terrace.

Opposite the hotel you can take a brief walk around the NWT Thorpe Marshes nature reserve. A short journey by car or bus takes you to the many attractions of Norwich city centre.The Old Rectory is an excellent base for business travellers and leisure guests who want the convenience of the city and the quiet of the country – a perfect combination.

A delicious seasonal three course Two Rosette dinner is available Tuesday-Saturday in the intimate 16-seat dining room. Starter might be Potted Dressed Cromer Crab, followed by Roasted Marinated Medallions of Attleborough Beef and concluding with a Warm Orange Blossom, Almond and Polenta cake. Advance booking essential

Eight comfortably furnished rooms, seven with bath and one with a shower room, come with fluffy bathrobes and many little extras. Most face South overlooking the gardens.

Dowager’s Cottage is a cosy self-catering property in the garden, overlooking the swimming pool. It sleeps two guests and is suitable for longer stays.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenDogs/pets NOT acceptedBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsSwimming pool - outdoor onsiteRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedDesignated smoking areaWiFi or internet accessEvening mealsHairdryerReal log/coal fires

Our 2 AA Rosette dinner menu is usually served Tuesday - Saturday inclusive; the Dining Room is closed Sunday and Monday evenings. We don't serve lunch but there are a number of options within walking distance. Children welcome from any age.



See location of The Old Rectory 'Restaurant with Rooms' on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 264084  Lat: 52.62638 Long: 1.34557

By Road:
Follow A47 east (Gt Yarmouth) & take A1042 exit signed 'Norwich N & E' / Thorpe St Andrew. Follow the slip road left and 'All Routes' signs at the next three roundabouts. At the 4th roundabout turn right (Thorpe St Andrew), then straight over the next 2 roundabouts. At mini roundabout bear left onto A1242 (past Thorpe Fish Bar on your left). About 1/2 mile further on is a set of traffic lights at jct with Thunder Lane. Go straight over & ours is the first entrance on the right after about 60m.

By Public Transport:
From Norwich - 2 miles. Turn right out of station exit & cross over road (Thorpe Rd) to stop DD. Buses 14/14A, 15/15A, 52, 53 & 7 stop outside Prezzo Restaurant & all stop outside The Old Rectory. (Ask driver for Thunder Lane stop). Watch out for river & Rushcutters Pub on right & alert driver for next stop.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Swimming pool - outdoor onsiteSwimming pool - outdoor onsite
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • Designated smoking areaDesignated smoking area
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

Our 2 AA Rosette dinner menu is usually served Tuesday - Saturday inclusive; the Dining Room is closed Sunday and Monday evenings. We don't serve lunch but there are a number of options within walking distance. Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities