2 AA Rosette Fine Dining in elegant, candlelit surroundings


A delicious, seasonal 2AA Rosette Dinner is served Tuesday to Saturday inclusive (and Sundays on Bank Holiday Weekends) in our elegant Georgian-panelled, candlelit Dining Room which seats a maximum of just 16 guests and looks out onto the south lawn and gardens; dinner service starts at 7.00pm with last orders around 8.30pm. All the dishes are prepared here in our kitchen by our talented Chef and are freshly cooked to order.

The Dining Room is open to both resident and non-resident guests; we do recommend making your dinner reservations when booking your accommodation to secure a table at the time of your choice. We are sorry but we cannot guarantee availability of a table, nor a particular time, where dinner reservations have not been made at time of booking.

 See an example of our 2 AA Rosette Dinner Menu

Our Wine List has an excellent selection of quality wines featuring mainly smaller wineries whose emphasis is on quality over quantity. If you are celebrating a special occasion, we have a choice of Champagne and Sparkling wine to suit most budgets and we will ensure it is in your room, chilled and ready for your arrival.

Whilst we don’t have a Bar, we are fully licensed and you can relax over pre-dinner drinks and coffee / liqueurs in our comfortable Drawing Room with its warming log fire in winter. We stock a varied selection of spirits, minerals etc as well as beer / lager and wines by the glass. We often feature a bottled ‘Guest Ale’ from Woodfordes, a local Norfolk brewery, renowned for their real ales.

The Dining Room is closed on Sunday and Monday (and occasional Tuesday) evenings, excepting Easter and Bank Holiday weekends, when it is open on the Sunday evening of the holiday weekend.


We don’t serve lunch at The Old Rectory however there is a welcoming riverside ‘Chef & Brewer’ pub, The Rushcutters, just a few minutes walk from the hotel which offers a range of hot and cold sandwiches, light bites and main dishes throughout the day, as  well as a friendly Café just opposite Thorpe River Green which also serves light snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. A little further along, the Buck Inn also serves food throughout the day.


Start your day with our freshly cooked English Breakfast with bacon, sausages and ham from Barnard’s of Shropham, free-range Norfolk eggs, thick yoghurt with our own fruit compôte or toasted muesli and local honey, as well as a choice of cereals, fresh fruits, artisan toast with Norfolk preserves, and Fair-trade tea and coffee. On warm summer mornings, you can take breakfast under the gazebo overlooking the swimming pool. Our friendly staff will take your breakfast order  and bring the dishes you have selected to your table just as soon as they are ready.

Special Dietary Requirements / Food Allergies

Our menu features both vegetarian and fish choices and we can offer alternatives to cater for food allergies or particular dietary needs; please let us know prior to your arrival if you have any such requirements.

+ 44 (0)1603 700 772

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


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    'Winter Warmer' Breaks Our ‘Winter Warmer’ Short Break is the perfect choice to recharge the batteries after the hectic festive season. Norfolk beaches are great for a long walk to blow away the cobwebs, or you might want to grab a few bargains at the January Sales – Norwich has some of the best shopping in the country. Your break includes a glass of warming mulled wine and home-baked scones by our log fire on arrival, a delicious seasonal 2 AA Rosette dinner, accommodation & freshly cooked English breakfast, served to your table. Free onsite parking and WiFi are also included. From £150 prpn dinner, bed & breakfast based on two people sharing. Available Tues – Sat incl. 5th January – 24th March. Min 2 night stay. Not available Saturday 13th February. Deposit required for stays of three nights or more. Book online, or call us on 01603 700772.  
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    Our Accolades


    "The food was absolutely 5 star"

    "Delicious breakfast....could not rate highly enough"

    "..staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble"

    “The beds are so comfortable I would happily stay there all day”

    “The hotel I would like to carry with me everywhere”