2 AA Rosette Candlelit Fine Dining
Dining at The Old Rectory is a most enjoyable and memorable occasion. We serve a delicious, seasonal 2AA Rosette Dinner Tuesday to Saturday inclusive (and Sundays on Bank Holiday Weekends); service starts at 7.00pm with last orders around 8.30pm. Our talented Chef prepares all the dishes here in our kitchen and cooks each one freshly to order.
The Dining Room is open to both resident and non-resident guests; we recommend making dinner reservations when booking accommodation to secure a table at the time of your choice. We’re sorry but we cannot guarantee availability of a table, nor a particular time, if you have not made dinner reservations at time of booking.
Our Wine List features an excellent selection of quality wines from mainly smaller wineries whose emphasis is on quality over quantity. Celebrating a special occasion? We have a choice of Champagne and Sparkling wine to suit most budgets and we’ll make sure it’s in your room, chilled and ready for your arrival.
Whilst we don’t have a Bar, we are fully licensed and you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and coffee / liqueurs in our elegant Drawing Room. With its plush sofas, comfortable armchairs and the warming glow from our woodburner in winter, it’s the perfect place to relax. We stock a varied selection of spirits and minerals, beer / lager and wines by the glass. We usually offer a bottled ‘Guest Ale’ from Woodfordes award-winning local 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 we are open on the Sunday evening of the holiday weekend.
We don’t serve lunch however there are two welcoming riverside pubs just a few minutes walk away. Both serve a range of hot and cold sandwiches, light bites and main dishes. There’s a friendly café just opposite Thorpe River Green serving 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. Our bacon, sausages and ham come from Barnard’s of Shropham and free-range eggs from the happy hens at Wayland Eggs. Thick yoghurt with our own fruit compôte or home-made toasted muesli and local honey is a popular choice; we also offer a range of breakfast cereals, fresh fruit and thick cut toast with Norfolk preserves. Our tea and coffee is all Fair-trade.
On warm summer mornings, you can enjoy breakfast under the gazebo overlooking the swimming pool. Our friendly staff will take your order and bring your choices to your table just as soon as they are ready.
Special Dietary Requirements
Our menu includes both vegetarian and fish choices and we can cater for gluten / lactose free and other particular dietary needs. Please let us know prior to your arrival if you have any such requirements.