Sustainability and Environmental Commitment / Policy

Rectory Hotels Ltd is committed to minimising the impact of our business operations on the environment without compromising the experience of our guests. Sustainability is a key consideration in our operational and purchasing decisions and we have a set of principles in place in support of environmental improvement and sustainable development.

Our ‘Sustainability Commitment’ is based on everyday working practices and is shared by all our team.

Our key principles are:

  • Buying sustainably produced products, with minimum and/or recycled packing, provided they meet our quality standards
  • Supporting our local economy by purchasing products grown or made in Norfolk / East Anglia through locally based suppliers
  • Minimising waste through ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’
  • Efficient and economic use of energy through the installation of low energy products / equipment, timers, thermostatic controls and a ‘switch off when not in use’ policy
  • Use of environmentally friendly and natural cleaning products
  • Promoting the use of public transport to both guests and staff by providing relevant and up-to-date information.
  • Provision of information to encourage and enable guests to support our local economy
  • Supporting fund raising initiatives for local organisations

This Commitment is integral to our daily procedures and we look to continually enhance and increase the sustainability element of our operations.

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


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    Norfolk Short Breaks There's so much to do on a 'Norfolk Short Break'! Norwich is a UNESCO 'City of Literature' and history and culture abound with medieval churches, museums, and a Norman Cathedral and Castle. The eclectic mix of high street names with the independent retailers of the Norwich 'Lanes' (Great British High Street of the Year) provides a unique shopping experience. Norfolk's many nature reserves are awash with seasonal migrants and quaint Broadland villages and market towns have lots more to offer. Your break comprises a tempting three course 2AA Rosette dinner each evening, accommodation in one of our spacious, stylish guest rooms and a delicious freshly cooked breakfast to set you up for your days sightseeing, shopping or touring. Free on-site parking and WiFi are also included Avail. Tues - Sat incl, min. 2 night stay, based on two people sharing. Deposit req'd for stays of three nights or more. Book online, or call us on 01603 700772.  
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    Every Friday: Guildhall Tours, Norwich, 10am & 2pm l 7 June - 24 Oct: 'Lightscape' Exhibition, Houghton Hall l 13 - 17 Oct: 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' at Norwich Theatre Royal l 17 Oct - 1 Nov: Norfolk Walking Festival l 23 October: NWT Thorpe Marshes Guided Walk l 26 - 31 October: 38th Norwich Beer Festival l 20 - 22 Nov: Sandringham Christmas Fair l For more 'What's On' follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+

    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”