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The Guildhall

Address: Gaol Hill, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
Phone Number: 44 1603 666071
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Ranked #61 of 79 Attractions in Norwich
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
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163 reviews 163 reviews
93 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

The exterior of the Guildhall is beautiful and in a great condition but that's where it stops. Having ventured inside we were very disappointed as the interior is taken up by a cafe/restaurant. Not really worth a special visit.

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England, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A bit of a let down and a missed opportunity. A very old and special building and from the exterior brilliant. I stepped inside expecting a sort of museum with information about its history. I was stunned to find it was a coffee shop serving probably very nice lunches and cakes. Very disappointed and a bit perplexed. There are upteen... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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120 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stumbled upon Caleys Coffee shop in the Guildhall while looking for somewhere else. We had early morning coffee there and so impressed returned later in the day for tea and cake. Staff are lovely and chatty, good coffee and wonderful cheese scones. Interesting location with a lovely atmosphere which makes a change from coffee in the usual chain cafes.... More 

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23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The café in the guildhall is excellent. A chance to have tea in a Victorian court with a lot of the original furniture. The chocolate treats are great, the staff friendly. I suspect the locals want to keep this one to themselves.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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88 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you like historical buildings then add this to your list when visiting Norwich. Depending on the time of day for your visit you can also enjoy morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea here served to you by a freindly staff.

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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Just walking round the outside you get a wonderful sense of history and when you walk inside it takes you right back in time.

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West Yorkshire
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Stumbled upon this place by accident, trying to get out of the cold! The tearoom is in the main body of the Guildhall and it is a very pleasant environment. My daughter and I each had a jacket potato and they were excellent - delicious and very filling. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the surroundings were very... More 

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