We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Gaol Hill, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
Phone Number: 44 1603 666071

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 11 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Tea in court

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2013
Peter B
,
Oxford
Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The tour was an hour long and went into the history of Norwich prisons and court rooms. The guide had lots of information and seemed to enjoy his job. Overall I enjoyed the tour, but money needs to be spent to clean and look after the dungeon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After our small wedding ceremony, we took our guest for a light lunch to the Guildhall café, to bridge between the ceremony and the dinner venue. The service was excellent! We went there a week before to know if it would be feasible to take a party of 15, on a week day, at lunch time, which they OK but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

While my husband and I were looking for something a little different to enjoy for Valentines night, an evening without kids hooray, we came across another show by the Norfolk Troupe, Strange Fascination. Having been to a previous show of theirs in Gt Yarmouth, see previous review, we jumped at the chance to see them again. This time it was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Brilliant evening had on 14th Feb at The Guildhall for the Murder Mystery production by Immersive Theatre group Strange Fascination. The actors, along with the story, were excellent and full use was made of all the rooms (very interesting to see the undercroft and council chamber. Could be used for some very interesting productions in the future). Interacting with the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Castleford
Level Contributor
196 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
232 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford
Level Contributor
85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
190 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich
Level Contributor
109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Guildhall also viewed

 
Norwich, Norfolk
Norwich, Norfolk
 

Been to The Guildhall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Guildhall

Address: Gaol Hill, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
Phone Number: 44 1603 666071
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Guildhall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?