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The Pelican Inn

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   136 Norwich Road, Tacolneston NR16 1AL, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Tacolneston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This b&b was described as "luxurious" and quite simply it isn't. The carpet on the stairs leading to the rooms was filthy, our room was furnished with some 1970's "costs next to nothing at the action" furniture, so ignore that superlative and you have perfectly OK b&b accommodation with comfortable beds, clean bathroom, tea making facilities & TV in a... More

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Hagworthingham
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3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with two friends for Fri and Sat eve. The pub was nice and the staff were good. The beer was good and I'm told the wine was fine also. The food really wasn't bad at all. Where I take issue is the fact that both on their website and in the room bumph, they bill the 3 guest... More

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Brotton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this Inn for a one night stay and after the initial mix up and confusion caused by laterooms.com the owner kindly offered us an alternative room. We were late arriving and quickly showered then went down for the evening meal. The food was first class and cooked to perfection. We followed up with a night cap in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Sister and I took elderly mother for her birthday. Was my first time there and will definitely go back. The beef sirloin Sunday roast was absolutely delicious, could cut the beef with the fork. Huge portion, perfectly cooked, served with side dish of vegetables (again perfectly cooked). Sister and mother had Indian spiced lamb, apparently a new addition the menu,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We popped in for a hurried meal, our time was short and we were seated and served straight away, our food was great and although we wouldn't usually rush so much , we were happy it was quick! We shall return for a less hurried visit as it seems we have stumbled upon a real norfolk gem :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have had the pleasure of visiting the Pelican a few times now, I have to say its a beautiful place, the food quality is always outstanding and service always really friendly. There is a lovely garden too for the extra special days in the sunshine. I am looking forward to my next visit!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went in a party of 4 following a visit a few months ago when everything was fine. We were therefore surprised by happenings on this visit. I ordered a sirloin steak but when it arrived it was a rib eye steak. I don't like rib eye and this steak was awful anyway as it had thick lines of fat... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We've been on the search for lovely country pubs in Norfolk and this is one of the best. Really mouth-watering food in a Pub with real character. We are all looking forward to going back soon! we would really recomend The Pelican Inn to anyone who likes a lovely environment and wonderful food.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a lovely evening with friends. The food was very good and the staff were very attentive. The atmosphere is lovely, relaxed with an old fashioned but modern feel - if that makes sense. We were drinking champagne, which was lovely - and they had plenty off. We will certainly be going back!!

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Long Stratton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

my brother in law and his wife came to see us on sat and invited me and my wife out to lunch as we had been to pelican inn before and enjoyed it we would go again we were brought the menus and din,t fancy anything as it was mainly burgers so we said that it changed hands the lady... More

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Address: 136 Norwich Road, Tacolneston NR16 1AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Tacolneston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pelican Inn 4*
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A beautiful 16th-century free-house, full of charm, cosiness and character. Roaring log fire in winter months, award winning garden in summer months. Clean, friendly and welcoming, with an excellent range of local real ales, 36 single malts and 10 wines by the glass! Clean, modern rooms. Local real ale bottle shop stocking over 100 real ales. 40 cover restaurant offering good, British food all cooked from fresh , with a non frozen food policy (except peas and ice creams). All rooms are booked on a bed and breakfast basis, offering all rooms with en-suite shower and wc facilities. Wifi free.. Opening traditional country pub tuesday to saturday 12 - 2pm / 5 - 11pm and then sunday 12-4pm ... more   less 
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