We stayed here for two nights in July and had a really good weekend.
The property has been renamed 'The Chequers' and now advertises itself as a Marco Pierre White pub and restaurant. Maybe because of the high expectations associated with this brand, people have been disappointed with the furnishings and quality of food. It is certainly not luxury, but then the price we paid was not luxury either; at £65 a night ( including breakfast) we felt this was quite reasonable.
We stayed in Room 1 on the ground floor which was spacious and quite pleasant. Those people who enjoy taking photos of bathroom tiles which need re-grouting or patches of mildew in the corner of the shower unit, will have plenty to keep them busy here. But..the room was clean, the bed comfortable and the maid service impeccable.
We ate in the restaurant on Saturday night and the service was quick, the staff friendly and the prices reasonable. The pizzas were fine, although nothing really special.
The breakfasts were very good; the eggs cooked to perfection. The staff were always helpful and efficient. It was disappointing that there was no wi-fi connection, despite being advertised..but we could live without that for a couple of days!
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and had the impression that 'The Chequers' is undergoing a steady improvement programme - it sounds as if some rooms are better than others. Thornham is an attractive, peaceful village and a great base to explore the North Norfolk coast.
Next time, we will probably try somewhere different, and improvements do need to be made here, but overall we would recommend this as an attractive pub with character and reasonably priced.
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- Also Known As:
- Old Coach House Hotel Thornham
- Old Coach Hotel
- The Chequers Inn Thornham, Norfolk