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Wales
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just returned from a weekend stay in Thetford at the Thomas Paine hotel and can't fault it. We had a huge room with an equally big bathroom and it was really comfortable. The food was excellent and the staff were really attentive to our needs. We enjoyed it so much that we're returning again next year and will be booking... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

had a lovely afternoon tea yesterday for my sister's baby shower. Food was delicious and nothing was too much trouble for the lovely waiting staff, Natasha and Jack. There were 20 of us and we had a room to ourselves which was decorated beautifully for Christmas. My sister really enjoyed her surprise baby shower here and all our friends and... More 

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Thank 401gracie
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our wedding meal here on 25th November and from the moment we all walked through the door, we were treated like family. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable day for all the right reasons. Atmosphere was lovely, food was delicious, staff were fantastic and the room... More 

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Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Thomas Paine Hotel has a very cosy, warm, friendly, family feel to it. My nephew has just had his engagement party afternoon tea there. I am undergoing chemo for breast cancer and was desperate not to miss the occasion.Gez the owner made that possible , I had a room for the afternoon where I could rest before and after... More 

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1 Thank Jane H
Gez C, Owner at The Thomas Paine Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind comments, it was a pleasure looking after yourself and your family. Our afternoon teas are all baked on the premises and our standard is to a level where all our customers enjoy. Your family were fantastic and cannot wait to see you gain. More 

Liverpool
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39 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thomas Paine is a grand old building with large rooms and ensuite bathrooms. I have stayed in this hotel previously. Service is always pleasant and friendly. The room I enjoyed on this visit was well decorated and clean. Never a complaint about the rooms or staff and if I need to stay in Thetford again I will choose this... More 

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Thank Bluesmanphoto
Gez C, Owner at The Thomas Paine Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much we have spent a lot of time and effort on our bedrooms and public areas and are so happy that our customers are now enjoying. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We never actually even got the chance to stay. We booked a room to visit a friend in the area who then unfortunately had a family bereavement that meant she would be unavailable that weekend. Upon knowing our friend wouldn’t be in the area, I emailed the hotel 6 days before the scheduled stay to ask them initially if they... More 

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Gez C, Owner at The Thomas Paine Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a murder mystery night dinner. Show was very entertaining! Food was outstanding, service and staff were excellent. The owners are wonderful people. I highly recommend the Thomas Paine. It's a great place to go to with friends, and they serve a delicious variety of foods.

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Thank Chris S
Gez C, Owner at The Thomas Paine Hotel, responded to this review

Fantastic feedback it's always nice when you can get it right and yes it was an awesome night. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Thetford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always fantastic food seriously cannot fault it wonderful staff the best place to eat for miles !!!! Will return next week as the afternoon tea for 2 looks amazing & a must to try if you visiting thetford highly recomend the Thomas Paine

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Thank Tony B
Gez C, Owner at The Thomas Paine Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks tony always a pleasure looking after you, as you know we have spent a lot of time into this project with our Sunday lunches and it's so nice for everyone to hear that you enjoy our food and ambience regularly. It's always nice to look after good people who know their food. Looking forward to looking after you again... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this hotel every month and cannot wait for each time. The decor and quality of the furnishings in each bedroom is excellent Staff are usually very attentive and are lovely. The hotel is small and this seems to encourage a real personal approach. The menu is good but may benefit from changing more frequently. If your in Thetford... More 

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Gez C, Owner at The Thomas Paine Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Sylvia it's great to hear your wonderful comments about our food and ambience, it's always nice for our staff and management for their own self esteem to get comments like yours. We have taken note about your comments on our new menu and this will come into force in the new year. Looking forward to seeing again soon. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just spent two nights here while visiting family in the area. We received a wonderful welcome and found the rooms to be excellent. Had the afternoon tea when we arrived and loved it that much I treated the whole family the second day. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Highly recommend if visiting the area.

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Thank DavidK1958
Gez C, Owner at The Thomas Paine Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback, we have taken a lot of time and effort to bring our product to this standard. There is always room for improvement but we do train our staff on an ongoing basis and appreciated is the fact that you notice their efforts. The afternoon keeps getting better and now we cater for all ages,... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
FREE WIFI througout the hotel in all of our totally refurbished bedrooms.If you want excellent local meats and seafood then you should visit this ambient restaurant and boutique hotel,our new sizzling dishes tantalite all taste buds, whether you want indian,Chinese or Mediterranean its all here,efficient and friendly service, good local ale and fabulous surroundings you’ll experience this hotel. Recently totally refurbished and under new management, The Thomas Paine Hotel offers a new level of comfort and service. Situated within walking distance of many of the town's attractions, it makes an ideal base for exploring the area or for the businessman needing a good night's sleep. Steeped in history having been the birthplace of Thomas Paine who wrote the Rights of a man, come visit history in its making. Only 30 minutes from Cambridge and 20 minutes from Newmarket excellent for the races. Plenty of free car parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Thomas Paine Hotel

Address: 33 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Thetford
Price Range: $87 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Historical Thomas Paine Thetford
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“This is just a dinner review but the whole place seems friendly and excellent .”
 of 5 bubbles Bygones1066, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Can only recommend the Superior Rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles mrharryb, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Used only for meals. Have not stayed.”
 of 5 bubbles beenplacesSuffolk, Aug 13, 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is a little more expensive but worth it - a large corner room. Good bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles murray482016, Jul 11, 2016 | Read review
“The superior doubles were a good choice, very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles mogardner, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
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