Dating back to the 16th century, this pretty village inn on the North Norfolk coast is a welcoming sight for visitors wanting somewhere enticing to stay, relax and enjoy a great meal in comfort. Combining rustic charm and contemporary style, The Chequers Inn has a compelling atmosphere making it popular with both locals and visitors from further afield.
What makes a stay at The Chequers Inn unique?
Not just a cosy coastal inn, The Chequers Inn offers an air of understated luxury with a fresh approach to a getaway to North Norfolk, you won’t want to leave!
What style cuisine is on offer at The Chequers Inn?
Whether you are here for a quick lunch or a more indulgent experience, The Chequers offers a good range of cleverly-crafted, flavoursome and honest food that looks and tastes fantastic. Menus feature the finest seasonal flavours of outstanding local produce. Expect a menu that skilfully reworks country classics for a more modern taste with influences from around the world.
What is the signature dish at The Chequers Inn?
With ample supply of freshly caught fish, seafood, meat and vegetables from local farmers Head Chef, Shayne Wood, has put together a fantastic new menu. It features a selection of mouth-watering dishes, all are beautifully presented and full of refreshing summer flavours from Norfolk and beyond. With the new menu the inn is welcoming some lighter, seasonal dishes such as dressed Cromer crab salad, orange & caraway spiced breast of local duck, North Sea plaice fillets and lamb moussaka.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Chequers Inn?
No two rooms are the same at The Chequers, individual bedrooms are bustling with character and original features. Luxurious, spacious and uncluttered - each room has been designed with comfort in mind. Expect elegant, contemporary furniture in a mixture of nickel and wood. Sleep in comfort on king size beds with fully sprung mattresses, amid crisp white bed linen and feather duvets. All 11 bedrooms are stylishly appointed with designer furniture and have smart TVs, coffee and tea making facilities and fluffy bathrobes, some of the rooms come with double ended baths or comfy seating areas. All the bedrooms at The Chequers Inn have lavish en-suite bathrooms with ESPA complimentary toiletries.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Thornham area?
The Chequers, hotel, restaurant and pub, is a fantastic place to use as a base when exploring North Norfolk - you'll never run out of things to do. Golden sandy beaches, unique salt marshes, rolling countryside, spectacular vistas of sea and sky make this a very memorable area. There are numerous stunning historic houses to visit, lots of sporting activities, and several major nature reserves where countless birds and wildlife can be seen.
The Chequers Inn also has a Restaurant:
The Chequers Inn is part of the following Inspirations:
"The Chequers Inn in Thornham, Norfolk is the latest venture by the Agellus Group who have some delightful inns in Suffolk including top foodie rural destination, Tuddenham Mill.
Chequers dates back to the sixteenth century, and offers a traditional low-ceilinged bar with a large open fire and eleven dog-friendly bedrooms under the eaves upstairs. These were refurbished when Agellus took over and are now offered in four delightful categories: “Small Good”, “Good”, “Better” and “Best”.
Thornham itself stands on the Norfolk Coast Path and is perfectly placed for exploring the beaches of Brancaster and Holkham as well as bird reserves at Titchwell and Holme and the royal estate at Sandringham.
The Norfolk Coast Path is an unusual national trail because it consists of two very different sections, one of which is not coastal. It starts inland at Knettishall Heath and then follows a Roman road (now known as “Peddars Way”) out to the coast at Hunstanton before running east along the Norfolk coast to Cromer. Hunstanton to Thornham is only five miles so Chequers makes a good stopping point at the end of your first day of coastal walking.
The whole route is 93 miles and passes through The Brecks, which said to be one of the driest places in England. It’s mainly made up gorse-covered sandy heath with the occasional Scots Pine and unusual flora and fauna like the rare - and very shy - golden pheasant. And the views of the North Sea are not to be missed on a sunny day or even a bracing one."
Information on The Chequers Inn , High Street , Thornham
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: Doubles
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (at a charge of £10 per night.)
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Accreditation/Awards: 1 AA Rosette and 3 AA Stars
Free wifi, Cafetieres with fresh coffee and homemade biscuits, OtherStylish bathroom with walk-in shower and toiletries from ESPA, Hairdryer and bathrobes, Sloe gin and bottled still and sparkling water, Revo DAB radio with Spotify Connect and Bluetooth, King size bed with pocket sprung mattress, Sony smart TV, Duck down duvets and pillows, luxury cotton bed linen, soft thick towels
Free wi-fi, Bar, Lounge with sofas and roaring fire, Courtyard, Restaurant, Pavilions for private dining
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Holkham Hall is one of the magnificent houses in England, with wonderful paintings and furnishings to be seen, There are RSPB reserves at Titchwell, Holme and Cley where countless seabirds, marsh harriers, avocets make their home, Sandringham House is the Queen’s own country estate, The village of Sedgeford has the longest running archaeological excavation in the UK, Norfolk Lavender contains world famous lavender gardens as well as an oil distillery
|Local directions:||The Chequers Inn is set on High Street in Thornham village, next to All Saints Church. Follow the A149 coastal road and you will find us between Hunstanton and Brancaster.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Kings Lynn (22 miles) (40 mins)
Norwich International Airport (41 miles) (1 hour, 10 mins)
Lazy Sundays & Mondays Break
Sat 01 Sep 2018 – Fri 21 Dec 2018
Our lazy Sundays or Mondays break starts from £139 per couple, including one night’s accommodation (Sunday or Monday night), dinner (£30 allocation per person) and breakfast.
Available on Sunday and Monday nights, excluding school and bank holidays, Christmas and New Year period.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-91547
Autumn stay with dinner
Tue 25 Sep 2018 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
Stay in one of our luxurious, individually designed bedrooms and spoil yourself with a short break at The Chequers Inn hotel, including scrumptious dinner in the evening from £148 per couple.
Prices are based on two people sharing a room and include £30 allocation per person towards dinner and breakfast.
Available Tuesday to Thursday.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92291
30% off your stay!
OFFER £120.00 £84.00
Mon 05 Nov 2018 – Sun 23 Dec 2018
Stay in one of our stylish rooms at The Chequers Inn in November and December and we will give you a 30% off our published bed and breakfast rates.
Available for stays Sunday to Thursday from the 5th November - 23rd December 2018.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-93369
Mon 24 Dec 2018 – Thu 27 Dec 2018
Don't want to lift a finger this Christmas? Let us do the cooking and enjoy a three night Christmas break in one of our recently refurbished bedrooms from £855 per couple.
Prices are based on two people sharing and include: breakfast, Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day lunch, Christmas Day evening buffet and the Boxing Day dinner.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-93824
Thu 27 Dec 2018 – Sun 30 Dec 2018
Take some time between festivities and join us at The Chequers Inn, hotel and restaurant on the Norfolk coast, for a post-Christmas break.
2-night break from £350 per couple.
Prices are based on two people sharing and include: accommodation for two nights, breakfast, £30 allocation per person towards dinner on one of the evenings and our delicious afternoon tea.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92647
New Year Break
Mon 31 Dec 2018 – Wed 02 Jan 2019
Ring in the New Year in style with our two-night package at The Chequers Inn. Stay in one of our stylish bedrooms for two nights from £615 per couple and enjoy:
Mulled wine on arrival
A glass of Champagne and canapes before dinner
Sumptuous 5-course celebration menu
Breakfast on each morning
Three-course New Year’s Day dinner
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-95306
50% off in Winter
Wed 02 Jan 2019 – Wed 13 Feb 2019
Stay at The Chequers Inn on the Norfolk coast in winter and enjoy up to 50% off our published room rates. Stays from £75 per couple including breakfast and VAT.
Sunday to Thursday up to 50% off all our room rates
Friday & Saturday 25% off all our room rates
Available for stays from the 2nd January 2019 – 13th February 2019.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-91548
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