High Street, Thornham, North Norfolk, PE36 6LY
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High Street, Thornham, North Norfolk, PE36 6LY
The Chequers Inn, which dates back to the 16th century, is a charming village inn that lies on the North Norfolk coast, offering a fabulous place to stay, and to enjoy a meal. Mixing rustic and contemporary to produce its own unique style, The Chequers Inn has a welcoming ambience that appeals to holiday guests and locals alike.
What makes a stay at The Chequers Inn unique?
The Chequers Inn is not simply a cosy inn on the coast…it also offers B&B accommodation with an air of understated luxury. It’s so lovely that guests won’t want to leave!
What style cuisine is on offer at The Chequers Inn?
Food at The Chequers Inn tastes as good as it looks, whether that’s a lunch option or an indulgent dinner. With a focus on good, honest food and rich flavours, the chefs here make use of the very best locally-sourced produce.
What is the signature dish at The Chequers Inn?
With fresh locally-caught fish and seafood so readily available, along with locally-produced meat and vegetables, Shayne Wood, the head chef, produces an exceptional menu throughout the year. Popular dishes include Cromer crab salad, breast of local duck with orange and caraway, lamb moussaka and North Sea plaice.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Chequers Inn?
All 11 rooms at The Chequers Inn have been individually designed, and are packed with original features and charaterful touches. Expect contemporary style, luxurious king-sized beds with pocket-sprung mattresses, crisp white linen and the softest feather duvets. All rooms have smart TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, luxurious bathrobes, and complimentary ESPA toiletries. Some rooms have separate comfortable seating areas or double-ended baths.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Thornham area?
Combining a hotel, restaurant and pub, The Chequers Inn is a brilliant base for discovering what North Norfolk has to offer. With miles of sandy beaches, the stunning salt marshes, glorious countryside and awesome sea views, it’s easy to fall in love with the area. There are many historic houses to visit locally, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, along with a variety of fascinating nature reserves.
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)
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