Originally built in 1832, 34 & 36 as private houses, it was then converted into a hotel in the 1930s by Mr W.D. Gibbs. Since 1985 the hotel has been owned and operated by Mr and Mrs Reynolds, over which time there has been a continual program of upgrade and refurbishment to ensure high levels of comfort are offered. Every effort is made to ensure you feel relaxed and at home. We have kept true to our Georgian roots but added a contemporary twist.
Two of the Georgian buildings are linked together by a glass walkway, which houses a Black Hamburg grape vine which is over 75 years old. It produces sweet black grapes which are often used as an accompaniment to our excellent Norfolk cheese selection.
Walsten House contains 6 standard doubles and 2 executive doubles with spa baths. The Coach House consists of 4 executive doubles all with walk in showers.
Our Garden House is a self contained building containing a small kitchenette, lounge and dining area on the ground floor and a double room with a walk in shower en-suite upstairs.

All 31 bedrooms are warmly furnished to provide a high degree of comfort. Hairdryer, hospitality tray, flat screen free-view TV, DVD player and dressing gown are standard. Iron & Board are available upon request from reception.

Our communal areas consist of a well stocked bar, comfortable lounge, conservatory restaurant and a small garden (which is a beautiful suntrap in the warmer months!)

Complimentary high speed WiFi is available throughout the whole hotel.

We are also only 1 of 2 hotels in Norwich to offer a free charging point for electric cars for guest use.

Front Of Main Hotel


We are extremely proud to share with you we have been a Guide Dog Training Centre for over 10 years. These training sessions occur several times a year in which visually impaired guests stay with us for 10 nights whilst being trained with their new companions.

Along side this the Norwich Guide Dog Forum is held in our hotel every couple of months. This is a user led group for all Guide Dog clients, supporters and volunteers.

If you would like to find out any more information on the Guide Dog Association and the Peterborough Mobility Team take a look at their Facebook Page on the left!

Due to hosting these training sessions and forums unfortunately this means we are unable to accept any other pets staying in the hotel.

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We'll always treat your personal details with the utmost care, using them to provide you with the service that you have requested. Your data may also be used for analysis purposes.

We will only share your data with suppliers working on our behalf, including Best Western.

For further details on how your data is used and stored please see our privacy policy.