The Bell Hotel Thetford sits in the heart of the historic market town of Thetford in the heart of Norfolk with easy access from Bury St Edmunds and Norwich via the A11. A thriving inn since the 15th century, the Bell Hotel retains much of its original character and is even said to be haunted. The Bell Hotel is famous as the home of the cast & crew of the television series "Dad's Army". Thetford features throughout the "Dad's Army" series providing backdrops to many of the programme's scenes. The 12th century Thetford Priory is within walking distance of the hotel. Thetford Forest is just 5 miles away, Oxburgh Hall and the nearby Water Gardens about 20. Also worth visiting is Bressingham Steam Museum and Garden. Enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere and great hospitality. Large car park.
The Bell Inn is a well known and busy wedding venue, so please be aware that if you are visiting the Bell on weekends it maybe noisy with a disco going on.
Thetford is at the junction of the A11 and A134. The Bell Inn is on the corner of King and Bridge Streets. Vehicle access is only from Bridge Street. If using a Sat Nav please use the following postcode IP24 3AB.
There are 46 comfortable en suite bedrooms and 5 feature rooms with full facilities including TV, tea and coffee making facilities and Wifi. Several of the rooms have period features, including a section of the original painted plaster walls.
The Bell Inn has a choice of function rooms catering for small or large meetings, weddings and family gatherings. The Riverside Room can accommodate up to 80 guests. The Iceni Room can accommodate up to 32 persons. The Norfolk Room accommodates up to 25 persons. Ask about our Wedding for a Grand Promotion.
The traditional old oak beamed bar serves a good selection of traditional bar snacks and real cask ales. A meeting place for locals and travellers alike. Outside patio area for eating out in the warmer months.
The traditional feel is also preserved in the warm and welcoming ambience of the inn's attractive restaurant where you will enjoy a variety of tasty dishes to suit all tastes from the seasonal menu, at great value prices, and a good selection of fine wines and speciality coffees.