We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Pelican Guest House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Pelican Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 90: English reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and 2 friends stayed at the Pelican B&B for 2 nights, We had booked a single room and a twin room on arrival We were delighted to find ourselves upgraded to a double room each, each room was clean and tidy ideal for our stay, They have a lovely little trust bar which had a fantastic array of local...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners are very friendly and made us most welcome.The rooms are superb and very clean with a nice hot power shower, tea facility's and flat screen TV on the wall,Clean towels are provided everyday and there was liquid soap and shampoo free of charge. The Pelican is now a guest house only and the pub part is now closed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank HAM R
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had booked on the basis of the pub's website however after booking we found a review on here which said it was about to close. The pub was closed, but it is being majorly refurbished - it's not closing down completely and is being taken over by the owners sons. The rooms were clean, breakfast was good and the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tom860
nottingham
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Husband arrived this evening to be told the restaurant and bar were not open, due to the owner closing down the business in the near future, very disappointing after reading previous reviews and the description of the hotel, this is not a bad review but just to inform people not to book as all the facilities are no longer available.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank nottsgang
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Bubba (Blue-Fronted Amazon parrot) had a Friday out at "The Pelican Inn" in Tacolneston, Norfolk. Best bit was the cheesy chips although mum and dad eat most of them. The fab barmaids were really friendly and jolly. The "Pelican Inn" was built in the 1500's and has loads of original character. Well worth visiting this warm and friendly pub and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank V8CXX
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Dog friendly, great meadow / field out back, decked garden area, generous portions, lovely food, very friendly staff. Very cosy inside. No kids menu but staff happy to split adult option onto two plates. A great find.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Neenalou
Palma Nova
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

A regular traveller on business pub dinners can be much the same wherever. On entering the pelican was warmly welcomed into the 16century coaching inn good menu choices and high quality food well worth a visit

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Philip George N
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We visited on a Saturday evening after trying a couple of other pubs and not managing to get a meal either because we hadn't booked or they weren't serving food. The staff at the Pelican were so welcoming and made us all feel at home. The food was amazing - best meal out we have had for a while, would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank OliBooBoo
Newton Abbot
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Will visit again very satisfied with service and facilities,enjoyed our weekend stay.look forward to staying again,good atmosphere comfortable well equipped room excellent food,nice area,easy parking.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank joan s
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I recently stayed in this lovely pub/ B&B for the valentines weekend. We stayed in the kingsize ensuite room. We had no particular reason for booking this place just wanted somewhere not to expensive and reasonably close to Norwich but not to close. This place turned out to be an excellent choice. We were made to feel...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ben K

6 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tacolneston
5.3 mi away
Park Farm Hotel
Park Farm Hotel
#1 of 1 in Hethersett
1,003 reviews
6.7 mi away
Dunston Hall
Dunston Hall
#1 of 1 in Stoke Holy Cross
2,202 reviews
9.2 mi away
Barnham Broom
Barnham Broom
#1 of 1 in Barnham Broom
797 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.1 mi away
Breckland Lodge
Breckland Lodge
#1 of 1 in Attleborough
266 reviews
8.0 mi away
Holiday Inn Norwich
Holiday Inn Norwich
#19 of 50 in Norwich
605 reviews
5.9 mi away
Griffin Hotel Attleborough
Griffin Hotel Attleborough
#5 of 7 in Attleborough
31 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful 16th-century former free-house, full of charm, cosiness and character. Clean, friendly and welcoming, modern rooms with tea and coffee making facilities. Large licensed residents lounge area, with Now TV (box sets and films), self service honesty bar and real ale bottle shop stocking over 30 bottled local real ales. All rooms are booked on a bed and breakfast basis, offering all rooms with en-suite shower and wc facilities. Wifi free. Key safe for late checking, large extensive FREE car park. Morning coffee garden area. Breakfasts all cooked with local produce. Overnight bike storage. 8 Miles from Norwich city centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pelican Guest House

Address: 136 Norwich Road, Tacolneston NR16 1AL, England (Formerly The Pelican Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Tacolneston
Price Range: £68 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pelican Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your The Pelican Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Pelican Guest House Tacolneston, Norfolk
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Pelican Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“look at the devil in the detail, the pics don't tell the full story”
 of 5 bubbles 361mrc, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“They are all good”
 of 5 bubbles alanmm2013, 27 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Only a few so I'm sure all similar”
 of 5 bubbles SisterBluebird, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Only 3 rooms and I have stayed in 2 of them with no problems to date”
 of 5 bubbles NormanH_13, 29 May 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 1,2 and 3”
 of 5 bubbles alisonc939, 1 May 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay