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The Thomas Paine Hotel

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Dining (29)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
FREE WIFI SUPERSPEED FIBRE downloads of upto 76 mb throughout the hotel in all of our totally refurbished bedrooms. Extremely popular being a pet friendly property so you don't have to leave your best friends at home, if you want excellent local produce and seafood then you should visit this ambient restaurant and boutique hotel, our fantastic local cuisine with efficient and friendly service, good local ale and fabulous surroundings you’ll experience this hotel. Recently totally refurbished and under new management, The Thomas Paine Hotel offers a new level of comfort and service. Situated within walking distance of many of the town's attractions, it makes an ideal base for exploring the area or for the businessman needing a good night's sleep. Steeped in history having been the birthplace of Thomas Paine who wrote the Rights of a man, come visit history in its making. Only 30 minutes from Cambridge and 20 minutes from Newmarket excellent for the races. Plenty of free car parking.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Banquet Room
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel


Full view
82Good for walkers
Grade: 82 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
9Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
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Booked last minute and secured a reasonable price. The staff were friendly, the room was of a good size but needed the extra heater they provided. The hotel is in need of TLC but clean and comfortable, easy to find and good parking available.
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What a Lovely little hotel certainly cheered up my Monday having a drink in front of the fire , staff extremely helpful and polite . Breakfast was one of the best I have had im glad I had booked for it ! Also the young girl that was working took the time to help me find the
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Had our wedding meal Christmas Eve at the Thomas Paine. Was a lovely day, staff were very attentive and accommodating, service prompt and the wine was kept flowing. All our guests said how nice it was, we all had a great day.
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We stayed here during our Christmas and New Yea Holidays, it was a wonderful experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The ambience and the food was fantastic. Loved the rooms, they were very neat and comfortable. You love to come back to it always. Enjoyed my stay!!!
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I brought my parents to celebrate their anniversary. Tried the long horn fillet steaks which were fantastic. The whole meal was delicious and service was first class, the menu prices were reasonable. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very pleasant. I would recommend anyone to
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Roundabout with Alarm going for pedestrian walkway
Really comfortable bed. But view of the room is cracking.
Deluxe Toilet? Descaled would be good.
Deluxe Toiletries (Honest this is what we had)
Dirty walls & switch
Hi sir Sunday lunch is £9.95 one course £12.95 two course and £14.95 three course hope that helps let us know if you would like to book a table also this Sunday we have a singer too at no extra cost.
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"Bring your appetite."
"Quiet rooms with good views"
"Noisy if the windows are open"
"The Lincoln Room is the best, we booked it both weekends. Looks out over the front and side of the hotel, windows on two sides of the room."
"enquire about heating/water before you book"
US$64 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
historical thomas paine thetford
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaThetford
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