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“Lovely Country Pub”

The Pelican Guest House
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The Pelican Guest House
Ranked #1 of 2 Tacolneston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Country Pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We have just had Sunday lunch at the Pelican, a pretty pub in Tacolneston just outside of Norwich. The food was beautifully cooked, portions just right, with a really nice welcoming restaurant. Drinks were brought to the table by the handsome barman Matt and we felt that nothing would be too much trouble - very, very much recommended for a evening meal, Sunday lunch, special meal or just popping down the pub for drinks and a great meal. Loved it!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Norfolk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Interesting pub with wide range of beers. We enjoyed an excellently prepared lunch with friends. The food was very well presented and portions huge! The decor added to the atmosphere with displays of agricultural and domestic equipment. There are attractive inside and outside eating areas. We will visit again as well worth driving out from the city.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Made a visit to the Pelican for a family meal and was very satisfied. Busy so obviously others feel the same. Good menu selection and good drinks selection although service was a little lacking. Will definitely be back for another try.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

Lovely food, friendly staff. We always come back here, very nice, welcoming staff great food. Must book. Menu always being updated. Kids love it too. Kids menu is nice and home cooked. I had the fish cakes to start they are delicious and the steak to follow. Lovely.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Norwich
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

We recently visited The Pelican after a recommendation from friends and we weren't disappointed. We booked a table prior to visiting on a busy Saturday evening. The restaurant has a lovely feel and the service we received from the friendly staff we couldn't fault. The home cooked food was delicious and the burger was faultless. We are returning next week for Sunday lunch after reviewing the menu, which also looks delicious.... A definite must!!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Wymondham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Light lunch needed, and dropped into the Pelican.
Sufficient choice of food, not so much as to distrust the menu, enough for a real choice.
Lived up to the promise. Both of us enjoyed our choice, but since the detail of the menu changes regulalry have not coment on specific dishes. Ate in the garden--with an extensive non-smoking area, which is unusual for outside seating in my experience. Succumbed to the desserts– also first class pub food. Could have eaten in a range of spaces inside, each with a different ambience. Excellent service.
Its certainly on our 'stop by' list.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Wymondham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Fantastic country pub. Lots of history mixed well with modern comforts. Wooden beams, great atmosphere, and a warm welcome.
Decided on the spur of the moment to have a meal out for just the two of us, and picked The Pelican in Talconeston. So glad we did.
The experience was excellent all round. Beautiful food, well made and perfectly cooked with a tasty home made garnish. A great selection of drinks and a small shop section with local beers and wines to take home. Staff were friendly and efficient, without being too in your face. Just the right level of service.
The whole place was bright and clean. If the weather had been better we'd have enjoyed the decked area out back.
All in all it is highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Pelican Guest House

Property: The Pelican Guest House
Address: 136 Norwich Road, Tacolneston NR16 1AL, England (Formerly The Pelican Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Tacolneston
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tacolneston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pelican Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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