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“Just went for the beer Jasper Murdock's”
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The Norwich Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Norwich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2010

The beers are genuinely British. The fuggle and barleycorn and pale ale were both tasty but without any distinctive character to call their own. If you yearn for a British pub, go to the Norwich Inn because these beers are as true as you will find in Northern New England.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2010

Wife and I celebrated our 20th. wedding anniversary by mountain biking through Vermont. We stayed at the Norwich Inn because of the close proximity to great roads and trails. Also very convenient to King Arthur Flour, Harpoon Brewery, Quechee Gorge and Dartmouth College. Online reservations were easy to make, we chose a King room in the Ivy House, a separate modern building a stones throw from the Inn. Room was spacious, comfortable, well maintained and decor was pleasing. Check in was effortless, staff very friendly, and just the perfect feel of a true Vermont Inn. You MUST visit Jasper Murdocks Alehouse, beer made on premise, and done VERY VERY well. As our biking travels took us 40 miles away every day, we only enjoyed breakfasts at the Inn. Service was friendly, efficient and food was remarkably fresh and delicious. Next door to Inn is a great general store for any and all of your needs. Quiet, comfortable, friendly, and social... We'll certainly stay there again!!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2010

Terrible service, terrible continental breakfast, lousy beer, leaking toilet, located next to a gas station and overall bad vibes. The front desk manager spends all his time on his computer instead of doing things that might make the place acceptable and enjoyable. I think he was writing positive trip advisor reviews for his Inn, because the tip advisors overall rating does not come close to my experience.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Jasper27, Owner at The Norwich Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2010

The Norwich Inn prides itself on good service and we are sorry we fell short of this guest's expectations. However, to set the record straight, we would never write our own reviews to Trip Advisor (nor would they allow it). Also, our beers are award winning and while most people rave about them, they are quite hearty and not for everyone. The gas pump mentioned is attached to the 100+ year old General Store which is considered an icon of Vermont and is a tourist attraction in its own right.

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Reviewed 23 July 2010

It was okay. The location had a little more of a suburban feel to it than I thought, as opposed to a New England village feel, perhaps because the town is mostly along one street and its proximity to Hanover, with the interstate running in between. As for the inn itself, it was very nice and comfortable, but not what I'd call spectacular. The rates are a little bit overpriced for what it is, I think. The staff were warm and friendly when you had reason to talk with them, but otherwise they didn't go out of their way to interact with guests. We stayed in the old part of the hotel, on the third floor (I thought they said we'd be on the second floor, and was disappointed because my 80 year old mother had to climb the stairs). The room was charming and clean, for the most part. The floors slanted, but we think that's the kind of thing that adds character. What wasn't clean was the sink trap, all else was fine. The air conditioner was grinding away all night, but we let them know about the noise, so maybe by now it's been fixed. Loved the rocking chair front porch. It's not set up for outdoor dining guests anymore, as they've modified it very nicely with ramps for disabled guests. However, the area in the rear is a nice spot to eat outside if you want, and you can still bring your drinks out to the front porch if you want.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

Stayed 2 nights in the Walker House behind the main Inn in two rooms. The rooms were large, very nice, with beautiful bathrooms and furnishings and free WiFi. The king-sized bed was a four-poster. The Inn has a large front porch with rocking chairs, making it a nice spot to sit in the morning while drinking coffee. The general store is right next door if you need anything, and there's a 24-hour CVS about 5 minutes away. King Arthur Flour is right down the road (we took a baking course while there).

The gentlemen at the desk at check-in/out was a bit scattered, kept complaining of computer problems, making the process unnecessarily slow. I do think that a real improvement with this Inn would be complimentary full breakfast (as in other Inns), rather than just muffins and coffee. The locally sourced food is good in the dining room - beers made on-site are tasty and a good value, and the dining staff were friendly. There are lots of places in the area to eat. The Inn is not far from the highway, which makes it a good launching point for touring other towns in Vermont. We brought bicycles and rode in the area. The scenery is beautiful (especially along River Road), but hilly, so I would not recommend for younger children. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and will certainly return.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

The Norwich Inn is just a few minutes from Dartmouth College. My daughter and I were touring New England schools and stayed one night in a double room in the old Inn. There are new buildings with more "hotel" style rooms in the back, but we loved the quaint old B&B style of the main inn and tavern. The room was adorable, perfecty clean and comfortable. The beds were especially comfy. The bathroom was very small and a little worn (as you'd expect in an old B&B), but serviceable and very clean. The inn sits in a lovely garden with a big wraparound porch, perfect for a glass of wine or one of the microbrews they make on site. We took a walk around the neighborhood and discovered a picturesque old cemetery, pretty woods and quaint gardens. There is a nice sitting room with a fireplace and a large dining room and screened porch for eating. We ate both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant. The food was very good, better than I expected for dinner. We had wonderful hospitality from the owner who made a point to check on us even though it was a busy night. The only slight hiccup was the waitress at breakfast, I think she was having a bad day. All in all this is a wonderful place to stay in the Hanover / Norwich area.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

delightful old inn with beautiful lobby and handsomely appointed guestroom.
bath was a throwback to the 1930's, but i loved it. great water pressure.
brewpub on site had excellent handcrafted brews and great food in
the dining room. bartender was owner's son who was very nice and the
innkeepers wife was a gem.the inn is well appointed without being stuffy.
i cfannot say enough good things about this place. wish i could have
stayed longer.
this inn was supposed to be the inspiration for the 80's newhart show.
never met larry, larry and larry, but felt i could have!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Address: 325 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055-9453
Region: United States > Vermont > Norwich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Norwich
Price Range: £129 - £221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Norwich Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Norwich Inn is a historic, full-service Vermont country inn located in Norwich, near Dartmouth College, just across the river from Hanover, New Hampshire. An Inn has been on the Main Street site since 1797; the current Victorian Structure since 1890. This Dartmouth hotel is proud to offer 40 guest rooms, a Pub & Dining Room known as Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse and a Microbrewery featuring hand-crafted English Ales, sold only on site. We are proud to offer one of the largest wine selections in Vermont, housed in our new Wine Cellar, which is also available for private parties. Local legend has it that the Inn and the Town were the inspiration behind the popular TV Show, “Newhart,” which was set in Norwich. ... more   less 
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