The Thomas Paine Hotel is centrally situated in Thetford, a bustling and historic town at the hub of East Anglia.
The hotel is privately owned and family run. We offer a high level of comfort and a relaxed ambience, for business and leisure.
Special weekend breaks are available throughout the year.
All thirteen bedrooms have private bathroom, colour television, hairdryer, direct dial phone and tea/coffee facilities.
Our Bridal Suite is ideal for your wedding night or any romantic celebration.
We are a small hotel with the amenities of a larger hotel plus a warm, personal welcome.
We offer a wide range of catering tailored to your needs, specialising in freshly prepared food using local produce and our varied menus include vegetarian choices.
Our intimate beamed restaurant offers good food, an excellent wine list and a la carte menus.
An extensive selection of bar meals and snacks are available and our well-stocked bar includes locally brewed real ale and there is a pleasant patio for fine weather.
Children are especially welcome, and well catered for. Pets are welcome with prior notice.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) born on this site, is Thetford's most famous son. A pioneer of real democracy, he was involved with both the American and French Revolutions. His book, The Rights of Man, is justly famous. Some of Paine's writings formed part of the American Constitution.
Thetford is an ideal base for short breaks. Its past can be seen in Iron Age and Norman remains and an excellent local museum. Nearby Thetford Forest Park has many wooded walks.
Norwich and the popular Norfolk Broads are nearby.