If you like buildings that tell a story, you'll feel right at home with The Thomas Paine Hotel in Thetford; characterised by wooden beams and floors, stained glass, high ceilings and uneven floors.  Built from three, Eighteenth Century cottages with a Victorian frontage it changes from the grandeur of high ceilings and stained glass windows to beams and pammentfloors.

Reputed to be the birthplace of Thomas Paine the celebrated free thinker and campaigner of the 18th century who wrote the Rights of Man, on which the American Constitution is based.

If you want excellent locally sourced food, staff who want to help you make your experience a memorable one, a great beer selection and fabulous surroundings you’ll love the hotel.

Now refurbished and under new private ownership since 2012, The Thomas Paine Hotel offers a high level of comfort and service for Boutique hotel accommodation and dining in Thetford.

Situated within walking distance of many of the town’s attractions and just 10 minutes from the station, it makes an ideal base for exploring this historical area or for the business traveler needing a good night’s sleep.  Visit our local attractions page to see what there is to do in the area.

There are lots of walks, cycle routes and bridleways in and around Thetford and the surrounding Forest.  We are also becoming a very popular place to stay for pre and post holiday visits to Centre Parcs Elveden Forest as well as a suitable eatery to visit during holidays there.


Pet friendly hotel thetford

Pet Friendly

At The Thomas Paine Hotel, we have family at the heart of our business - and we know that extends to the four legged kind too! So, we encourage you to bring yours with you on your next stay.

For more information on our dog friendly policy, please simply give the hotel a call: 01842 750372.


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