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Our boutique hotel in the heart of Thetford awaits you. We are a privately owned, independent hotel employing passionate local staff with local knowledge.

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The hotels accommodation provides 8 uniquely styled Boutique Bedrooms.  All have been re-furbished to a very high standard with comfortable king size beds, luxury furnishings and the attention to detail that makes a stay special. 

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‘Relaxed and Ambient’ describes our restaurant perfectly! From superb Steaks to sumptuous Fish our genuine locally sourced produce is there to tempt you.

Superb home-made cuisine created for you by our young, enthusiastic & talented team.

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We had a marvellous time filming and being featured in Channel 4's Four in a Bed! Click below to watch our episode and find out how Gez got on!

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A brief history.

Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. At the time it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast, and dinner at around 8 o’clock in the evening. The solution for the Duchess was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon.

So to avoid that ‘sinking feeling’ we are delighted to say that we are now serving traditional afternoon teas and cream teas at The Thomas Paine Hotel every day from 12pm-6pm.

All afternoon tea pre-booking required with £5 deposit per person.

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