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Hotel The Old Forge (Fakenham, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Old Forge (Fakenham, United Kingdom)

About The Old Forge

With a mention in ‘A Pilgrim’s Progress’, The Old Forge in Fakenham, UK, is set in a former coaching inn belonging to the 14th century. The hotel is around five miles from Fakenham. The three rooms at the hotel sport a classic style with oak beams. All rooms are equipped with flat screen satellite TVs and coffeemakers. Room service is available during limited hours. The non-smoking hotel has multi-lingual staff. Pets are allowed and can stay free. Parking onsite and Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel is complimentary. The Old Forge serves a free full English breakfast. The Rosette winning rustic onsite restaurant, which has a traditional decor of exposed beams and flagstone floors, serves seafood specialities prepared from locally sourced produce. The hotel is around seven miles from the historical Holt. The Holkham beach is a 15-minute drive and King’s Lynn and Norwich are around 40 minutes and 50 minutes respectively by car.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • Rooms
    Good  (7.7 / 10)
  • Service
    Excellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • Cleanliness
    Excellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • Value for money
    Very good  (8.3 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Good location

Some guests say that The Old Forge is in a very good location in Fakenham, UK. It is ideal for visiting the Thursford Spectacular Christmas show as it is only a few miles up the road from the hotel. Guests find the hotel is well placed to explore the area by car as well.


Good sized rooms

Many guests say that the rooms are a good size. They are clean and warm. Many guests find it pleasing that the rooms are full of character retaining the charm of the Old Forge that it once was. Guests say the place suited their needs and they would be happy to stay there again.


Friendly owners; delicious sea fare

Guests say that they are made to feel very welcome by the owners. The breakfast provided is very tasty and the dinner is amazing. As the restaurant specializes in seafood, guests find lots of interesting fish dishes deliciously prepared and nicely presented. Most guests having sampled the food once say that eating at the restaurant every time they are in Thursford becomes a tradition for them.

Negative Reviews


Damp smell in rooms and other issues

Many guests say that the rooms have a damp smell about them. TVs provided in the rooms are small and guests say they kept freezing. Electrical sockets are loose. There are no lights in the corridors, so guests had trouble locating the key holes in the doors.


Sloping bathroom roof

The bathrooms are under sloping roofs, so guests find it difficult to use the shower as they cannot stand upright. The wash basin is also inconveniently positioned say guests, and the waste bins are dirty.



Rooms are by the busy main road and hence noisy when windows are opened. With closed windows, guests say they did not have proper ventilation.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. PC with internet
  5. Restaurant
  6. WiFi in public areas
  7. Free WiFi (public areas)
  8. Free WiFi
  9. Breakfast
Room amenities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. WiFi
  8. Fan
  9. Free WiFi (rooms)
  1. Accessible bathroom
  2. Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 11:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


Fakenham Road, Thursford , NR21 0BD , Fakenham , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1328878345 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Forge

  • Is there a pool area at The Old Forge?

    No, The Old Forge doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Old Forge?

    No, The Old Forge doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Old Forge?

    Yes, The Old Forge provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Old Forge?

    Check-in at The Old Forge is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Old Forge located?

    The Old Forge is located in Fakenham Road, Thursford, NR21 0BD, Fakenham, United Kingdom.

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