The Olde Windmill Inn

Water EndIP25 6NNThetfordUnited Kingdom
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About The Olde Windmill Inn

The Olde Windmill Inn is a country inn offering single and double rooms in a rural, village setting 12 miles from Norwich. The facility was built in 1650 and is pet-friendly. The family-run hotel also offers additional cots for children.

Each room features a TV, radio and coffee/tea making facilities.

The hotel features free Wi-Fi in both rooms and public spaces, and meeting facilities. A 9 and 18-hole golf course is on-site. The facility also offers private, off-road parking.

The hotel offers daily-changing specials and an extensive menu in the restaurant and dining areas, in addition to limited-hours room service. They also makes breakfasts to go upon request. The Windmill furthermore features three bars with a wide selection of draught beers and lagers.

The hotel is close to the A1065 and A47 and easy driving distance to Thetford Forest Park.


Water End, IP25 6NN, Thetford, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1760)756232 | Fax: +44(1760)756400 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Charming and nostalgic.

Guests were charmed by the 17th Century building. They also loved the special extra touches such as the wide choice of coffee, teas, chocolate and biscuits left in every room. They were charmed by the quaint village surroundings. Bird lovers also loved th

Excellent grub and drink.

Guests were enthusiastic about the wide range of ales and spirits available. Many specifically praised the quality of the cask ales. Guests gave the pub grub available better than average reviews and praised both the quality and portions. Some guests, how

Lovely family-run hotel.

The same family has operated the pub hotel for the last fifty years and guests praised the service as detail-oriented and absolutely charming. They also praised the little extras, like free toiletries in the bathroom and everyone seemed to love the large,

Negative Reviews

A bit hot.

Several guests wrote that they felt the radiators were either hard to operate or did not respond to the controls, so the rooms became overheated – even with the windows open.

A tad isolated.

While many guests loved the rural surroundings, a few felt isolated, particularly in the evenings, when they felt their only dining option was on site. That said, there is a popular trade-off. Many guests loved the cosy nights they spent in the pub by the

There is no reception area.

A few guests remarked that they had problems checking in and finding staff, as there is no separate reception.

Rating Overview

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8.9 out of 10 based on 182 reviews