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Hotel The Olde Windmill Inn (Thetford, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Olde Windmill Inn (Thetford, United Kingdom)

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.

Top amenities

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

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 454  reviews from:
  • LocationExcellent  (8.6 / 10)
  • RoomsExcellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.4 / 10)

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.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Parking
  3. Terrace
  4. Pets allowed
  5. Hotel bar
  6. Conference rooms
  7. Non-smoking rooms
  8. WiFi in public areas
  9. Room service
  10. Airport shuttle
  11. Free WiFi (public areas)
  12. Late check out
For children
  1. Cot
  2. Playground
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle
  5. Desk
  6. Cable TV
  7. WiFi
  8. Hypoallergenic bedding
  9. Free WiFi (rooms)
  10. Coffee machine
  11. Flatscreen TV
Sports facilities
  1. Pool table
  2. Hiking trail
  1. Accessible hotel
  2. Accessible parking
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 13:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


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

Frequently Asked Questions about The Olde Windmill Inn

  • Is there a pool area at The Olde Windmill Inn?

    No, The Olde Windmill Inn doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Olde Windmill Inn?

    Yes, The Olde Windmill Inn has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at The Olde Windmill Inn?

    Yes, The Olde Windmill Inn provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Olde Windmill Inn?

    Check-in at The Olde Windmill Inn is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Olde Windmill Inn located?

    The Olde Windmill Inn is located in Water End, IP25 6NN, Thetford, United Kingdom.