The Chequers Inn

Thornham, Norfolk
Inn


Lovely village inn on the North Norfolk coast, wonderful walking, seafood and rooms

Bedroom

11 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Cheerful Chequers, beloved by locals and visitors alike, is thriving. General Manager Ewen takes the helm and all is smooth sailing — with some of the best seafood you’ll find in this lovely part of the world. Thornham is a pretty little village nestled along the coast, close to spectacular scenery and nature reserves, where Chequers gleams with its whitewashed walls and red pantiles. Inside, the fireplace glows and crackles, fresh flowers sit on scrubbed tables and the menu beckons. Our tempura of Brancaster mussels with tartar espuma and chilli vinegar (part of their Norfolk tapas range) was bursting with delicate flavours, but you might try slow-cooked crispy belly of pork with cider potato fondant, black cabbage, black pudding bonbon and grain mustard velouté. Pizzas are a treat too (crispy duck caught our eye) and there’s private dining in the all-weather Pavilions outside. Rooms (most in the main building, two in a separate cottage) are stylish and spoiling — with sloe gin and homemade biscuits. Breakfasts are splendid, setting you up for a day of walking and exploring. Both Sandringham and Holkham Hall are close.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Stays from £139 per couple, including £30 allocation towards dinner per person and breakfast. Available on Sunday and Monday nights.

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

A dog blanket in the room and a tasty sausage for breakfast. Four-legged guests' gallery on the website: http://chequersinnthornham.com/gallery/four-legged-guests/

Dogs £10 per dog per night. Max. 2.

Maps with local walks available.

Meals
Breakfast from £15. Starters from £3.95. Tapas from £3.95. Lunch from £8.95. Mains from £13.95.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
11 Doubles
From £120

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Anita Rakauskaite

  • RSPB Titchwell - very popular bird reserve where countless seabirds, marsh harriers, avocets make their home.
  • Coal Barn and Thornham harbour - Coal Barn, featured in Dickens' Great Expectations, sits in a unique position alone on the water’s edge at Thornham harbour next to the marshes and creeks. It was mainly used by smugglers in 18th century.
  • Sandringham Royal Estate - the Queen’s own country estate. For much of the year, it is possible to explore the house, museum & gardens with its pretty lake and flowerbeds. You can visit the woodland and heathland of the country park free of charge.
  • Norfolk Lavender - contains world famous lavender gardens as well as an oil distillery, Hornbeam Maze and for children, a petting barn.
  • Holkham Hall is one of the magnificent houses in England, with wonderful paintings and furnishings to be seen.
  • Beaches - visit the beautiful, charming coastal villages and towns that pepper the coast, from Hunstanton in the east to Cromer in the west, stopping off at Brancaster, Wells-next-the-Sea and Sheringham.