With a traditional restaurant, cosy bedrooms and period features, The Bell is situated in the heart of Thetford. Just 2 miles from Thetford Forest, the inn offers free parking and a leafy garden.

Set in a 16th-century building, the individual rooms at Bell each have a private bathroom and a work desk. Some feature original Tudor wall paintings and exposed beams, and all have a hairdryer, TV and CD player.

King James Restaurant serves traditional British cuisine and seasonal specials. The historical bar boasts original features, and offers a range of real ales and snacks. The Bell Hotel was also featured throughout the Dad’s Army TV series.

Situated on the corner of King Street and Bridge Street, The Bell is a short walk from Thetford’s shops and restaurants. The A11 motorway is a 3-minute drive, and nearby Brandon is a 10-minute drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

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Max adults: 2
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  • 1 single bed
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  • 2 single beds
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  • 1 double bed
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  • The staff speak English

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  • I'm looking to book a room for 4 nights from 23rd for me and my dog, are they allowed?

    Dear Guest WE are a dog friendly hotel and we charge £10.00 extra on the room charge for a four legged friend to stay with you. Hope this information helps. Kind regards The Bell Inn


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    Answered on 10 March 2020
  • Hi. I see that you are dog friendly which is great, but do you have a limit on the numbers of dogs and extra charges ?

    Dear Guest We do welcome friendly dogs to our hotel. We are only allowed to have 2 dogs per room. Hope this information helps Kind regards The Bell Inn


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    Answered on 10 March 2020
  • Can i bring my dog

    The hotel is dog friendly, however dogs are not allowed in Superior rooms or the restaurant area.


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    Answered on 7 October 2019
  • Are there bedrooms on the ground floor

    Dear Guest Please accept our apologies. Unfortunately we do not have any ground floor bedrooms and nor do we have a lift to the first or second floors Kind regards The Bell Inn


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    Answered on 10 March 2020
  • I should like to book a standard double room, but need either ground floor, or lift access higher. Would this be possible?

    Dear Guest Please accept our apologies but we do not have a lift or any ground floor rooms. Kind regards The Bell Inn


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    Answered on 10 March 2020
  • Is there anywhere we could store a couple of bikes ?

    Yes we are happy to store bikes in a secure area for you


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • Hi, I was wondering whether there is a facility to securely store my bicycle overnight, assuming it cannot be kept in the room? Many thanks, Stephen

    We are happy to store bicycles overnight in a secure room


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • are dogs welcome to stay

    Yes very welcome


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • Do you have somewhere secure to lock and store bicycles?

    Yes we have secure areas for bicycles


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • Do you have cycle facilities . Ie lock up shed storage . Thanks

    Yes we have ample safe storage for bicycles


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • hello can you tell me what time breakfast is served on sat urdays thanks

    Dear Guest We serve breakfast from 8am till 10am in our restaurant on Saturdays and Sundays Kind regards Elizabeth


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    Answered on 30 November 2021
  • Is possible check in before 3am .Thank you Take care

    The hotel is manned 24/7 so it is possible to check in any time. Rooms are normally available from 2pm on the day of arrival


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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on 23 August 2021
  • Hi team, what breakfasts do the team do? Does the menu include cereals?

    There is a continental breakfast buffet which includes cereals as well as a selection of cooked items which are cooked to order


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • are any of your twin rooms on the ground floor

    Unfortunately all of our rooms are located on the first or second floors


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • Hi Do you have room for cars with trailers in the car park?

    Yes we have a large car park with plenty of space


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • Can you bring a dog

    Dogs are very welcome throughout the hotel


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    Asked about: Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children) • Answered on 23 August 2021
  • Is it possible to bring a tiny monster with us Ie 1 Shsh tsu dog who is well behaved

    Absolutely, dogs are very welcome


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    Asked about: Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child) • Answered on 23 August 2021
  • I am interested in booking a room for my wedding night , can we check in late as our reception does not finish till between 12pm and 1am ?

    Dear Guest Late check in are available as we have a night ported on call throughout the night. Kind regards The Bell Inn


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    Answered on 10 March 2020
  • Hi is there tea facilities in the Room please as we are staying in your hotel next week. Thank you

    Dear Guest We do provide tea and coffee making facilities in all our rooms. Kind regards Elizabeth


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    Answered on 25 November 2021
  • Do you serve food in the bar as we have a dog

    Yes we do, we can also serve breakfast in our lounge area where the dog is very welcome


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Thetford Castle Hill
    0.4 miles
  • Weeting Castle
    6.6 miles
  • Snetterton Race Circuit
    9.7 miles
  • The Apex
    11.7 miles
  • St Edmundsbury Cathedral
    11.8 miles
  • Bury St Edmunds
    11.9 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Little Ouse River
    0.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Cambridge Airport
    28 miles
  • Norwich International Airport
    28.9 miles
  • London Stansted Airport
    41.6 miles
How to get to Bell by Greene King Inns from Norwich International Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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1 restaurant on site

    Restaurant

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Bell by Greene King Inns
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Games room
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Packed lunches
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Polish
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House rules Bell by Greene King Inns takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 22:00

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Bell by Greene King Inns accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the hotel does not have a lift and there are no ground-floor rooms.

Please note, the Bell is a popular wedding venue. If you stay on Fridays or Saturdays, there may be noise and a disco taking place.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

FAQs about Bell by Greene King Inns

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Bell by Greene King Inns by:

    • Car 50min

  • Check-in at Bell by Greene King Inns is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Bell by Greene King Inns may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Bell by Greene King Inns (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at Bell by Greene King Inns include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin
    • Family

  • Bell by Greene King Inns is 400 yards from the centre of Thetford.

  • Bell by Greene King Inns offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Games room
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Live sport events (broadcast)

  • Yes, Bell by Greene King Inns is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Bell by Greene King Inns has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant