Places to go out & eat & drink in Thetford
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Places to eat & drink in Thetford.

Once the capital of a Danish kingdom ruled first by King Sweyne and then Canute, Thetford later became a Norman stronghold with a powerful castle. All that remains of the 12th century castle is a large mound, while the remains of a Cluniac priory founded in 1103 by the aptly-named Roger Bigod, first Earl of Norfolk, stand on the banks of the Little Ouse, one of two rivers that meander through the town.

The Ancient House Museum is a timber-framed Tudor building with fine carved beam ceilings. Thetford was the birthplace in 1737 of the radical philosopher Thomas Paine, author of ‘Rights of Man’ and ‘Age of Reason’ and a statue of him stands outside the Elizabethan Bell Hotel.

Nearby is the 50,000-acre Thetford Forest where four species of deer and even the rare red squirrel flourish. Grime Graves is a 4,000-year-old Neolithic flint mine discovered in 1970s.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Thetford or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Thetford...

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Griston Road, Thompson, Norfolk, IP24 1PXSingle from £45.00, Double from £65.00 per room, per night
2 Double, 1 Family - All En-suite
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The Chequers is one of Norfolk's hidden gems tucked away in a picturesque village called Thompson, in rural Breckland between Watton & Thetford and Snetterton Race Track 15-minute drive.

Chefs prepare all foods fresh to order. Due to the popularity and size of the 50-seat restaurant we recommend making a reservation. All the bedrooms are furnished in country cottage style pine all feature Flatscreen TV's with Freeview and DVD players. Each with private entrance enabling you to come and go as you please. Hairdryer, shaver and modem point. There's also a patio area at the front of the accommodation for guests to use.

Swaffham 12.4 miles. Thetford 8 miles.