The Old Norwich Arms




Old Norwich Arms entrance


The Old Norwich Arms (1746) is a former public house.  A typical Norfolk flint and brick cottage, the building has been refurbished to a high standard to provide self-catering accommodation for thirteen people.  The main reception room has all the comforts of a country cottage with a log fire and full central heating.  There is an upright piano for rehearsal and teaching purposes, and a small but useful library of chamber music, piano music, songs and books


Dining Room


Dining Room


The dining room, with a large pine table that can seat a maximum of 17 people, can also be used for buffets, when 50-60 can be served.  A second upright piano enables the room to be used as a studio when not required for meals.





A well-appointed kitchen has hardwood working surfaces, two electric ovens, one gas and two electric hobs, two dish-washers, a fridge/freezer and a large selection of smaller equipment, pots, pans and serving dishes.






All beds are single and rooms are named after famous musicians or benefactors.  The main building has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.  Two twin rooms (one with wash basin) share a toilet and shower, whilst a triple room and a smaller room with bunks (also with a wash basin) share a toilet and bathroom.  The front rooms have attractive views across the meadow.




In the courtyard there are two self-contained en-suite double rooms with bunks that afford privacy of their own. Converted from former outbuildings, these are the two most popular rooms!


Outside Space


Outside space

Beyond, towards the fields, is an attractive orchard that can be used for camping during summer courses.




The complex is also available for private lets as holiday accommodation.






Hire of the Old Norwich Arms and the Orchard is £1,250 per week throughout the year, with a minimum of £550 for a weekend, and £275 per night.  Christmas and New Year lets are £1,500 per week.


 All charges are inclusive of heating, lighting and linen but specifically exclude the use of The Old Chapel which, if available, can be hired separately.


 For smaller groups based on a minimum of five people, accommodation is available at £35 per person per night.  There is a discount rate for children up to and including the age of twelve of £20 per child per night.


Accommodation can be arranged for one night or more.  Special rates may be available by negotiation for certain charities and music courses.


The above rates are on a self-catering basis, but The Yorke Trust’s Executive Chef is available should catering be required.

For all booking enquiries contact The Yorke Trust office