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The Thomas Paine

33 Whitehart St, Thetford, IP24 1AA

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The food was excellent, the service was exceptional and will definitely dine there again. Great value food and a great value for money.

Shaun Coleran 31 August 2016
from Thetford

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Sourcing the best ingredients from neighbouring butchers, bakers and fishmongers, The Thomas Paine restaurant in Thetford presents hearty British dishes. This boutique hotel setting, lovingly restored to its former glory, also boasts a sun-trap outdoor terrace.

Simple, traditional, but superbly executed fare forms The Thomas Paine menu, offering starters such as hot wings with stilton sauce, and tantalising sharing platters. The mixed grill is a favourite option for meat eaters and there are varied meat-free options for vegetarians.

Staple favourites such as retro black forest gateau with berry compote features for dessert, while at the bar, guests are able to enjoy more casual dishes including club sandwiches and burgers. The Sunday roast is another popular affair at The Thomas Paine in Thetford, as is the afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed the Paine Gallery.

On the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, in the middle of the picturesque market town, The Thomas Paine is a 6-minute walk from Thetford Train Station.

The Thomas Paine

33 Whitehart St, Thetford, IP24 1AA

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Customer reviews for The Thomas Paine

4.7 (((() (based on 26 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (14)
  • dinner (14)
  • value (14)
  • lunch (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (7)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((( by from Notwich

    Excellent service, peaceful environment , perfect for meeting friends between Cambridge and Norwich.
    We plan to return soon

  • ((((( by from Thetford

    The food was excellent, the service was exceptional and will definitely dine there again. Great value food and a great value for money.

  • ((((( by from Thetford

    Fabulous evening for my husbands birthday. . Really lovely.

  • ((((* by from Thetford

    Lovely ambience, lovely food. Scones were quite small, but given the rest of the food was probably for the best! Would have been nice to have butter for the cheese scone. Only downside was I had to find the staff to get another pot of coffee.

  • ((((* by from Wymondham

    Thourghly enjoyed celebratory afternoon tea at The Thomas Paine. Service excellent, cakes delicious & plentiful. Think they could just raise the bar a bit with the sandwiches & mini scones. They brought a cake with a candle for my Mum in Laws 89th birthday which was a lovely touch. I'd both recommend & go again.

  • ((((( by from Norwich

    A delicious afternoon tea at the Thomas Paine Hotel. Lovely food and attentive service.

  • ((((* by from Spalding

    Pleasant surroundings and very friendly staff. The Sunday roast was good value and the puddings were delicious. All the food was nicely presented.

  • ((((( by from Thetford

    Lovely afternoon tea, sandwiches, scones and cakes were delicious.

  • ((((( by from Thetford

    Lovely meal, staff very attentive and knowledgeable about Glueten Free options.
    Will definitely visit again.

  • ((((* by from Thetford

    Afternoon Tea: It was amazing' plenty of food! Service was friendly and helpful :)

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