The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant & B&B


Awarded 2 AA Rosettes April 2011 and April 2012 for culinary excellence, The Old Forge is situated in a prime position for Holt, Walsingham, Holkham Beach, Wells-Next-the-Sea and Blakeney. It is in Thursford, the village renowned for its Christmas Spectacular.

Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence. Achieved "Excellent" 5 star rating from Environmental Health, North Norfolk District Council.

The restaurant is open all year and opens early at 4.00 pm especially for the Christmas show to cater for the matinee and evening performances. Pre-theatre meals are offered for the show plus additional specials and our full à la carte.

The Old Forge has been featured twice on BBC national television breakfast news showing the chef/proprietor cooking various seafood dishes and more recently on a Channel 4 cutting edge documentary.

Awarded 4 star AA accommodation rating April 2012.

Full English breakfast included using all local ingredients. ALL ROOMS ARE EN SUITE. Cycle storage available. Children welcome. Dogs welcome.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Twin ensuite room£35.00 per person per night for bed & breakfast
Double ensuite room£35.00 per person per night for bed & breakfast
Double ensuite room£35.00 per person per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - This property has not specified a minimum age for children. Please check with them to find out whether they will accept your children.

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Leisure Facilities

  • Pony trekking/horse-riding


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Satellite TV
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Based on A148 main Fakenham to Holt Road at Thursford.

The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant & B&B

Type:Restaurant with Rooms

4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Restaurant with Rooms
Fakenham Road, Thursford, Norfolk, NR21 0BD

Tel: 01328 878345


  • 1 AA Rosettes
  • 4 AA Stars Restaurant with Rooms
1 AA Rosettes 4 AA Stars Restaurant with Rooms

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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