The Chequers Inn

Thornham, Norfolk

Lovely village inn on the North Norfolk coast, wonderful walking, seafood and rooms


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Cheerful Chequers, beloved by locals and visitors alike, is thriving. General Manager Ewen takes the helm and all is smooth sailing — with some of the best seafood you’ll find in this lovely part of the world. Thornham is a pretty little village nestled along the coast, close to spectacular scenery and nature reserves, where Chequers gleams with its whitewashed walls and red pantiles. Inside, the fireplace glows and crackles, fresh flowers sit on scrubbed tables and the menu beckons. Our tempura of Brancaster mussels with tartar espuma and chilli vinegar (part of their Norfolk tapas range) was bursting with delicate flavours, but you might try slow-cooked crispy belly of pork with cider potato fondant, black cabbage, black pudding bonbon and grain mustard velouté. Pizzas are a treat too (crispy duck caught our eye) and there’s private dining in the all-weather pavilions outside. bedrooms (most in the main building, two in a separate cottage) are stylish and spoiling — with sloe gin and homemade biscuits. Breakfasts are splendid, setting you up for a day of walking and exploring. Both Sandringham and Holkham Hall are close.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

A dog blanket in the room and a tasty sausage for breakfast. Four-legged guests' gallery on the website:

Dogs £10 per dog per night. Max. 2.

Maps with local walks available.

Breakfast from £15. Tapas from £3.95. Lunch from £8.95. Mains from £13.95.


Nightly price
from £120
Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
11 Doubles
From £120



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Anita Rakauskaite Norfolk

  • RSPB Titchwell - very popular bird reserve where countless seabirds, marsh harriers, avocets make their home.
  • Coal Barn and Thornham harbour - Coal Barn, featured in Dickens' Great Expectations, sits in a unique position alone on the water’s edge at Thornham harbour next to the marshes and creeks. It was mainly used by smugglers in 18th century.
  • Sandringham Royal Estate - the Queen’s own country estate. For much of the year, it is possible to explore the house, museum & gardens with its pretty lake and flowerbeds. You can visit the woodland and heathland of the country park free of charge.
  • Norfolk Lavender - contains world famous lavender gardens as well as an oil distillery, Hornbeam Maze and for children, a petting barn.
  • Holkham Hall is one of the magnificent houses in England, with wonderful paintings and furnishings to be seen.
  • Beaches - visit the beautiful, charming coastal villages and towns that pepper the coast, from Hunstanton in the east to Cromer in the west, stopping off at Brancaster, Wells-next-the-Sea and Sheringham.