The joys of the English countryside, the wonders of rural life.
The rich, clean air that revives and invigorates. Lush greens, reds and browns blended to perfection along Peddars Way - we arrive weary in body and in mind at Castle Acre. An atmosphere of calm envelopes us and at the village green with its towering Ents, a blessed vision appears before us in the shape of an Inn. 'The Ostrich Inn'. We enter and take our rest.
The Ostrich Inn has stood here on the green for over four hundred years and it looks great. Slightly haunted with walls and ceilings askew it still provides the goods. Since new custodians took over in 2009, The Ostrich Inn has undergone a complete transformation. The style is comfy, old England with a dash of the medieval. The décor is lavish and warm, the bar is bright and fully loaded, the larder well stocked. The rooms are luxurious and keenly priced. The ambiance is just right.
The garden has been beautifully landscaped, its become a secure happy place for all. Parents can relax in the knowledge their children are not climbing things or getting lost. They are cocooned in an enclosed space with just a sandpit and a beach hut. A bit of the beach brought to Castle Acre.Huge car park at rear. See map!
Oliver Cromwell's grandmother propped up the bar in the late 15 hundreds whilst teaching her grandson the finer points of regicidal dictatorship perhaps.
Eat, drink, relax, enjoy an unrivaled atmosphere created by its present owners. The combination of food, wine, beer and hospitality is not to be found anywhere else in the county. Experience and a desire to create and inspire have culminated in a product that will continue to surprise.
A team of people have been carefully chosen for their skill and enthusiasm to ensure your experience at the Ostrich is a good one.
Our rooms are all en-suite and we serve a cold continental style breakfast in the morning.
Free WiFi internet
Children's play area
Activities and Experiences
Antiques & fairs
At present we are unable to offer specific facilities for guests with mobility issues, however we will assist wherever possible.
Booking Terms and Conditions
Roadfrom A1(12.0 miles)
Enter onot A1 via Greens Road. Head southwest on Green Rd toward Ambassador Way, turn left at A1075/Yaxham Rd. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A47 ramp, merge onto A47, go through 1 roundabout. Take the A1065 exit toward Cromer/Newmarket/Swaffham. Turn left at A1065/Castle Acre Rd, continue to follow A1065. Turn left toward Bailey St.Continue straight onto Bailey St, turn left at High St, destination will be on the left.
Roadfrom A11(50.0 miles)
A11,follow sign for Brandon, Left at traffic lights, follow sings for Swaffham. The Ostrich Inn at Castle Acre is situated in between Swaffham and Fakenham just off the A1065.