The Pelican Guesthouse

   Bed & Breakfast   

Tacolneston, Norfolk


*New for Summer 2021*

You can now book our entire guesthouse for a self-contained, family summer getaway.
We are developing a new suite of rooms to accommodate up to 12 people for July & August 2021.
Call or email now to reserve your space.


A friendly, flexible Bed and Breakfast in a beautifully converted Grade II listed barn setting in Tacolneston. Situated just ten minutes from the historic city of Norwich and market town Wymondham, our B&B is close to the villages of Hethel, Wreningham, Ashwellthorpe and Mulbarton, making it ideal for both business travellers and weekend getaways.


 Accommodation options include the choice of 3-double, en-suite shower rooms & 1 ensuite twin room: we take great pride in providing very high-standards, ensuring rooms and public spaces are exceptionally clean, comfortable, cosy & charming.

As well as private en-suite bedrooms, there is also a large residents' lounge with Sky TV (inc. sports & movies), comfy sofas, breakfast/dining area and hidden nooks where you can take your pick from our mini-library and relax with your chosen book.

Additionally, we offer Free WIFI, in-room tea and coffee facilities, ample car parking, a delicious, self-serve continental breakfast available every day of the week.

Please note: We are currently in the process of expanding our offering for 2021. We plan to offer 7 rooms; including a  flexible 3-room family suite (6  beds, 2 shower rooms) & a level access Double, with a private garden terrace.

Ideal for family bookings, summer holidays or wedding weekends

Please contact us for more details



A B&B with a home-from-home feel set in a converted, grade 2 listed barn and former public house.

Choose from 3 cosy rooms, full of charm and character, with a large residents lounge & breakfast room, all set in a converted, Grade II listed barn conversion.

Ideal for weekday business travellers or relaxed weekend stays.

Planning to stay more regularly for business?

Contact us for a discount code





Self-serve, continental breakfast as standard. A fantastic choice, with great coffee and fresh produce. 

Business travellers

An ideal B&B for suitable for weekday business travellers, with block booking discounts available (3,4,7 & 28 days)

Parking & transport


Ample off road parking, with a local bus stop opposite. Driving: 20 mins to Norwich, 15 mins to Wymondham

Free Wifi


Broadband is available throughout the site.  (Sky Fibre  c.50mb/s).

Large TV  with SKY Movies and

SKY Sports in the main lounge

All towels & linens supplied


Fluffy towels, toiletaries and soft, fresh linens supplied ready for your stay.

Food delivery & dining

We supply crockery, cutlery & glassware so you can order-in your evening meal or relax with a drink

Self-catered family holiday rental

Sleeping up to 12 guests, you can now book the whole guesthouse for a family summer getaway.

1 King ; 4 doubles; 2 singles; 5 shower rooms a large lounge / dining ; private kitchen and garden.

Booking now for Summer 2021





Local Pubs


While the Pelican is currently closed, there are still plenty of local pubs & restaurants around. The closest, the Woodlands club, is literally across the road , with the Jolly Farmers offering food at the other end of the village.

Cultural Sites


Locals say "Norwich has a pub for every day & a church for every Sunday" . It also boasts a 'pristine' Norman castle, a cathedral, an historic market & a World leading University. Wymondham Abbey is a great local visit

Markets & Food


Local farm shops abound in Norfolk. with farmers markets regularly appearing in Wymondham & Norwich. Try Paddocks farm shop in Mulbarton (enroute to Norwich). Tacolneston has a takeaway Just Eat is always a click away

Leisure Activities


Wymondham leisure centre offers a great gym, swim, sports & fitness. While Thetford offers wave pool, cycling, walking & climbing. Snetterton race track is 20 mins away

North Norfolk

The North Norfolk cost is lined with picturesque towns, beaches and great places to eat & drink. Try Well-next-to-Sea or Holkham for beach walks. Great Yarmouth, Cromer or Sherringham, for traditional seaside fun 

Gateway to 'The Broads'


The Norfolk Broads extend across much of the County. Wroxham is a great starting point for exploring the Broads & only around 25 minutes away


“The owners were very friendly everything was clean and tidy We had a great breakfast each morning and all really enjoyed our stay We will be back again for sure very happy to recommend. ”



Tel: +44 (0) 1508 489521

The Pelican, 136 Norwich Road, Tacolneston. Norfolk. NR16 1AL

The Pelican Guesthouse is not a VAT registered business. You will not be charged VAT on your purchases with us

Please note, we can only accept cash or paypal for purchases or charges made during your stay.

Telephone or email reservations will be billed via a seperate invoice with payment links attaced (creditcard | debitcard | paypal).

Payment in full is required to confirm your reservation at least 24 hours before you check-in.


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