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Lynford Hall Hotel

Lynford Hall is an elegant period hotel with 37 beautifully appointed bedrooms, nestling in 28 acres of formal gardens with a lake and surrounded by acres of rich forest close to the village of Mundford. Dogs are very welcome in the hotel and grounds, with the surrounding area boasting of many interesting walks and even a dog agility park next to the nearby arboretum.

Lynford Hall is located 8 miles from the A11 at Thetford and has good links to Norwich, Cambridge, Newmarket and Peterborough.

We offer bed and breakfast or room only accommodation.

Evening meals are served in the bar every day.

WiFi is free and accessible in the public areas and some bedrooms.

Secure free parking is plentiful on site.

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Lynford Hall has a rich history dating back over 160 years and has passed through many owners and uses. During its rich history thousands of people will have attended all kinds of events from balls, banquets, weddings and social functions. Keeping memories alive and celebrating Lynford's varied and sometimes colourful history, we have named our feature rooms after previous owners and regularly welcome visitors who have had a past connection with us, enabling us to expand our knowledge of our heritage. Lynford Hall was built for Mr and Mrs Lyne Stephens between 1856 and 1859. Mr Lyne Stephens died in 1860 but his widow lived at Lynford until her death in 1894. The Hall passed through a number of owners from the turn of the century until 1930 when it was purchased by the forestry commission and refurbished as a grace and favour residence for Sir James Calder. During the second world war the Hall was used as an officer convalescent hospital. In 1945 it became a training college for foresters. The college closed in 1957 and the Hall's future was in doubt as many country mansions were being demolished at the time to avoid death duties. Lynford survived and was a motel and function venue throughout the 1960's although falling into disrepair at this time. In 1971 it was purchased by Gerald Rand who continued to run it as a motel but also held weddings and other events whilst also using it as his private residence. During this time several BBC TV shows were filmed on location at Lynford including "Allo Allo, Love on a Branch Line, You rang my Lord and Dad's Army". Mr Rand sold Lynford Hall in 1995 to the Organic Group who proposed major developments on the site and built the Lyne Stephens Banqueting Suite in 1997. Organic group sold the hotel in 2005 to the current owners, since then substantial investment has been made, creating Norfolk's premier wedding and event venue. On 7th September 2019, a Blue Plaque was unveiled by the British Comedy Society in our historic courtyard, where exteriors of Allo Allo’s Café Rene were filmed. The plaque celebrates and remembers the ‘great British comedy’ which ran from 1982 – 1992. Lynford Hall still has strong links with the past but offers all the modern facilities needed by today's guests in an unspoilt environment.

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Listing Updated: 10/04/2022

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Listing Address

Lynford Hall Hotel
Lynford Road
IP26 5HW
01842 878351

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Welcome


Charge For Dogs


Dog Welcome Pack


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