The Old Ram Coaching Inn in Norfolk is a charming, listed Inn dating back to the 17th Century. Situated in the beautiful village of Tivetshall St. Mary, The Old Ram offers the perfect base from which to explore the South Norfolk countryside.



About us

The Old Ram Coaching Inn in Norfolk is a charming, listed Inn dating back to the 17th Century. Situated in the beautiful village of Tivetshall St. Mary, The Old Ram offers the perfect base from which to explore the South Norfolk countryside.

You can read about our history by local historian Nigel Peacock here.

We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.  We use fresh local ingredients and are striving to reduce food miles by concentrating on seasonal and local ingredients. We are partnered with Intwood Farm, serving superb meats from their native rare breed herds.
We can can offer buffets for business meetings, wakes and other events for up to 120 people, potentially more by arrangement.
We are more than happy to cater for any dietary requirements.

Booking is highly recommended. 


With gigabit full fibre broadband thoughout the building, working away from home is a pleasure.

a home from home when away on business


Our business customers can expect 1GB hyperfast wi-fi throughout the building, this ensures working away from home in a rural environment is reliable. Each bedroom has a 32″ smart TV, hospitality tray and an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

We can arrange a meeting room with projector and screens, printing facilities and keep you fuelled with a working breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Early start? Not a problem we can arrange a breakfast tray in your room and we can support your early check out.

With a large carpark, suitable for large vehicles too, located on the A140.


Group bookings, and corporate enquiries are always very welcome. The Ram has all your business needs covered. 


Choose historic rooms with beams & staircases or spacious modern rooms all ensuite.

Relax & Unwind

Our heritage double rooms, one with a classic four-poster bed, have the historic features of the hotel and are located at the front of the hotel.  All fitted with secondary double glazing. 

Our garden double rooms are placed away from the front and are more modern in design and face over the garden with views of open fields. 

Our standard double rooms are slightly smaller than our garden doubles and feature eaves.

Families are welcome at the Ram with our multi-level family room ideal for longer stays and larger groups. The room features a main bedroom area and bunk-beds in their own secret little space.  A cot can be provided by pre-arrangement, we have a children’s menu in our restaurant and we have a small library of DVDs, board games and books for guest use – you’ll even find a comfy chair to sit and read in, in our ‘book nook’ 

Please note we cannot fit stairgates so maybe unsuitable for very young toddlers

Contact us for the best late availability deals and offers: 01379 676794


Sustainability is important to us at the Old Ram. We use fresh, local produce wherever possible.

  Our Food

Our Head Chef ensures we use only the best quality ingredients, using local suppliers and keeping food miles to a minimum wherever possible. We have teamed up with Intwood Farm, near Cringleford, who only use native, rare breeds, raising their own cattle, sheep & pigs.

Our Light Lunch Menu is be served from 12 till 4.30pm on Monday to Saturday. Our sample Evening Menu is served at lunch times too and also 5.30-8pm during the week and 5-8.30pm on Friday & Saturday. Our specials menu is frequently changed – an example is here. 

If you are looking to pre-order, please contact us directly so we can make sure you have the most recent and appropriate menu.

Our Sunday Menu is available 12 – 3.45pm. Click here for our sample Sunday Menu.

Our NEW afternoon teas are available Monday to Saturday between 2pm & 5pm (24 hours notice required).

Gift vouchers available

Breakfasts is available every morning for both residents and non-residents:

Monday to Friday 7.30am – 11:00am and Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 8:00am – 11am.

We have high chairs and a children’s menu available for our younger diners.

Diners can eat in our relaxed restaurant amongst the historic features of the inn. On warmer days, there’s plenty of seating outside on the terrace and dogs (on leads) are welcome in our Coach House, please let us know they’re coming!

To accompany your food, we have a well-stocked bar that includes a regularly changing supply of local real ales as well as a carefully put-together wine list and a selection of Norfolk based gins.

Book A Table: 01379 676 794

(Booking always highly recommended)

Spring at The Old Ram


During January & February at the Old Ram we are delighted to offer you our  is set two course menu. Just £19.95 for two courses and £24.95 for three, available Monday to Thursday, lunch and dinner, with the exception of Burn’s Night 25th January and  Valentine’s 14th February.  



Music Nights at The Old Ram


After the success of our music nights over Christmas, we are bringing music back for the new year. The last Saturday of every month will showcase some great for music and live acts.

We’re starting January with a Northern Soul evening from two local DJs and February features cool jazz from local duo JazzVibe. Keep an eye on our Facebook posts for more details.



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The Old Ram Coaching Inn,
Ipswich Road, Tivetshall St Mary, Norfolk, NR15 2DE

t: 01379 676 794

e: theoldramnorfolk@gmail.com