Scole Inn

The imposing Grade I Scole Inn was built 1655 as a coaching inn for horse drawn carriages, welcoming up to forty coaches a day in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Charles II slept at the inn, as did Nelson, and highwayman John Belcher is said to have ridden his horse up the stairs to evade the law.

The impressive exterior of the building is a fine example of the Dutch Jacobean influence of the period, and inside the stunning original features include a staircase hand-carved in the 1600s and an original hand-painted sundial.

The bedrooms are either in the main building with original fireplaces, some with four poster beds, or across the courtyard in restored Georgian stables. There is a fine bar with two magnificent fireplaces, reputedly the largest in East Anglia, and an excellent restaurant.

Situated two miles from the historic market town of Diss, on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, Scole Inn is close to many attractions including the award–winning Suffolk Heritage Coast and the Norfolk Broads.

The fine city of Norwich, Britain’s most complete medieval city, is a short journey and boasts highly rated shopping along with with top-class museums, galleries and theatres.

Principal Contact:
The Manager
+44 (0)1379 740481


Scole Inn
Ipswich Road
IP21 4DR

52.365849 1.1551889

scole  Inn

Selected Features

  • Double Room from: £60
  • Number of Rooms: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Four Poster bed
  • Internet/Wi-Fi access
  • Log fire
  • Restaurant
  • Wedding venue
  • Dogs welcome

Nearby Attractions

Eating Out


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