OUR STORY

The Orangery is an independent tearoom in Norfolk, nestled in the heart of the countryside near Wymondham. Surprisingly, we are just 15 minutes from the centre of Norwich. Set in the grounds of historic Ketteringham Hall and enjoying lake views, The Orangery is a particularly perfect place to relax and enjoy a coffee or a pot of loose leaf tea with a homemade cake or sweet treat.

Above all, we are a family-owned and run tearoom; we opened our doors for the first time in May 2019. The Orangery was founded on a love of baking and family-feel customer service, and this has only escalated since!

Together with other independent businesses, we operate in a unique position within Ketteringham Hall’s professional community.

YOUR VISIT

Start your day right with breakfast on our terrace! Whether you’d like to enjoy an indulgent breakfast board or classic bacon sandwiches, we have lots to tempt you. We also offer light lunches, featuring a selection of sandwiches and paninis, scotch eggs and sausage rolls. Everything is fresh and made to order!

For an extra special treat why not book a traditional or savoury Afternoon Tea? Brimming with lovingly made delicacies, they are the perfect centrepiece for any celebration. We have plenty of champagne and prosecco waiting in the wings if you wish to elevate your experience even further!

THE SETTING

We welcome our customers to wander the grounds of Ketteringham Hall, but all private signs must be acknowledged and adhered to. The halls’ grounds are private and subsequently not for use by the general public. This means that access is extended only to our tearoom customers during our opening hours. Well-behaved dogs are made welcome on our terrace but must be kept on a lead. This applies both in the vicinity of the tearoom and in the grounds. Water and dog treats are also available!

Due to the historic and unique nature of the building there is currently no wheelchair access to the tearoom, although we will endeavour to assist those with mobility issues wherever possible. However, we are happy to serve our takeaway menu so you can enjoy the lovely lakeside views on one many benches within the grounds. Please do contact us if you have any furthers concerns or queries.

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the beautiful afternoon tea for my baby shower today. Everything ran smoothly and your staff were amazing!

I will definitely be coming back for future events and recommending The Orangery Tea Room to friends and family!

Best wishes,

Abbie

Abbie - April 2024

My favourite tea room in Norfolk. Fabulous food and cakes. Superb service, friendly, attentive, prompt but not rushed. Lovely setting and ambience.

Karen Bullen, April 2024

We loved the whole experience having afternoon tea for my Mother’s 89th Birthday. The Orangery and grounds are a wonderful setting which you add to by providing a great ambiance, excellent service, nothing was too much trouble, and delicious food. Your afternoon tea was considered superior to those offered by local Michelin starred establishments. Thank you for making a special day even better.

Sue Cheeseman, March 2023

Review: After many years of sampling afternoon tea all over England and Scotland, including some illustrious establishments, we struggle to think of a more balanced or better tasting experience than at The Orangery. It’s certainly our new benchmark for afternoon tea during our annual visits to Norfolk. It really is quite exceptional.

Mr Keith Watson, October 2022
Hello wonderful Orangery Team!
It is a little delayed, but I just wanted to write and say the most heartfelt thank you for hosting my family and I for my Mum’s 65th back in August. We all had such a wonderful time – we were so well looked after, and the afternoon tea was simply amazing! We created some really special family memories that day – and you played a big part in that.
Thank you so much – we are all so very grateful. You are an amazing team! 😊
With kindest regards,
Helen
Helen Norris , August 2022

I just wanted to say such a big thank you for being so accommodating with our table today. One girl was delayed so that pushed us for time but the whole thing was just outstanding.

The service the ladies provided was really exceptional. Thank you so much to the chef for making a special Savoury tea for the pregnant lady. It was so appreciated and made the whole thing so special for her.

We can’t wait to come back.

Laura Cuthbert - Baby Shower, May 2023

Hello, I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic brunch yesterday. We were a party of 6 adults and three little ones at 10.30am. The service was quick, efficient and friendly and everyone loved the breakfast boards!
Many thanks for a memorable family occasion.
Amanda

Amanda, July 2023

THE ORANGERY TEA ROOM TEAM

It’s always about the people…

Laura Butler. Owner of The Orangery.

Laura

Founder & Manager

Baker extraordinaire