Wortham Manor House

Wortham Manor House

also traded as Dolphin

North West, 52.35203,1.05622

closed October 2020
Closed Oct 2020

opened before 1830

Bury Rd (A143), IP22 1PX

grid reference TM 082 770

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)

old OS map

Re-opened and renamed as The Manor House. Thai menu available for eat in or take away. Also English menu - steaks, burgers etc.

The pub stands the original Bury-Diss road (now bypassed), opposite the large village green. It still has a nice old Lacon's plaque in the wall.





Historical interest

Historical interest





A dolphin is seen as a friendly animal that would help ancient mariners by twining itself round the anchor cable in a storm to prevent the anchor dragging. It also features in many coats of arms including the Fishmongers Company and the Company of Watermen. In France from the 14th cent. the eldest son of the king was known as "le dauphin".

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.