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Dabbling Duck

€€ - €€€, British,
11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham PE32 2HN, England
+44 1485 520827
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham PE32 2HN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful find - reviews are all true: enormously friendly (especially with dogs - even a dog menu!) incredible menu of jazzed up classics without being too pretentious, and incredible decor. Can’t wait to come back as soon as possible!

Thank Elly242
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with friends for one night and had an excellent 24 hours at Great Massingham. The manager Ian (and his staff) deserves special plaudits for his very attentive service. The food, menu and spotless bedrooms made for an enjoyable break.

Thank br0sche
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family meal tonight. Great atmosphere and absolutely amazing food in a lovely setting. Great choice behind the bar as well (Shame I was driving! ) Will be back for sure.

Thank ShaneE933
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice menu and wide range of excellent pub options. Also a good range of beers. Would certainly go back, whether staying at the hotel (whihc we were) or not

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Were taken here for Sunday Lunch. Great atmosphere inside with well kept beer. Really enjoyed the food with large portions from inventive menu. Staff were really polite and so helpful. First visit would like to go again. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank David G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on a whim for a drink and a snack at lunch time. Nice pub, lovely location, food was served quickly and price fair for such an establishment. Not 5 star, but I was not looking for nor expected 5 star. This is a...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spotted the Duck a week before on a diversion away from some traffic congestion. As we passed we decided to go back and give it a try. Thirty-five minutes from home isn't excessive after all So glad we did. The atmosphere is lovely, scrubbed...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We visited at the weekend for the first time. The menu was excellent and we all had starters and mains. I had the chilli beef which I couldn’t eat because it was ridiculously spicy. Everyone else said it was bad aswell and we all love...More

Thank Vixasharl
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Lovely, beautifully served if you haven't tried this you should its excellent, food peers you cooked and presented,

Thank stephaniedent27
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

It's our first visit at the 'Dabbling Duck' it did not disappoint. Check'in was easy and the reception team were pleasant and calm. The room itself was cosy and had great finishing touches. 'the rain fall shower is great' The bar/restaurant is homely and has...More

Thank Yum_food_yum
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Ann C
7 February 2017|
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Response from KevinL-Kna | Reviewed this property |
Ping them an email, I got a quick response to my questions
23 June 2015|
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Response from kvh315 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know when their last orders in the bar/restaurant but generally it is 21.00hrs, call the Dabbling Duck they can advise. Houghton Hall is about 10/15 mins away by car.
23 June 2015|
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Response from Felicity U | Reviewed this property |
Definitely book in advance and do not leave it to chance to be able to stay or have dinner without doing so. When eating, avoid the Cromer Crab and Rigatoni!!! Dreadful!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham PE32 2HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Great Massingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1485 520827
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