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The Deers Leap

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38 Norwich Road, Thetford IP24 2JE, England
+44 1842 761616
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought we would give the Ark a try since it has been taken over. The Carvery seemed a bit unorganised, plates (which would of been better warmed!) in the middle of the service which led to a very unorganised line.....some people getting vegetables etc before meat and some of us trying to get meat first! Good selection of meats and... More 

Thank Natalie C
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we would give the recently re-opened deers leap or the Arc as it is now known a try and we were not disappointed, both of us had a baguette it was reasonably priced and came with side salad and fries, I would have preferred proper chips than the skinny things we got and my tuna mayo was very... More 

Thank Liz L
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a lovely time at the ark as I do when I visit family, let the kids play while I chatted with my sister while my husband and brother in law watched the football. Perfect pub food with a good choice of beers thankfully for my husband. Ribs followed but chocolate brownie. Perfect for us and the kids loved... More 

Thank missjjj1985
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is Now called "The Ark" Sports Bar. A couple of wall mounted tv's makes this a "sports bar ". Good selection of drinks, food very basic "pub grub", very small choice Nothing home made. Looks like the premises has had a basic make over. Dirty cutlery I changed my own twice. Some Staff, although very friendly standing and... More 

Thank RadioGahGah
Thetford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I'm Went in for the Sunday carvery with the family (6 of us). We hadn't booked but were given a table straight away even though they were busy. Food was amazing, not a single complaint about anything. The staff are very friendly & helpful. Will definitely go again.

Thank daisyb732017
Thetford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This pub has now had its name changed back to the Ark supposedly under new management but still owned by the same company enterprise. So where do I start my husband has a tonic water I had a latte when it arrived it was only luke warm we had to wait quite a while to get served our meat at... More 

2 Thank barbarahollands
Rochford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Travelling home from business appointments and so decided to stop here for a meal. We both had a lovely meal in good surroundings. On returning some months later it was clear that the pub was about to close as the restaurant area had moved to the lower part of the bar area and the menu very restricted. No wine no... More 

Thank Barrie H
Thetford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Sunday Lunch was horrid the roast potatoes were half cooked still off white in colour and cold, the veg was cold and the meat was like rubber, the utensils where grubby

1 Thank TheAdamNewit
Thetford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this venue because of friends party, we have been here before but under different management. We entered the venue which was busy, which is normally a good sign. However practically all products on tap had been sold out, or were no longer stocking due to poor turn over as bar staff kindly told us. Bottled beer would be best... More 

Thank Terry G
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My partner and l went to the Deer's Leap today for Sunday Lunch and l can honestly say it was the worst Sunday Lunch l have ever had, the roast potatoes were half cooked still off white in colour and cold, the veg was cold and the meat was like rubber, the utensils for helping yourself to the various veg... More 

Thank Joe W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Norwich Road, Thetford IP24 2JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Thetford
  • Phone Number: +44 1842 761616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?