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The Dabbling Duck

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11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham PE322HN, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Diss, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having been on a lovely walk around the village we happened to pass the pub on Friday of last week in glorious sunshine and decided to stop for a drink in the attractive garden. The village is lovely, the building is lovely, beers nicely kept but the overall experience was once again spoilt by the inexperienced and surly staff that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard some hype, fortunately the pub lived up to expectations. The staff were courteous, food freshly cooked to order and huge sirloins (Lincolnshire reds?), interior was all delightful. A very pleasant atmosphere to pass a drizzly day away!

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Dover, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a 2 night stay here with my husband. We stayed in room 2 which was beautifully furnished and decorated and overlooked the village green. We booked dinner in advance for our first evening. I'm glad we did as it seemed extremely popular. There wasn't a massive choice on the menu but this wasn't a problem for us as we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dabbling Duck has a near perfect village setting...opening directly onto the village green complete with well, and opposite the church. A pub with rooms, it makes an ideal base for visiting this part of Norfolk around King's Lynn and a host of historical houses from Houghton Hall to Sandringham. There are just nine rooms with very comfortable beds and... More 

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Melton Constable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a super lunch here with friends on Monday 17th August 2015 which would have had a 100% positive review had it not been for the unfortunate behaviour of staff on duty at the time. Obviously rather rattled at the breakdown of the dishwasher, the two young people serving in the (not very busy) restaurant did not appear to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had a 3 night stay at the Dabbling Duck in Gt Massingham Norfolk in August and we both feel you would be hard pressed to find fault ,helpful friendly staff ,excellent food, pleasant surroundings worth every penny as Arnie said we,l be back enough said !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Dabbling Duck. We thought we were getting lost on our way there but at the end of the road was a real treasure. This B&B is part of a pub that has fabulous food and is quiet at night when you want to sleep. The bed and bathroom is top notch. It was a... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed overnight here and really enjoyed dinner and breakfast. Had a lovely vegetarian beetroot risotto for dinner. Freshly cooked breakfast available in the morning. Peaceful,quiet location. Excellent room with great bathroom which had a shower and bath. Only small grumble duvet too heavy for summer sleeping.

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Iver, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I use this for both B&B & eatery when I am on business in the area (usually 6 times per year) & have always found the standard of rooms, food & beer to be outstanding. I have also taken my wife with me on business trips & she has been so well looked after whilst I am visiting my supplier.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We love it here the food and drink. We have now been six or seven times and my partner often flys in the afternoon for the chips and curry sauce. The food is excellent and service very good. The only comment would be I would like to see the menu change a little more often.

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