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The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant

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Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
01328878345
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cannot praise it highly enough

Seafood speciality restaurant of the highest calibre. A party of five of us went on a Thursday evening half expecting to be the only ones in, not at all. Could hardly move for regulars so definitely need to book, which says it all really. Four of us had fish dishes which were perfect and one had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Gordon H
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Seafood speciality restaurant of the highest calibre. A party of five of us went on a Thursday evening half expecting to be the only ones in, not at all. Could hardly move for regulars so definitely need to book, which says it all really. Four of us had fish dishes which were perfect and one had a non-fish option (lamb... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a pleasure it always is to eat at the Old Forge, food is always fresh and beautifully cooked. The owners and staff always make you feel welcome, and nothing is too much trouble.

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We travelled up from Chelmsford, stayed one night and ate in the restaurant. The welcome was very nice, everyone was very welcoming, we also went for a nice long walk across the neighbouring fields before dinner. The meal was excellent and we definitely be making the trip again to stay at The Forge.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Well we are definitely not disappointed. We came here in October last year and had a lovely meal, and nothing has changed. The staff and owners make you feel very welcome. The food is excellent, this time my Dad had crab soup and I had crab au gratin for starters, both were delicious. Both of us couldn't resist the lobster... More 

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Hatfield Heath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is without doubt our favourite seafood restaurant. The lovely warm welcome from hosts, Colin & Sarah, relaxed atmosphere, charming staff and delicious food makes the whole eating experience really enjoyable. We've eaten here many times and each time is as good as the first - can't wait to go back again!

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Swaffham
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Been going here for years now and every time we go there's a warm welcome, excellent food in abundance, perfect service and delicious puddings with fantastic hosts Colin and Sarah!!! James

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Cromer, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We live not far from this restaurant and having driven past on numerous occasions, kept promising ourselves a visit. We were not disappointed. A welcoming atmosphere as soon as you walk in the door. Nice comfy sofas so you can have a drink and peruse the extensive menu, and have a chat with the genial hosts, before being shown to... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The most wonderful seafood and fish dishes you will ever eat, cooked with true understanding & love by the owner Colin, who comes out and chats to you like you've been eating there all your life. His Wife & staff are equally as welcoming and friendly. The whole place which i would say is only about 20 covers is small,... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have been looking for ages for a decent seafood restaurant near to King's Lynn with my father. At last we have found one, which will receive plenty more visits. They have a great list of seafood dishes, friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere. It's not the cheapest of restaurants, but you get what you pay for, and it's worth... More 

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peterborough, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

An extensive menu, great and friendly service. Be aware that alot of the seafood comes coated in Garlic go if you're not a fan, ask for a little or without. Service was very attentive. We ate here pre-Thursfrod Show as it's just down the road. If in the area, we would definatley go back and try something else of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Thursford
  • Phone Number: 01328878345

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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