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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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Reservations

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  • 128
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a delight

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Jumby15
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Swaffham
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Swaffham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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
2 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband booked the restaurant for my birthday . Our friends arrived before us and were greeted with "We're not ready for you yet! " Hardly an inviting welcome .. The food was very good although we had the main course far too quickly after the starters. Some of us chose a dessert and were again hurried along albeit it... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've eaten twice at The Old Forge and the seafood is superb; it reminds me of eating in France. All the food is fresh and cooked to order. The service is friendly and efficient without being obtrusive. Colin, the proprietor and chef, is not only a great chef but also a very genial host. It comes highly recommended by me.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A wonderful eating experience with well presented fresh fish dishes served with a smile and a warm welcome from the owner and team.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Yes it is expensive but it is so nice as a treat . Had a lovely meal , busy place, buzzing and such a choice of seafood Yum

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Thoroughly recommend if your fish lovers. But good things don't come cheap so expect to pay a little more, but well worth it.

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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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