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The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant

Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
01328878345
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Thursford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Didcot, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place is rustic with very simple décor but my partner and I both found that rather charming. The menu (as expected) is mainly seafood but there are a few meat or veggie dishes for non-fish eaters. We found the extras very nice (aioli was a vivid green colour but absolutely delicious) and our bread basket was topped up after... More

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Barnet
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had a great meal here and my only regret is that we weren't more adventurous. It is necessary to book we couldn't get a table for the second night we were there. Excellent food. Everything was tasty and cooked to perfection. We had the set menu but would love to revisit and try the sea food platter which looked superb.... More

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Rochford, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

5 of us ate here last week during our stay nearby - 3 adults and 2 children. We were warmly greeted by the couple who own and run this restaurant/guest house and were instantly put at ease by them. The menu, understandably, was primarily seafood based offering a wide choice but they did/do cater for the non fish eaters, including... More

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Northamptonshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were lucky to get a table at short notice on a Saturday night and what a great experience we had. The varied menu made it difficult to choose ( a nice problem to have!) but we went for local lobster as a main which was cooked perfectly in a simple sauce accompanied by fresh, beautifully cooked vegetables. The ambience... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is an Outstanding family run Seafood Restaurant which also offers 3 rooms as Bed and Breakfast accommodation. We had long waited to visit this friendly little Restaurant which specialises in delicious fresh seafood from the Norfolk coast. Colin our host is the chef and what food he produces, with Sarah his wife' front of house'. Colin loves people and... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We spent just 3 days in Norfolk in July 2014 and enjoyed this fantastic seafood restaurant on 2 evenings. It has been a great experience. Food and service are excellent. And it's also a pleasure to chat with Colin, the chef and owner, a very unique person. We enjoyed every minute. If you love fish and seafood then don't miss... More

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Southwold, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have just returned to The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant and once again we were delighted with the most delicious seafood meal. The hosts, as always, were helpful and polite and they obviously take great pride in everything they do. For the past three years whenever we are in the area we make a point of visiting and on each... More

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Aberystwyth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went with work, had swordfish, friends had scallops and monkfish... All food was amazing, and so was the deserts. The service and surroundings was unusual for the UK but in its own ways was awesome. It feels very bare, almost like a converted dining room or a greek mountain taverna, the service is very personal with the chef coming out... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a pleasant meal in this small restaurant. The service was excellent and the starters were very tasty with a good variety of dishes. The main courses were also good, although not terribly exciting. My main gripe is at the cost. Our meal of 4 starters and four mains, one pudding and a bottle of wine came to nearly... More

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cambridge
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited this restaurant a couple of years ago and always planned to go back so we took the opportunity of booking a table while we were on holiday in the area, so pleased we did, it was just as good second time around. You can have a reasonably priced set meal or choose from the huge main menu, so... More

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