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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Having passed the restaurant and after seeing the reviews we Somerset Swedes decided to give it a go. Having read reviews we went elsewhere went for a couple of real ales before plagued with Boddingtons (from a can) in a dimpled glass! Service excellent and friendly and food even better. Had a good banter with Chef who had a friendly... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Trawled the web to find this one as a base for a short visit to N Norfolk. It is a restaurant with rooms and in my booking chat with Colin it was obvious that the rooms were of a bijou nature but they have all one needs, so how much time do you need to spend in a bathroom? The... More

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Nottingham
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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Had a meal here tonight. It was a lovely looking restaurant we had passed on the way to staying in Holt on holiday for a week so wanted to try it. We turned up unannounced and was able to get a table for 2 easily. We had some lovely starters of crab and then both of us had the fish... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We recently spent a week in Fakenham and after reading reviews on Tripadvisor decided to enjoy our last night at The Old Forge. First impressions are very good its a very homely cosy restaurant and the greeting is friendly. The menu is varied and with loads of choice so perhaps the error may be ours in choosing the wrong things.... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We have been to the Old Forge a few times now and the food is really outstanding. Colin and his team do everything they can to make you feel welcome and provide a memorable evening. Will look forward to going back again.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was our first visit to Norfolk and the Old Forge,Thursford but it won't be our last. The food was so good we just had to have a dessert as well which was just plain 'greediness'. Colin the Chef/Proprietor came out of the kitchen too and asked how our meal was which made a refreshing change.

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