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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and friendly

Colin the chef cooks excellent food, is excellent company and runs a fab restaurant.. Lovely restaurant and great service.. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Colin the chef cooks excellent food, is excellent company and runs a fab restaurant.. Lovely restaurant and great service.. Highly recommended

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croxley green
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and had exceptional food. The sea food was to die for. The hosts Colin & Sarah were very hospitable & experienced. The pre dinner seating was lovely on soft sofas,when you could sit there over a dinner drink pondering over the extensive menu. You were shown to our table when your meal was ready.... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Really enjoyed the friendly welcome, drinks sat on the sofa with complimentary olives & peanuts. Food was lovely, nice atmosphere, efficient service. Would recommend. Slightly surprised at the cost of some of the dishes, but there was plenty of choice within the price range we felt comfortable with.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I do not understand the other reviews. This restaurant is so old fashioned I expected Del Boy to pop up from behind the bar with a cocktail with an umbrella in it. The first course was tasty. (Garlic mushrooms). The main course Dover sole fish was not cooked in places I'm afraid I did not appreciate the intrusion of the... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Me and Mum stayed here for one night while on a visit to Walsingham Shrine. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly Spanish lady, who showed us to our rooms. Mine was an en-suite double that had simple, but comfortable furnishings. Everything a person could need was there, but, as I have said before, a room while on holiday... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The (largely) seafood menu alone is mouthwatering, and one is tempted to hover over it forever. Dressed Cromer crab for starters for both my wife and I was substantial, and our friend Wayne had huge fleshy oysters, while his wife Michelle had... um... forgotten, but it looked delicious. We struggled to finish our 'Melody' of lobster, salmon and sea bass... More 

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

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  • 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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