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The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant

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Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
01328878345
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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
"Welcome to my house"

Greeted by Louise & Rocky who immediately seated us in lounge area with drinks, olives & nuts. Then Colin the owner came out and said "Welcome to my house, I'm a cook not a chef and I don't care what you write on trip advisor" Well starting with the fresh ingredients he used he's already half way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Greeted by Louise & Rocky who immediately seated us in lounge area with drinks, olives & nuts. Then Colin the owner came out and said "Welcome to my house, I'm a cook not a chef and I don't care what you write on trip advisor" Well starting with the fresh ingredients he used he's already half way there! Friends had... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good choice of fish dishes & yummy puddings in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We arrived without booking and luckily were seated at what appeared to be the last remaining table. Everything was delicious. The lobster soup was really tasty and the fruits de mare was plentiful well presented. Service was good. Staff and owners friendly. All is well at the Old Forge.

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Bedfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you like seafood this is a must visit. The menu is one of the best we have found in the UK, a wide selection to suit every taste. Colin and his team gave excellent service, we could not fault this restaurant. You will need to book as it is only small.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely meal here, it is a friendly family run establishment and we were made very welcome. The food is great and service exemplary. The restaurant is quite small so I would certainly recommend booking Colin the owner and chef is quite a character and we would revisit if we ever return to the area

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Barnet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A most enjoyable evening, quality food, good service. Nice to talk to the chef and his wife. Essential to book.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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