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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
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
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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71 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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