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Dabbling Duck

11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham PE32 2HN, England
+44 1485 520827
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham PE32 2HN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you order soup you are going to need a spoon ,having to ask for one is poor the waitress should notice she hasn't brought one when serving,the table was all rocking about had to stuff a menu under it. On the plus side great...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowing the 'Duck' well, we chose this weekend many months ago to have our combined birthday celebrations, two sixtieths and our daughters thirtieth. We reserved all rooms and everybody was really happy and really impressed. The rooms are stylish with the modern garden rooms being...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the dabbling duck three nights in a row whilst staying at the West Heat Barn, the staff were excellent and the food wonderful! We will return!!

Thank wilsonmarkthomas
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I have eaten here three times with family/friends and have found it to provide good food in a pleasant setting. The menu is not huge but there are a range of interesting dsihes as well as additional options on the specials boards. I have eaten...More

Thank TimeTraveller21
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Somewhat expanded in size since my last visit, this hostelry is following a trend that I have noticed of offering limited number of menu choices possibly to maintain quality and service. I had the burger which was tasty and nicely presented but the chips were...More

Thank vincent12089
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a very busy Saturday night to our prebooked reservation. Even though it was so busy on Saturday they were happy to accommodate our very large dog and had pre booked us a table big enough for him to tuck under too. The dog...More

Thank Lyndsey E
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Really good food - Caesar salad, burger and prawn curry for adults. Sausage and chips and mac cheese for nippers: all delish with clean plates at the end of lunch. Good beer too. Very attentive service from Craig who was charming. We will definitely be...More

Thank Reasonable_chap2
Reviewed March 29, 2017

We had lunch today. I ordered the gnudi. When it arrived and tried to cut it was difficult to cut. I turned it over and it was very cark brown verging on burnt. I turned them all over to discover that the other were the...More

1  Thank b0bby111
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We came here for Sunday lunch and we had the beef which was excellent i would have liked the beef a bit more on the pink side but it was all very tasty service was excellent from the lads behind the bar to the waitresses...More

Thank JimmyDisco54
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We absolutely loved the Dabbling Duck. We were in Norfolk for one night, staying at Ling House in Anmer, and we opted to come here for dinner. Thank god we did - It was perfect for us. It was busy and lively, but in a...More

Thank clarepip
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Ann C
are they open at lunch time on a Wednesday and is there fish on the menu?
February 7, 2017|
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Response from KevinL-Kna | Reviewed this property |
Ping them an email, I got a quick response to my questions
How late can we sign in for dinner? How far is it from Houghton Hall? Thanks
June 23, 2015|
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Response from kvh315 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know when their last orders in the bar/restaurant but generally it is 21.00hrs, call the Dabbling Duck they can advise. Houghton Hall is about 10/15 mins away by car.
We are going to Houghton hall for the Turrell exhibition on 25th July. It ends at sundown. Will we be able to book dinner and bed after that? How far from Houghton please? Answer from Dabbling staff I suppose. Thanks Petraea
June 23, 2015|
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Response from Felicity U | Reviewed this property |
Definitely book in advance and do not leave it to chance to be able to stay or have dinner without doing so. When eating, avoid the Cromer Crab and Rigatoni!!! Dreadful!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham PE32 2HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Great Massingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1485 520827
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