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Dabbling Duck

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11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham PE32 2HN, England
+44 1485 520827
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We arrived late for lunch on a quiet Monday afternoon and were made most welcome. The food was good and tasty and although there were few other people this did not spoil the atmosphere. The staff served us deftly and attentively whist continuing with other tasks. Overall a very pleasant experience and good value for money. Definitely worth a detour.

1 Thank ExpatComfortLover
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely starters and desserts especially with lots of thought put into the variety of tastes and presentation. Both my wife and I loved the food and would return. Great food, 3 course dinner for two with a lovely bottle of Sancerre for 100 quid.

Thank DavidExpat
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I wanted this review to be glowing because I was really looking forward to both our stay and evening meal…but it didn't quite hit the mark. The arrival was good, swift and friendly acknowledgement even though it was pretty busy. We were shown to our room through the quaint little stair case in the middle of the restaurant and immediately... More 

3 Thank Katielaa
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Book in advance if you want the smart restaurant food inside but it was a warm night so we accepted a table in the garden. We enjoyed grilled sardines (as good as in Spain) and excellent wood-fired pizza with lamb, and a north African twist. They were both brilliant.

Thank Mark G
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140 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Last time we visited in 2013 we really enjoyed a light lunch.and promised to return for a proper meal. A mistake. Something fundamental had changed, principally the quality of food coming out of the kitchen. As it was Sunday lunch, I opted for roast beef although my wife went for cod and chips. I was not asked how I wanted... More 

1 Thank Spectacle64
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I was staying locally for a few days and was very pleased this was my local. Had a couple of very nice pints of different local beers. I never booked but ate in the bar area which was absolutely fine. As a vegetarian the choice was limited but that goes with the territory and is not a criticism. I had... More 

Thank johndemreill
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We visited the Dabbling Duck on a Thursday night in August. The place was full. The menu is pretty short, but perfectly formed. We didn't have starters, but just had some very nice soda bread and delicious whipped butter. For mains, we had a risotto with pea, cavolo nero and rocket (very nicely done), and a delicios Norfolk crab salad... More 

Thank Chris W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Visited with a friend last week. Had a lovely meal . Lovely hosts and super service . Will definitely be back . Thoroughly enjoyed the evening . Great menu , will have to do lunch next time.

Thank Wflg55
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Our party of 6 visited this pub/restaurant on Saturday evening. The menu had a very good choice, we lined the quirkiness of it. The meals were delicious and service was excellent. Good prices too. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank TessEssex
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We called in at The Dabbling Duck last Sunday for drinks and Sunday lunch. We hadn't booked, I would imagine booking is advisable at the weekend. Staff were attentive, polite and friendly. Our meal was served without a long wait. The food was really enjoyable, hot, vegetables cooked to perfection alongside fantastic Yorkshire Puddings. My guess is the chef is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?