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The Buck Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
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55 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 0EW, England
+44 1603 434682
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Diss, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and food, we moved to the area 8 months ago and of all the local pubs we love this one, first time eating there for a while. Not a disappointment at all, new chef is great and all the staff are welcoming and lovely. Well done all.

Thank Jean G
West Yorkshire
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for some Christmas drinks. Two of our friends hadn't eaten and could really have done with some food. It was a flat "no" due to tables who had booked, despite several tables free. They lost out on 12 of us drinking there for the rest of the night. No apology. Arrogant and unwelcoming. We shall not be... More 

Thank blondehotelfan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We have used The Buck (our local) in the past to eat and found it to be good. However they gave recently got a new chef whose cooking and presentation was superb. We had the sausage and mash which was out of this world and we returned 2 days later for the Sunday roast which was equally good. The bar... More 

Thank Lesleyann W
Billericay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Went here after a funeral. Food was good and the staff were very pleasant and friendly. Helped the occasion to go very smoothly. A lovely location overlooking the river.

Thank Patricia G
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Local Food. Cosy atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Look on the Yare. Good local beets and ales.

Thank Reptmek A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a sunday roast....worth a short wait....fresh cooked veg....lovely tasty meat....in my case lamb....great proper pub atmosphere

Thank Ray E
Boston, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We passed by on a previous night on the way for dinner. At that stage it seemed very busy...the car park was full. After we'd eaten the following night we decided to try The Buck for a drink. It wasn't quite as busy as the night before. There appeared to be just one member of bar staff on duty and... More 

Thank Ken C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

There was one person in the pub. I thought I would give it another go after 2 years but a big mistake I was told that they had got a good chef at last but they must have had a day of it was not good but the side salad fresh. It is jus not a good place to go... More 

Thank JeanniePeachey
Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Sunday roasts can be very hit and miss in Norwich. We hadn't been to the Buck in a while so decided to return. Very pleased we did - roasts were excellent, brilliant flavour and plenty of it. All the meats were really well cooked and service was excellent. Well recommended for a Sunday lunch stop.

Thank David B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Lovely pub ... I assume that 3 days before the Bank Holiday weekend there were some staff gaps.. But the one member of staff on bar duty should NOT have been expected to be barmaid, food server, order taker, waitress, glass clearer .... my goodness she worked hard .. but .....! poor girl .. Quite frankly, customers are embarassed to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 55 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 0EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich  >  Thorpe St Andrew
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 434682
The Buck is full of traditional character complete with flag stone flooring, open fires and beautiful soft furnishings, the perfect place to kick back and relax. The Buck is proud to offer you a good selection of real ales and home cooked gastro food. We can also cater for private functions and corporate events. A Lovely Beer Garden with River view sits proudly next to the Thorpe St Andrew Parish Church..

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