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The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant

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Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
+44 1328 878345
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Essex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My goodness for someone who was supposed to retire they pull out all the stops to make your meal delicious. We booked in advance and was not disappointed. Welcomed by the staff, who were very friendly. We had scallops to start and for our main we both had seabass, salmon and lobster in a lobster sauce with vegetables served separately.... More 

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here having looked at their menue on line for a 2 course set meal, only to be told it wasnt avaliable in a rude manner by the owners wife. my wife and friend ordered from the 3 course menu, my friend and I weren't given said menu so ordered from the a la carte menu. credit where its due,... More 

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Thank edward b
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Visited last month to treat the wife. Excellent hosting from the owner. Great food and wine. My wife loved the seafood platter but couldn't finish it so they kindly let us bring the rest home. Service was great too. We will return soon

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Thank Matthew D
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We love coming here for the relaxed bistro ambiance and the perfectly cooked fish and shellfish, we're always stuck for choice as it all looks so good! Every customer is greeted warmly by Sarah and her well trained team deliver excellent front of house service. It's always nice to have a chat with Chef Colin, we're looking forward to seeing... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Ate really well here, quite informal style with relaxed service and large portions of lovely seafood. My wife had a huge platter of Gambas and sweet succulent scallops while I had lobster and prawn casserole which was delicious. When the Master Chef and owner Colin has had enough he will encourage people out of the dining room . You will... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The food here is simply delicious! The portions are very generous and if you dont share, plan on taking some food to go. I can't recall the name exactly but I believe they're called fritters.....lets just say they are amazzzzzing! They come out before the meal and wow they are wonderful. The meals come with 3 sides, and salad. The... More 

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Thank Maria L
Manchester UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service in relaxed atmosphere. Good humoured owner added to the experience, lovely staff. Well cooked dishes. Would hope to return if on holiday again in the locality as definitely the best place we ate in whilst in North Norfolk.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We booked a table a couple of weeks prior to our visit. We arrived at the old forge and sat with drinks to peruse the menu which was fabulous with all kinds of seafood we ordered both starters and main courses for us both. S.tarter and main courses were both delicious service was great and Colin comes out to chat... More 

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Thank hec2rhinchliffedavid
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Another fantastic meal at this Norfolk gem. Highly recommend the mussels which were delicious, as was the sea bream special. Friendly waitresses and efficient service. Booking and an early table advised.

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Thank BraddersBraithers
Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Fantastic meal, with friendly service. Even though a seafood restaurant, they do cater for 'meat eaters' with Steak and Lamb on the menu. My crevettes and scallops were delicious and the Samphire soup unusual but tasty. A good evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Thursford
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 878345

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?