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The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fitted in at short notice for an evening meal.the owner chef has a strong friendly personality that may not fit everyone, but he does seem to bring a sense of fun to the evening. He and his staff are enthusiastic with their cooking and our meal was delicious and came in good time. There are rooms above for... More 

Thank calleywell
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, prepared and cooked by owner/chef. Varied menu to suit all tastes. Give this one a try, you will not be disappointed. Try to book in advance as it is a popular venue for those who like something special ! Most enjoyable evening. Many thanks.

Thank Brian Y
Bicester, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

On arrival we were made to feel very welcome and the homely atmosphere of this lovely place to stay we remember very well and have happy memories of a perfect stay. Owner and chef Collin has a great sense of humour and created such fine meals for us during our stay we were very sad when our stay came to... More 

Thank Alan E
King's Lynn
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Wow...such herbs and fresh food. Eccentric chef /owner spent valuable time explaining what he would be cooking and how passionate he is about his restaurant. The couple, I'm sure , are very proud....wonderful meal...so much choice. Crayfish tails starter was amazing, hubby cooks mussels as nice as the forge ..he uses a few herbs not a dozen. However this isn... More 

3 Thank Sharon J
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202 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Owner Colin overseas the Kitchen/Galley. A smallish intimate oldie world restaurant. Good parking. Pre-dinner drinks area. We ate twice whilst staying here at the B&B. The Fish is erring on the slightly expensive side of what many people are prepared to pay. That said - you get what you pay for.....Our dinner was well prepared, presented and served. The serving... More 

1 Thank RoyGerstner
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We booked a table for our anniversary having driven past many times and each time promising we would try the restaurant. So glad we finally did. A lovely friendly welcome when you arrive, nibbles with your drinks and then you are shown to your table. The restaurant has a lovely homely feel and it is a bit like being invited... More 

Thank Phil L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We had a lovely meal at the old forge. Everything on the menu was tempting so it was difficult to decide what to eat. I had crab gratin and my husband had mussels to start. Both were delicious as were the mains (swordfish and stuffed lemon sole) and deserts (Colin's prune and Armagnac bread and butter pudding and gooseberry mousse).... More 

1 Thank Yvonneandkeith
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We had a delicious seafood meal, fresh oysters, scallops, sea bass and dover sole. And lots of garlic. It was all absolutely gorgeous and Colin the chef is a great character.

Thank charlie901
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Tried to eat at this restaurant several times and finally managed to get a table! Absolutely loved it. Had the sizzling prawns cooked the Spanish way followed by cod and king prawns baked in the oven topped with shrimps - delicious and cooked perfectly. Can thoroughly recommend and will definitely visit again - if we can get a table!!

Thank Angela N
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We only noticed the Old Forge because a local artist was painting a lobster over the door, we were rather pleased about this as its a smashing little restaurant and it would be a real shame to have missed it. When we pulled in to book we were met by the owner/chef who assured us that every meal was cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, British, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Thursford
  • Phone Number: 01328878345

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