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“Consistently Good Food”
Review of The Necton Mill

The Necton Mill
Ranked #9 of 38 Restaurants in Swaffham
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is one of the better places to eat in West Norfolk in that the food is of a consistent quality and always very satisfying. It's about a year since we last visited as it's a bit of a trek from where we live but it's worth the journey.

The two courses for £12 at lunchtimes (except for Sunday) is very good value. Two of us opted for starter and main, our two friends had main and dessert. We're not dessert eaters but what they had looked great, as did puddings at a nearby table.

We visited on a Saturday and it was unusually quiet. We'd made reservations anyway and it's worth doing as it can fill up quickly.

We'll revisit in a few weeks' time as the menu caters for most tastes.

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Thank RandJ P
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We moved into Swaffham earlier this year and have since been regulars at the Windmill. We've always received good service and great food. I'd certainly say the Windmill is one of the best of places to eat in the area and we regularly take friends and family there when they visit. We certainly look forward to the next excuse to visit!

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Thank Nick L
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We visited the Mill for lunch, not for the first time, for a family occasion. It's a pub, with a smart dining room attached. On arriving, we looked at the menus on the bar - which looked quite good, but were then told that those were the evening menus. The daytime menus are rather ordinary pub grub. Smart tablecloths do not make the food any better.

Best advice is that if you want a lunchtime treaty occasion, find somewhere else, because you will get OK food and no more.

If the evening menu lives up to the description, then it could be good, but for us that would be quite a gamble.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Booked a table for 3, 2 weeks in advance as was told it can get busy here. This was our first visit to celebrate hubby's birthday. First impression was very good - it was full of people already started eating when we arrived at 1.30. There were two groups of birthday celebrations so long tables and they were already eating their main course when we were seated. This meant that service was not as good as it should be. Our food took a while to be served and the prawn cocktail starter was presented well but did not taste nice, I suspect it was defrosted in the microwave. It was quite disappointing for me as I love my prawns and I can tell its quality when I taste it. A good variety of choice for the main course as well as the dessert, I opted to have all three meat(pork, chicken and beef) while hubby and daughter had pork and beef each. As the service was quite slow, it was already nearly 3pm when our dessert order was taken and the only one I fancied had gone so ask for the ice cream instead which was presented nicely. We didn't know that they have two settings for Sundays and by the time we got our dessert, they were already busy getting the next setting done so we had to rush our food as we felt being in the way of their preparations - I hate eating my food in a rush especially if you paid to eat in a place. The relaxed atmosphere didn't seem appropriate in this case. We even had to ask for our coffee to be served which was included in the 3-course-meal we ordered. I didn't even manage to finish drinking my coffee as we felt we must rush out. After all the good write-up on here, I can't really say the place is special. Still, we will come back again in future.

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Thank Myrna K
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

..........and no wonder! Absolutely packed but the service and food quality was of a high standard. Young, charming staff meant the whole eating experience was wonderful. The menu, displayed on a board, was varied and inexpensive. The food was hot, tasty and well presented. We shall return!

Thank bargrae
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