The Dabbling Duck

11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham , United Kingdom, PE32 2HN
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Opening Information

Bar
12:00 - 23:00 Monday- Saturday
12:00 - 22:30 Sunday

Food
Breakfast served 8:00 - 10.00

Food served all day
12:00 - 20.30

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Children's Menu available
  • Accommodation
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome
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About The Dabbling Duck

The Dabbling Duck pub was opened in 2006 as the result of a tireless community action group and a far-sighted local authority's 6 year campaign to prevent the beautiful old building (previously the Rose and Crown pub) from being converted into housing.

The Dabbling Duck now plays a vital part in the heart of the local community and is a focal point for the village. The owners regularly eat and drink at the pub with their friends and colleagues.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

As usual, both service and food were brilliant. We took advantage of the "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme and the deduction from our bill was made automatically. (The food was reasonably priced, anyway). Covid-19 safety measures were in place and easy to follow, and we were asked to complete contact details for "Track and Trace". A member of staff recommended a beautiful bottle of rosé from the extensive wine list, and staff were unobtrusively attentive throughout. Hubby had the Angus burger - from a local farm - and I had the swordfish. Both faultless. Always a treat to eat here.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Great food in a lovely pub in a pretty village! Attentive service. Felt 'Covid secure'. It's difficult to maintain a great atmosphere whilst social distancing but the shabby chic decor goes some way to make up for it.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

A great meal and very prompt, welcoming service. We will definitely be returning!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

The staff efficiently sorted out my muddle over booking and made us feel very welcome when we did arrive for lunch in spite of the current restrictions. The fish and chips we had for lunch were delicious, I would definitely recommend them.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Beautiful pub. Great food. Lovely atmosphere. Stunning decor. Great garden with children’s playhouse. Only a shame you could only eat pizzas outside and after 3pm.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Lovely pub in a beautiful village, very friendly and helpful staff, plus good food. Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

One of our favourite places to eat in Norfolk 😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Great food & service. Thank you Only downside was limited choice on menu.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Very pleasant place and people, food a little average, but was a lockdown reduced menu, overall good.

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Really good food, super friendly staff and felt super safe and clean

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

All round pleasurable experience

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

We thought it was Covid friendly and service was really friendly. Although it was classed as a limited food menu, we didn’t feel that it was. We would definitely recommend the Dabbling Duck.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Not as vibrant as usual for obvious reasons and the menu was limited but service was friendly and good.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Lovely location but food a bit disappoint

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Overall a nice meal. Had to wait 40 mins for our order to be delivered to be told it hadn’t actually been placed, when it had! Luckily the food had arrived swiftly after, lack of communication between staff I presume. Food was to a good standard however, the falafel burger could’ve had some extra sauce inside the bun as it was rather dry. Would be happy to visit again. Lovely surroundings

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Beautiful restaurant in and absolutely gorgeous village, food delicious, service very good, very attentive.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Amazing meal again at the Dabbling Duck. The prawn massaman curry was out of this world! We will be back :)

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Visited On Monday, 27 July 2020

A great relaxed atmosphere. Although the food menu was reduced there was still enough to choose from. The food was excellent and great value for money.

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Visited On Monday, 27 July 2020

Celeriac soup and Thai massamam curry were superb. Sandwiches a bit boring and tortilla chips instead of crisps didn’t go with sandwiches. Would have been nice with paninis instead and normal style crisps.

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Visited On Monday, 27 July 2020

We really enjoyed our meal. Service was excellent and we felt safe with all the measures in place.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Excellent service and one of the best steaks I’ve ever had!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Beautiful roast beef, great atmosphere, very efficient

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Amazing roast for the second week running!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

We have been here a few times on our trips to Norfolk and we love it. The atmosphere post Covid was a great as ever, the food brilliant (we shared the 48pz Tomahawk steak between 3 of us), the safest measures were great and dogs are still welcome inside. Lovely pub inside and out with great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Very happy with the service , considering the COVID 19 ristrictions

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