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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 - 21:00 Mon- Thurs)
(12:00 - 21:30 Fri & Sat)

Morning tea & coffee 10:00 - 12:00
Afternoon tea & cake 15:00 - 17:30

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

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.

Afternoon Tea is served daily 15.00 - 17.00

Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Afternoon Tea
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

What an amazing pub. Travelled over from Holme Next The Sea for our meal and well worth the journey. Fab decor and village position. Great menu and welcoming service. Outside is a pizza oven (weekends) and play area for kids. What a great all round venue.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Steak was really chalky and a bit over done, nice place otherwise!

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Dined as a couple when we stayed one night B&B. First time we have visited. Enjoyed the lively friendly atmosphere and particularly the fact that it was still a "pub" with a good community feel and had not become simply a restaurant with a bar like so many others. Food was excellent and the service was efficient, relaxed and personal by what appeared to be predominantly young and personable staff. And the good beer was still at sensible pub prices!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Love to go there for dinner. Always good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Another excellent meal

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

We felt that the menu was very limited and were particularly disappointed with the scallops, whose flavour was completely masked by the accompanying cabbage. Service was very unprofessional; no offer of further drinks with the meal; no sweet menus offered until reminded; slow service. (Service does not deserve any stars.) Overall - could do a lot better.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Wonderful meal. Lovely, inventive food in great surroundings with good service throughout. Recommended!

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

We go to the Dabbling Duck all year round but it seems in the busy summer months, the staff struggle with the orders. We had to wait 45 minutes just for the starter. The food is usually good and they often have something different on the menu. On our recent visit we tried Jack Fruit which was tasty though not sure about it as a 'burger'. Dinner is always good value. We enjoyed our evening and had the service been a bit quicker we would have tried the delicious sounding desserts.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Nice location, friendly staff, lunch menu a little bit limited but good food

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

just a great place to have night out with good food & atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Great service and ambience were let down by average food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Superb food in a stunning pub

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

Great veggie options, lovely food, good wine, spot on service brilliant establishment! Thankyou for making our 24th wedding anniversary memorable

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

First time here after a few people recommended. Everything was very good, quality of the food was excellent. I felt the scallop starter was a little bit over-priced but was well cooked and presented. My only slight niggle, and I'm not sure there is much can be done about it - but our party was hounded by loads of flies (inside) while eating which was a bit off putting. Not sure much could have been done to prevent that as it was a hot day so all the windows were open. I'll be coming back to try dinner service out for sure.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Fabulous food, as always. Got the impression the bar staff were a bit hassled by mid-afternoon, but to be fair it was an absurdly hot day! Shall continue to recommend you to everyone.

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

it was our first visit but service was very hit and miss, we had to ask for drinks several times but they kept getting forgotten, food was ok, we’d go back to give it another try.

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

Lovely place to eat. Or just having a drink.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Great pub, superb service. Only "knock" was a couple of things. My wife had the feta and aubergine salad that was a bit overwhelming in terms of the amount of dressing. Next time we'll ask for it on the side. Also, the kid's chicken fingers had a bit of spice and bbq flavour to them - great for older kids, but our 4 year old only eats plain. (Th bbq/spice was not mentioned on the menu). But - kudos to the staff - they replaced the chicken with a piece of fish and didn't charge us for it. So top marks for saving the day. We'll be back for sure - very cool place, wish it was our local! :)

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

All good!!

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Great night as usual, good food at reasonable price in comfortable surroundings

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Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

Simply fab!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

We were on a girls weekend away and found the dabbling duck on the internet. You never really know how places are until you arrive but we were absolutely delighted. On our next visit to Norfolk we will be sure to visit again

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Visited On Sunday, 01 July 2018

Great pub which had been recommended. We weren't disappointed, the roasts were just perfect and our dog loved the doggie menu. Friendly service. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 July 2018

Interesting and original menu. Enjoyed all the courses especially the pudding, which is unusual in most restaurants where it is often an afterthought.

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