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 Wednesday, 03 July 2019

A great relaxing stay, charming Inn, lovely dinner and breakfast, outstanding location and professional staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

We were quite disappointed generally with food and service. We were ignored by staff when we first arrived then “told off” for waiting in the wrong area to be seated! The same waitress continued to be brusque throughout the evening. The soup was so salty it was inedible which we pointed out but got no apology and to describe a dish as hake and then receive the smallest piece of said fish I have ever seen is unacceptable. The only member of our party who enjoyed it was the dog who loved his own menu

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Food was really good and atmosphere was really good my only small gripe was there was little to no pulled pork on the dirty fries

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Excellent Service and Food.

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Visited On Monday, 01 July 2019

Not as good as our last visit. Waited over 40mins for our starters, on a quiet Monday lunchtime. But will return.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Went to The Dabbling Duck for a birthday meal. Food was excellent and staff very helpful. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

As hoped the food was excellent, a really interesting menu cooked to a high standard. Service was good but you could tell the team were busy with a wedding on that evening as well, meaning they did look as if energy levels were running low as the evening went on. The one slight niggle, which isn't the fault of the pub, more the people in it. Despite there being ample comfy seating empty, large groups seemed to congregate around the bar, meaning it took a good 10+ minutes just for me to pay our restaurant bill, which detracted a little. The food, surroundings and the politeness of staff was exemplary however!

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Thought enjoyed our meal. Service excellent. Lovely atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Varied menu, local produce great food brilliant service.

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

Very good well presented food. The curry we had was a lot larger than we were expecting but was excellent value for money. Recommend you are feeling very hungry before you start as you might not find room for another course. We certainly felt well fed.

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

Delicious food and enjoyed perusing the classic books.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

We certainly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. We also thought it was good value. For us we did find the pub noisy and because we were seated next to the door to the garden this was a considerable disturbance to my husband who did get knocked into several times by passing customers. Despite raising these points we would come again but would ask to be seated in a different place.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Third visit and there will not be a fourth Felt unwelcome and the atmosphere wasn’t good

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Beautiful pub and the meal was amazing, definitely will be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Ate here as part of our stay. Great menu selection, great food, excellent service. Thoroughly recommend this place.

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Good atmosphere with a nice ambience

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Lovely surroundings great food.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Very friendly and welcoming, good atmosphere. Service and food were excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Great meal but really missed the crayfish pohboy

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Staff very welcoming, food and service excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

A great dining experience never fails to disappoint

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

The food was outstanding, so beautifully presented and delicious. Rice pudding a bit sweet would be the only negative.

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Beautiful pub with lovely friendly staff. Food was beautifully presented and tasted even better.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

We found there to be great customer service and the staff were very helpful however we felt that the variety of meals available wasn’t great and would have liked to have seen more. Will visit again to experience the barn street food.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Excellent roast beef!! One of the best I’ve ever had. Good service from the gentleman who showed us to the table but quite a harshly spoken, unfriendly waitress who took our order.

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