The Dabbling Duck

11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham , United Kingdom, PE32 2HN
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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 Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday roast was excellent and good value both pork and beef well worth trying.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Fantastic as always!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Great Sunday lunch. We will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Great pub with a relaxed and special atmosphere. Staff very friendly and attentive.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Visited on the basis of previous reviews.The night we visited we found the pub to be very noisy - really more than just a good atmosphere - could be a one off. The serving staff were great. This was decent pub food at a reasonable price.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

A very enjoyable experience. Food and service excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

fantastic food and rooms -highly recommended

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Visited On Monday, 09 September 2019

The Dabbling Duck is a beautiful pub in a picturesque village which is well worth a visit. The BBQ Watermelon was delicious and a wonderful change from standard veggie options, plus there were stand out specials available on the day. Only negative would be the lack of quality soft drinks on offer which I thought poor, (pepsi, sprite and J2O don't cut it) so definitely room for improvement on that front or staff training?? as they were the options given.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Amazing food! But did take us a while to be served! I think maybe on a Sunday you need more staff! Whilst we were eating we had to go up to bar quite a few times as staff didn’t notice us! Also I was not impressed when I went to get out my seat to the left and accidentally stepped on a staff members foot going by with food and I said I’m so sorry are you ok to the response of a horrible/evil look and tutting at me rather than saying don’t worry it was an accident! I would never intentionally stand on someone’s foot and hurt them! So maybe train staff on common etiquette! Thanks x

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

A cosy place to have a meal with a loved one ❤️ Food was beautifully cooked and presented - we will be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Our first visit and really enjoyed our meal, will certainly visit again soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Our first visit (on recommendation) 2 of the 4 starters were already sold out. Should have had back ups for a bank holiday weekend. Waited for over an hour to then be served with our mains, not our starters. Tuna was over cooked (obviously been sitting on the pass) A shame as other tuna dishes being served to other tables looked perfect. Dripping chips were bland and undercooked. Remaining food was good but service and choice let the experience down. We were given complementary pudding, but even those took an age to be served. 2 1/2 hours for a main and pudding isn’t acceptable.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

The menu was a bit limited we thought this time

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

Whilst the service here ranges from poor to excellent ( very poor on this visit) the food is reasonably consistent . The Pub itself is of course pleasant as its location.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Starter portion of fish very small, main course fish was OK, but bed it was on was too spicy for the fish

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

Fantastic! Great staff & Food. Limited menu but understand that this would work for a busy Pub & no pre-orders despite being 15 of us. Also we did time of 2.00 to make sure pub not stretched. Thank you so much.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Menu needs a review- bit too many attempts at ‘fusion’. Too many choices. Items written on specials board were hard to read. Confusing lay out on paper menu. Menu not set out in an appealing way. Should clearly state which items are vegan/vegetarian/gluten free etc.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Everyone really enjoyed it we will be back for sure!

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Great food, lovely building in a nice village setting.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Great venue, great food.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

We had a lovely evening but just felt we were ignored on arrival and the barman was offhand so that wasn’t a good start. Our waitress was great though. It was a bit of a wait for the food and no nibbles to go at... but the meal, when it arrived was excellent and we’d definitely go back.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

First visit for a family birthday after visiting Houghton Hall, everyone enjoyed the food, choice of drinks for all, we sat in a quiet area as requested when booking. An hour from home but will make effort to come back again, perhaps try the pizzas next time.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Great standard of food and service. Very enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, although a little noisy for one of our party who has a hearing impairment. Service was very good.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Lovely spot, great service on a busy Sunday lunch and huge portions! Very dog friendly which we enjoyed but it would be a shock if you were not a dog lover

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