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The Gamekeeper

) #16 of 25 Restaurants in Attleborough $$ - $$$ , British,
The Green | Old Buckenham, Attleborough NR17 1RE, England
+44 1953 860397
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (3 reviews)
“chicken dish” (2 reviews)
“roast dinner” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Green | Old Buckenham, Attleborough NR17 1RE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for a dog friendly pub in the area on a Monday evening, when a lot of local pubs either seemed to be closed or not serving food. We found this pub by chance and were pleasantly surprised to find it was very...More

Thank Kayleigh55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I phoned ahead to book a table for a group of us celebrating a friend's birthday. When I asked if we would be able to bring in a cake and they told us that they would make a birthday dessert. Although the menu for main...More

Thank Peford
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to do this review, your kind comments and for coming to see us. We hope to see you again soon, kind regards Tony & Jen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See that this pub is under new management, and we can certainly give them a thumbs-up based on our lunchtime visit. Fish and chips was probably the best of the week for husband. I had lasagne, which initially I wondered if it had been pre-prepared/frozen...More

Thank Jockette
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for you kind comments and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Tony & Jen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rang earlier in the day to check out if there were vegetarian options and although told there was a vast array of these we were informed last orders were being taken at 6pm. Once we got there at 5.35pm we were informed by the same...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having previously been a frequent visitor to The Gatekeeper in the past, we drove past to find it has re-opened again! Decided to stop for lunch and delighted with the Menu choices, Cleanliness and Customer Service. Understand has only been open for the last month...More

Thank Hellen H
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you for your kind comments, a lot of work has been done to get our pub up and running and it's good to know it is appreciated. Kind regards Tony & Jen

Reviewed 7 June 2017

The pub has recently been taken over by new management so hopefully it will improve. There seemed to be only 2 staff members to wait on tables and to serve in the bar although the service was fairly prompt. We had to ask for ice...More

Thank Carolyn E
Reviewed 19 June 2016

After reading the fairly high level of criticism on TripAdvisor for the Gamekeeper, I was hesitant when I heard my daughter had booked for Father's Day, with our daughter's partners parents. We were the first of 3 small parties that eventually turned up for lunch....More

Thank John W
Reviewed 19 June 2016

we had not been in the gamekeeper since 2012. We arrived at 12.00 opening time we ordered drinks and looked at the menu which was very good. We ordered food which was al freshly prepared my partner had mixed kebabs prawn,beef,chicken & vegetable with chips...More

Thank hec2rhinchliffedavid
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We rang ahead and were told that we didnt need to book a table on a Friday night in June which seemed odd. We were the only ones in the whole restaurant, except for another couple who came in for a drink. I was very...More

Thank Leigh T
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the Gamekeeper earlier today and had an excellent lunch. The Thai crabcakes are delicious as was the crab linguini. The ever popular fish & chips was well presented and fresh. The gardens are lovely although there are plenty spaces inside should the need...More

Thank Keith S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
23:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green | Old Buckenham, Attleborough NR17 1RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Attleborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1953 860397
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Welcome to The Gamekeeper, we offer truly delicious food, real ales & fine wines served in the relaxing bar,in the warm intimate dining room or in the pretty fenced garden - weather permitting. There is also a large brick & timbered hall which is ideal for private functions, meetings & very special occasions. On Sundays we have a carvery in this hall but this can also be booked for your party. Located on East Anglia's largest village green, our 17th Century Grade II listed pub overlooks the pastures & ponds of Old Buckenham. We are situated 14 miles from Norwich and 9 miles from Diss.
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