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The Dove

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Bungay Road | Poringland, Norwich NR14 7NB, England
+44 1508 494312
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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The steak was over cooked and dry. The vegetables were tasteless. Chicken and ham pie actually had smoked ham, which they did not mention on the menu. Ok if you enjoy smoked meat, which I do not. Waited ages to pay bill so eventually took it to bar to pay on our way out. Both waitress and bar staff seemed... More 

Thank Rosa T
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a Thursday evening, it was very chilled and relaxed! Lovely staff and lovely atmosphere! The food portions were generous and of good quality too! I would recommend for a couple or family outing.

Thank Little_Legs_94
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I was here with a group and opted for the vegetarian meal.The lasagne was thin and lukewarm the one small cauliflower florets tasteless and overcooked the small portion of cabbage watery the peas tasteless the three small potatoes tasted as if cooked the day before and reheated.T he whole thing lacked seasoning.I will not return.

Thank rapunzel777
Norwich, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Called in for lunch, easy to find as on a main road. Car park to the side with easy ground level access into pub. Small bar areas and a restaurant to the rear. When we visited there was a real fire in the bar. Specials board and general menu , offering home cooked food at reasonable prices. Obviously a pub... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It is not often our complete family gets together for a meal but when we do it is usually a special occasion, not at The Dove. Mediocre at best. Very disappointing.

Thank Violet250951
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Dove is a traditional Pub with a very good pub food. In the winter there is lovely roaring log fire to greet you. The menu is varied. I can highly recommend their fish and chips, with fresh fish delivered daily and a good selection too. Their steaks are very good too with meat from local butcher and a very... More 

Thank Inthira N
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Good selection of pub food with a few different specials. Friendly atmosphere, going back to try the Sunday roast.

Thank FourLs
Norwich, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

35 Broadland MGOC members enjoyed a tasty selection home cooked meals available from from Menu or Special's Board. Several members of the group opted for well presented portion's of Steak and Ale Pie (one of the best in Norfolk ) this was accompanied by a good selection of vegetable's. Others decided to indulge in large portion's of Cod or Haddock... More 

Thank David J
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Plenty of good quality food on your plates at this place no matter what you order, staff very friendly, the only let down is they have tried to cram too many tables into a small restaurant, but would not hesitate to call again when in the area.

Thank mindblower28
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

yummy sunday roast with in-laws was great. nice size potion for the price lamb,beef,pork and turkey as choice of meat.Staff all to happy to give you a sauce to company the meat for free.the drinks are cheap.and for the price on the roast you get dessert free! Farm animals running around outside the unique interred pub.it also has a conservatory.

Thank Martin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bungay Road | Poringland, Norwich NR14 7NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1508 494312

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?