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The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant

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Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
+44 1328 878345
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been meaning to write this review for years , sorry Colin & Sarah.. I love this place small, but gorgeous, no bells and whistles, just honest good food , great service, great prices , man sized portions, some say Colin is the rick stein of Norfolk, I disagree, there is no pretentiousness here... Just a great place to stay and... More 

Thank Frenchodyssey6
Norwich, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went before the Thursford collection - it ticked all the right boxes. Clean and tidy restaurant all-but a tad cold. Good menu but doesn't represent the prices on their website - misleading regarding the set menu choices. Great choice of seafood with some meaty mains but we all found the fish over cooked and dated with the presentation and... More 

Thank zenaLee
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight for the Thursford Christmas spectacular ate in the restaurant first class food I had sea bass and my wife had the rump steak which was cooked to perfection I tried a small piece and it was so tender I cut it with my fish knife. The bedroom (number 1) was very comfortable with what you would expect a... More 

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Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My wife and I stayed in the B&B overnight and had the pleasure of eating in the restaurant prior to visiting the Thursford Christmas spectacular. A very welcoming owner, his wife and his staff really looked after us. The food was delicious and the prices are comparable to a restaurant of this stature. Would definitely visit again if we were... More 

Thank Funtimefrank
Norwich, United Kingdom
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We booked the restaurant because it was close to The Thursford Spectacular & one of our party is a pescitarian, with the others loving fish and seafood. First of all the website is a tad misleading as mentions a set 2 course for £18.50 and 3 course for £21.50 but items are limited when you get there a fish soup,... More 

Thank zenaLee
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went On Saturday evening and yet again had a wonderful seafood meal. This time we had the bass fillets with tarragon butter and cod with prawns and brown shrimp. We have decided to work our way through the entire menu. As this was our third visit, I am now rather confident that everything served here is going to be a... More 

Thank Chipfat22
Saffron Walden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We have been coming here once a year for the past 5 years and the food has always been cooked to perfection. The fish soup is lovely and the salmon was perfection. The pan fried dishes of prawns and scallops are always excellent. In spite of only turning up here before our Thursford Spectacular visit we are always welcomed as... More 

Thank Gillian W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Close to Holt, North Norfolk, for 20 years Colin has offered to cook fish just the way you want it- just ask in advance. There is also a fixed and an a la carte menu. Try hot lobster the way you used to have it. It's close to the Thursford Theatre (must pre-book ) and last week the Forge was... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My goodness for someone who was supposed to retire they pull out all the stops to make your meal delicious. We booked in advance and was not disappointed. Welcomed by the staff, who were very friendly. We had scallops to start and for our main we both had seabass, salmon and lobster in a lobster sauce with vegetables served separately.... More 

1 Thank Jocelyn L
Hockley, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Went here having looked at their menue on line for a 2 course set meal, only to be told it wasnt avaliable in a rude manner by the owners wife. my wife and friend ordered from the 3 course menu, my friend and I weren't given said menu so ordered from the a la carte menu. credit where its due,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Thursford
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 878345

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