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This is a fully refurbished modern yet characteristic delightful country pub offering a great homecooked menu with traditional pub choices and NEW griddle & grill menu. All dishes are made and produced onsite with a large selection of burgers, pizzas, sizzlers and sharers. There is a full wine list and friendly efficient staff. The lodge benefits from easy access from the A47 just a few minutes from Dereham and 10 miles from Norwich. Large hard standing carpark and enclosed family garden. Good honest food at good honest prices, more than just a country pub. Also a bespoke wedding venue for the smaller wedding party who wish for an intimate day.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant a few times over the years with family &friends not sure what has happened we have been so disappointed the last 2 times Our meals were so long coming .The burgers were dry and cold .The pie the meat was so...tough .No we didn't complain as we complained the last time to the waitress she gave no satisfactory explanation. So didn't bother this time just left (no sweet )More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Went for a birthday celebration - Poor food, over priced, poor service. Sadly place gone down hill. I would not recommend anymore.

Date of visit: January 2024
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

I have replied in detail to the email sent following your visit so i am saddened to see that you and another member of your party have left a 1* review. Sorry we will not be a venue of choice for you anymore.

Reviewed 21 January 2024

Over priced in general. 3/4 “specials” unavailable. Over cooked food. Staff have poor knowledge of the menu.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

I have replied in detail to the email sent following your visit so i am saddened to see that you and another member of your party have left a 1* review. Specials are small batch items and unfortunately when they are sold out they are...More

Reviewed 7 December 2023

A married couple travelling to the East Coast, Dereham was the mid-point so we dropped in at The Lodge. Immediately we were struck by how clean and tidy the place is. Despite it being a Tuesday lunchtime, we were served quickly and shown to a...table by a very knowledgeable and pleasant young lady, who took our drinks and food orders efficiently. We were slightly dismayed to note there are no light-bites or a lunchtime menu on offer, it's full-size dinner portions only. We hoped it wouldn't spoil our dinner booking later... The food took a few minutes to arrive, but it was obvious both chef and staff are very proud of their product as the food was beautifully prepared and ate every bit as well as it looked. Your reviewer had the vegetable lasagne while my wife had the chicken tempura. The bill reflected both the portion sizes and the quality; this is no bad thing, it's reassuring to be asked to pay for quality like this. Go here for excellent food a with good friendly service, but do ensure it's your only main meal of the day.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Many thanks for your review, we are proud to serve homemade meals and glad you enjoyed both the food and service. We don't like you to leave hungry! if next time you are looking for something lighter we do have customers who order from our...More

Reviewed 3 December 2023

Great food excellent service. Nothing was to much trouble. We were sat in the bar area as we had our dog with us. They even cooked some chicken for our dog so that she could have some food with us.

Date of visit: December 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Thankyou for reviewing the Lodge Please do pop in again

Reviewed 3 October 2023

Excellent food, nothing was too much trouble, even with picky guests! Fast service and friendly staff. A great find!

Date of visit: September 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2023

We love all of our guests, even the picky ones! Pop back again soon

Reviewed 1 October 2023

Have not been able to go out for Sunday roast in months. We went to The Lodge at Tuddenham today. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We both had roast. Pork was very lovely but the beef was brilliant. Difficult joint to get right, this...was tender, flavoursome and cooked to perfection. 6 different veg not incl the roasts and mash. Large Yorkshire, we are both so full. Really wish I could make gravy like you guys do, was faultless So glad we booked as you were packed out. Meal was piping hot and delivered timely. Could not ask for more. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Many thanks for such a lovely review. As you will have seen our roasts are very popular so yes, please tell all your friends and family it is crucial to book! We hope to see you again Vikki

Reviewed 24 September 2023

We brought our Nan here for her birthday on a Sunday as she loves having a roast dinner! I don’t usually write reviews but I had to come on here just to mention how fantastic it was. The roast dinner was the best we have...eaten out and the staff were so lovely. We are local and hadn’t been here before today, but we spent our car journey home deciding what to eat on our next visit! Thank you for making our Nan’s day so wonderful :)More

Date of visit: September 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

We are so please you and your nan enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Vikki

Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

A sign of a great meal is when all plates are clear, and this is exactly what to expect here. The ribs are to die for, burgers are brilliant, and the veggie curry is full of flavour. Wide selection of dessert. Creme brule is my...favourite. Great atmosphere and tables nicely spaced. Dog friendly bar area and free parking.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and the food. Kind regards Vikki

Reviewed 18 August 2023

From the moment you walk in you are greeted by friendly staff behind the bar. Shown to our table right away and menu/specials explained. Restaurant was busy but food came out promptly and hot, the steak pie was AMAZING! Would go back just for that....Only criticism would be the nachos starter, paid extra £4 for pulled pork on top and got about 2 teaspoons of pulled pork. Other than that the evening was really good.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2023

Thanks for your review - sounds like you had a great date night! Not sure what happened with your topping on your nachos so sorry about that, should be the same amount as a side order 2 bigger spoons at least! We hope to see...More

Reviewed 5 August 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed a wedding reception here. Food was spot on. Service brilliant. The team should be very proud of themselves as they couldn’t have been more helpful and everyone was well looked after. Was very well organised and smooth transitions between course. Decorations and atmosphere...were also on the money.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2023

Thankyou for the review, we LOVE hosting weddings and we are thrilled that you had an enjoyable time. We do hope you will visit again.

Reviewed 3 August 2023

Three adults and the dog went for lunch, late July 2023. The range of meals was very good, with a choice of sides. No starters were needed, two lasagnas, one with garlic bread and one with fries. Both cooked well and tasty I had Lodge-style...chicken with fries and mushrooms. Really nice taste and well presented. Just one dessert, with 3 styles of ice cream. Drinks prices are very reasonable. A great last-minute place to go. Only 10 minutes from where we live Decor nice and brightMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2023

Brilliant, what a lovely detailed review. We are glad we are local to you and that you had a positive experience with us at the Lodge. See you again soon!

Reviewed 21 June 2023

Went for lunch today with mum and sister, we were marking the 1st anniversary since dad had passed. Service was very good, friendl, attentive and even asked if any of us had food allergies, which was nice to hear. The food was really nice, I...had a burger which is one of the best I have ever had. Sister had the veggie pie which she really enjoyed and mum had the lodge chicken, which she loved although it was a bit too much for her to finish :-) Overall a very enjoyable experience. Not the cheapest prices, but in my opinion you get what you pay for. We haven't eaten here in many years and wouldn't hesitate to go back again soon. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2023

Thankyou for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the lodge and continue to support us as an independent business. Kind regards Vikki

Reviewed 13 June 2023

Popped into the Lodge for lunch. Very nice decor and garden . Staff very friendly, chatty and welcoming to us and our dog and the food was good . Would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of visit: June 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2023

Great, its lovely to hear you experienced our Lodge welcome and your furry friend too! Please do come and see us again. Kind regards Vikki

Reviewed 10 June 2023

We came here a few times for lunch, never had a bad meal and very generous portions! Would recommend sharing your pudding, the bread and butter pudding was like the size of a brick. Very yummy! Staff are always friendly.

Date of visit: June 2023
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VICTORIA KING, Owner at The Lodge Griddle & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2023

Many thanks for leaving us your review, let us know what we can do to get a full 5* next time you pop and see us. Kind regards Vikki

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They can cook for vegans
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Response from VICTORIA K | Property representative |
Hi There, yes we are dog friendly in our bar area and even have a doggy biscuit bar! I would recommend booking a table in the bar should you wish to eat when you visit us Kind regards Vikki
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no unfortunately no breakfasts but our sister pub serves a Sunday breakfast between April & september
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