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The Deers Leap

££ - £££, British,
38 Norwich Road, Thetford IP24 2JE, England
+44 1842 761616
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (3 reviews)
“baguette” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
38 Norwich Road, Thetford IP24 2JE, England
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great family pub and sports bar, the owners are very welcoming and always happy even when its busy. they also have a kids corner and play area and also have a function room

Thank terry j
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Just got back from a meal with a group of friends at The Ark this evening. Two of our main dishes were really overcooked and then two desserts were actually inedible. A solid sponge pudding and "home made" custard which was basically frothy sweet milk....More

4  Thank Helen D
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Hadn't been here since it changed from The Deer Leap but was really hungry with a busy afternoon ahead, so popped in, not expecting great things because it's more a family fun pub and I'm an oak-beamed country pub sort of person. However, a warm...More

1  Thank BusinessAdviser
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Glad to see The Ark is The Ark again! Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Good plate of scampi, chips and homemade tartare sauce (always a good sign). Very pleased with food and service and would definitely go again.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Thought we would give the Ark a try since it has been taken over. The Carvery seemed a bit unorganised, plates (which would of been better warmed!) in the middle of the service which led to a very unorganised line.....some people getting vegetables etc before...More

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We thought we would give the recently re-opened deers leap or the Arc as it is now known a try and we were not disappointed, both of us had a baguette it was reasonably priced and came with side salad and fries, I would have...More

Thank Liz L
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Had such a lovely time at the ark as I do when I visit family, let the kids play while I chatted with my sister while my husband and brother in law watched the football. Perfect pub food with a good choice of beers thankfully...More

1  Thank missjjj1985
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This pub is Now called "The Ark" Sports Bar. A couple of wall mounted tv's makes this a "sports bar ". Good selection of drinks, food very basic "pub grub", very small choice Nothing home made. Looks like the premises has had a basic make...More

Thank RadioGahGah
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I'm Went in for the Sunday carvery with the family (6 of us). We hadn't booked but were given a table straight away even though they were busy. Food was amazing, not a single complaint about anything. The staff are very friendly & helpful. Will...More

Thank daisyb732017
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This pub has now had its name changed back to the Ark supposedly under new management but still owned by the same company enterprise. So where do I start my husband has a tonic water I had a latte when it arrived it was only...More

2  Thank barbarahollands
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Norwich Road, Thetford IP24 2JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Thetford
  • Phone Number: +44 1842 761616
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