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Thatchers Needle Diss

££ - £££, British,
33 Park Road, Diss IP22 4AS, England
+44 1379 658905
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (7 reviews)
“pudding” (10 reviews)
“lasagna” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
33 Park Road, Diss IP22 4AS, England
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1 - 10 of 673 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

great pub,great food & great staff Thanks Rob & team 5 Stars , took my Dad out for lunch with the grandchildren

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cotty1967
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On our way home from a shopping trip we were looking for a food stop, and, admittedly tried elsewhere first to find it fully booked, (thankfully, as it turned out) we stopped at the Needle, and were greeted with a warmth from staff as though...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Al-The-Polar-Bear
Thatcher's N, Assistant Manager at Thatchers Needle Diss, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Al TPB! Thanks for the lovely review! We do pride ourselves in having friendly staff (if you ever catch their name, please pop it on your next review so we can congratulate and reward the hard work of the staff member(s)) We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

have been coming here every month for the last 3 years. such a shame its gone down hill! i had burger and chips, burger was fab, chips were awful, hard overcooked and rank! stressed manager, staff look glum. was a real gem.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank customerno01
Thatcher's N, Assistant Manager at Thatchers Needle Diss, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello there, Thank you for your review, and I am sorry to hear that you haven't had a fab time this visit. Mistakes do occur at points, but I hope we rectified this on the day for you? If not, please do contact us thatchersneedle.diss@marstons.co.uk...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The Thatchers Needle, 33, Park Road, Diss IP22 4AS, UK Occasioned a Visit here with my friend as we preferred to 'dine out' at the weekend rather than having a meal at home. The menu on offer is quite extensive and of reasonably good value....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank specialopsexec
Thatcher's N, Assistant Manager at Thatchers Needle Diss, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello there, I am sad to hear that the ambience wasn't the right one for you. Yes, we are a family orientated pub, for families of all ages. On the day we would have been more than happy to help you move tables if you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab catch up with friends with good service and reasonably priced too. Saw a new pud on the menu I knew my hubby would enjoy staff were happy to sell me one to take home with instructions on how to prepare it. Happy husband. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Clare J
Thatcher's N, Assistant Manager at Thatchers Needle Diss, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Clare, I remember serving you that pudding, I am so glad he enjoyed it! Hope to see you back soon. Best Regards Jenna PS next time you are in, please log into your trip advisor and show the staff this message to receive a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were only a few people in the pub when we arrived. The drinks and starters were brought to us quickly but we had to wait nearly an hour to get our mains. The sirloin steak was bland and the peppercorn sauce did not add...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SamBee96
Thatcher's N, Assistant Manager at Thatchers Needle Diss, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sam, Thank you for taking the time to review, and we do not like people to leave unhappy. I hope you was able to speak to a manager on the day you visited? If you are able to, please email us thatchersneedle.diss@marstons,co.uk with as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we have been for a long while. Food was served very quickly however there was a long wait for drinks, caused by miscommunication from the staff. I decided for the ribeye steak, being one of the more expensive dishes, I thought it would...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alistairjhodge
Thatcher's N, Assistant Manager at Thatchers Needle Diss, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alistair, I am sorry to hear that your experience was not up to the standard we expect. Did you happen to speak to a manager on shift about your issues at the time? We do like to sort out any issues promptly in house...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped down for a few drinks on our favourite table number 31. Both of us had the fish and chips which was very good indeed. Rob and his team were fantastic as always. Thank you very much.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank richierood
Thatcher's N, Assistant Manager at Thatchers Needle Diss, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Richie, Glad to hear that we are still keeping you happy! Next time you pop in, log in trip advisor and show us this message for a complimentary drink! Best Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent pub grub, reasonably priced. Enjoyed the wine. Our server, Donna, was very friendly, helpful and professional.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Andie C
Thatcher's N, Assistant Manager at Thatchers Needle Diss, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andie, Thanks for letting us know how fab Donna is! Hope to see you back soon, next time you pop in please log into your trip advisor and show this message for a free drink :) Best Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first visit a few weeks ago but now a regular customer. great food really friendly service from Donna, always happy to help and an all round good atmosphere will definitely continue with repeat visits

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Thatcher's N, Assistant Manager at Thatchers Needle Diss, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Nicholas! We love Donna, she is a credit to the team. We shall pass this onto her. Next time you pop in please log into your tri[p advisor and show this message for a free drink :) Best Regards

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traveller5456
1 August 2017|
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Response from Jason L | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe dogs are allowed outside, but not inside.
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DissBluebell
3 November 2016|
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Response from 68carla68 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure there are options available and they do strive to help... I would recommend a phone call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Park Road, Diss IP22 4AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Diss
  • Phone Number: +44 1379 658905
  • E-mail
Description
From our perfectly-kept cask ales to our excellent menu of pub food done well, there are plenty of reasons to visit The Thatchers Needle. Celebrate all that's best about classic British pub meals as you tuck into a juicy steak dinner, a wholesome pie, or a burger brimming with mouth-watering toppings. Watch our rotisserie oven flame roasting succulent Red Tractor farm-assured chicken to tender perfection. Whether you're a lover of traditional pub meals or a seeker after interesting and original flavours, there'll be something to whet your appetite on our carefully-selected menu. Our younger guests are just as spoiled for choice. Got a sweet tooth? Our dessert menu is inspired by the same combination of classic flavours and new twists. We're pub people serving great restaurant-style food. We look forward to welcoming you to The Thatchers Needle soon.
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