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The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant

Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
+44 1328 878345
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (70 reviews)
“scallops” (23 reviews)
“crevettes” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our elderly friends here for a meal whilst visiting them in Norfolk. We had eaten here twice before about ten years ago and enjoyed the food then but this time it was even better! Enjoyed every course and the lovely house red wine. Staff...More

Thank r0siechapman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best seafood restaurant anywhere around this area. Run by the owners (husband is the chef). you can chat with the chef, who may sit with you at your table for a short time. Interesting somewhat unusual operation, nice menu selections, all perfectly...More

Thank PhilipPage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to this restaurant having not visited the area for 7 years, but had frequented it probably 5 or 6 times in the previous 10 years. Colin is still a first class chef and makes everyone welcome. This time there were a number of...More

Thank chrisfollett78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting restaurant this is. Called at lunchtime to book but found it shut, however the door was opened by the owner who invited us in and we decided to book for dinner. One sitting only and not many covers. Atmosphere was very welcoming....More

Thank pat c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Old Forge Sea Food Restaurant on Friday August 17, 2018 - and I can confidently say that it’s by far the best Sea Food I’ve eaten in UK. The service, the staff, the atmosphere were all fantastic and the chef (Colin) was...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great seafood. Colin is a character (aren't we all) and tells it like it is, which perhaps belies his kind heart. The restaurant is unassuming though pleasant and relaxed, and the seafood the most classic of classic. Quality ingredients well-prepared and beautifully cooked with butter,...More

Thank Merv_is_Write
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My friends and I ate here and the food was absolutely amazing. Excellent service and the chef even came out to greet everyone to check they were ok in between course. A really quaint little restaurant and very accommodating. Would definately recommend.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Outstanding food. Delicious smoked eel starter and fabulous dish of scallops and crevettes. Very well cooked sea bass. Don't miss the homemade garlic mayonnaise and bread.(complimentary) - very morish! Good atmosphere. I would advise booking for 6.30 -7pm (normal for Norfolk) rather than later as...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had a wonderful seafood lunch here.The food was delicious!!!!! Colin and Sarah were super in organising the menu and the arrangements. Looking forward to retuning again when we visit Norfolk!

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The menu is unique and food the was good, the place is a little quirky but quite friendly. I had the crayfish starter which was OK (I added a little butter which accompanied the bread - better) and the monk fish main which was lovely,...More

Thank Mark B
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6 September 2018|
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Response from GennyCope | Reviewed this property |
I believe the restaurant only opens in the evenings, but not Mondays. I do not know if they allow dogs there.
2 August 2016|
Response from calleywell | Reviewed this property |
They close 9ish
2 August 2016|
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Response from Roy G | Reviewed this property |
Best telephone them....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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