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“Quantity over quality. But great if you like plenty of good pub grub.”
Review of The Half Moon Inn

The Half Moon Inn
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The Half Moon Inn
Ranked #14 of 16 Diss B&B and Inns
Diss, United Kingdom
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566 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Quantity over quality. But great if you like plenty of good pub grub.”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Went here as a party for a birthday. Good service but just far too much food on the plate. So much waste. I prefer better quality food nicely presented, not a heaped plate.
The food was good pub grub. Not sophisticated.
Good oldy worldy pub. Not so much atmosphere in the bar.
Good service. Catered well for parties and children.

Room Tip: Ate in the restaurant. Did not sleep over.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

My partner and I recently went to the Half Moon for dinner, hoping for a quiet romantic meal where we could have a good chat over some good food and wine.

However, the place was packed, and the table layout was appalling - all far too close together. We were put in an awful lobby space with no character and were silent the whole meal due to people sitting so closely to us. No privacy!

Also far too close to the kitchen - we could hear the staff shouting orders to one another and rushing past our table.

Food was OK - nothing special. Disappointed with the lack of good vegetarian meals - no salads!!

It was such a shame...

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

The menu is pub grub from the 1960's. Plates full of chips and salad with the meat or whatever hard to find under the pile. No refined dining here and the choice on the menu is quite extensive but very little home cooked. Lots of frozen food deep fried or microwaved.
Have been twice recently and disappointed both times. The owner did not make any attempt to greet us or enquire if we had enjoyed our meals despite not being very busy. One of the staff was positively rude when serving our coffee so we will not be going back again. The menu and attitude needs to come in to the 21st century!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thetford
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Our family booked my and I in for Anniversary dinner, asking for a small table for two preferibly in a corner, yes all booked was the reply.
We made our visit, only to be told there was only one table availible for us, This was a table in a small room within the receptionarea, where we had no privacy, 1 yard away we had to listern to staff of three talking about everyones issues and also talking about customers.
The place was far from clean and the staff were unhelpful.
The food was pre-perpared and heated in the micro oven .
I would advise anyone considering this place to think again, am sure there are much better places in the area.

Room Tip: Do not dress in best clothes, if you decide to take a chance.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I have stayed at The Half Moon twice and as the price went, the chalet accommodation was nothing fancy, but clean, with the option of clean towels every day.

The food was amazing and having breakfast and dinner there, lunch was not a meal I had at all during my stays! A great choice but huge portions. Perhaps a little less and then customers would be encouraged to have a starter and/or a pudding. Brilliant home made pate, steaks cooked perfectly to order, and the most wonderful puddings - I can recommend the crumbles.

For a pub, it is quite quiet too and once closed the place is nigh on silent. Enough in the country but close enough to main roads to all the major places of interest.

I am so glad it is still going strong.

Anyway, better late than never.

PS: I have selected the earliest date but my stays were way before that.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Really enjoyed our meal-plenty of vegetables cooked perfectly with our Sunday lunch today. Staff most pleasant and helpful especially as we 3 arrived to an almost full house and without booking and were warmly welcomed. Well done Debbie for an excellent hostelry!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Lovely Warm Friendly staff, Fabulous Food,Large generous portions of good ole traditional pub grub.
Stayed in one of there chalets style rooms, lovely and warm, nice and cosy. No wifi in rooms but managed to get good internet access in pub whilst enjoying large glass of wine,by a lovely log fire.
Would highly recommend, looking forward to returning again soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Half Moon Inn
Address: Half Moon The Street | Rushall, Diss IP21 4QD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Diss
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Ranked #14 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Diss
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
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The Half Moon Inn Diss, Norfolk

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