The Dabbling Duck

11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham , United Kingdom, PE32 2HN
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Opening Information

Bar
12:00 - 23:00 Monday- Saturday
12:00 - 22:30 Sunday

Food
Breakfast served 8:00 - 10.00

Food served all day
12:00 - 20.30

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Children's Menu available
  • Accommodation
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome
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About The Dabbling Duck

The Dabbling Duck pub was opened in 2006 as the result of a tireless community action group and a far-sighted local authority's 6 year campaign to prevent the beautiful old building (previously the Rose and Crown pub) from being converted into housing.

The Dabbling Duck now plays a vital part in the heart of the local community and is a focal point for the village. The owners regularly eat and drink at the pub with their friends and colleagues.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Always good when we come here. 3

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

It was fabulous - the best meal out I have had in months. Everyone helpful and friendly and I felt safe. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Really lovely food, great service and very family friendly.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Picturesque setting and lunch to match!

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

We had a really comfortable stay. Staff were helpful & so welcoming. As we mentioned to Sally on check out we will come back in the spring/early summer Covid permitting and will bring our family. Thanks to all at the DD for making our stay memorable.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Great food and atmosphere. A lovely lunch time meal.

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Our server was excellent. Brilliant with our kids. Great food and service. Hope to be back again soon.

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Awesome and thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Service was terrible, food mediocre, We were told kids meals were tiny by waitress so ordered adults mea for my 9 yr old, portion was massive and twice the price of kids meal, he ate a third of it (fish batter wasn’t that nice and chips were wedges not chips). My burger was dripping with fat, felt really stodgy with the brioche. My husband couldn’t work out if he had potato on his dish (?!) - he asked, and was told probably yes, he wasn’t convinced (hence asking!) and had to ask to see the potato, as he was curious, Turned out he did have potato and they charged us £2 extra for the extra piece of potato, on a £100 meal, this seems really petty and was the last straw. Poor service and not the best food, Big disappointment, Manager wasn’t all that bothered.

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Great food and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

We love coming and are always well looked after

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Feedback based on experience Oct 20 during Vivid safe conditions. Felt very safe staff very aware of procedures. Booking online was easy and comments re: our parties specific requirements were met. Made to feel very welcome despite a very nervous but excited puppy being a party member. Food was excellent drink choices were endless and the Dabbling Ducks own gin was a triumph of citrus tangy goodness.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Very limited menu. What we ate was mediocre very average pub grub. We won’t be recommending our friends to visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Loved it, I now want to move to Great Massingham

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Would be nice to have more options for vegan deserts

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Best Sunday lunch we've ever had and the staff did everything to make our first visit a good one. we give our thanks to All the staff. We have recommended the duck to everyone already and will see you again soon. Yours sincerely Frank Wheaton Dereham Norfolk

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Great stay and fantastic roasts

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

Had a great dinner with our kids at the Dabbling Duck - great food and atmosphere. Our favourite pub on our Norfolk trip.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Lovely Pub, Lovely Staff

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

In the present climate It’s tricky to get the right balance of keeping everyone safe while maintaining a good atmosphere but our restaurant experience felt like you’ve got it just right. Well done Sally and Mark and everyone at the Dabbling Duck.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

Had been here before a few years ago . Set in the quaint little village of Great Massingham the pub sits on the village green with views of the duck pond . A great menu ( like the extra options for dietary needs GF, DF, Vegetarian and Vegan ) offering pub favourites as well as some slightly adventurous items too . I had the roast pumpkin with buckwheat and fig ( really lovely textures and flavour ) plus a side of seasonal veg (cauliflower,peas and kale) My partner opted for the classic fish and chips . Extremely reasonably priced and all very tasty . Dare I say , portions could be smaller though , my partner had the chips , looked like two baking potatoes chipped for one person . . Also had dessert a take on After eight , consisting of aerated chocolate, mint patisserie and chocolate mousse, was gorgeous and well constructed, but again , even sharing couldn’t finish it. Recommended for a spot of tasty lunch in this Beautiful part of Norfolk , but go hungry as portions are hearty !

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 October 2020

We had a lovely evening and the food was excellent

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Too hot. When asked if we wanted pudding and we said no just the bill please it would have been nice if the bill came

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 October 2020

A good all round pub. Will definitely go again. Friendly helpful staff and Covid measures in place. Reduced menu but food quality good. Would have liked sweet potato fries with the more Asian inspired burgers and starters.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 October 2020

A lovely setting for dinner, however, there was a number of very drunk and noisy people next to us just having drinks whilst we were having dinner at 7pm which wasn't so great. The staff seemed very busy so service was a bit slow, and the food whilst it was good, was very expensive for the size. I asked the waitress what one of the desserts entailed and she said 'it's fancy I don't really know'. Which was a bit of a surprise! Overall I do think covid has impacted the experience and therefore its not all on the pub, but I did feel that staff could have been more accommodating and the portion sizes reviewed.

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