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The Hour Glass

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Sculthorpe | Fakenham, Norfolk, Sculthorpe, Fakenham, England
+44 1328 856744
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a lovely day today and we decided to drive out to the Hourglass at Sculthorpe. We had enjoyed a lunch with friends here before but today we were just two. Being fish fans my husband had king prawns in filo pastry with a chilli sauce and I had a mixed fish salad. Both were very tasty and generous... More 

Thank Brownie1949
Fakenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As always a wonderful meal. Fabulous staff, always friendly and nothing too much trouble. The meals are always delicious, in the eight years we have been going there we have never had a bad meal.

Thank martinchris1114
Sculthorpe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always to a good standard and the service is always good. We have visited this restaurant many times and have never had a reason to complain. Roast Lamb on Sunday was excellent

Thank petergNorfolk
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a table for eight for a family meal. The table was ready on our arrival. Staff were friendly and helpful. Each course arrived quickly, but not too quickly and we all got served at once. Everything was hot and portions generous. Food and service excellent! No complaints at all.

Thank IanLS L
Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We came across this place by accident and as the outside looked very presentable we decided to have a well earned lunch as taking as break from decorating. Inside the layout is very clean , spacious , airy, light with a friendly welcome from the barman. The specials and menu cater for all tastes and it was difficult to make... More 

Thank antiquevee
Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Hadn't been here for a few years, but have to say the food is now wonderful. A nice balance between style and substance. If you love seafood try the skewered prawns,just yummy. My husband loved the bbq ribs. Good friendly staff attentive but not overbearing. All in all very, very good.

Thank Glenny L
Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place. I was well impressed with The Hour Glass. As soon as we arrived, the staff greeted us and promptly showed us to our table. Drinks soon arrived and our order taken. The staff were very pleasant and the place had a lovely atmosphere. The menu would suit everyone. When the food arrived it was piping hot... More 

Thank Wizzthekid
Fakenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The food was very nice and the specials added well to the menus we both had the whitebait to start and the size of the starter was more tan adequate, the Duck was very nice and the special of Salmon , Crayfish and prawn salad was filling we enjoyed the real ale available

Thank chris A
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Superb food, never a poor meal, consistently fab! We go for birthdays. Whitebait scrummy, ribs delicious, excellent service quick and hot!

Thank Margaret C
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The food and service is always brilliant. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and very welcoming.

Thank Hubbo89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sculthorpe | Fakenham, Norfolk, Sculthorpe, Fakenham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Fakenham  >  Sculthorpe
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 856744
Fanatasic restaurant slightly of the beaten track which was recommended by the manager of the The Sculthorpe Mill which you list (and is excellent as well. Ate there this weekend - owners are clearly trying to offer something a bit different that sits between the many "fine dining" estasblishments in North Norfolk and the cheaper pub grub. Really hits the spot and to be honest was far better than both the Globe and the Victoria (Well & Holkham) where I have dined recently. Please give the owners the recognition they deserve.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?