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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” (65 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
“crevettes” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fakenham Road | Thursford, Thursford, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here twice last year and enjoyed it so much we made a point of coming again when in the same area this year. We enjoyed the food again. The set menu is a bargain. The proprietor, Colin, is an affable...More

Thank Grant07
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The restaurant decor is very dated . Tries to be continental with the ambience and music but it does not work. I requested a gin and tonic and asked if there were any choices I was told no . Just Gordons! I ordered crayfish which...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Owner will not let you alone actually sits at your table and talks endlessly. Expensive but reasonably good food.

Thank cnbrsewd
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Ate at this restaurant twice whilst staying in one of their bed and breakfast rooms. There is an extensive fish menu with some really nice dishes,swordfish in a beautiful sauce and the lobster casserole were excellent. I made the mistake of having a starter the...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 2 June 2017

spent three nights here , yes the small double is small , but spotlessly clean , tea and coffee and shower products . The host and staff couldn't have been friendlier and the breakfast was well cooked , hot and set us up for our...More

Thank spicera2017
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 very comfortable nights here. It is a restaurant with rooms so dont expect the trimmings of a hotel. The welcome by the owner was very genuine and friendly. The room was small but spotlessly clean and comfortable. I did not take dinner as...More

Thank Richard f
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Raving expensive for well below average food . Never removed the roe or muscle off the scallops, any decent chef knows that, incredibly chewy , crayfish tails over cooked, shellfish casserole tasted like it was cooked in the ocean , so salty, we didn't risk...More

3  Thank Guy W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I've driven past this restaurant many times always thinking must try it ,and I'm so glad I did . Nothing to disappoint the ambiance ,staff and owner all amazing , and the food was superb .In Fact that's the only problem what to choose there...More

1  Thank Krytens
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Been meaning to write this review for years , sorry Colin & Sarah.. I love this place small, but gorgeous, no bells and whistles, just honest good food , great service, great prices , man sized portions, some say Colin is the rick stein of...More

Thank Frenchodyssey6
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We went before the Thursford collection - it ticked all the right boxes. Clean and tidy restaurant all-but a tad cold. Good menu but doesn't represent the prices on their website - misleading regarding the set menu choices. Great choice of seafood with some meaty...More

1  Thank zenaLee
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Questions & Answers
2 August 2016|
Response from calleywell | Reviewed this property |
They close 9ish
2 August 2016|
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Response from charlie901 | Reviewed this property |
I think they open at 7pm and it's probably on their website
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Restaurant Details

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