The Dabbling Duck

“Stylish village-owned inn” - AA Inspector



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A thriving community local, The Dabbling Duck is a cracking place, set on Great Massingham’s glorious green. The cosy bar, with its comfy leather sofas and wood-burner, is the ideal place for bar snacks and a pint – maybe Adnams Ghost Ship – or a gin from the gin list. Head through to a scrubbed wooden table in the relaxed, informal library for classics like Cromer crab, fish and chips, and burgers, or maybe start with fried pigeon with vanilla pickled carrots and follow that with Goan curry, coconut rice, flatbread and mango chutney. Four-legged companions are welcome – they even have their own menu.

The Dabbling Duck
Phone : 01485 520827


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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