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The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant

Fakenham Road, THURSFORD, NR21 0BD

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The whitewashed former coaching station and forge used to be a resting place for pilgrims heading to Walsingham. A sympathetic refurbishment means beams, York stone floor and the original iron hooks where the horses were shod are in evidence in the cosy, buzzy restaurant. It's all about the seafood here: expect good, honest, rustic cooking, often with Spanish influences and using herbs grown in The Old Forge's garden. There might be smoked eel with horseradish, dressed Cromer crab, Sicilian-style swordfish, fruit de mer platters, and the classic Spanish zarzuela. Steak and lamb shank provide meaty alternatives, and, for dessert, there might be lemon meringue pie.

Further information

Tel: 01328 878345
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Days closed: Mon
Days closed for lunch: all week

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Seafood
Chef: Colin Bowett
Number of seats: 28
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children's portions.
No children under 5 yrs.
Parking available.



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On A148
Nearest station: Norwich

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