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We ask that dogs are kept on leads at all times, please can your pooches be kept off the sofas and beds. We also ask that while we are most defiantly dog friendly, please be respectful of other diners and pooches should be well behaved.

We have a black Labrador Doris who you might see roaming around the pub, most of our team are also dog owners so please do ask them for their favourite walk with their pooch.

We have a Doris dog board , which have pictures of dogs that come into the pub , please ask a member of staff if you would like a picture taken so you can be added to the board ! When you bring your four legged friend to our pub we also offer a dog menu, filled with treats.

If you are staying with us four of our rooms are dog friendly and we offer a bed, bowl and complimentary biscuit on arrival.

As per all listings on Dog Friendly Norfolk, we accept well behaved dogs.



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  • Melinda S
    Melinda S
    5 months ago

    I was very excited about coming to the Dabbling Duck, as I had been years ago and thought it was good. This was our first family meal out since before covid kicked off. Unfortunately, we all felt that our meals were poor quality. I had the burger, which was tasteless and had a tiny limp leaf of lettuce in it, with no other salad whatsoever. The chips on the side were overcooked and again, tasteless. My family had some hand cut chips which they felt were not fresh and had been sitting around for a while. None of us finished the chips. The scampi was better than you can get at many pubs and the fish (from the fish and chips), whilst it looked lovely and had crispy batter, wasn't the freshest. Not enough greenery with the meals. My coke was room temperature and not fizzy. Very disappointing. On the upside, the public conveniences were very clean and the dining areas themselves clean as well, and well ventilated. The staff were lovely too, hence bringing the rating up to two stars. I'm puzzled as to why the Dabbling Duck has such a high rating - perhaps people have low expectations/standards, not sure. Unfortunately the experience was let down only by the poor quality food. £70 lighter for four people, now back to home cooked meals!

  • SLR
    a month ago

    We stayed 5 nights in the room called Badger Sett in Barrack House which is next to the lovely pub so quieter. Very spacious room with huge bathroom, twin sinks, shower, bath and a very comfy bed all delightful. We could not fault breakfast with an excellent choice, ate in the dining room twice which was great with generous portions and tried the pizza night, again could not fault it. The staff were so friendly and went that extra mile to please and with plenty of places to visit nearby we would not hesitate in recommending The Dabbling Duck Pub at Great Massingham

  • James Gladstone
    James Gladstone
    4 months ago

    Great food and nice restaurant. Good staff. Would've been 5 star but service wasn't great on the night we went. Not the waitresses fault that as serving us. They were great. The place was understaffed on this particular night and they were doing the best they could. Overall a great meal and friendly staff. Would recommend

  • Dani Lodhi-Dunne
    Dani Lodhi-Dunne
    2 months ago

    The nicest pub meal our family has had in a long time, in a beautiful setting. The dining rooms are comfortable and lovely to look at, the wall of books is such a nice touch! Food was excellent and well priced, even the fussy children among our party ate plenty.

  • Andy Whyte
    Andy Whyte
    a week ago

    Simply wonderful! The Dabbling Duck was a 10/10 experience from start to finish. Outstanding food, a sensational choice of beers, cocktails and wines, and super service to top it all off. The best restaurant for dinner we can find outside of London.

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