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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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  • SLR
    5 months 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

  • Dani Lodhi-Dunne
    Dani Lodhi-Dunne
    6 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.

  • Juliet Bailey
    Juliet Bailey
    a month ago

    My husband and myself have just got back from a five night stay at The Dabbling Duck. A beautiful old country pub in a really lovely village. We stayed in room number one a beautiful room which was lovely and clean with a window overlooking the green with village life happening as you watch. All the staff and management were fantastic in every way, very welcoming and couldn’t do enough to accommodate us. The food was outstanding and Breakfast very special too. This was our second stay and we will be returning next year. As we said to Matt on our departure all the staff work exceptionally hard to make it such a lovely place. Many thanks Juliet and Giles Bailey.

  • Andy Whyte
    Andy Whyte
    4 months 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.

  • Nici Clifton
    Nici Clifton
    7 months ago

    The pub itself is lovely.. The food is very good and well presented. However, I have been caught out more than once by the vegetarian mains. Whilst what is presented is always very tasty, they are often BIG on artistry/flavour...but rather small in size... today a lovely halloumi "salad"....but with no "salad" other than a cress garnish. I "assumed" the described main ingredients would come with at least a mixed leaf salad, baby spinach, some tomato or mixed salsa etc...but no... A lovely line of ingredients, as listed on the menu/requested, all delicately balanced on top of each a long "thin" sausage with nothing either a big & rather empty plate. At roughly £15...not cheap... hence, a little more to make it feel like a real main course, rather than a large starter; would be nice. Especially when you are faced with others in your party eating enormous plates of roast dinner for a similar price. I always enjoy the veggie food i eat at the DD... but often still feel hungry after the rather mini portions...

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  • Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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