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The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant

Recommended as “a must” by food critics nationally. Awarded 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence. Local Lobster, crab, mussels, oysters & much much more. Featured on BBC and Channel 4 national television.

Opening Season

Awarded 2 AA Rosettes April 2011 and April 2012 for culinary excellence, The Old Forge is situated in a prime position for Holt, Walsingham, Holkham Beach, Wells-Next-the-Sea and Blakeney. It is in Thursford, the village renowned for its Christmas Spectacular.

Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence. Achieved “Excellent” 5 star rating from Environmental Health, North Norfolk District Council.

The restaurant is open all year and opens early at 4.00 pm especially for the Christmas show to cater for the matinee and evening performances. Pre-theatre meals are offered for the show plus additional specials and our full à la carte.

The Old Forge has been featured twice on BBC national television breakfast news showing the chef/proprietor cooking various seafood dishes and more recently on a Channel 4 cutting edge documentary.

Awarded 4 star AA accommodation rating April 2012.

  • Building of historical interest
  • Private parking
  • Central heating
  • WiFi or internet access
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Totally non-smoking
  • Children welcome
  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available
  • Electric shaver points
  • Garden
Opening Season
Open at Christmas, Open at New Year