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The Gamekeeper

) #20 of 25 Restaurants in Attleborough ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
The Green | Old Buckenham, Attleborough NR17 1RE, England
+44 1953 860397
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
The Green | Old Buckenham, Attleborough NR17 1RE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped off after hearing the pub was under new management, had a lovely, warm inviting feel to it with a good selection of beers. However the food let it down, disappointing typical pub grub not much different than you would find at a hungry horse,...More

Thank martinw1985
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a nice meal here this weekend. A nice atmosphere and great location but just felt the menu was lacking. What we did eat was nice and couldn't fault it but we just felt this place could be so much more with the backing of...More

Thank stevenr793-sr
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your very kind review, and your comment regarding our menu is understood. We are working on it you could call it "work in progress" and it is under constant review. We must not loose site of the fact that we are a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate here two nights in a row and enjoyed our drinks and meals. The pub was popular, the welcome was warm and the service was excellent. The food is nothing special being best described as pub grub. Perfectly acceptable!More

Thank Michael H
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Michael, thanks for you review. Your comments are very welcome as we like to think we are a friendly bunch and pride ourselves on our service and do the best we can. We don't always get it right but then we are human. You...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My other half and I visited for a casual dinner. We had visited the game keeper on many occasions as it was one of our favourite places and wanted to check it out since reopening. The service was friendly and with a smile. We ordered...More

Thank Trudy C
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and taking the time to give us your comments. Your views are important to us, how ells are we to improve. We have read and understood your points which have influenced some changes. First the chips/French fries, these were in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a friend's hen do, very large party of 23. Starter and main were absolutely lovely; no complaints about them. Soup and chicken burger. Dessert was an absolute shambles and service from girl with glasses was exceptionally poor throughout the meal. She was far...More

Thank Oliver E
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to complete this review, we view these as a valuable tool to train our staff and make other changes to our strategy. The following is a copy of our response to your comments on our FaceBook page "Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting my Mums friend, who lives in Old Buckenham and booked the restaurant weeks beforehand. We arrived on Saturday to find our table had been taken and were told they'd had a lot of walk-ins. This is unacceptable as they should have reserved...More

Thank Catherine O
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to complete this review you have put a lot into it. We look at these reviews as a tool for retraining and to revisit our strategy, customer feedback is vital to our business even more so if it is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

In the past we have loved the GameKeeper, always a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful food. Since the change of ownership, we thought we would go back and give it a go, considering it is a pub we have loved so much in the past. Looking...More

2  Thank EmL1994
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and taking the time to complete it. Not all reviews are positive but whatever they are they are used as a tool to retrain and review our strategy. Your observations are vital to us and they will be addressed with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrive just before kitchen was closing the manager said we could order if we hurry. I asked for the special shepherds pie and said could I have chips with it. He said the chef won't be happy ! My partner ordered pork belly ribs...More

Thank Happy892
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. A very wise man once said "experience is the name we give to our mistakes" and clearly we did make some mistakes on the occasion of your visit. The first may have been to close our kitchen early, we serve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

havnt been here for a few years but went last nigh to see how it is since the new management took over. We loved it, it still has lots of old charm. We ate in the restaurant and the food was really good, my husband...More

Thank Elsie E
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to complete this review. We look forward to seeing you again soon, kind regards Tony

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner stopped off here for a drink, on two occasions and have been disgusted with the service received from the staff/management . The first time we went was just after it had been taken over by new management, the bar staff were...More

Thank JoRich01
Tony M, Owner at The Gamekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Firstly let me apologise for the impression you got on both occasions you came here, I have no excuse but on Friday I was in the middle of a meeting when you came in so completely forget to get our signs in. There was also...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
23:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green | Old Buckenham, Attleborough NR17 1RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Attleborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1953 860397
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to The Gamekeeper, we offer truly delicious food, real ales & fine wines served in the relaxing bar,in the warm intimate dining room or in the pretty fenced garden - weather permitting. There is also a large brick & timbered hall which is ideal for private functions, meetings & very special occasions. On Sundays we have a carvery in this hall but this can also be booked for your party. Located on East Anglia's largest village green, our 17th Century Grade II listed pub overlooks the pastures & ponds of Old Buckenham. We are situated 14 miles from Norwich and 9 miles from Diss.
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