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The Gamekeeper

The Green | Old Buckenham, Attleborough NR17 1RE, England
+44 1953 860397
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (3 reviews)
“chicken dish” (2 reviews)
“roast dinner” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Green | Old Buckenham, Attleborough NR17 1RE, England
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

After reading the fairly high level of criticism on TripAdvisor for the Gamekeeper, I was hesitant when I heard my daughter had booked for Father's Day, with our daughter's partners parents. We were the first of 3 small parties that eventually turned up for lunch....More

Thank John W
Reviewed 20 June 2016

we had not been in the gamekeeper since 2012. We arrived at 12.00 opening time we ordered drinks and looked at the menu which was very good. We ordered food which was al freshly prepared my partner had mixed kebabs prawn,beef,chicken & vegetable with chips...More

Thank hec2rhinchliffedavid
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We rang ahead and were told that we didnt need to book a table on a Friday night in June which seemed odd. We were the only ones in the whole restaurant, except for another couple who came in for a drink. I was very...More

Thank Leigh T
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the Gamekeeper earlier today and had an excellent lunch. The Thai crabcakes are delicious as was the crab linguini. The ever popular fish & chips was well presented and fresh. The gardens are lovely although there are plenty spaces inside should the need...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Used to love this place but since its new "management" it's gone downhill rapidly. After hearing the wine list read to us from a piece of paper and looking at the menu we left.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 13 May 2016

As a family we visited the Gamekeeper on numerous occasions over the years with family and friends - it had become one of our favourite eateries. Having recently changed hands we called in for a meal the other evening and were very disappointed. The food...More

Thank Jimbre
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Mein host who is Canadian was friendly food - burgers lovely served up Salsa not thinking I would know if was Salsa. Restaurant/Pub itself was nice, but toilets in need of attention!

Thank Xarfon
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We used to eat at the Gamekeeper frequently, as love the building and it's a nice location. We went on Sunday and were really disappointed to see that standards have dropped considerably since it has changed hands. The main courses were not bad, but it...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Went here for a birthday lunch. Had to wait quite some time for our food, luckily we ordered some starters. One main course was forgotten and had to wait for it to be cooked while the rest of us tucked in. The food was lukewarm...More

Thank CASecker
Reviewed 9 April 2016

No welcome. Uncertainty over stock of wine. Had to ask for a drink. Scruffy landlord. Indifferent food. Spend your hard earned cash elsewhere. Better value for money in other local establishments. Very poor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, 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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
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.