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Thatcher's Needle

Park Road, Diss, IP22 4AS +44 1379671063

((((* British
Main course: £9
Food spend: £18

Very tasty meal served by very pleasant and helpful people. Comfortable surroundings and good beer. The only disappointment was that the vegetables were not up to the standard of the chicken.

John Doylend 13 March 2017
from Waveney District

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On the outskirts of the market town of Diss, Thatcher’s Needle is a traditional pub specialising in rotisserie chicken & hearty classic British fare. It features an outdoor play area for children & a sizeable patio to while away the summer months with an ice-cold pint of beer.

Indulge in pub favourites such as slow-cooked beef short-ribs in a creamy peppercorn sauce with mash, rotisserie chicken smothered in sticky BBQ sauce & topped with bacon & melted cheddar, and beer-battered fish & chips. Thatcher’s Needle restaurant also serves sharing platters, gourmet burgers, light snacks & decadent desserts, such as Irish cream & caramel cheesecake topped with caramel sauce.

With rustic wooden furniture, tartan rugs & leather chairs, it is a country-style retreat with plenty of cosy spots by the fireplace. The Thatcher’s Needle bar is well-stocked with a choice of cask ales, wines featuring a selection from the Rothschild wineries, and a large range of spirits & soft drinks.

Thatcher’s Needle in Norfolk is a 4-minute drive from Diss Rail Station.

Thatcher's Needle

Park Road, Diss, IP22 4AS

Contact +44 1379658905
Reservations +44 1379671063

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Customer reviews for Thatcher's Needle

3.9 ((((* (based on 44 reviews)
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  • child friendly (22)
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  • ((((* 13 March 2017 by John Doylend from Waveney District

    Very tasty meal served by very pleasant and helpful people. Comfortable surroundings and good beer. The only disappointment was that the vegetables were not up to the standard of the chicken.

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Gillian Goadby from Diss

    Food and service was excellent and very reasonably priced - as well as an extensive selection. Got a bit noisy with families as the evening progressed. Could do with allocating a "quiet" area for those not wishing to hear other people's children all the time.

  • ((((* 28 December 2016 by Karen Ball from Diss

    For a busy Boxing Day service it was very well organised. The food was very nice and the staff were all very professional and friendly. It was very good value for money

  • ((((* 12 December 2016 by Debbie Baker from Suffolk

    Chicken very good other food our party had was mediocre. Better value for money in the week. No toilet paper in ladies loo

  • (**** 1 December 2016 by Jade Dighton from Halesworth

    The service was extremely slow and we had to keep reminding the staff that we needed serving.

  • ((*** 29 November 2016 by Christine Clay from Beccles

    Sorry it was disappointing. Main problem understaffing. Cant ever remember waiting so long after being seated for drinks order to be taken. We were told it would be taken at table but should have ignored that and gone tobar . Food still good but again the huge wait with dirty plates in front of us unacceptable.. Did think of putting them on empty table just to get rid of them.

  • ((((( 3 October 2016 by Ofelia Cohut from Bungay

    Nice service and very good looking and tasting food. Thank you.

  • ((((* 15 September 2016 by Dennis Garratt from diss

    As usual good food and good service. A group of us meet regularly for midday lunch and find the offer of £10 for two main courses is very good value.

  • (((** 31 August 2016 by Nigel Wallace from Bury st edmunds

    Well we had to send all 4 meals back as our chips on 3 were cold and my mothers lasagne was cold as well , the chips were replaced with hot ones but after 15 minutescwe had to go and ask were my mothers lasagne was, this was bought out ond was hot , the manager was very sorry and didnt charge us for the lasagne meal ,
    but I donot think this should of happened in the first place.

  • (**** 30 August 2016 by Claire Hall from Diss

    Have had a few meals here but this was definitely the worst. It took 40mins for a waitress to even attend our table, thankfully we ordered drinks at the bar as soon as we got there!
    The waitress was seating lots of tables after us & attending to them to take orders but we were still waiting. We asked a gentleman if we could place an order & he said that his colleague was dealing with our section & she would be over shortly, still after 15mins we hadn't seen her!
    Again she was tending to another table so we said excuse me is it possible for someone to take our order as we have been here for over 30mins! She came over & was incredibly rude, not a single apology about the wait & very sarcastic. "I will put that order right through for you now, is that ok with you?"
    She then proceeded to say something to her other colleagues about our table as they all kept looking over at us.
    The food came out about 40mins after that & not of great quality. It was dry & some sauces were missing from the order but at this time it was almost 9pm & we were hungry.
    Needless to say we ate, paid the bill & left. I would pass you the waitress name but the name on our bill was a gentleman's name!
    We will not be eating here again.

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