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Thatcher's Needle

Park Road, Diss, IP22 4AS +44 1379671063

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Main course: £9
Food spend: £18

Good value for money service very good

Roselle Groves 03 July 2017
from Diss

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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 49 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • child friendly (24)
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  • private dining (10)
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  • ((((* 24 July 2017 by Gillian Goadby from Diss, Norfolk

    Up to the usual standard we have come to expect from this establishment. Good food and service, especially after lunchtime crowds with children had left and it was more adult dining. Chicken portions exceptional.

  • ((((* 3 July 2017 by Roselle Groves from Diss

    Good value for money service very good

  • ((((( 2 July 2017 by Dawn Wiles from diss

    the food was very good but we had a fly keep flying round our table

  • ((((( 10 May 2017 by Laura Farrow from Diss

    The food was delicious and the staff were excellent.

  • ((*** 11 April 2017 by Jade from Diss

    The food wasn't great. I ordered "tiger tops" with chicken and cheese (mixed regular fries and sweet potato fries) I would have been better off ordering a bowl of each with a side of cheese as the portion size was miniscule, and came in what looked like a dog bowl.
    My brother asked for pigs in blankets as an add on to his meal, but there was no bacon on the sausages! We informed our waiter of this and he came out with a slice of bacon and simply said "here you go" - not very reassuring.
    Out of our party of 8adults+1baby only the baby (18months) and 1 adult had no complaints about their food. We advised the waiter of all issues, and we were not offered any replacements or a deduction from the bill.

    We even asked for some crayons for my 18 month old niece when we arrived and never got any even after asking several times.

    I will not be returning.

  • ((((* 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.

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