The Dabbling Duck

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, individually decorated
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, individually decorated
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, individually decorated
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, individually decorated

Overview of The Dabbling Duck

The Dabbling Duck

3.5 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
11 Abbey Road, Great Massingham, King's Lynn, England, PE32 2HN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHoughton Hall9 min drive
  • Popular LocationBircham Windmill10 min drive
  • Popular LocationCastle Acre Priory17 min drive
  • AirportNorwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.)37 min drive

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About this area

King's Lynn

The Dabbling Duck is located in King's Lynn. Swaffham Museum and True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Snettisham Park and Custom House. Courtyard Farm and Norfolk Lavender are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Houghton Hall - 9 min drive
  • Roydon Common National Nature Reserve - 10 min drive
  • Bircham Windmill - 10 min drive
  • Sandringham House - 15 min drive
  • Castle Acre Priory - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Kings Lynn Station - 18 min drive
  • Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.) - 37 min drive


  • The Rose & Crown - 4 min drive
  • The Dukes Head - 5 min drive
  • Fox and Hounds - 5 min drive
  • Jane's Coffee Corner - 6 min drive
  • The Crown Inn - 6 min drive

About this property

The Dabbling Duck

3.5-star bed & breakfast with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and other amenities include Egyptian cotton sheets and coffee makers.
The Dabbling Duck offers 9 accommodations with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Free off-site parking within 328 ft

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to June 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Food and water bowls and an off-lead area are available
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Dabbling Duck Inn
Dabbling Duck Inn King's Lynn
Dabbling Duck King's Lynn
Dabbling Duck B&B King's Lynn
The Dabbling Duck King's Lynn
The Dabbling Duck Bed & breakfast
The Dabbling Duck Bed & breakfast King's Lynn

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 117 out of 159 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 39 out of 159 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 159 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 159 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 159 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Delicious Dabbling Duck
The Dabbling Duck was excellent throughout and the staff are so friendly and although very busy they always found time to talk with guests. It’s obvious there are good chefs here as the quality of food is very good. I would recommend the garden rooms - the only problem we had was a shower head that was loose and leaking causing water pooling in bathroom which didn’t unduly affect our stay - Steve and Sandra Gregory
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A great country pub with a warm welcome and lovely rooms
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Another comfy stay at the Dabbling Duck
We have stayed before, this time we stayed in room 7, Pigeon, which is an outside room. We stayed two nights, we found the staff very friendly as always, and the food was great quality. We had breakfast both mornings, lunch one day and dinner the other. Room was comfy and clean, with a very nice big bathroom. The only thing we were disappointed at was the reduction in sofas and relaxing areas near the bar since our last visit, which has been turned over to dining. Totally understand this, it's a business after all! But reduces/eliminates comfy space for residents to relax. There are some in the Barn, but that was in use for a private function Saturday night.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay, comfy room, excellent breakfast only missing some Danish pastries.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
This is our fourth stay over several years and we feel that the decor is ready for refreshing.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021