Community Services

Great Massingham offers key services and contacts, supporting both the village residents and neighbouring communities. All numbers carry the STD code 01485 if calling from outside the area.

The Village Hall and Social Club 

Call 520588/520387 for Hall, Bar and Vic Cross.

The Village Hall on Station Road is at the heart of the community offering the following regular events:

Keep Fit                           Wednesdays from 1.45pm to 2.45pm

Bingo                                Fridays at 7.30pm

Auction                            Most Sundays

Coronation Club            4th Wednesday in the month from 2pm to 4pm

West Norfolk Radio      Some Sundays from 7pm to 10.00pm (live music broadcasts) Check posts to find out what is on and dates

Baby & Toddler              Thursdays from 10.00am to 11.30am

Craft & Chat                    2nd Monday in the month from 2pm to 4pm

Film Club                        3rd Thursday in the month from 7pm for 7.30pm

Short Mat Bowls            Wednesdays 7-10pm from October 2018until March 2019

Short Mat Bowls            Mondays 2-4pm until April 2019

Quiz Nights                     Monthly on a Thursday

Historical Society          2nd Monday in the month from 7.30pm

Parish Council                3rd Monday in the month from 7.30pm

See “Events” on the front page for further details of other events and news and the separate page for the Village Hall and Social Club.

The Social Club is run on behalf of the members by a CIC (Community Interest Company) and the Directors are: Chair – Gary Whittred / Secretary – Peter Wadham / and Vic Cross and Deb Lambert.
The Club is a members only club and has a licensed bar which is open Mon. to Sat. evenings 7pm to 11pm and Sunday lunchtimes. The bar prices are generally about 20% cheaper than most pubs. The club also hosts various village events such as Quiz Nights, the Coronation Club, and various other fundraising activities. The club also hosts the snooker and billiards clubs, both of whom enter teams in local leagues, and has two full-size snooker/billiard tables and a pool table.

There is also a TV and a large-screen projector system to provide Sky Sports and other televised events. The CIC is also responsible for organising various fundraising events and is currently raising money to provide a Defibrillator at the Village Hall/Club.
The Social Club is a not-for-profit organisation and is run solely by volunteers (with paid bar-staff). All proceeds from its operation are used to maintain and improve both the Club and the Village Hall.

The hall is available for private hire – Call 520588/520387 for Hall, Bar and Vic Cross.

Sports Clubs at the Village Hall

The village hall is also the hub for various sports clubs including tennis, bowling, football, snooker, billiards, and netball.

All welcome to join or support – see separate page for each sport/club.

 The Community Car Service

The Community Car Service helps anyone without access to personal transportation to attend doctor, hospital or dental appointments, visit a relative, go to the shops, care centre or social club etc.  To book a trip, call the community service on 01485 520823 at any time to speak to someone or to leave a message.  Once the trip is over, passengers pay the volunteer driver approx. 45p per mile.

For further information see the separate page on this site and

 The Village Stores & Post Office


Mark, Kerry and the staff welcome you to your local shop and post office.  Open 7 days a week – Monday to Saturday from 8.00am to 5.30pm and from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Sundays.

New to the shop is freshly ground coffee and tea to take away and hot soup in the colder months.


Offering a wide range of local produce including fresh bread, cooked meats and local eggs along with tinned and frozen foods.

A dry cleaning service is available twice a week plus photocopying  and A FREE local delivery service is available every Thursday – call  520272

The Post Office offers a full postal service along with insurances, foreign currencies, cash-back with no purchase, cheque & cash direct to your bank account.

NOTE:  Post Office is closed on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and Sundays.


The Dabbling Duck

Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant and Bar –    520827 |


A warm welcome can always be found at the Dabbling Duck which is open every day.  Food is served Monday to Sunday from 12noon to 2.30pm and from 6.30pm to 9.00pm.  Locally sourced, seasonal weekly menus along with a child’s menu are available and you can even have a takeaway!

A picturesque countryside pub named after The Wind in the Willows.  A meeting point for the local community, The Dabbling Duck offers a fantastic British menu and real ales favoured by CAMRA Real Ale Campaign.

The quirky dining room at The Dabbling Duck comes complete with walls full of library books, stripped floorboards and sash windows that create a cosy ambience.

The Dabbling Duck has 6 guest bedrooms in the main building,  all are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high specification,  In June 2015, further bedrooms were added at the rear of the property


Other Community Services:

Allotment Association                                             Gill Goold 0750 8242223

Borough Council                                                       Tim Tilbrook   601413

Bell Ringers  Tower Captain                                  Denys Winner  520598

British Legion                                                           Denys Winner  520598

Community Car Scheme                                         Office 520823

Doctors – Great Massingham Surgery                 520521 |

The Coronation Club                                               Jill Whitmore 520609

Guide Trefoil Guild                                                 Shirley Rae 520259

The Mallard                                                              Editor; Bev Randall 520899 /

Treasurer:                                                                 David Baines 520966 /

Parish Council                                                          Kevin Webb  – Clerk 01328 855046   / Vic Cross – Chair 520387                                                                                                   

Pre-School                                                                Pip Armitage 07807185746

School                                                                        Ann Beardall 520362

Rector                                                                        Rev. Judith Pollard  601251

Great website                            Caroline Boyden  521816 /

Websites of local interest:

UK Villages

Norfolk Coast

New Revelations Book

(A publication compiled from local parish magazines around the 1900’s – including Little Massingham & others)

Community Cars
West Heath Barn
Parsley Barn
Massingham Village Hall & Club
Karl Andrews