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Tel code: 01953 | code search
Postcode: IP22 | code search
Population: 6700
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Able Taxis Ltd
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Diss Tandoori
"While i didn't actually eat in the restaurant I did order fron their takeaway menu see - www.take-a-way.co.uk/menu/1442/Diss+Tandoori/ - and i must report it was excellent, Well recommended.

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Latest reviews | Events in Diss | 10 Places to Stay

Diss, a few miles from the Suffolk boarder, is a crossroads town, lying on the highway from Norwich to London (the A140), and the road between Thetford to Lowestoft. It is also on the main railway line between the county city and the capital, and prettily situated on the north bank of the river Waveney. Not surprisingly then it is a market town, and has been for centuries. As the centre of local agriculture it also houses what was the last working corn market in the country, opened in 1854 with suitably grandiose classical portico. The exchange now hosts concerts, seating up to 400 people. Diss is a conservation area with an air of organic growth, the architecture of many eras blending comfortably, the Victorian and Georgian sitting alongside the Tudor. There are narrow winding streets with secret little courtyards off them, and a market with a spectacular Tudor building looking on. Mere Street is the main shopping area, with some Suffolk-style pink-washing evident, and Fair Street (there was an annual fair from 1185 when a charter was granted to 1872 when bad behaviour forced its closure) has some fine 17th and 18th century domestic architecture. The most notable feature of Diss however is natural, the six acre mere, 60 feet deep in places, which has served as reservoir and drain in its time, but is now for the ducks and those wanting a quiet stroll. Less than three miles to the west through the fenland are found the beautiful gardens of Bressingham, with the attached steam museum where a Victorian roundabout and several narrow gauge railway rides can be enjoyed, and to the east along the A143 there is a US Air Force museum, testimony to the area’s significance during World War II.

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Attraction

100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum
Billingford Windmill
Bressingham Steam Experience and Gardens
Burston Strike School
Diss Museum
Thelnetham Windmill

Cottage

Piglet Barn
Steeple Cottage
The Granary
Weathercock View

Dentist

Fair Green Dental Practice
Messrs Bowler & Ward
The Dental Surgery

Doctor

Dr Grogono & Partners
Dr Jones & Partners

Dr Leftley & Partners
Dr R Bawden & Partners
Drs Leftley & Partners

Holiday Park

Oak Farm Lodges

Inn

The Bell Inn
The Horseshoes

Market

Diss Country Market
Wattisfield Car Boot

Performing Arts

The Waveney Choir

Pub and Bar

Cock Inn
Sun Inn
The Bell Inn
Two Brewers
Vine Inn
White Elephant

Restaurant

Diss Tandoori
Fayreview
Sing Tong Thai
Snailmakers
The Bell Inn

The Horseshoes
The Park Hotel
Vine Inn
Weavers

School

Riddlesworth Hall Prep School

Solicitor

Comercrawley
Jackaman Smith & Mulley
Raymond Thompson

Taxi

A Cars
Able Taxis Ltd
AJO Travel
Barrys Taxis
Diamond Taxis
Diss Town Taxis
Fareway Taxis
Mere Cabs
Millpond Cars
Scole Cabs

Vet

Linden House

Sports Clubs

Bush Green Tennis (Tennis)

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Diss & District Athletic Club (Athletics)
Diss TC (Tennis)
Diss Town (Amateur Football)
Harleston Magpies Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)
Harleston Magpies Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Kumo Judo Club (Martial Arts)

Shops

Diss Publishing
The Personalised Book Co
Park Flowers
Flower Shop
Boots
Goodies Farm Shop
Middleton Farm Nurseries
Blooms of Bressingham
Discover Pets Corner
F W Myhill & Son Ltd
Domini Quality Foods
Garboldisham Windmill
Green's Organic Foods
H F Capon & Sons

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The Natural Food Store
A Stodel
Hopgoods
The Cobblers Awl
Thorntons
Desmond Duncan’s Organic Boxes
Natural Food Store
Superdrug
Hallmark Cards
Albright of Diss

Antiques

Antique & Collectors Centre

Places to Stay near Diss

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The Park Hotel (0.29 miles)

The Park Hotel
A beautifully restored East Anglian Hotel located near to the town centre, The Park Hotel boasts a fine restaurant, bar, lounge area and meeting rooms. All 19 rooms are en-suite, non smoking and with flatscreen colour TV's with ... More | visit website
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Scole Inn (1.93 miles)

Scole Inn
The Scole Inn is a historic coaching inn dating back to 1655. The impressive exterior of the building reflects the Dutch influence of the period, creating a unique setting. The inn is a popular location ... More | visit website
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Brome Grange Hotel (2.14 miles)

Brome Grange Hotel
Midway between the market towns of Diss in Norfolk & Eye in Suffolk & halfway between Ipswich & Norwich, the Grange founded in the 17th century, today offers both business & leisure travellers every modern ... More | visit website
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Cornwallis Country Hotel and Restaurant (The) (2.30 miles)

Cornwallis Country Hotel and Restaurant (The)

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Few and far between are opportunities to experience something very special. If you appreciate an informal yet refined hospitality combined with a beautifully understated elegance, then you'll find The Cornwallis ... More

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The Horseshoes (3.04 miles)

The Horseshoes
Breakfast from 7am till 11am Monday to Friday
Food served all day every day
Senior Citizens special lunch every Wednesday.
Bed & Breakfast En-Suite Rooms.Beer Garden.Disabled toilet & access.
Real Ales, Keg Beers.
The Horseshoes is a privately owned free ... More | visit website
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Villa Farm (3.07 miles)

Villa Farm

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Villa Farm is set in the open countryside in the village of Bressingham, close to the picturesque market town of Diss. Surrounded by open fields and sitting in five acres ... More

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Orchard Cottage (3.30 miles)

Orchard Cottage

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A perfect rural idyll, this lovely, recently built and very comfortable cottage lies peacefully on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Set in its own garden, it overlooks horses, sheep ... More

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Gissing Hall (3.98 miles)

Gissing Hall

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Gissing Hall is a listed family mansion, dating back to the fifteenth century. Once the centre of an estate, it is now the home of its owners, Ann and William Brennan. This ... More

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Bull Auberge (4.06 miles)

Bull Auberge

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The Auberge is a superb family run hotel and restaurant in the centre of East Anglia. It is conveniently situated for visits to Cambridge, Newmarket, Norwich, Ipswich, the Norfolk Broads ... More | visit website

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B&B Strenneth (4.08 miles)

B&B Strenneth

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Strenneth, a family run business in unspoiled countryside, 10 minutes drive from the market town of Diss, 5 minutes from Bressingham Gardens and close to Snetterton motor racing circuit. First class ... More

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