Where to Eat
A selection of local food options
Wells Crab House Cafe
Hot food served all day including a children’s menu. Great local produce including crabs, lobsters and fish caught by the family boat Blucher. 38 Freeman Street.
Tel: 01328 710456
Wells Beach Cafe
Tasty snacks and light meals, a variety of hot and cold drinks and ice creams.
Tel: 01328 713055
The Bowling Green Inn
Free House, real ales, home cooked food served daily.
Tel: 01328 710100
The Crown Hotel
A 16th century coaching inn set in a quiet Georgian square. The restaurant features traditional favourites and modern British cuisine.
Tel: 01328 710209
The Globe Inn
Recently renovated and centrally located overlooking the Buttlands. Offers drinks, lunch and evening meals.
Tel: 01328 710206
The Edinburgh Hotel and Ollies
Good food and accommodation including the new Lifeboat room, where eating can help save lives!
Tel: 01328 710120
Good Food a few miles away
The Jolly Sailors
Brancaster Staithe. Delicious home cooked pub food, seafood, pizza to eat in or take away, Brancaster Brewery ales. Children and dogs welcome.
Tel: 01485 210314
The Lord Nelson
Burnham Thorpe. Enjoy a drink in the snug or garden and very good food in the restaurant.
Tel: 01328 738 241
Burnham Market. Well-publicised. Restaurant, bar meals and conservatory eating, welcomes children.
Tel: 01328 738777
The White Horse
Brancaster. Lovely views over the marshes from the conservatory–style restaurant.
Tel: 01485 210262
The Red Lion
Stiffkey. A traditional Norfolk pub with rustic wooden pews, log fires and original stone floor, serving good food and local ales.
Tel: 01328 830552
The Three Horsehoes
Warham. Dating from 1725, the Three Horseshoes has rambling old rooms and a gas-lit main bar. Woodforde’s Norfolk Wherry and guest ales are served from the cask through a hole in the bar wall.
Tel: 01328 710547
Morston. Award-winning restaurant with Galton Blackiston.
Tel 01263 741041
Wiveton Farm Café
Wiveton. Wonderful food by Alison Yetman prepared using ingredients from the farm. There is a farm shop on the premises as well as Pick Your Own fruit.
Tel 01263 740515
The Norfolk Riddle – Restaurant and Fish & Chip shop
Walsingham. Part of the Walsingham Farms Shop Partnership. Menus change regularly depending on what is in season and available from local suppliers. Order ahead for your fish & chips to avoid the queues on Wells Quay.
Tel 01328 821903
Cookies Crab Shop
Salthouse. Seafood platters to eat in or take away, shellfish and a range of salads, sandwiches and snacks. BYO alcohol.
Tel 01263 740352
A & M Frary Seafoods
A firm favorite: Crab and lobster fisherman who run a stall on Wells quay. Sells crab, lobster, shellfish ready prepared to eat as you walk.
Tel 07901 656608
French’s and Plattens Fish and Chips
The shops are both situated on the Quay. Expect long queues in the summer holidays.
Fortune House Chinese Takeaway
16 Northfield Street
Tel: 01328 711655
Whin Hill Cider
Situated in Wells, this small company produces cider, perry and apple juice by traditional methods. Their shop and licenced premises are in Stearmans’ Yard in the heart of Wells.
Tel 01328 711033
The Real Ale Shop
Just outside Wells, this shop stocks over 50 ales from 15 Norfolk brewers.
Tel 01328 710810
There are now three delis in Wells; Wells Deli on the Quay, De-Lish and Norfolk Deli Company in Staithe Street. The baker and butcher also make a variety of food to take away.
In the surrounding area, you will find the Blakeney Deli Company in Blakeney; Picnic Fayre at Cley, Byford’s in Holt and Humble Pie in Burnham Market. They all do good ready meals.
Back to the Garden
Barney. Fresh local food and organic produce from their garden and local producers sold in their farm shop. Cafe and Restaurant.
Tel: 01263 715 996
The Fish Shed
Tel: 01485 210532
Holt. Quality cakes delivered to your door with a huge variety of amazing flavours.
Tel: 01263 711033
Holt. A very traditional department store with a Food Hall that in certain areas rivals Harrods.