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Wells Crab House

38 Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1BA, England
+44 1328 710456
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (149 reviews)
“crab” (125 reviews)
“lollipops” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:30All hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38 Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1BA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely menu of local fish, crab and oysters. All cooked beautifully The meals were a delight to eat. Staff were friendly and helpful and were able to advise on all the dishes. I would recommend this to fish lovers. There are options for people...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Many thanks Kelly & the staff for a lovely evening on Sat 19 Aguust - we really enjoyed the tasty food, trying the Norfolk white wine & warm atmosphere in the restaurant - hoping for re-visit sometime...

Thank AMC61_12
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous range of dishes, fabulous range of Gins, fabulous service by staff - fabulous fellow diners - and fabulous that our friends we took there paid for the meal 😉

Thank Lesley F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great place. Our second visit and this restaurant seems even better. The fish dishes are simply brilliant. Great specials. We had the smoked haddock risotto and fillet of seabass. Both were terrific. Great wine selection. If you are fan of seafood and fish...More

Thank DennisClar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went in to book a table and was told the earliest that evening would be 8.30. Went out to consult and on going back in was told by a different waitress their earliest was 8. All but 1 of the specials had sadly sold out...More

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Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am sorry you did not enjoy your evening with us on Wednesday as we really did try to offer you alternatives as we feel we advertise clearly that we are a Seafood Restaurant so having looked at the menu before entering to enquire of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Think we were a bit unlucky this time (our first visit was outstanding), this time nearly all specials gone by 7pm when we arrived. They also needed a nudge for our pudding (which was excellent when it arrived) but I guess high season puts pressure...More

Thank luxurylover52
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry you had some waits, it was extremely busy and for this I am sorry. We promise to be better and be outstanding again on your next visit.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this evening as a party of four as regulars of Wells but having only visited the Crab House once before. Happy to say we will be returning again (and again, and again..) One of our party was anxious about the menu for the...More

Thank Poppyac
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Poppy I am really pleased that you all enjoyed your feast of flavours, it was so lovely to see you all enjoy yourself as a family and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

In my opinion Wells Crab House is the best eating establishment in Wells next the Sea. We recently had two delightful visits there during our week in Wells. There is always a warm welcome from the owner and staff, who are all very efficient. The...More

Thank mevers
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Everything you have said is exactly why we love what we do and look forward to looking after you so well again next year x

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It may be called the Crab House but this smart little restaurant serves all tastes, with plenty of non-seafood options. However at its core its about food from the sea. I had a delicious swordfish chilli con carne, while my wife described her plaice as...More

Thank Frank W
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and loved your dishes the Chili certainly wowing as just that little different. Sorry about the tables the varnish reacts in the heat so will get my husband to treat them again and thank you for letting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to book to get into this incredible popular place and it was well worth it. They do 'sittings' but phoned us a bit earlier as soon as our table was ready. Service was exemplary. The tireless and cheerful head waitress was delightful and made...More

Thank BristolOldtrout
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Yeah and totally our pleasure!!

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Questions & Answers
16 August 2017|
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Response from Kelly D | Property representative |
Yes we do We have Chicken Goujons Cheeseburger Sausages, Egg & Fries Penne Pomodoro Pasta and an option to add Crab Seafood Platter From £6 Hope that's ok Kelly
16 June 2017|
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Response from Kelly D | Property representative |
Dear Enquirer We have a ramp but unfortunately the other points are correct and are toilets have a step into them but their are public toilets on the car park opposite available that guests have used previously. We are I am... More
30 April 2017|
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Response from Kelly D | Property representative |
Dear Jason It is advisable and this weekend I only have 2.30 / 45 left for tables of 2 Regards Kelly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$45
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 710456
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A Seafood Restaurant open for lunch 12pm-2.30pm and evening meals 6-9pm with Sundays open 12-3pm. Newly refurbished.
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