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The Victoria Inn Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Park Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG, England
+44 1328 711008
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve had a few enjoyable visits here in the past but, having recently dropped in for a spot of lunch, I would not be in a hurry to return. The menu sounds impressive with all the blurb about quality ingredients, with meat and game from the estate. However, our food was, at best, only mediocre and it wasn't cheap either.... More 

Thank Susan A
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting and views, welcoming inside, we came for lunch, planning a long leisurely one... it was not to be! Menu on the back of paper table 'mat', sounded good. On the front all the blurb about where the local fresh produce comes from which sounded good including that you could ask the staff more about each dish/ food origin... More 

Thank Nevines
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up with the 'Holk Vic' and had my wedding reception there in 1982 so I've seen some changes over the years but it remains a favourite. It just has that ambience of old money, class and local history that new money can never compete with. The views are spectacular; no 'Chelsea-on-Sea' pretentious atmosphere and setting but the Real... More 

Thank Eliza27H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a lovely menu if you want to eat, friendly staff and atmosphere if you just want a refreshing drink after visiting the beach, beautiful rooms with lovely little finishing touches if you choose to stay the night.

Thank Jennifer S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were staying there, rather than dining out again we decided to eat in. We dined in the conservatory which tags itself to the main dining / breakfast area. Service was good - attentive although a little rushed between courses. If I'm dining I like to savour the event not squeeze in as much in as much as possible... More 

Thank Mark F
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

lovely food, such a large variety. service was amazing and so was location, being next to the beach.

Thank sela373
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

On a Sunday afternoon the pub was busy but we found a seat.The service was quick and friendlyThe London Pride was well kept but expensive at £4.30/pint.Everything else was good value.The food was great and the chees board of 4 interesting cheeses was enough for two to share.

Thank norfolrealaledrinker
Henfield, United Kingdom
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A two night break at an old favourite, two super meals, a table in the conservatory, we enjoyed the venison special and the pork, with a whitebait starter good but not great, and a black pudding scotch egg, delightful. The second evening scallops followed by lumb rump, and a rump steak the latter was good not great. Apple crumble and... More 

Thank Joy P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The food was ok. But the front of house staff were to busy worrying about there social life and talking about them selves and didn't notice that are plates were clear for 15 minutes they didn't even ask us of we wanted deserts.

1 Thank Toby C
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We always visit the Victoria several times on every visit to North Norfolk on a recent visit we were somewhat disappointed by the same old menu and quality of the food. The staff are brilliant, we visited three lunchtimes and we hope our next visits will be more interesting, it was like going to a Cote very disappointing.

Thank rogermb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$43
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Park Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 711008
Standing at the gateway to Holkham and the National Nature Reserve, the Victoria is a classic English inn owned by the Coke family and managed by the Holkham estate. There are ten elegant bedrooms, the bar and dining rooms offer a relaxed blend of style and comfort. The “Vic” serves delicious locally sourced food, much of it grown and raised on the estate with a bold emphasis on freshness, simplicity and value. Holkham has been a leading agricultural estate since the 1800’s when Thomas William Coke bought the site and the young Queen Victoria elevated him to the peerage in recognition of his contribution to farming in 1837. The name of the proposed new inn must have been inevitable when it opened its doors in 1838. The Victoria re-opened in Spring 2013 following extensive refurbishment.

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