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Wells Crab House

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38 Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1BA, England
+44 1328 710456
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12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fish eating members of my family loved their meals in this restaurant, as that is obviously the speciality. The sea bass was especially good, I am told. My daughter and I are vegetarian and were served a really tasty vegetarian curry with a home made onion baaji (fab!). The service was excellent and the restaurant's decor is great.

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Thank Eleanor A
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about your experience recently and I am very happy to hear that you were all accommodated and made to feel welcome. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time visit, met with a warm welcome. Décor fully in keeping with all things nautical, very bright and pleasant. The food was excellent, from scallops to skate wings and lobster. Very reasonably priced for a seafood restaurant as well. We shall be back.

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Thank 292Peter
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you Peter and really pleased that you loved what we offer at The Crab House. Hope to see you as a regular now. More 

stamford lincs
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch after reading such fantastic reviews from trip advisor, the decor was lovely the staff were lovely, but I can't say the same for the food, I ordered soft shell crab for starter the batter was too thick, I then ordered crab and hot lobster with garlic butter, the crab was good but the lobster had no... More 

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Thank phoebewillett
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

I am really sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us why you were dining with us and that you found us very nice but that is what we are here to do and deal with issues on the day if they arise like your unfortunate situation as new bread or garlic butter (which I must add is... More 

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not just fabulous food here, but fantastic service too: thank you Kelly for - at such short notice - accommodating myself and my husband for a last-minute Valentine's Day surprise treat on Valentine's Day for lunch, plus guiding these first-time visitors to Wells, to the carpark. Everything was so good, but the food really does the talking here: Fish pie... More 

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Thank Jenni J
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review an we are so pleased that we could fit you in to enjoy your wonderful seafood heaven delight on a such a romantic day. More 

Norwich
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hubby and I had lunch here yesterday. If you love fish and seafood, you must visit. The menu choice is excellent, wine list excellent, and they even have a Gin menu. What more could you want!! Service was faultless, and the food presentation beautiful. We opted for individual dishes from the menu/specials, but several people round us were going for... More 

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Thank 999Norwich
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you so much it is always a pleasure to read such a lovely review and great to see we have a new regular from not so far ready to enjoy our monthly menus. See you again soon. More 

Desborough, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, attentive service. I wish I had gone sooner. Both myself and my two daughters aged five and eleven loved the Smoked Seafood platter and muscles. Definetly advise booking as this place is extremely popular. Buzzing atmosphere spent 2 hours enjoying the cuisine chatting about the produce with the owner and absorbing vibes from other guests. AN ESSENTIAL TO... More 

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Thank AmberLucie
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review it is always such a pleasure to see families really enjoy a food experience and see the delight as new tastes our found. We love helping our guests in their dining experience and am very pleased we enlightened your holiday. More 

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide choice of dishes, every one of which is top notch. I have toured the Mediterranean and Baltic in pursuit of good seafood, and Wells Crab House is up there with the finest. The service is also well above average.

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Thank EmBee315967
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Wow thank you I will tell the chef's of your excellent comparison and thank you for your review. More 

Grantham
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok I'm going to keep this short! Anyone visiting Wells looking a fabulous restaurant, fabulous service and of course fabulous seafood MUST visit this restaurant! Visited for an evening meal this week with our 10 year old daughter and it was absolutely wonderful. A varied menu, beautifully presented food - absolutely nothing to fault! Well done!

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Thank Fiona E
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Quite simply thank you for your Superb review and we are so happy you have now found us and will return soon. More 

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We landed on the restaurant on a Friday evening, and although they were pretty much fully booked they managed to squeeze us in. Our 8-year-old was very well looked after and enjoyed her meal immensely. The adults shared a platter of seafood starters which were fresh and tasty, we also went for seafood for our mains with fish and chips... More 

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Thank Katherine M
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

We are very pleased that we managed to fit you in so you could have the experience you did and taste the wonders of our menu. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic meal.... fantastic service....! Reasonably priced..... quality craft beer..... Would recommend :) A++++

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Thank Richard B
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Simply an A++++ Thank you ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 44
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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