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Wells Crab House

38 Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1BA, England
+44 1328 710456
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (164 reviews)
“crab” (135 reviews)
“lollipops” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
38 Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1BA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like fish prepared carefully, with attention to detail and you like eating in agreeable surroundings it would be hard to find somewhere better than this modest fish restaurant in the classic Norfolk seaside town of Wells. Run by a devoted husband and wife...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit on the occasion of my husband’s birthday, it was a fantastic choice, the atmosphere, service and especially the food were exceptional. We were a party of four, each choosing different items from the menu, no one was disappointed it was just one great...More

Thank JennyWoolley34
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your glowing review and really pleased you had a great celebration and enjoyed a vast array of our wonderful dishes.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience at this fabulous restaurant. Even though it was Norfolk Restaurant week and the restaurant had a more restricted menu than normal there was still a lot of choice including a large number of supplementary choices from a blackboard menu. The fish and chips...More

Thank grantmac
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and really pleased you had a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a light lunch and, from the outside, thought the establishment was just a cafe. How wrong we were. Inside it was tastefully done and spotlessly clean. If you are a fish lover the menu was to die for. We had a starter each....More

Thank CockneyLady47
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy to hear we exceeded your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back for another great experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kelly and the team were fantastic. Great seafood and reasonably priced. Try the Brancaster Oysters! We had Cote de Beouf, lobster and prawns. Wonderfully cooked. My wife had crab and again superb.

Thank reidy1
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Reidy and was a pleasure to look after you and to see you enjoy a great selection of Gins and signature dishes. The oysters continue to wow our customers and their is more information on our news page about the growth of them.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent fresh dressed crab and half lobster. Lots of choice on the menu. The manageress was very attentive and explained why the dressed crab comes cold and the Crab Neuberger comes warm. She accepted our comments about the bread starter and made...More

Thank sprocketsanjay
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you and really pleased you got to enjoy the famous local Crab & Lobster. We truly are very lucky to get these wonders from our harbour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fully booked for a Saturday evening in November but as requested the owner called us to offer a cancellation. Absolutely well worth the visit. Very cosy atmosphere - not fine dining neither casual but a very comfortable, welcoming, professional feel to the place. Service was...More

Thank florence006
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Florence and really pleased you got the table as our cancellation list can work out perfectly. Our chefs love creating their dishes and so pleased you enjoyed their delights along side the service from my brilliant, young team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get the last table available (you need to book in advance) Two courses for £15. Was the first time my partner had tried crab and he wasn't disappointed. Lovely cosy restaurant and the dark haired girl that served us made such...More

Thank vickyst123
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and really pleased you loved the famous Frary Crab from Wells and really loved our service as it is my business so a lovely compliment and my team all love to look after our customers well too x

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of Norfolk Restaurant week , we had tried previously to get a table but pretty much always full, and booked well in advance this time. The restaurant itself is fairly compact yet you still feel that you have plenty of space and...More

Thank CITYBREAKERSCAMBS
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review about your experience and for choosing us as one of your restaurants.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as part of our Norfolk Restaurant Week trip. We had seen the Crab House many times on our frequent visits to Wells for the beach which is a brilliant place for dogs by the way. The Crab House had always looked like...More

Thank dodie55
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Dodie for choosing us out of the 62 on offer and pleased to hear that the majority of your dishes were enjoyed. We showcased what we normally do and always like to offer a varied and exciting menu that changes monthly. When you...More

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Dan G
10 October 2017|
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Response from Kelly D | Property representative |
No problem at all as we have plenty of fish dishes that are not with Shellfish and accommodate many guests with this allergy. Just let us know on booking your table Kelly & Scott
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dressagediva2
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
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Cjdracing
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 47
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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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