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The Picnic Hut

73 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AN, England
+44 1328 710436
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“crab sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“ice cream” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
73 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for coffee and scone today. Really nice place and nice ambience. Would recommend. Nice and warm both temperature and athmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve M
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you 'Mr Steve' for your nice review. Hope you may return in 2019 , Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from The Ladies at The Picnic Hut 🙂

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t recommend this enough. Tiny little place near the bottom of Wells high street. Amazing sandwiches, millionaire slices, hot choc and coffee plus friendly staff. Shame there isn’t more seating but it is cosy if you can get a seat inside. We visited twice this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Connector598056
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, we'd love to have more seating but hope we make up for it in the quality local menu we have to offer. Hope to see you again soon, Kind regards from the Ladies at The Picnic Hut. 🙂

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there 3 times in one week .....need i say more! The sandwiches really were the best.....lots of delicious crab meat filling with just the right amount of seasoning! Go and try one ....you won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank skinnycotswolds
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

:-) Thank you 'skinnycotswolds' for your lovey review. Fresh crab is our speciality . . .caught and picked by our local fishermen, who we wouldn't be here without them . . . and glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have recently had a new hip and was worried about sitting on the high stool. The staff could not have been more helpful offering to bring a chair from outside and offering any help needed. The coffee was good too and someone came in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary T
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

:-) Thank you for your review 'Mary T' - we all have family and friends who need a helping hand now and again - glad we could help you to enjoy your visit here at our little 'gem' and hope to see you again on...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner were served by 3 lovely ladies who served us up a delicious toastie and sandwich which were both filled to the brim! Very good service. Will be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alwaysstarvin
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WoW! Thank you 'Alwaysstarvin' . . . to return 3 times we must be doing something right! Hope to see you again on your next visit. All the best from 'The Ladies' and staff at The Picnic Hut Team.

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Found this lovely cafe. The food is freshly made and you can see the staff making the food. The crab sandwich was superb and the beef and horseradish sandwich was excellent. The coffees tasted so smooth. The cost of the visit was very reasonable.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PaddyBear58
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review 'PaddyBear58' (great name!), think I must be a '57!' . . . we try to be the best in Wells considering our size and to offer value for money to visitors and locals alike. Hope you may remember or...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

The best crab sandwiches so they claim and honestly I've no reason to doubt them. What a friendly couple of ladies, very chatty and funny. I'd have believed anything they said, they were so genuine. Even my wife enjoyed her sandwich (and she's not especially...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Selkie_12
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you 'Selkie_12' for your kind review. The 'Ladies' are funny (I know as I'm married to one of them!) and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit . . . we are small and really enjoy doing what we do best, love our...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

When you see people leaving a café and insisting they have a photo taken in front of it you are alerted to the fact that something special may be happening. A warm welcome from the lady owner and her colleague for sure. However, nothing, just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anne R
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

WoW! Thank you 'Ann R' . . . we are truly humbled by your kind review . . . possibly one of the nicest we've ever received! . . . we do get lots of visitors taking pics outside our little cafe . . ....More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here whilst visiting Wells. Really tasty toasties and the cakes and pastries are delish! Also had a perfect vanilla latte something other places don't always get right! Staff are so friendly and helpful. My fave lunch out of the whole...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ambsmer
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you 'Ambsmer' for your kind review. It means a great deal to the Ladies running The Picnic Hut to read and hear that people like you think 'we're doing a good job!' Hope you can visit us again soon. Kind regards from 'The Picnic...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We never visit Wells without a trip to the Picnic Hut and we are never disappointed! The food is so fresh and tasty, it’s made to order and generous portions. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Cannot wait to visit again :)More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sezberry1987
Paul B, Back Office Manager at The Picnic Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

WoW! Thank you 'sezberry1987' and glad you enjoyed your visit to us. It's always a bonus to us knowing customers like what we do . . . we maybe small but we always aim to please, so thank you for taking the time to review...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 5
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 710436
  • E-mail
Description
We are a very small Cafe/Takeaway on the Main shopping street in the beautiful seaside town of Wells-Next-The-Sea. Recently taken over on the 4th January 2018, we look forward to welcoming Old and New Customers. We can get very busy when the sun is out, at weekends and during school holidays, so please pre-order large orders or even small to make sure you are not disappointed. You can do this by picking up a menu from at the shop or by telephone. We also can prepare platters for office lunches or large groups or luncheons at home. Please speak to Elaine at the shop.
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