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The Bowling Green Inn

Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
+44 1328 710100
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cobbler” (10 reviews)
“pork chop” (7 reviews)
“prawn curry” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked late...arrived late also...but were looked after beautifully. Warm welcome...lovely food...friendly customers and staff. We would love to come back...cheesecake to die for !!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank shopkaz56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for beer and sandwich at 2pm. Had to order quickly as they were just about to close kitchen. Sandwich was lovely and beer much cheaper than the Globe or Crown and just as good. A real locals pub, we think but worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed and ate at the Bowling Green Inn. The accommodation to the rear of the pub is comfortable, clean and adequate for a short stay. Located a short walk from the town it is ideally located for those wishing to experience Wells and also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Stayed for 3 nights for my Birthday in November Accommodation great Breakfast & Evening meals very good. Vicky Jacki & team are great they always make us feel very welcome.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mick281
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Busy pub - we didn't book, and were lucky to get a table early on a Tuesday evening. Food very good. Deservedly popular place.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank syspixie
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We started here on our pub crawl having been here many times before and decided to go to all the pubs. Such a warm and welcoming pub with a fantastic bar staff. We didn’t stay for food but the menu looked good. You need to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank dannyr651
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Called in on the off chance - really pleased as good staff / great food ( and they allow dogs!). Would recommend and hope to visit again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AllisonW237
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Enjoyed it so much the first time that we went twice during our visit to this lovely town. Everything a pub/restaurant should be - friendly and welcoming, efficiently run, excellent menu choice and food + dogs are welcome (which is always a bonus for us!)....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brambleyone
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We have visited this friendly pub for a meal in the past and came again last night after a gap of a couple of years. Everything still excellent. Very friendly staff,excellent food and reasonable prices. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alison s
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the bowling green inn yesterday evening and think we have found a little gem. Fantastic homemade food, friendly service and for Wells, bargain prices. My wife had the cod and me the steak ale cobbler. Both were superb. One tip,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bryanm840
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Questions & Answers
15 September 2016|
Response from jdtayloruk | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have a disabled toilet and access. Disabled toilet is located on the Women's toilet side of the entrance.
4 August 2016|
Response from suegreen21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we booked in advance [day before] and told them we had a dog so we were more in pub area than restaurant. No problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 710100
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