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The Bowling Green Inn

) #8 of 22 Restaurants in Wells-next-the-Sea $$ - $$$ , British,
Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
+44 1328 710100
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cobbler” (8 reviews)
“pork chop” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
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Reviews (341)
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1 - 10 of 341 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were having a lovely day touring some of our favorite haunts along the North Norfolk coast and decided we could both do with a bite. We happened on the Bowling Green Inn while passing through Wells and chose to stop for...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in Wells for 3 nights in March 2017, going out to different places to eat each night. The Bowling Green Inn was the best in my opinion. Really tasty food, great service, a nice pub atmosphere and decent beer -...More

Thank F5661UPpaulj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, plenty of it. Only grip was that it was a very hot evening and it was extremely hot inside which made it uncomfortable.

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming, homely pub, very busy on a June evening, booking necessary to sit inside. We enjoyed our meal in the courtyard on a warm sunny evening. Prompt, helpful service, locals mixing with tourists, everyone very friendly.

Thank Alison F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated on the outskirts of the town (although only about 10 minutes walk from the front) this pub serves a good meal at very acceptable prices. The beer is good as is the ambience. All food appears to be freshly cooked. Parking when I visited...More

Thank lignumbowls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a friendly, popular pub with good home cooked food. If you are looking for fancy cuisine then you will be disappointed but if you want honest, well cooked pub grub then this is the place. The staff are extremely efficient and friendly despite...More

Thank 321picky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly welcome and atmosphere with good pub food and service. Well worth a visit with good parking and facilities.

Thank JLWetherby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant old fashioned pub, good food served by very friendly staff and the best pint of wherry in Wells along with a decent wine list

Thank BigMalcBedsU_K_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here twice during our holiday, once for an evening meal and once for lunch. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The first time we took our dog and we were not the only ones with a dog - it is nice to...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Wells to tackle the Norfolk Coast Path and asked my hosts to suggest somewhere to get an evening meal and this place was unhesitatingly recommended. Off I went and on arrival at 7pm the place was busy. As a solo diner I was...More

Thank rogerdD7511JS
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it suitable for wheelchair users and have disabled toillets.
15 September 2016|
Response from John T | 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.
Are dogs allowed in the pub?
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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