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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 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful lunch we had here early December. The greeting, the ambiance, the food, the wine. We enjoyed it all. I recognised the hostess - why? Because her manner was so welcoming at her previous place of employment, and now she and her husband have opened their own establishment - well deserved. I only wish we lived closer. Please... More 

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norfolk
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cant praise the place and its owners and staff enough. Wonderful place. The food was delicious and well presented. We had a meal here on New Years Eve and from the first glass of Champagne on arrival with an oyster , the food continued to please. The service was spot on attentive but not pushy. We will be returning and... More 

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1 Thank shingers19
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are very pleased to hear we made your New Year's Eve a very memorable one. More 

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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a meal here on New Years Eve and it was fabulous. We were offered a glass of champagne on arrival and given an oyster which was lovely. The restaurant was tastefully decorated and the atmosphere was brilliant. There was balloons, poppers and streamers etc on the tables. Our meals were superb and the service impeccable. We met the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your incredible review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience on our first New Year as we had just as much fun as you and loved the way you all created such an amazing night. Happy New Year! More 

Leics, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a cold, damp and misty December afternoon we received the warmest of welcomes as we entered the Wells Crab House. Having not booked we were lucky to get a table as it was very busy but we were seated quickly and without fuss. The specials board was very enticing but in the end we decided upon Brancaster oysters to... More 

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Thank Navek62
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. What a pleasure to read to and see that you loved what we believe the Crab House is all about with great food, service and ambience at great prices. More 

Attleborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit but certainly not our last. Everything about our lunch visit was fantastic from the very warm welcome as you walked through the door to the excellent service and amazing food. Don't change a thing, you are onto a winner and we look forward to seeing you again later in the new year. Happy New Year to you... More 

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

Thank you, we are very pleased you had a great time with us and winning for us is our lovely customers that continue to enjoy our style. More 

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Wells frequently and always visit Wells Crab House because of the beautifully cooked fresh food and very friendly service. 5 of us for dinner. Amazing Brancaster oysters and mussels, Halibut, smoked eel and reasonably priced drinks. The staff make it though - always happy and smiling - which helps towards the lively happy atmosphere - which is... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It was an absolute pleasure to look after you on both occasions and to see you all so involved as a family all tasting and lovely the new dishes. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here a couple of weeks ago. Oysters and smoked eel to start with (separate dishes). The smoked eel was the best I have had. Had the sharing platter for main course and it was simply the best. First class. Washed down with a couple of bottles of Chablis. I have to say I have seen only... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for making the effort to travel along the coast and enjoy our famous Big one and what can I say with Chablis too this is a perfect evening with all that wonderful Seafood. See you again soon. More 

Italy
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch the day after Boxing Day. Unfortunately the oysters and crabs had not been delivered so we ordered other dishes. But it's an indication of the level of service that as soon as the oysters arrived they brought one to the table to taste. The fish and platter we ordered were very good even if the sole... More 

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

Thank you for your review and overall we are pleased you had a great time and we can honestly say we were as disappointed as you in not being able to offer our whole menu and especially with our name being what it is but am pleased you liked our touch of delivering an oyster immediately on receiving. See you... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always everything was fantastic We have visited the crahouse on numerous times occasion s and have never been disappointed. They attention th detail is second to none. we will be back

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

What a lovely review to receive on Christmas Day. Thank you for your continued support and loyalty to us. Happy New Year x More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obvious the Crab House has had a total makeover the food was sublime, the menu is sublime and the special board brilliant and the staff very tentative.

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Thank 478Paul1947
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We extremely happy to hear you love everything we created in the new style of The Crab House and will let our team know your wonderful comments. 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$43
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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