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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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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere, and Scott and Kelly are at their usual high standard. Good choice of dishes, primarily a sea food restaurant but the menu caters for everyone. Small restaurant and booking is advisable. Well worth a wait.

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Afloat on Murlough
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely greeting, fantastic food and wine. Very fresh seafood with some lovely twists, Seafood sauce with creme fresh. Some Some great options with Indian spices. Very friendly efficient staff. Well worth a visit

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Thank grasuk
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As I'm in Wells regularly, I'm always looking for somewhere different to eat lunch, having ordered haddock & chips, I was very disappointed, the haddock was ok but the chips were awful, I won't be eating there again, with at least two fish & chip shops on the quay, one award winning, they really have to do better, at £14... More 

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Thank Patricia M
Billericay, Essex, UK
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here twice on our week's holiday with extended family. Each time the food was lovely and service was great. Considering the very busy holiday period with carnival week it was a lovely experience and hence two visits . Look forward to coming back next summer

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Thank MrsP05
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Wells and like fish this is the place to go. We had Lobster that was excellent, sadly they were out of scallops but the meal was delicious.

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Thank Julia R
London
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service and great value for money. We have been twice now and now make it a regular feature when we stay in the area. See you next time!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fish eating members of my family loved their meals in this restaurant, as that is obviously the speciality. The sea bass was especially good, I am told. My daughter and I are vegetarian and were served a really tasty vegetarian curry with a home made onion baaji (fab!). The service was excellent and the restaurant's decor is great.

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

Thank you for your review about your experience recently and I am very happy to hear that you were all accommodated and made to feel welcome. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time visit, met with a warm welcome. Décor fully in keeping with all things nautical, very bright and pleasant. The food was excellent, from scallops to skate wings and lobster. Very reasonably priced for a seafood restaurant as well. We shall be back.

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Thank 292Peter
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you Peter and really pleased that you loved what we offer at The Crab House. Hope to see you as a regular now. More 

stamford lincs
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch after reading such fantastic reviews from trip advisor, the decor was lovely the staff were lovely, but I can't say the same for the food, I ordered soft shell crab for starter the batter was too thick, I then ordered crab and hot lobster with garlic butter, the crab was good but the lobster had no... More 

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

I am really sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us why you were dining with us and that you found us very nice but that is what we are here to do and deal with issues on the day if they arise like your unfortunate situation as new bread or garlic butter (which I must add is... More 

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just fabulous food here, but fantastic service too: thank you Kelly for - at such short notice - accommodating myself and my husband for a last-minute Valentine's Day surprise treat on Valentine's Day for lunch, plus guiding these first-time visitors to Wells, to the carpark. Everything was so good, but the food really does the talking here: Fish pie... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review an we are so pleased that we could fit you in to enjoy your wonderful seafood heaven delight on a such a romantic day. 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$44
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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