Good food around Wells and along the coast
The North Norfolk coastal region is blessed with a remarkable number of quality dining venues. With fresh local seafood in abundance, together with Norfolk’s traditional farming heritage, there’s no shortage of fabulous seasonal produce. Here you can find a selection of the finest places to eat around Wells and across the region.
Located in the market town of Holt, Byfords is a foodie favourite. Choose from home-cooked breakfasts, or soups, sarnies, pasties and posh pizzas for lunch. Afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches and fluffy scones, and the dinner menu makes the most of local produce.
A fish and chip restaurant and take-away in the village of Thornham. Fresh and simple seaside favourites using the finest cod available and real local beer in the batter. Don’t miss the homemade chunky tartare sauce. A traditional British chippy with a few modern twists.
Morston Hall is an intimate country house hotel, recognised for its outstanding cuisine and high standard of accommodation. Treat yourself to afternoon tea or the 4-course set lunch menu served on Sunday. The 7-course tasting menu changes every single day.
Socius offers locally sourced produce in dishes which change to reflect the seasons. The food is served on small plates designed to share, a modern British take on tapas. The open plan restaurant and kitchen means diners can enjoy eating whilst watching the team at work.
A classic, cosy country pub serving fresh homecooked food daily. The inn, which has 10th century origins and once hosted Henry VIII, is a grade II listed building, complete with roaring fires, exposed beams and many original features.
The Black Lion Hotel offers original features and modern-day comfort in its bar, dining rooms and bedrooms. They have a selection of Real Ales on tap, and the food served is of the highest quality, all sourced locally from farmers, fishermen and traders.
Beautifully refurbished, the Carpenters Arms offers a charming mix of original features and modern-day comfort in its bar and dining area. Visit the dog-friendly pub for a relaxing drink, coffee with friends or a delicious meal prepared using the finest local ingredients.
This hotel, restaurant and bar combines rustic charm and contemporary style. Inside you will find a traditional bar with a warm country feel, a vast open fire and low beamed ceiling. Enjoy a pint and a pub meal, or try the a la carte menu in the modern dining room.
A traditional and cosy 17th-century coaching inn offering beautifully appointed accommodation, delicious homemade food and an extensive collection of gins from all corners of the globe. Try one of the Gin Tasting Boards served with tonics, garnishes & ice.
The Hero pub has a fresh and contemporary country-style interior. The menu is based on the finest, seasonal, local ingredients, and the drinks served include local ales, a plethora of gins & spirits and a well-constructed wine list that complement the delicious dishes.
A luxury boutique hotel and spa in Burnham Market. Serving food all day the menus are based on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a drink, bar snacks and nibbles at the historic bar, The Hoste Arms, dating back 400 years. Dogs are welcome.
A hotel, restaurant and bar in Thornham that offers sumptuous food, fine wines, a selection of local ales and roaring fires. Choose from the outside terrace, courtyard beer garden, oak-beamed bar, comfortable lounge, relaxed dining room or a glass roofed conservatory.
The Morston Anchor serves classic pub dishes using as much locally-sourced produce as possible, from the freshest seafood to fantastic local fruit & veg and fine rare breed meats. The ales are brewed in Norfolk & Suffolk, and the wines are supplied by local merchants.
The Neptune is a charming 18th century former coaching inn, refurbished to provide an intimate restaurant and comfortable accommodation. The fine dining restaurant serves modern British food in relaxed surroundings with attentive, friendly service.
A small, family run bistro restaurant offering modern, fresh and imaginative food, using locally sourced produce. Enjoy a seven course tasting menu or a traditional Sunday roast. The restaurant is listed in The Good Food Guide and The Michelin Guide.
A stylish, contemporary dining pub serving award-winning food in a laid back, ‘unstuffy’ environment. Well known for seafood dishes, as well as new twists to age old pub classics. Dogs are always welcome in the bar – they even have their own doggy menu!
The Ship Hotel in Brancaster has been lovingly restored to retain its historic charm and the award-winning restaurant and bar offers food and drink daily. They serve light lunches, sumptuous evening meals and a traditional Sunday roast sirloin of beef.
In an idyllic village location and dating back to 1725, this is a pub with real character. Savour the atmosphere in the unspoilt bar and dining rooms, or soak up the sunshine in the walled garden. Enjoy simple, unfussy food cooked with the best local produce.
The Victoria Inn is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the golden sands of Holkham Beach. The food served in the restaurant is fresh, local and seasonal. Quality ingredients include fish from the North Norfolk coast and beef from the farms on the Holkham Estate.
Gloriously situated on the coast at Brancaster Staithe. There’s a delicious menu selection whether you choose to dine in the conservatory restaurant or the bar. The sun-soaked restaurant and terrace overlook the saltmarshes and the sea beyond.
Perfectly situated up from Blakeney Quay, The White Horse is cosy, characterful and stylish. An extensive range of award-winning Adnams beers, wines and spirits are there to be enjoyed. The menu offers pub classics and coastal favourites.
A beautiful, boutique country retreat offering destination fine dining. Guests can enjoy exquisitely presented, innovative food that has won the hotel three AA Rosettes. Enjoy dining at either of Titchwell Manor’s two restaurants, including a traditional roast every Sunday.
Situated a mile from Blakeney, the Wiveton Bell is open all day for drinks in both summer and winter. With two AA Rosettes and a Michelin Pub Guide Inspectors Favourite, they serve a seasonal lunch and dinner menu using only the best locally sourced produce.
The vibrant Wiveton Hall Café has a reputation for fabulous fresh food. With views over the marshes and out to sea, the dog-friendly café serves cooked breakfasts, lunch, tea and cakes on a daily basis, and holds tapas and pizza evenings in the summer.