Fooderies in Wells

This is our's and guests favourite and reccommended places to eat. All within very easy walking distance of AnchorageWells.  

Please note that the restuarants and cafes in Wells, like so many others, are still experiencing staff shortages. Even having to close on some days when unable to get staff.  Best to book in advance due to Wells often being exceptionally busy and some restaurants have continued their restricted numbers for extra comfort of the diners. Some of our award winning restaurants are full weeks in advance.
If you have an update for us please let us know so that we can add your advise to this list.  It would be great to add your quotes. 

This changes every day with changes in staffing levels, odd days being closed and refurbishments or maintenance, so please check their websites to book, you may not be able to find somewhere if you leave it until you arrive. Please help me to keep this up to date by letting me know any updates - Thank you.

o   Seasons/Plattens Fish and Chips and Restaurant, now opened up the restaurant, so its a noche above your normal fish and chip shop restaurant, and for eating in with drinks. Great décor and right on the harbour with great views, has also had excellent reviews and has/had a great drinks menu. Recent guests have loved it. Their fish and chip shop is Si’s favourite and they have the largest kitchen, hence less queues.

o   No1 seafood award winning restaurant is The Crab House, just across the road from here, must be booked and it is often full 6 weeks in advance. I have heard guests say “wow”. Most of the other ones I mention do some really good local fish too. The Crabhouse is closed on Sunday evening and Mondays, no dogs and for a few weeks from Jan.

o   Favourite pub restaurant with most guests has been the Golden Fleece , a chic pub/restaurant and they put their own twist on the dishes, also has a great Italian Pizza chef – right on the harbour with a table or two outside as well as outdoors eating at the back. 2nd on our list of Sunday Dinners – 2-to-3-minute walk and must be booked. Again I have heard they have had to close on some quiet days.

o   The Crown– Excellent award-winning food, closed open from 17 Jan, best vegetarian menu I have heard of so far is the Crown which is also the poshest restaurant and Hotel in Wells, 1st on our list of Sunday dinners – 10 min walk up to the Butlands. Closed for a short time in Jan.

o   Sands - Good home cooked fish restaurant, right on the harbour up 1 flight of stairs with the best view in town – no dogs

o   The Globe on the Butlands, chic pub restaurant 

o   The Edy - Pub with lots of atmosphere is The Edinburgh with locals, visitors and fishermen, includes Ollies with its good home cooked food and portions at the best price in Wells, a few minutes’ walk at the top of Staithes Street (turn right at the Golden Fleece). 01328 710120

o   There is another traditional pub called the Bowling green a few more minute walk up past the Crown on the Butlands and thru the passageways, worth the extra short walk thru what used to be the main town. I heard they have created some lovely pods for eating in the rear gardens.

o  Bang in Wells is at the top of Staithes Street, open for early evenings and been popular for breakfast and lunches too.

o   A couple of outdoor vans are serving bucket chips and Pizza during peak times.

 o   The Albatros – I hear they will be back this summer but may not be open for the public yet. and I will update this page as soon as I here news of her arrival.



At AnchorageWells we are offering a freshly cooked roll at £5 per person per day, payable contactless by cash on arrival. It would make a great picnic brunch with our amazing wildlife for entertainment. Please indicate if this is something you would like to book, and which days, as it will be subject to availability and demand for this service at the time from October through to April or May. During the summer people are making the most of all the lovely places near by, so this service is subject to demand. More info and a sample menu is on my website  We can also arrange delivery to the apartment.

o   Wells Delhi, the most popular place for breakfast, great view and great coffee from bar stools at the window overlooking the harbour. Seen queues out the door and some guests go here every day.

o   Howels bakery do great croissants and breakfast rolls and even a full English breakfast box for just £5.50 at the time of writing this Jul 22. Croissants can be ordered the day before and still warm when you pick them up in the morning.

o   Picnic Box, close to the harbour end of Staithes Street, doing takeaway breakfast and other lunchables.

o   Mrs B's does full English, quaint little traditional cafe. You dont book, just find a seat.
o  The Beach Cafe, a mile walk to the beach along the harbour bank, just before the beach and pine trees, for a breakfast sandwich and the best coffee, it is worth the walk. See the iconic sign of the beach huts on Wells beach and the island that is Bob Hall sands. Si's favourite here is the 3 sausage baguette

o   Nelsons Cafe at the top of Staithes Street open from 9am has a good breakfast and lunch menu
o   Mrs Beans do all the traditional breakfast offerings. 

o   I noticed the other day that Bang in Wells has some special breakfast choices (at the top of Staithes Street) and you will see other places on the way. They take bookings. Guests say they go here for something a little bit more special for breakfast.

o   Kays on the quay has just closed, fingers crossed for another eatery

o   Supermarket – best local one is Leftleys at the top of Staithes Street. There is a small one closer and Coop is a bit further, max 15 min walk from here – nice walk past the horse and alpaca fields next to the St Nicholas church opposite Coop.

o   You will find lots more choices along the way. Plenty of benches and places to stop and eat in our natural harbour and the most amazing wildlife for entertainment.


Fooderies Outside Wells

Outside of Wells
o  The Victoria Arms - Holkham, must be booked well in advance, amazing views from the conservatory across the marshes. Only 2 mile walk from AnchorageWells cutting into the back of Holkham. This is on a map in your room. No longer taking walk ins, must be booked.
o  The White Horse, Brancaster. Really great Sunday Lunch and amazing sea food restaurant with a large terrace over looking the marsh and creaks at Brancaster
o  The Hero, Burnham Overy Staithes. A 7 mile walk from AnchorageWells and a favourite of ours. The bus stops right outside and one of my favourite walks in Norfolk - there is a map of this one in your room.
o  Carpenters Arms, Wighton - Guests recently got a table here when other places were full. It is also a walkable distance heading East from Wells along the coastal path across amazing marshes and fields.
o  The Anchor at Morston - currently closed, the chef has gone to the Red Lion in Stiffkey which was one of my favourite Sunday lunch on our coast (this means it was really good). Tickets for the Seal trips may have moved to Morston Harbour. This is about 7 miles from AnchorageWells and you can get the bus back.
o  The Red Lion in Stiffkey. Traditional pub and does a nice Sunday Roast. 4 miles walk from AnchorageWells. Might be Closed on Weds.
o  Chinese takaway in Burnham Market (please dont bring back to the house as it is lovely but contains a lot of fish)
o  Indian Restaurant - Taste of India in Holt or Labone in Sheringham
o  Warham, The Three Horseshoes. Large garden with a great outdoor bar and marquee, traditional pub food and the best selection of pies we have seen in a pub. Just over an hours walk from AnchorageWells. Worth a visit to the roman camp up the lane oposite the pub.
o  Cheques Inn, Binham Priory is nearby