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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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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Crab House was busy on a mid-week evening, so booking ahead is a good idea.The feel of the establishment is a blend of café and restaurant, but certainly acceptable. We had a good welcome with our food being served without delay. We enjoyed whitebait with aioli, and shared smoked fish platter(£25). This had eel, prawns,haddock pate, crayfish tails, salmon... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Celebrating the odd birthday and one of the best meals in a very long time. We'd dashed up to Wells, hadn't booked, but were lucky. Wanted a memorable birthday meal----- and, it was! Each dish that was brought to other tables - I wanted. Had to start with oysters, but wanted a starter, main and dessert. Ordered two, then the... More 

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Thank taff515
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your exceptional review and was an absolute pleasure to look after you both and listen to the joy you found from our chef's dishes, they certainly loved hearing your amazing comments. And belated Happy Birthday! More 

UK
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113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I live and work in the area for part of the year and I must say this one of the nicest restaurants in the town. Fabulous fresh food and great service with choices other than seafood if that is what you want. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you Chris we love having local support and so wonderful to hear. See you soon. More 

Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent meal here. There were lots of choices on the menu. Staff were efficient but not obtrusive. Food cooked to a high standard too. Very busy and would recommend booking in advance as very popular

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Thank Terrie15
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you Terrie for your review and lovely to hear that you had a great experience with us and very happy we are so popular nearly a year in. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited twice during our weeks holiday and really enjoyed both experiences. It has benefited from the new ownership and makeover offering a similar but better version of that seen previously. Excellent service and attention to customers needs again making the difference here and adding to the experience. On our 2nd visit we were welcomed back by name. All the... More 

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

Thank you for your beautiful review and customer care is simply as important as our dishes we strive for high standards at all times and very happy you experienced this on both occasions. More 

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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely terrific! Lovely food, impeccable and personable service. Could not fault the place and nor would I want to. Full marks to Wells Crab House. See you soon !

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Thank Neilpimpernel57
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you Neil - we love our little Restaurant and so pleased you do too! Our monthly menus will make that beautiful drive even better now... More 

Oxford, England
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47 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a definite for a visit as it is the best fish restaurant in the area. The staff are excellent and there is a nice atmosphere. Kelly (the owner) exemplifies the essence of being attentive, ensuring the staff are on top of their job, without being overbearing. The fish is all fresh, a very good range to choose from... More 

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Thank Mike49
Kelly D, Owner at Wells Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you Mike for your wonderful review. Myself and my team simply love what we do and love seeing you all enjoy the incredible dishes our chefs love to create and so pleased you got to enjoy a selection of these on your visit to Wells. Hopefully see you again. More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely meal at the Crab House. All the fish is very fresh and all dishes are lovely presented. The service was great too and we had a very lovely evening.

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

Thank you Joep. Glad you enjoyed your last holiday supper with us and our Chef's amazing fare. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Crab House, with two friends, on Good Friday for lunch. Although it has a great varied menu we decided to have the sharing platter. This was a perfect choice, the fish was deliciously fresh and accompanied by the lovely bread made it a perfect meal. We all enjoyed it very much. The restaurant has been beautifully decorated... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and your great compliments about us. See you soon now you know we are here on your doorstep. More 

Suffolk, UK
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was superb, service fantastic. Attention to detail. We Had a lovely evening. Thank you to Kelly & Scott

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

Thank you Jane x 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$45
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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