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The Bowling Green Inn

Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
+44 1328 710100
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very impressed with with this pub/restaurant. We went several times during our stay & found the staff to be very courteous & friendly. The food was excellent & dogs were made very welcome. We would certainly go again & highly recommend it.

Thank rawhoe07
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This pub never fails us. Six of us have just enjoyed a superb mid week lunch. Couldn’t have been more dog friendly, you just need to be aware that the tables on the carpet are not for dogs, but the tables on the stone floor...More

2  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Just had a very average meal there It purports to be dog friendly but we were told our small dog due to health and safety couldn't sit on a seat between my wife and daughter Yet 'locals' could sit at the bar with their dogs...More

2  Thank John W
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Booked for Friday and Saturday evenings. Very popular so best to book In advance. There were two girls serving on Friday evening, one was very bubbly and friendly, the other quieter but very good at looking after the customers. Very impressed with both girls. Saturday's...More

Thank suegreen21
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Hello, I was recommended to try here whilst I was away on a short break. I was not disappointed at all. The ambience was really nice as was the service! Price for my lunch was very reasonable and very tasty! I am coming back for...More

1  Thank cardmanLancs
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Quite a traditional style pub (A GOOD THING) which serves very good beers and food. Nice varied menu for both starters and mains; quite stuffed after 2 courses so couldn’t manage dessert. To be recommended.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Staying in Wells for a few days and came across this lovely pub at lunchtime so asked if we could see the menu and asked if they would be busy in the evening as we had to pick our son up from Norwich and didn't...More

Thank OrlanB
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely family dinner, great food and staff. Chilli beef is a must, desserts lovely. Always feel comfortable here.

Thank Bobizer
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Visited here on a Wednesday lunchtime after reading reivews. Traditional pub interior and home cooked style food. Really enjoyed our main courses, steak in ale cobbler and fish & chips. Both delicious. We share a dessert, the white chocolate & raspberry cheesecake - it was...More

Thank UK_Baseball_Fans
Reviewed 4 October 2017

First I must come clean, the Bowling Green is my “local” though I don’t visit it as frequently as I would like. On 30th September I booked a table for supper for my wife and myself ( booking is always advisable as it does get...More

1  Thank John W
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Questions & Answers
15 September 2016|
Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have a disabled toilet and access. Disabled toilet is located on the Women's toilet side of the entrance.
4 August 2016|
Response from suegreen21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we booked in advance [day before] and told them we had a dog so we were more in pub area than restaurant. No problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 710100
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