Restaurants, supermarkets, & great local produce
Less than 200 yards from Chapel Cottage, the Horseshoes dates back to 1725, its long history evident in the traditional serving hatch, pamment-tiled floors, scrubbed wooden tables and many authentic features. Offering a child friendly menu, eat & drink in the snug
dining rooms, warm and cosy in the winter and refreshingly cool in the summer. Or you can enjoy the glorious Norfolk outdoors in the sheltered walled garden.
In nearby villages
The Carpenters Arms, Wighton
Beautifully refurbished, the Carpenters Arms in Wighton is just over a mile and a half from Chapel Cottage. Offering a mix of original features and modern-day comfort in its bar and dining area. The food served at the Carpenters Arms is prepared to order using the freshest, natural ingredients, sourced locally from farmers, fishermen and traders. A great place for a relaxing drink, a coffee or a delicious meal.
The Morston Anchor
Just 5 miles from the cottage, the Anchor is has been in new hands since the 1st of March 2020. Delighted to see it pass back into local hands - the Temples. Wishing the new team well. Can't wait to be there to wish you well in person! Just along the coast from Blakeney and popular with yachtsmen and birdwatchers, the Morston Anchor is the perfect country pub. A varied menu, with plenty for the kids, and their parents alike!
The Red Lion, Stiffkey
The Lion is just 2 miles from the cottage, this traditional Norfolk pub with rustic wooden pews, log fires and original tone floor, serving good food and local ales.
Victorious Bistro, Walsingham
Recently opened, this family run Cafe & Bistro based is in gorgeous Little Walsingham, just 4 miles from the cottage. Offering a relaxed atmosphere, whether it be a coffee and a slice of cake, a light lunch , or a more fine dining experience. Daniel the chef loves to use local produce spending the summer & autumn foraging for ingredients for the menu and freezer. They trade with local growers for the harvest and are keen to be involved in the local community.
The Bull Inn, Walsingham
Serving food from 12 noon until 3pm every day, the Bull offers a choice of home-cooked dishes. About 30 seconds walk from the Anglican Shrine and no more than 2 or 3 minutes from the Catholic Shrine’s Pilgrim Bureau
Black Lion, Walsingham
Food is prepared to order using the freshest and natural ingredients, sourced locally from farmers, fishermen and traders. The Black Lion's menus change regularly with seasonal options available on their specials boards.
Great Walsingham Barns Cafe
Serving local food, the Barn's chef, Paul Stretton has a passion for local Norfolk ingredients. Already well known for his locally supplied 'pies, puds and tarts' many locals refer to him as 'the pie man of Norfolk'. Morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea or simply stop off for a hot pie complete with a jug of delicious gravy.
The Chequers Inn, Binham
The Chequers is a relaxed country pub, just 5 mins drive from Chapel Cottage. Specials boards change every day to make the most of the fresh ingredients that we source locally.
The Barsham Arms
in the picturesque village of East Barsham and adjacent to the magnificent East Barsham Manor, The Barsham Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn) is a classic, cosy country pub and kitchen 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.
Wells Crab House Cafe
The Crab House offers hot food served all day including a children's menu. Great local produce including crabs, lobsters and fish caught by the family boat 'Blucher'. Located on Freeman Street.
The Picnic Hut
in the heart of Wells on Staithe Street, the small but perfectly formed Picnic Hut serves Teas, Coffee, Sandwiches (try the famous North Norfolk Crab Sandwiches, supplied fresh each morning or my favourite the chicken, mango & sweet chilli!), Salads, Soups, Homemade Cakes, Smoothies, Milk Shakes, Norfolk Ice Creams, Hot Chocolates. The apricot & almond cake with their latte always hits the spot. All available to take-away or eat-in.
The Bowling Green Inn
The Bowling Green Inn is said to be the oldest pub in Wells with records of landlords going back to the 1673 although it is thought to have existed even before that. A family orientated pub offering a children’s menu with all the usual favourites. If they feel that the normal menu is for them then they offer some of the meals as ½ portions. The menu changes regularly and all of the food is home cooked using locally sourced fresh seasonal food, where possible.
Wells Ice Cream
Hunstanton Icecream is a small family business based in Hunstanton in Norfolk. They have been selling ice cream since 2004. In 2013 they took the leap and started making their own ice cream. Now they have a cafe in Wells too. Make this a 'must try' while staying at Chapel Cottage!
The Golden Fleece
The Golden Fleece is a family and dog friendly pub right on the quay. Serving seasonal special dishes chosen by Head Chef to reflect the very best of locally sourced produce. They also offer a range of hand-made pizzas which are freshly prepared to order. Pizzas can also be taken away to be enjoyed at home.
The first floor restaurant in Wells- next- the- Sea, Sands has panoramic views over the harbour. Serving traditional breakfasts to lunch favourites like battered cod and chips to a full A La Carte dinner featuring locally-caught seafood. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for our regular Specials updates.
Plattens Fish & Chips
Situated on the Quay Plattens serves great fish & chips. Just a few doors down from the other 'Chippy' Frenches. Expect long queues in the summer holidays.
Season in Wells
One of two first floor restaurants with views of the Quay, Seasons source from as close to their front door as possible. From local fisherman arriving on the tide with lobsters, mussels, oysters, crabs and fish, to multi
award winning Swannington farm to fork, who specialise in supplying fully traceable meat with the emphasis on quality, taste, and animal welfare. The local ingredients
and produce doesn’t stop in the kitchen, working closely with breweries, vineyards and distilleries in Norfolk.
French’s Fish & Chips
French's is situated on the Quay just along from Plattens. Expect long queues in the summer holidays.
The Malting Cafe
The café is open daily from 10am for coffee and cake, light lunches and brunch, afternoon tea and more. Offering a wide range of freshly baked and locally-sourced produce, from scones, cakes and pastries to sandwiches, salads and paninis. The bar is also open all day – and in the evening during screenings and shows – and is fully-stocked with a diverse range of local and national wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks.
Wells Beach Cafe
The Beach Café is in a great location next to Wells beach, backed by the pinewoods. It’s a fun place to eat, drink and meet. There's indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy fresh local produce at its best. Sandwiches and rolls made each day with sausage rolls, pasties and bacon or sausage baps are just the treat. Coffee, cake as well as hot chocolate topped with cream, are a good choice.
The Globe Inn
One of two restaurant on Buttlands, the Globe has been renovated and recently changed hands. It offers drinks, lunch and evening meals.
The Crown Hotel
Prepared to order using only the freshest and natural ingredients, sourced
locally from farmers, fishermen and traders, The Crown offers one of two restaurants on Buttlands in Wells. They offer a sophisticated menu making it great for a special night out or just a holiday treat!
Will's of Wells (formerly Grey Seal Coffee)
Will's is an independent coffee shop on the quay in Wells-next-the-Sea, serving locally roasted coffee (Grey Seal), speciality hot chocolate and tea & yummy cakes!
The Grey Seal Glandford shop is still open. There is a good range of cakes and pastries, all baked by us back at Glandford.
Good Food Further Afield
The Jolly Sailors
Brancaster Staithe. Delicious home cooked pub food, seafood, pizza to eat in or take away, Brancaster Brewery ales.
The Crawfish Inn, Thursford
Built in 1833, The Crawfish Inn, offers a wide range of drinks from local cask Ales to a popular draughts beers & a wine list. The Thai Restaurant uses classical Thai seasoning with fresh local produce creating dishes from the pleasantly mild to intensely spicy. Eat in or take-away
The White Horse, Brancaster
Brancaster. Lovely views over the marshes from the conservatory–style restaurant.
The Salthouse Dun Cow
Our aspiration is to be a pub that happens to serve good food - not a restaurant that happens to have a bar.
Our bar offers a range of real ale and though we always enjoy selling Norfolk and Suffolk beers from breweries such as Woodfordes and Adnams, our main concern is to offer you a variety of choice and to ensure that your beer tastes just as the brewer intended. Does a great steak.
Morston. Award-winning restaurant with Galton Blackiston at the helm.
Wiveton. Wonderful food prepared using ingredients from the farm. There is a farm shop on the premises as well as Pick Your Own fruit.
Salthouse. Seafood platters to eat in or take away, shellfish and a range of salads, sandwiches and snacks. BYO alcohol.
Good Food to Eat In or on the hoof
Don't forget the roadside stalls selling seasonal produce along the coast. Stop off for mussels, samphire or crab, as well as local vegetables and eggs.
A & M Frary Seafoods
Crab and lobster fisherman who run a stall on Wells quay. Sells crab, lobster,
shellfish ready prepared to eat as you walk. Now selling wet fish.
Situated in Wells, this small company produces cider, perry and apple juice by traditional methods. As well as their well stocked shop, the premises is licenced premises and so you relax is their private courtyard with a glass of something cool! Located in Stearmans' Yard in the heart of Wells.
You'll find all sorts of lovely things from delightful homewares and accessories to
local & organic produce, including artisan breads and savories. We bake incredible
cakes and serve the most delicious coffee!
Here you can buy fresh, natural, local dairy produce and while your here you can
grab a take-away coffee made with Raw Milk from Abbey Farm Dairy.
Right in the heart of this fascinating medieval pilgrimage village, you’ll find Walsingham Farm Shop, a Norfolk food emporium with fantastic local meat at the butchery, shelves stocked with local goodies, fresh bread, milk and Norfolk cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables and plenty of locally produced drinks including local ales and Norfolk wine. At the exceptional butchery counter, they offer truly local meat, poultry and game, expertly prepared. In the in-house kitchen-deli, you will find them making pies and pasties, soups, ready meals and so much more, using the best of local ingredients and fresh produce.
Just outside Wells, this shop stocks over 50 ales from 15 Norfolk
brewers. Perfect for a bottle or two, or an 18 pint box!
One of several stores belonging to the Howells family, the deli stocks an
abundance of local produce, with food ready to take away.
Picnic Fayre at Cley
Local produce mixed with a vast selection cheese's, own brand of chuntneys, carefully selected wines and homemade treats. Recipes that go back generations!
Byford’s in Holt
Offering everything from a salad or sandwich through to a hot sausage & bacon baguette, pasties, pizza and pastries, Byford's is a great place to stop for a bite to eat while exploring Holt's great shopping opportunities!
Humble Pie in Burnham Market
Delicatessen in the picturesque village of Burnham Market on the North Norfolk coast. Small in size but big in reputation, and packed full of fine foods!
Back to the Garden, Letheringsett
Fresh local food and organic produce from their garden and local producers sold in their farm shop. Cafe and Restaurant.
The Fish Shed, Brancaster
Once only a fresh fish shop, The Fish Shed soon grew to include much more, catering for their customers wherever they could. It now sells just about everything from Fish (of course) to china dishes sent over from Australia, handmade sushi, the homemade products it’s famous for (in house smoked salmon, fish pies, pates and fish cakes etc) and all local faire such as fruit, veg, game and shellfish, sold fresh in season only.
Bakers & Larner, Holt
No trip to Holt is complete without a visit to Bakers & Larner. A very traditional department store with a Food Hall that in certain areas rivals Harrods.
Supermarkets and food deliveries
Both Waitrose and Sainsburys deliver to Warham
Co-op (2.5 miles)
Leftleys Of Wells (3 miles)
1-3 Staithe Street
Wells Next The Sea
Morrisons (7 miles)
Fakenham NR21 8SW
Tesco (7 Miles)
Norfolk NR21 9DX
Howell’s Superstore (2.8 miles)
Field Dalling Road
Binham NR21 0DE
Walsingham Village Stores (4 miles)
25 High Street
Walsingham NR22 6BY
Little Walsingham NR22 6BU
Cash dispensers in and around Wells
Unfortunately is can be challenging to find a cash point while staying in North Norfolk, especially since the bank closed in Wells-next-the Sea. Below is a list of cash machines, many are within stores, so please be mindful of closing times.
The Post Office, Station Road
Co-op Polka Road
Leftley's, Staith Street
Martin's Newsagent, Staithe Street
Howell's Bakers, Staithe Street
Pop-Inn Arcade, Quayside