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.
Reopening from Thursday 15th April for outdoor dining. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays up until 17th May. Food service Thursday, Sunday, Monday 11am-7pm Bar closes 8:30pm. Food service Friday & Saturday 11am-8:30pm Bar closes 10pm. Takeaway service available. Outside seating only until 17th May 2021.
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.
Reopening on Wednesday 14th of April for outdoor dining in the garden & marquee. Food Served; Wednesday to Saturday, 12 till 2pm & 5.30pm till 8.30pm. Sunday 12 till 6pm.
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.
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!
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.
Continues to be open for takeaway & from Monday 12th April, will be open Monday & Tuesday 9am until 4pm, & Wednesday to Saturday, 9am to 8pm
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.
Reopening for food & drinks in the front & rear courtyards from 12th April. Opening Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8.30pm. Food will be served from 12noon till 8pm & the bar from 11am-8.30pm. Throughout April and early May. Might open other day is the weather is good.
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.
Reopening 17th May.
Great Walsingham Barns Cafe
Serving local food, the Barn's chef, Paul Stretton has a passion for local Norfolk ingredients. Well known for his locally supplied 'pies, puds & 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.
Reopening 12th April Friday to Tuesdays 12 till 9pm. Bring a blanket.
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.
The Langham Blue Bell
In the beautiful and traditional North Norfolk village of Langham, just a couple of miles from the stunning coastlines at Morston. A relaxed pub serving fantastic food with great service. Child and dog friendly with a large beer garden.
Planning to reopen on the 17th May, although they may open the beer garden on selected dates after 12th April.
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.
Open for takeaways until 17th May, when they hope to reopen.
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.
Reopening 12th April for outdoor eating. 11am until late, as per government restrictions this will only apply to outdoor areas. These times may vary depending on the great British weather!
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. Opening 17th May.
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. Open everyday 11:45-8pm for takeaway.
French’s Fish & Chips
French's is situated on the Quay just along from Plattens. Expect long queues in the summer holidays.
Open for takeaway from 11.30am to 7pm daily.
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.
Reopening on 12th April for takeaway drinks, light bites & outdoor seating.
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.
Reopening 17th May.
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!
Reopening from 17th May.
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!
Open for takeaway.
The Grey Seal Glandford shop is still open. There is a good range of cakes and pastries, all baked by us back at Glandford.
The Victoria, Holkham
Standing at the gateway to Holkham and the National Nature Reserve, the Victoria is a classic English inn owned by the Coke family and managed by the Holkham Estate.
Reopening from 12th April for alfresco dining is available every day, midday-8pm.
Good Food Further Afield
No. Twenty9 Bar & Restaurant, Burnham Market
Reopening 2th April with April Alfresco Menu. Taking reservations for the courtyard area, with flame patio heaters, lots of fairy and festoon lights but still recommend that you bring a coat, blanket or even a hot water bottle with complimentary top-ups available!
The Nelson, Burnham Market
Offering an extensive seasonal menu of locally sourced ingredients. The Head Chef has extensive experience in running kitchens internationally. He has a passion for quality Norfolk food & uses these ingredients to create his menus, based around local dishes, but with a truly international flavour.
Socius, Burnham Market
Creating memorable food and drink experience in a completely relaxed environment.
Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe
Holkham Estate is excited to announce plans to renovate, extend and re-open the Lord Nelson pub as a community nucleus, whilst creating employment opportunities in the surrounding area. Watch this space!
The Hero, Burnham Overy Staithe
A laid-back, lively & dog-friendly pub set in the beautiful village of Burnham Overy Staithe. Locally sourced quality produce, seasonal menus and a great selection of craft beers, wines and spirits.
Opening the soon to be new and improved pub garden. There are a a limited amount of tables available to book online, with the rest available for walk-ins.
The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe
Brancaster Staithe. A traditional pub, situated in the heart of picturesque Brancaster Staithe, a typical north Norfolk village, serving real ale and great home cooked pub food - local seafood is always on the menu.
Reopening 12th April for outdoor dining.
The White Horse, Brancaster
Situated on the marshland coastline of Brancaster Staithe, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Award winning country Inn, locals bar, conservatory restaurant. Fabulous location, stunning views across tidal marsh to sea beyond.
Reopening on 12th April for outdoor dining.
Contemporary dining pub, nestled in one of North Norfolk’s most beautiful coastal villages. Family owned business, striving to serve award-winning food, from top quality local produce in a laid back, ‘unstuffy’ environment.
Reopening on 12th April for lunch & dinner. Parasols on all the Front Garden tables, patio heaters & The Terrace will have an awning.
Delicious, hearty breakfasts, traditional lunchtime or evening meals like fish & chips, country pates, ploughman's platters, crisp salads, hearty soups and stews and Sunday roasts, rest assured that each and every dish is sourced, prepared and cooked with provenance in mind, from field, sea or river to fork.
Outdoor dining from 12th April.
Wiveton. Wonderful food prepared using ingredients from the farm. There is a farm shop on the premises as well as Pick Your Own fruit.
The Café will open for the 2021 season on the 12th April. Tables will remain non-bookable as they were last year.
Morston. Award-winning restaurant with Galton Blackiston at the helm.
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.
Reopening from 12th April. Opening hours for the time being & weather permitting: Food to be served 12 till 730pm
Drinks from 11.30 till 9pm. Booking will guarantee you a table with a brolly in the front garden or patio. Some tables will be available for walk ups still. The 'Secret garden' will be for drinks only and adults only, sorry kids!
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 Moorings, Blakeney
Great coffee, homemade cakes and a delicious lunch menu. In the evenings, The Moorings offers an outstanding supper menu in relaxed surroundings.
Reopening on Tuesday 18th May. Tuesday-Sunday: Open from 11am for coffees, cakes and lunch. Eat-in or takeaway. Tuesday-Saturday: Open from 6pm for supper.
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.
Focussing on locally-grown and sourced artisan produce. There is also the Deli Cafe offers a full and innovative menu that suits every appetite and every taste. Using the very best in seasonal, local ingredients, the kitchen team – headed by talented chef Gemma Arnold – produces food that ranges from light bites and grazing boards through to gourmet meals.
Picnic Fayre, 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