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.
Within 5 miles of Chapel Cottage
The Carpenters Arms
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 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.
You'll find all sorts of lovely things from delightful homewares and accessories to local & organic produce, including artisan breads and savouries. They bake incredible cakes and serve the good coffee!
The Chequers Inn
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swirl opened in October 2020, mid pandemic, offering hand made vanilla soft serve ice cream, on site in Wells-next-the-Sea. They have also launched our dairy free vanilla soft serve option.
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.
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.
The 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 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!
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.
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 from the Wellyboot Bakery (who'll also delivery afternoon tea & graze trays direct to the cottage).
The Grey Seal Glandford shop is still open. There is a good range of cakes and pastries, all baked by us back at Glandford.
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.
One of several stores belonging to the Howells family, the deli stocks an abundance of local produce, with food ready to take away.
A 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
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.
Having recently changed hands, 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.
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.
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 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.
Situated within the main visitor courtyard at Holkham Hall. A great spot to pick up a delicious snack or well-deserved coffee. There is a good selection of pre-wrapped sandwiches, wraps and salads and it you arrive for breakfast (a firm favourite of ours) you can pick up a super bacon or sausage baguette. A perfect start to a beautiful walk around the grounds.
Just outside Wells, this shop stocks over 50 ales from 15 Norfolk brewers. Perfect for a bottle or two, or an 18 pint box!
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!
Morston. Award-winning restaurant with Galton Blackiston at the helm.
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.
Within 10 miles of Chapel Cottage
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 tranquil ruins of Creake Abbey’s former Augustinian church are open all year round, free of charge. The Creake Abbey’s Courtyard is home to an array of locally owned shop. There is also a Food Court and Café which is open for inside & outdoor dining. The Café's head chef Abbi Saunt prepares seasonal food with regularly changing specials and a stunning Sunday roast. Abbi is assisted by a team specialising in great cooking with additional skills including pastry, modern seasonal salads and ready meals for the Food Hall freezer. The Café also offers barista coffee, cakes & traybakes, afternoon tea & platters. There are also so lovely walks which can be started from the Abbey.
The Crawfish Inn
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
Great coffee, homemade cakes and a delicious lunch menu. In the evenings, The Moorings offers an outstanding supper menu in relaxed surroundings.
Wiverton & Glandford
Food prepared using ingredients from the farm. There is a farm shop on the premises as well as Pick Your Own fruit.
Situated in Wiveton a mile from Blakeney overlooking the tranquil village green. The Bell has a lovely ambience, where people can wander in with walking boots or heels. Lunch and Dinner Menu, British dishes using local produce.
Art Cafe is North Norfolk's only vegetarian restaurant, gallery and licensed cafe. A place to enjoy award winning coffee from their own Grey Seal Roastery, indulge in delicious vegetarian and vegan food and cakes from the onsite bakery and relax in delightful surroundings. With a sunny courtyard for summer and a cosy wood-burning stove for the cold Norfolk winters.
The Burnhams (Burnham Market, Burnham Thorpe, Burham Overy Staithe)
No. Twenty9 Bar & Restaurant, Burnham Market
Open for table service only within our restaurant, lounge and courtyard.
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.
Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe
The Lord Nelson pub has recently reopened, having been renovated by Holkham Estate. Under 8 miles from Chapel Cottage across beautiful countryside, it offers something for the whole family. Burnham Thorpe is famed for being the birthplace of Horatio Nelson. The pub is opposite the village green and a short walk from All Saints church, where Edmund Nelson, father of Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson was Rector. The pub has an outside area for children to run around, plus snug areas indoors (if it's raining!)
Socius, Burnham Market
Creating memorable food and drink experience in a completely relaxed environment.
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.
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!
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.
Back to the Garden
Eat under the ceiling of massive eighteenth-century oak, or if it’s warm, amongst the flowers in the garden. There is also an organic Farm Shop, Delicatessen and Butchery.
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!
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.
Good Food Further Afield (10-15 miles)
The Duck Inn, Stanhoe
The Duck Inn has been a pub since the 1700's and now serves delicious locally sourced food that celebrates this corner of East Anglia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chequers Inn, Thornham
Light dishes and grazing at lunchtime gives way to ‘gastro dining’ in the evening. Menus make the most of local produce, changing as the seasons turn so you can enjoy the very best tastes of Norfolk throughout the year.
Focussing on locally-grown and sourced artisan produce is available in store, attached is the Deli Cafe which offers a full & innovative menu that suits every appetite & every taste. Using the very best in seasonal, local ingredients, the kitchen team produces food that ranges from light bites and grazing boards through to gourmet meals.
Hampers & Independent Delis
There are lots of options! Way to many to list here, but below are a few to get you started....
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!
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.
Order via Etsy for delivery direct to your holiday cottage! Luscious graze style brunch boxes & grazing tables.
Home run bakery offering bespoke cakes, bakes, patisseries, afternoon teas & graze
boxes. Order via email. Allow three days for enquiries to be processed.
Tuscan Wine & Olive oil grower at Montalcino, Tuscany & Burnham Market.
Delivering to your holiday cottage, beautiful oyster themed hampers.
A traditional, artisan fish smokehouse located on the beautiful North Norfolk coast, in
Brancaster Staithe. Shop & Smokehouse open to the public.
The small shop, which is just 2 miles from the fields sells fresh fruit coming directly from the source. Simon started the family business in 1982 and has expanded to produce strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, tayberries, gooseberries, red & black currants, and asparagus.
Drove Orchards Farm Shop
The 40 acres of orchards provide an array of fresh fruit (when in season), apple juice and cider. North Norfolk has a wonderful collection of food producers who dedicate their lives to the wonderful goodies they are so very passionate about making. The farm shops stocks a wide range of their wares, from fruit and vegetables to meats and cheeses, from jams, pickles and chutneys to cakes and biscuits and from eggs and breads and flours and oils to beers and wines and gins.
Supermarkets & 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 & 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. Most establishments now take contactless payment which does negate the need for cash, however, please find below a list of cash machines. Many are located 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