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The Lane, Winterton-on-Sea NR29 4BN, England
+44 1493 393 305
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Saturday afternoon

We came here after a dog walk along the beach with friends. It was a sunny afternoon so we sat outside. We all had lovely meals which were large, very reasonably priced and were served very quickly. We arrived almost at the end of serving time but the kitchen were still happy to make us deserts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Claire A
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A very nice setting, and we were pleased to see that the restaurant was dog friendly. However the food was extremely disappointing. The starters were all either under cooked or cold, and when we returned the under cooked calamari the staff were indifferent. The rest of the food was extremely disappointing, some ok and others really poor. The service was... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What has happened to the chef? After a wait of approx 90 minutes we were served something that would not be rated good as a school dinner. The new building is superb,but the standard of food was appalling. There are obviously staffing issues and we were really dissapointed.Nevertheless we will give it another try.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We came here after a dog walk along the beach with friends. It was a sunny afternoon so we sat outside. We all had lovely meals which were large, very reasonably priced and were served very quickly. We arrived almost at the end of serving time but the kitchen were still happy to make us deserts an hour later. There... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What a great place food excellent great choice of cider and beer staff really friendly lovely new bar we has a great evening yesterday sat in the sun sampling the rhubarb cider we will be back

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We considered staying at the inn, but the rooms were all booked, then considered having s meal but were warned that the waiting time was an hour, so had a drink instead. The bar staff were friendly and there was a good range of wines on the list, together with a range of real ales. The inn has recently been... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We are in the pub now after just finishing a fabulous meal (as always) and find it difficult to believe the comments made by others this week, we have been here every night and have no complaints, nor have we for the last 6 years of visiting. Staff are friendly and make you feel part of the community. Recommend to... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Called in here for something to eat around 5pm only to be told they dont start serving food until 6! On a summer sunday??? Duly went back and ordered food at 6pm only to be told half an hr wait. By 7pm (1 hour later) still no food. Eventually it arrived, my partner's and son's were fine but mine was... More 

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Northants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We stayed in winterton for a week and ate at the pub for dinner several times. The most friendly team you could wish for , Maxi and Rob the chef met our every request with a smile. Food was fantastic; between us we tried mackerel pate, mushroom and Stilton, calamari, steaks , the largest seabass I have ever seen, fish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

So tonight my friend and I went to the fishermans return for a drink. Looking at the renovation, we decided to get some food. I'm sitting outside at the moment. Table 28 in fact. And I decided after waiting 45 minutes to take it upon myself to leave a review. Now, I'm not one to complain, after all, I eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Got to the pub close to the end of lunch service. As it wasn't busy there was no hanging around and the food came out quickly. Food was great as usual with generous portions. A large and varied choice on the menu and a good selection of beers and cider. Can get very busy at peak times.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Lane, Winterton-on-Sea NR29 4BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Winterton-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1493 393 305

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

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