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

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 19
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A proper local with good ales and pub grub

Good honest pub grub, very friendly staff, good atmosphere and decent local ales. We went as a couple this time (thanks to Mum and Dad!) and had a lovely evening, we've also been with our kids and were made to feel equally welcome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great pub and I'm not surprised it's busy. The food was good and served in a timely way in spite of the fact that they are using a temporary kitchen while renovations are taking place. The landlady is friendly and jovial and the beer and wine excellent; everything a good pub should be.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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331 reviews 331 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A selection of real ales and friendly service, offset by a temporary kitchen while undergoing a major extension. The reduced menu did not concern me - I prefer shorter menus, there is a greater chance of eating fresh food. However, it did appear to lengthen the time from order to arrival. My wife and I had lamb steaks and the... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you love real ale, then stop by here after a walk along the beach, however they could try a little harder with the food as we found it a disappointment after going here several years ago when it was very good food. Service was average and a smile would help the experience.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good honest pub grub, very friendly staff, good atmosphere and decent local ales. We went as a couple this time (thanks to Mum and Dad!) and had a lovely evening, we've also been with our kids and were made to feel equally welcome.

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Bedfordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is proper old local pub undergoing some extensive refurbishment of the restaurant. Very friendly staff and locals. We didn't dine at the pub thought the food did look very good. Most welcoming for all - dogs too.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Fisherman's Return is a regular haunt when visiting Winterton. On our most recent visit at May bank holiday we found the venue undergoing a substantial refurbishment and with a temporary porta-cabin kitchen in the garden to the front of the pub. The pub was busy as usual at 6:30 pm but when placing our order for food we were... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Long wait for good, quantity not quality, but it is going to be renovated with a new restaurant hopefully things will improve

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Enjoyed a meal here - although he pub is going through a refurb - we still enjoyed a good hearty meal. Good beer - there was a limited menu do to refit-refurb, but a must when staying in Winterton on sea. Good pint of Adnams Broadside and the local ales - menu had light lunch bites through to local caught... More 

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United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is our third time staying in Winterton and as always, we head to the Fishermans Return for a great drink with a lovely meal. As usual we were not disappointed. As they are doing some work on this pub there was a slight limited menu, but there were specials too, so there were many choices. Our dogs, as usual... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

good pub food and real ale, cannot ask for anything more very attentive staff, ate alone and did not feel uncomfortable

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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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