We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fishermans Return

The Lane, Winterton-on-Sea NR29 4BN, England
+44 1493 393 305
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
11 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

170 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    56
    10
    18
    13
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Cramped and for what it was overpriced. The steak was not bad but beyond that the food was average and nothing more than run of the mill pub grub. Pushed and shoved by everyone who needed to squeeze past made the evening very uncomfortable, must've hell when very busy,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stayed in Winterton from 6-13 Sep in Ketch cottage just across the road from the pub which we visited several times. Not disappointed at all, unlike some others who visited at the same time, but set your expectations it is a relatively small pub and it will get busy. Guess that's one of the consequences of positive reviews on a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to this pub a lot over the last few years when visiting Winterton. Our latest visit, has seen some changes, how many tables can you fit in a pub? Well in this case too many, sitting in the old small bar, sans bar I was convinced I would end up wearing someone's lunch as the staff squeezed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Surrey
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

After reading others comments on trip advisor my family decided to eat here on our first day in Winterton to save us looking around and only up the road from accommodation we were renting. The place is a bit higglety with no sense of being a pub or a restaurant, however, we were fortunate to find a table. None of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had looked forward to eating at the Fishermans Return, having heard good things about their locally sourced food and the friendly atmosphere. When we first arrived in Winterton, we ate lunch outside the pub and it was very good. All very promising. We returned in the evening and dinner was o.k., though as you can't book a table, there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Enjoy eating at an atmospheric and historic eating house, where seafood abounds on the menu. Good, prompt but not rushed, service. Then walk it off - down to the church, turn right down the lane, along paths to the heath on the dunes - and back! We keep doing it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Staying in Winterton so visited on the strength of reviews on tripadvisor. What a dreadful mistake. We arrived to be told that you can't reserve a table. Waited 45 minutes Eventually managed to share a table with a nice family. Then waited ONE HOUR and FORTYFIVE minutes for starters. Complained at the bar three times with no apologies from staff.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 16
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited this pub a few times whilst on holiday in Winterton this year and last, staff all very friendly and they serve very nice food. The specials board is always changing so always a variety of dishes to choose from. Their omelettes are awesome,wish I had had enough room for dessert!

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely dinner experience tonight. Good food - nicer than I'd expect for a village pub, with generous proportions. Waited only 20 mins for our mains and all came out hot and fresh. Excellent customer service too. We will definitely be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We didn't eat here but enjoyed several visits during our stay in Winterton. We were made to feel very welcome and loved the original features and the gorgeous wine glasses! The pub is having an extension soon and maybe the toilets could be improved. Apart form that a perfect stop on our walks around this beautiful part of the country,

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fishermans Return also viewed

Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk
Horsey, Norfolk
 
Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk
Rollesby, Norfolk
 

Been to Fishermans Return? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fishermans Return, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing