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The Lane, Winterton-on-Sea NR29 4BN, England
+44 1493 393 305
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good value

visited on a sunday afternoon after visiting the seals, the place was busy as expected but we were amazed when taken through to the back room at the amount of space and we easily found a table for 4 adults a 1 year old and adog. We had to wait over 50 minutes for our food but when it arrived... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
amycm
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Leicester
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Leicester
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

visited on a sunday afternoon after visiting the seals, the place was busy as expected but we were amazed when taken through to the back room at the amount of space and we easily found a table for 4 adults a 1 year old and adog. We had to wait over 50 minutes for our food but when it arrived... More 

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Thank amycm
Hemsby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here a few times and try to go out of season as it gets pretty busy here! Owner has expanded the place too.

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1 Thank Hilly K
Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic food, very friendly, dog friendly, i just loved it and i am not really a pub person but i didnt want to leave here. There is a large extension on the back so plenty of room for eating

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1 Thank Elsie E
Great Yarmouth
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the pub at about 12.30 pm with certain trepidation having read some of the reviews on this site. However, we got a table in the bar area at once and consulted the menu and the specials board. Having made our selections and ordered at the bar we sat back to await the food. The starters came surprisingly... More 

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1 Thank PamilaGreatYarmouth
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the village for xmas so the whole family we ate and drank here a couple of times the food was great staff were lovely such a lovely pub inside and children friendly

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1 Thank Dawn C
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The food took an hour and a half to arrive, we weren't warned as to the long potential wait for food and, given that we had small children and a pregnant woman in our party, felt pretty disgusted at the service. But the most galling thing of all was the attitude of the landlord, who, rather than come out and... More 

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5 Thank EasilyDunn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

After our annual walk to see the seals we then stopped for another annual visit to the fisherman return for food and drinks. This time however it was different had we been told there was a 90 minute wait for food we would have settled for a drink. After a hour off waiting we asked whether the food was nearly... More 

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4 Thank P80ajb
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited this pub after going to see the seals with my family, ordered drinks at the bar which took 20mins to serve us while the poor bar staff ran around frantically trying to serve everyone and a man (who I later found out was the owner) sat behind us drinking beer and doing nothing. This used to be a lovely... More 

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5 Thank Richard B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Hard to beat after a winter walk along the beach. They don't seem to take reservations so if you want a table in the bar area walk and arrive at the pub early. There is a huge restaurant area at the back and although it looks pleasant enough, the original bar area is just so much more atmospheric and cosy.... More 

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1 Thank Sue C
Summerside, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had a great meal and the ambience was that of an old style pub with a modern flair in the other dining rooms attached. Very good food, especially the fish pie as this was delicious.

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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, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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