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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very handy pub when staying in Winterton

Good food, nice ales, dog friendly, very large portions so couldn't fit in a dessert. Nice seating area out the front.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Julie D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What has happened? Place empty except for 3 loudmouths swearing and shouting all night, not that bar staff cared, Adnams beers replaced by mass produced inferior 'ales' and the character and feel of the place completely gone, took a picture of the empty place as I won't be returning, yet another traditional pub destroyed.

4 Thank paul k
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, nice ales, dog friendly, very large portions so couldn't fit in a dessert. Nice seating area out the front.

1 Thank Julie D
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long walk to see the Seals at Horsey, we called in for food, no need to book, which was good. I had the steak pie, very tasty, more veg than I could manage, beer is kept well and the staff very friendly

1 Thank Veloman23850
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

warm and welcoming , especially with 2 labradors in tow. Lots of fresh drinking water after a morning in the sea. Sat in the November sunshine eating awesome fish pie.... couldn't be happier.

1 Thank rachaelandTj
wickford, england
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been here since the refurbishments and was amazed at how much room there is now. Loads of choice for food and we enjoyed our meals however had to wait 1hour 40 minutes without any apology or explanation until we chased. 3 of the meal we chose must have been ready in advance and the fourth was an... More 

1 Thank kevmas
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just had a really lovely meal tonight. Great service, good food, piping hot and very tasty. Friendly staff who made us very welcome with our two dogs. Will definately go back again. Thank you

1 Thank Ann E
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Winterton for a couple of nights and decided to have dinner at the Fisherman's Return because we could take the dog. First impressions were that it was very warm and cosy, just how a village pub should be. The staff were very welcoming and we were served drinks straight away. All the food being brought out looked... More 

1 Thank trumps09
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've just returned from a 2 night stay at the Fisherman's Return and had dinner in the pub both nights we were there. This is the first time we've been since the new extension has been open and we loved it! As always, the food was really nice, served by friendly staff and in a completely acceptable time frame. The... More 

1 Thank Ben_evolve
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This has to be our worst dining experience EVER! Arriving on Saturday evening, out of our party of six, four of us ordered steak meals. After waiting over 1.25hrs (and being offered another groups meal) 3 of the steaks were nearly raw and were in no way edible. The 'manager' was called over and we explained the problem expecting apologies... More 

5 Thank rickyh678
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have to admit we were a bit nervous about coming here for a meal after reading some other contributors reviews on Tripadvisor but it looked like such a lovely pub we decided to give it a go. I have to say we had a very warm welcome and the each member of staff we came into contact with was... More 

1 Thank Kelly M

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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: British, Pub, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene


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