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The Bowling Green Inn

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Church St, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice pub

We always visit here when staying in Wells they do lovely traditional pub food pick from choices on a blackboard good portions and value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
MichaelRGreen
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottingham
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Traditional pub grub at sensible prices. Varied menu and Specials Board. Well behaved dogs welcomed. Car parking.

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Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Bowling Green Inn was quite a long walk from Pinewoods Campsite so we were a little disappointed to find it closed when when we visited on Saturday afternoon,around 4pm.But will visit again later this summer.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We always visit here when staying in Wells they do lovely traditional pub food pick from choices on a blackboard good portions and value for money.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Bowling Green is very welcoming with good food and a large variety of dishes to choose from. The portions are also very large even the desserts. The staff are all friendly and the fire and ambience made the overall experience very enjoyable. We would recommend a visit.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Food here was great with hardly any waiting time, despite what looked a busy night. It was cooked to perfection too

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Cheshire England
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Decidedly good pub food in a cosy, friendly inn. Easily walkable from the centre of Wells, too, if you want a drink or two. Woodforde Wherry beer very pleasant. I had the scampi and chips on the first visit and the salmon and sweet potato fishcakes on the second. Also thieved some sweet potato chips from husband. Freshly cooked, hot,... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Last minute booking for 6 no problem fitted us in Very glad we did nice atmosphere extensive menu And all freshly cooked We all took different mains and no one was disappointed The puddings were first class and a special mention for the banofee pie!!! I have never eaten better and the portion was massive! Would we go back? A... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went To Wells for Valentines eat at the Bowling Green both nights we always go there as the food and atmostshere is great. Vicky & Jackie always make us feel welcome and look after us going back again in November. Mick & Sue.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After struggling to find somewhere that would allow a one night booking we booked the two b&b rooms in the converted barn. After a cold day bird watching the lovely warm comfortable rooms were a treat. Evening meal was perfect, substantial good quality freshly cooked food at a reasonable price. Breakfast was even better, the biggest full English ever! Service... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We have dined here many times and their fayre is always a good end to the day after a day in the Norfolk air. The menu is displayed on a large blackboard and orders are taken at the bar. The food is plentiful and honest and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Our latest visit was for Sunday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church St, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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