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The Bowling Green Inn

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Church St, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 87
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Great service for an awkward family!

The food was great, as was the service - but the main reason for writing the review is how good they were at accommodating our somewhat awkward party of 5 - one with a wheat allergy, another with a dairy intolerance. I phoned to book, and checked whether they'd be able to help - the manager was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
SpennyGC
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Bournemouth
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Bournemouth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food was great, as was the service - but the main reason for writing the review is how good they were at accommodating our somewhat awkward party of 5 - one with a wheat allergy, another with a dairy intolerance. I phoned to book, and checked whether they'd be able to help - the manager was incredibly helpful, which... More 

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Corby, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food was amazing & the staff were super helpful with warm cosy feel type of pub. Highly recommended

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Hingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Been here before for a pint but decided to eat there this weekend. Choice of food was good and it was well cooked and presented. For the real ale buffs there were several on offer, overall an enjoyable;e evening.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We always go to the Bowling Green for a meal Vicky and her team always make us welcome. First time we have stayed over in accomodation 2 night stay very nice & clean & peaceful the breakfast was good as well will stay again. Thanks Vicky Sue & Mick

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Nottingham
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
87 helpful votes 87 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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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, Pub

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