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Fishermans Return

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Fishermans Return The Lane, Winterton-on-Sea NR29 4BN, England
+44 1493 393305
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Ely, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was about our 20th visit for a meal, but our evening was spoiled because of a very loud yob, using filthy language. The staff did nothing about it and continued to serve him with beer.

3 Thank David D
Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a function and a meal afterwards the service was terrible no fennecs at all the starters was placed on the table with them not being layed up there was about 20 of us not all had starters we had to put our own chairs around the tables for ourselves. When the mains came out the chips looked and... More 

7 Thank juliebarrett54
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't even of given this a one star . We went for my best friends 30 th birthday what a mistake that was . We turned up for pre drinks looking. Forward to the evening with a group of 15 friends. They took us through to the restaurant sat us down then straight away the waiter came over with... More 

8 Thank Chloe C
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Planned to go for lunch today after a lovely walk on the beach with dogs thinking this place was great for accepting dogs. Walked in the entrance of the new building and quickly sat ourselves down as there was no staff or customers around, we looked at the board menu then also got ourselves a normal menu. After sitting back... More 

5 Thank Tony C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really poor quality ingredients microwaved up ,I had a cottage pie first one arrived burnt inside , second one was just bland. My partner had nachos, again the cheap mince spoilt the dish , worst pub food Ive had in a long time

6 Thank Chris B
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to a meal out at the fishermans return as I had not been before. It was absolutely awful and there is no doubt that I will never be returning. The chips was burnt and the chicken was dry. Had to wait over an hour for my meal. The service we received was the worst I've ever experienced.... More 

9 Thank 96780
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Fishermans Return for a celebration meal. We had visited previously and had a pleasant enough experience. We were greatly disappointed and, quite frankly, shocked by the horrendous service and treatment we received after one of our party was dissatisfied with their meal. The managers words were 'I tried it myself and it was fine.' With no offer... More 

11 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Orpington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A lovely relaxing evening with excellent food helped us celebrate our anniversary. Great beer as well! We enjoyed really good food at a good price with very good portion sizes - you won't go hungry!

Thank HungrySpike
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We called to book a table as local guide books give excellent recommendations. We were told there would be no need to book as they would be empty. When we arrived the pub part was full and we had to sit in the cold, soulless extension. Food was okay, service was impersonal. We had hoped for a cosy pub lunch.... More 

1 Thank Poachersk
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

First visit here took our dog who was made extremely welcome. Lovely choice of menu something for everyone. Really friendly staff will visit again if we are next in the area.

Thank Rachel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fishermans Return The Lane, Winterton-on-Sea NR29 4BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Winterton-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1493 393305

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?