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Fishermans Return The Lane, Winterton-on-Sea NR29 4BN, England
+44 1493 393305
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the amazing new suite above the extension recently (see review on the Inn/hotel page) and ate here both nights. As usual, the food was really good. Had the calamari and fisherman's platter 1st night and the boozy beef pie the 2nd night. I think this is the first time I've had the pie, which is a Fisherman's... More 

Thank Ben_evolve
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fairy good atmosphere, gets very bizzey in summer, recently extended the pub. Landlord a bit weird. I found the music too loud and off putting when I went there not knowing that a gig was on. NOTE: The food here is good and the portions huge. Tip: don't have a first course if you fancy mains & desert unless... More 

1 Thank PETER E
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this pub twice for lunch whilst we were staying in Winterton this week and enjoyed both visits. The food was good quality and was served very quickly. The extension at the back of the pub makes it a more comfortable dining experience at peak times although we did visit out of the main holiday season.

Thank Spuddy101
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A Great people and dog friendly place, great food and great beer. The welcome was excellent and that made the whole event just a pleasure. The restaurant has a cozy set of front rooms and an excellent larger back room. So there is lots of space (February) to settle in. Some days we were a large group of six with... More 

Thank roborev
Erskine, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed twice in the lodge and can thoroughly recommend it. It really well fitted out with everything you need for a great holiday, Although it is just across the courtyard from the pub it is really quiet and being so near the pub you have easy access to great meals with very generous portions. The beach is just... More 

Thank jsloan2
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this on a Sunday drive....perfect little pub in the village...really busy which we took as a good sign....just a shame we waited a hour & 20 minutes for 2 chicken burgers......we weren't the only ones who were clearly told a shorter waiting time. Well be returning but certainly on a different day.

Thank Candice S
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely staff , very helpful , Beautiful rooms , very clean and comfortable . Great breakfast in the morning . Would recommend the fishermans return 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank kings672017
Bromley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely village pub. Seating outside from which you can admire the neighbouring thatched cottages. Nice cozy pub atmosphere inside. Good pub grub. There is a large modern extension to the rear which looks a bit out of place and struck me as being unnecessary. However when we visited on a friday night we were glad of the... More 

Thank MalcolmLowing
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166 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This was the second time we've visited the Fisherman's Return on Boxing Day and while we really appreciate that the pub is open for food but the food is just OK. It's a shame because it's really not that hard to get cottage pie right but there was more cheese than mash on top of a small portion if meat,... More 

1 Thank DD995
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Yet again the Fishermans Return delivers a blinding long weekend of scrumptious cuisine. You really cannot fault the food, the staff, the service or the atmosphere. It really is a hidden gem, set amongst the jewel of Winterton!!! Our Dawg is always made welcome & even given a few Dog biscwits. It's her break away as much as it is... More 

1 Thank SirGawaine

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?