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The Bowling Green Inn

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Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
+44 1328 710100
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Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely place to have a traditional pub-style meal. Great food, massive portions and moderately priced. The log fire makes it especially enticing after a long day walking in the area.

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Thank morganrem
Nottinghamshire
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great people. Good food. Great accommodation. Lovely little seaside town. Great countryside. Popular so can get very busy.

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Thank Silentwings
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Sunday Dinner there. Deserts looked and sounded delicious, but no room after main course. Efficient, friendly service

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Thank Marie R
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this delightful establishment for 5 nights and were offered the self-catering accommodation but with breakfast included. This had two bedrooms & bathroom downstairs, with living quarters on the 1st floor. A beautifully converted apartment - well designed with everything one could possibly need. Large TV, comfortable seating and kitchen area. Lovely base to come back to after our... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Bowling Green on several occasions. Both casual lunch with friends and Celebration dinners. The staff are so helpful nothing is too much trouble. The menu is excellent, something for everyone. Good fresh delicious food. Would recommend strongly

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Thank 970Nicola
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Really good tasty food and would go back when next in Wells. Make sure you book! Had a good hand pulled beer on but went off and wasn't replaced!

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Thank Alan P
Nottingham
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I have always walked by this pub on recent visits to Wells and then visited one evening after being recommended. I can assure you I won't walk past again. A lovely meal sat by a cosy fire, its not pretentious and basic surroundings but all in all a good meal cooked to perfection.

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Thank EEKNOTTS
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Been visiting this pub since we arrived two years ago. Never had a bad meal yet. Only downside is you must book as they are always busy! 😂 see you soon Bowling green!

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Thank Sophie S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Great to find a place to eat good plain cooking with the pretentiousness of hoste style places. Service is fast and friendly, and the food worth a visit for.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I have had a Sunday lunch here more than once but usually in the evening and this is most likely the problem. Its not bad in fact I actually enjoy it but this time I didn't quite feel it was as good as usual. It lacked taste and looked as though it had been 'rested' a while. It was as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 710100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?