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The Globe Inn, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

The Globe Inn

4.3
4.3
889 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Our kitchen team work closely with local fishermen and butchers in Wells-next-the-Sea and around North Norfolk, taking real delight in producing locally-sourced, consistently fresh and delicious meals. The beef cattle fattened on salt marshes belonging to ancient estates and the creels of lobster and baskets of crab brought straight up from the quay have a special unbeatable flavour.

Our lunch and dinner menus alter seasonally to take advantage of the fantastic harvests of local produce, with vegetarian & vegan options always available.

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Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:45 Dinner Wed–Sun 18:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    01328 710206

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Wells-next-the-Sea

  • Cross Street

    The Buttlands

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 889 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Norfolk

    Best Overall

  • North Norfolk

    Best Food

  • North Norfolk

    Best Service

  • North Norfolk

    Best Ambience

  • North Norfolk

    Best Value

  • North Norfolk

    Fit for Foodies

  • North Norfolk

    Healthy

  • North Norfolk

    Lunch

  • North Norfolk

    Romance

  • North Norfolk

    Special Occasions

  • North Norfolk

    Most Booked

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  1. j

    johnu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed, staff fabulous food fantastic drinks beautiful 🤩

  2. LM

    LisaM

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and service! Just a little over priced in my opinion.

  3. AH

    AlisonH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The menu choices were poor, there was about two dishes I could choose. Also hadn't realised that vegetables needed to be ordered separately so ended up with just meat and potatoes.

  4. KR

    KimberlyR

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The staff were friendly and polite. The food was good except from the burger which was extremely dry - something grissly and hard in the burger broke my mother’s tooth. Overall, the food is expensive for what it is (£18 for said burger, £10 for a single course children’s meal…) The restaurant itself was very hot. I wouldn’t return.

  5. J

    Jonjt

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    First time at the Globe on a recommendation. Booked in advance of around 6 weeks and we were squeezed into a corner close to other diners. Menu is limited but we knew this by looking online , the food served to us was ok but did not represent value for money. The steak was quite fatty and the burger was served on a wooden block with no salad or extras. Service was good no issues there. Made a special request of it being an anniversary meal and this was ignored. Also not known to myself at the time a request was telephoned through from a family member and this was also ignored. Disappointed and ruined our special anniversary.

  6. d

    dougd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Still good but prices have gone up a lot since last visit

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice food but very expensive for a roast and fish and chips!

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you so much for your review! Kind regards, Jordan.

  8. KH

    KimH

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Good service and atmosphere, nice place for a drink and food is okay

  9. a

    abcd

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Service terrible. Waited so long to be asked if we wanted a dessert we didn’t bother in the end. Ordered Sunday roasts and meat was good but potatoes were like leather and offering of vegetables was poor. Expected more than one carrot and one small bowl of shredded leak and cabbage between 3 people. No red cabbage, no broccoli, no swede, no parsnip, no pigs in blankets or anything worth justifying the expensive price tag. Beautiful venue, shame about the food and service.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Abcd, we appreciate your honest feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve. Kind regards, Jordan.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fathers Day visit: food and service was excellent - lovely to visit a really busy pub!

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience! We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  11. SF

    SaraF

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Not a great start to our Father’s Day lunch … things & the service improved when we got moved in to the restaurant

  12. JS

    JamesS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved it, the drinks, the food and the service were fabulous, but you do need to remember to pre book as it can get busy.

  13. MW

    MaiseyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is amazing, had the lobster last night. Favourite place to eat in Wells. Staff are lovely.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Maisey, thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  14. FB

    FionaB

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Really disappointed with this Chestnut Group restaurant. We regularly eat at the two Chestnut Group restaurants near to home (Essex) and they are so much better than The Globe. We were pestered all the time we were there by about twenty house flies. They were everywhere. The service was very steady and not very professional. Plate stacking at the table, asking our daughter to pass her cutlery across her sister rather than bothering to walk around, not checking on our wine during the meal, not automatically refilling water, etc. And the restaurant was extremely quiet (it was Saturday lunchtime so this was a little surprising). The food was extremely average. We cancelled breakfast the next day and it will be a while until we are back for food at least. Great pity as we had high hopes due to normally enjoying a good time at other Chestnut Group restaurants.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Fionab, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, so we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory. Please reach out to us at your earliest convenience so we may further assist you in working towards a resolution on gm@theglobeatwells.co.uk Regards, Max

  15. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Not enough staff to cover the amount of bookings. Had to wzit a lengthy time before we got menus went up ourselves to get drinks . Food was priced high for what it was . £9 for a dessert a small dessert

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Karenw, we regret your most recent visit with us was not up to the standards we strive for. Kind regards, Jordan.

  16. PD

    PaulD

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    A lovely setting on the green. Great for a drink after a busy day. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food very enjoyable good variety and well presented. My only problem is dogs. The business is "dog friendly ". I'm OK with dogs, in the right place, outside, in the bar, but not in the restaurant. There are lots of dogs everywhere. If you're like me, that might be a problem.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Paul, so pleased to hear you had a enjoyable meal with us at The Globe. We are indeed a dog friendly property however we do accommodate requests to be seated away if preferred. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Jordan.

  17. AA

    AndrewA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Couldn’t fault the food, which was lovely. There were a couple of issues with service which has affected my feedback. Mains were delivered to the table before our grazing board, which meant they were returned to the kitchen. A cocktail was ordered at the same time as desserts, but didn’t arrive until the desserts had been devoured. Overall, an enjoyable meal in a nice setting. Would visit again if we return to Wells next the Sea.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Andrewa, we regret to hear that you had a mediocre experience with us, but appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. Kind regards, Jordan.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food in a great restaurant, pity it took us three days to get a midweek booking, weekends are out as everywhere is so busy and fully booked well in advance! Worth the wait though, proper white linen napkins make all the difference to a very enjoyable meal, three entirely different starters, main courses and sweets chosen by us, all excellent and with a good wine selection. Far better than the Globes sister venue at Wiverton! Nice to see that local managers and staff can make a difference to a venue👍

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    We take great pride in the quality of service and good we provide at The Globe and I'm so pleased to hear we exceeded your expectations! We hope you choose to join us again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dog friendly place to eat, very comfortable with nice decor.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are glad to hear you had a positive experience. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Jordan.

  20. T

    Tobias

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    The food was over cooked and portions varied greatly between same dishes ordered in our party of 4. We were overcharged for wine as they gave us a more expensive wine than we ordered. They would not reduce bill so refused to pay service charge. The service throughout was slow and not friendly

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Tobias, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, so we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory. Kind regards, Jordan.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Been before so we had a good idea about how it would be. We were not disappointed and we had a lovely dinner experience.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Opentable Diner, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  22. CB

    CliveB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We felt having dogs we were squeezed in to a table for five and so it was rather uncomfortable

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Clive, thank you for your review. We are a dog friendly property and are more than happy to accommodate requests when possible. We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were really chuffed with The Globe allowing dogs as we have Westie’s & we aren’t allowed to leave them in our static caravan. They were really good & only barked twice as they saw another dog going past. They even do dogs diners now which we will try next time 😁. The fish & chips were good &a our two friends enjoyed their burgers. The passion fruit & coconut tart was lush apparently. The only disappointment was the strawberries were not fresh strawberries which I’d expect at the price of the dessert. The Globe even managed to allow us to change the reservation to 4 guests rather than just the two of us at short notice. Thank you to the lovely waitresses that served us they were friendly, happy & really helpful & actually we’re really nice young women.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Opentable Diner, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!, We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  24. L

    Lyntonsbird

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food great service pudding to die for thank you

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Lytonsbird, we are so pleased to hear you loved the service and the new desserts! We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  25. DL

    DamonL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5

    I have been to this restaurant about three times now and it is a lovely lovely place I have no problems with the atmosphere the people the service is everything is lovely but I and my partner both had the beef roast and for me the beef wasn’t cooked properly and today which is Monday The 13th of June I have been off work due to being on the lavatory most of the day this may not be the kind of review people want to read so I do apologise but that was the only food I had yesterday which was the 12th of June on the Sunday

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Damon, Hello Damonl, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We have not had any feedback or communications from other guests regarging improperly cooked food on the same date you dined with us, could you please reach out to me at Operations@theglobeatwells.co.uk to discuss this further. Kind regards, Jordan.

  26. KH

    KimH

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and good service

    The Globe InnResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Kimh, thank you so much for the positive review! We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Jordan.

  27. LH

    LauraH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing food!!!!! A special treat to celebrate my birthday :)

    The Globe InnResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Laura, I'm so happy to hear we made your birthday extra special! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Jordan.

  28. J

    Jules

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Slightly reduced menu from what was expected from the one online Slightly expensive but nice environment and very good service

    The Globe InnResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Jules, thank you for your review. We have updated our website to reflect our current summer menu! We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  29. CJ

    CarolineJ

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal at The Globe. Staff very attentive & polite, food good - nice size portions & tasty. Just the right ambience, busy but not noisy.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Caroline, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! Come join us again soon! Kind regards, Jordan.

  30. HM

    HayleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, good beer, great service and good value.

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Hayley, thank you for the amazing review! We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  31. BR

    BrianR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Food was lovely. Staff coped well with difficult situation

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Brianr, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Globe! We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Jordan.

  32. J

    Judith

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Partner ordered superb roast dinner of succulent roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Not an overly generous portion, so if you’re very hungry, be aware. I ordered the burger. Again, a very tender and flavourful burger, cooked to perfection. Very tasty topping of red onions and smoked cheese. Skinny fries perfectly cooked. What’s not to like 😊

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Judith, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Kind regards, Jordan.

  33. D

    Dinersuk

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely food just needed a few more dessert options

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Dinersuk, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! Come visit us again soon! Kind regards, Jordan.

  34. MF

    MelissaF

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was very good. Note when booking online was commented on when we arrived, most places do not seem to acknowledge these days. Staff were busy but very happy to help. Will definitely visit again next time we are in Wells.

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Melissa, your satisfaction is our top priority. We're so happy you had a positive experience with us! We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Jordan.

  35. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1

    We visit every year and look forward to a lovely meal. This year was slightly different as the menu had been changed, seemed less options to chose from and not much variety of choice. The meals were also highly priced for the amount you received. We ordered 3 chicken breast with potatoes, asparagus and broad beans. The chicken was on a bone so was not a breast as originally advertised and the veg and potatoes were minimal. I kept expecting another bowl of veg to be brought out. The kids pasta dish was bigger than an adults meal……..was not impressed this time round. The mackerel had a lot of bones in it and could have choked on them if you weren’t cautious. We were also surprised to see no pasta dishes on the main menu, also a poor choice of desserts. No cheesecake or hot pudding options. We will be back at Christmas we will probably pop in for a drink to see if there’s been any further changes.

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Amyd, Thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback. I was disappointed to learn our menu was not to your taste. We shall use your feedback constructively. We are looking forward to welcoming you again later in the year. Max

  36. GB

    GrahamB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent meal, enjoyed every course. Very good service too.

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Graham, thank you for sharing your recent experience with us at The Globe! We are pleased the food and service met your expectations. We hope to welcome you again! Kind regards, Jordan.

  37. VS

    ValS

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always perfect food and service!

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Val, thank you so much for your review! We strive for excellence at The Globe and I'm pleased to hear we are always perfect! We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards. Jordan.

  38. D

    Disappointed

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Interesting menu. Leaves quite sad on the side of food. Most chefs would be embarrassed. Steak to be very honest is much better next door. Service was not the best. After the main course staff seemed to disappear. Can't recommend.

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Disappointed, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. we are sad that we did not meet your expectations this time around. We will use your comments constructively with the team. Regards, Max

  39. VB

    VickiB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The best part was our French waiter who was amazing Food was average the sharing platters had to many olives not enough bread

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Vicki, thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback, we have taken it on board. Kind regards, Jordan.

  40. NH

    NicolaH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great family lunch and great fish n chips by the sea side.

    The Globe InnResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Nicolah, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Globe! Kind regards, Jordan.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

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The Globe Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 889 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Globe Inn

The Buttlands Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1EU

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    The Buttlands

  • Area

    Wells-next-the-Sea

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:45 Dinner Wed–Sun 18:00–20:45

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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