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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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Ripley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited for drinks and a look at the Food Menu, for future possible visit. Warm and welcoming, but choice of Real Ale limited to just 2 National brands (bit boring) on the day of our visit. There were lots of Real Ale pump clips displayed on and around front door so was expecting something better beer-wise. However the staff and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent Saturday night at the Bowling Green which is a very traditional pub opposite St Nicholas church a short walk from the center of Wells The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was welcoming. For starters we had makerel pate, chicken sate, garlic bread (with cheese)and potato wedges - all were good. We then had two beef cobblers... More 

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Thank Alan S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read all the reviews and thought must try here...dissapointed....food quality was poor...everything looked reheated...the veg was terrible...I left feeling I had wasted my money....maybe it was a off day.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit here since last Summer. A Lovely Sunday lunch enjoyed today with the family. The children had a choice of 12 items on their menu, was impressed on that and we adults enjoyed a roast dinner. A good variety of vegetables with Yorkshire pud too. Nice gravy! A good choice of desserts too, I had the Raspberry &... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Dropped by for a quick lunch having just pitched up our caravan nearby.. Quiet Monday lunchtime but service was friendly and efficient. All very tasty and what we've come to expect of this place!

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Thank Chris C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice pub. Nice reasonably priced food and a good choice of real ales. We stay nearby a few times a year and I use the bowling green if we go for a meal or if we just want to go out for drinks.

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Thank misc101
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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?