Seafood Restaurant on the the North Norfolk Coast

Welcome to The Wells Crab House Seafood Restaurant….

As a Husband & Wife Team we have enjoyed creating years of experience in the hospitality industry across Suffolk and Norfolk and are now ‘living the dream’ of owning our own restaurant in Wells-next-the-Sea, the beautifully quaint and picturesque fishing town regarded as one of the UK coastline’s finest treasures.

When taking on the premises there was a lot of discussion about names, but with our intention to offer a Seafood Restaurant and be clear in our offering of solely Seafood (mostly) and with Wells Crab’s being so famous the iconic name that the previous owners Robin & Lyndsey created was a simple choice in carrying on their incredible achievements in creating our style of Restaurant after a full refurbishment to install a modern but nautical styling as the new Wells Crab House Seafood Restaurant.

We are a small, intimate and informal Restaurant with an ethos to create a friendly, relaxed and welcoming dining experience centred around beautifully prepared local and seasonal seafood dishes, with dishes developed from travels afar and seafood platters being a popular constant, although we will be offering a smattering of ‘landlubber’ dishes on our monthly menu and specials offering to make sure every taste is catered for.

For our talented Kitchen brigade using local is a top priority and we are proud to supply Crabs and Mussels from Andy Frary on his Andorra Star 2 boat, Lobsters from Billy Ward on his Malfreen Boat and Oysters from Richard Loose from Brancaster, with our Landlubber dishes coming from Award Winning Butcher Arthur Howell.

We regret that we do not accept dogs and we welcome families at lunches and evenings but we do not accept under 5’s after 7.30pm for a booking, however we are happy to except sleeping babies.

We stagger our bookings and relay the early slots of 6pm and 6.30pm later so please let us know of your dining requirements, for larger tables we will require a deposit and possible pre order.

We look forward to welcoming you for our Chef’s ‘ Main Catch’ …..

Kelly & Scott Dougal

Wells Quay with fishing boats tied up at sunset

Armeria Bed & Breakfast.

Looking for a place to stay in Wells-next the-Sea?
Our Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Armeria, is ideally located to explore the North Norfolk Coast.

We recommend booking at Weekends as we do get booked up....

Open Tuesday to Saturdays -Food Served 12-2.30pm & 6-9pm and 12-3pm on Sundays..... Closed on Mondays.
During the Winter Months (Tuesday to Thursday) we may close at 2pm and 8pm unless you make a booking.


The Wells Crab House is the perfect venue for a unique and intimate wedding or event that provides a warm & personal service that is one to one from start to finish.

Wine List

Our wines have been carefully chosen for all tastes and price tags, making you’re sure to find something you love. For each dish, we have a great wine in mind, do ask if you would like us to guide you through.

Our Menu

Our philosophy is to source what's in season, locally wherever possible so our menu changes regularly. See whats on the menu to inspire you this month...