Seafood Restaurant on the the North Norfolk Coast

Welcome to The Wells Crab House….

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 running 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.

We are a small and intimate Restaurant with an ethos to create a friendly, welcoming and amazing dining experience centred around beautifully prepared local and seasonal seafood dishes, although we will be offering a smattering of ‘landlubber’ dishes on our monthly menu 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 Frary’s, Lobsters from Billy Ward and Oysters from Richard Loose with our Landlubber dishes coming from Award Winning Butcher Arthur Howell

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

During Peak Periods we operate a two sitting policy with slots available also at 7pm and 7.30pm but be quick to net these slots….. and tables of ten or more will be requested to pre order their meals 24 hours prior and pay a deposit of £5 per person non refundable if cancelled with less than 24 hours. notice

With the season in full force we get very busy and recommend booking at all times and we operate a 20 minute late table time before letting the table go unless notified by yourselves.

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 Mondays.


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...