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 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. Nothing better than getting our deliveries so fresh with wellies still dripping with the sea…

To make a booking please follow the link below or go to the making a reservation tab under ‘Contact’ for more details

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

Kelly & Scott Dougal

Wells Quay at sunset

We recommend booking at Weekends as we do get booked up.... Book via ResDiary, Text or Phone. Always leave a message as we will get back to you. See our making a Reservation Tab

Open Tuesday to Saturdays -Food Served 12-2.30pm & 6-9pm (During the Winter Months Tuesday to Thursday we will close at 2pm & 8pm unless we have a booking) and 12-3pm on Sundays and open Sunday Nights on a Bank Holiday..... Always closed on 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...