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The Crown Hotel, Wells Town, Wells-Next-The-Sea

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The Butlands
NR23 1EX
Phone: 01328710209
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Crown Hotel

An attractive, well run, Georgian hotel on the corner of Buttlands, a delightful Georgian square.
It's a big and busy hotel run by the small and local Flying Kiwi chain but despite the size, there are function rooms to the left, a dining room to the rear and hotel accomodation in both the main building and behind, the bar, to the right of the front door, feels like a proper bar rather than a hotel add on.
There are tables outside at the front where you can watch the various activities happening on the tree lined green - dogs squatting, 4x4's reversing their laden bike racks into each other and kids playing footy, tennis and badminton. There's also a quieter terrace at the back.
The bar itself is wooden floored with modern furniture and comfy with friendly service.
Beers on were Jo C's Bitter Old Bustard and Norfolk Kiwi and Adnams Samba City. Not a huge range but both the Samba City and BOB went down very well. There's also a wide selection of gins which many of the hotel guests seemed to be enjoying.
A GBG regular that's just about worth it's entry for the ale quality rather than variety.
Wells isn't blessed with a wide variety of good alehouses but this is one of the best.

On 2nd August 2016 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Crown Hotel

It's a pity that only one of the local Jo C's brewery beers were on offer, as their beer range looks quite interesting but I wasn't in the mood for a stout, so that left me with a choice of Broadside or Jester from Adnams, or Woodforde's Bure Gold. I settled for a half of each of the Adnams, and the round of three halves for me and my partner came to exactly £6, which seems a little steep to me. This is quite a pleasant bar, or would be if they weren't playing such annoying music on the sound system. I'd probably visit again, but I couldn't guarantee staying for a second round.

Date of visit: 28th March 2016

On 18th June 2016 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about Crown Hotel

Civilised hotel in posher part of town, certainly a different world to the bustle of the quayside. Most customers probably come for the reatsurant, but it has a nice traditional bar with a couple of ales from the nearby Jo C's brewery, which probably caused its 2013 Good Beer Guide listing.

On 30th August 2013 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Sheringham, 17.11 miles, 5 hr 30 min walk (show)
West Runton, 18.65 miles, 6 hr 0 min walk (show)
Cromer, 20.94 miles, 6 hr 44 min walk (show)
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23rd Oct 2019, 00:08
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22nd Oct 2019, 10:16
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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