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The Victoria Inn Restaurant

Park Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG, England
+44 1328 711008
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Park Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at "The Vic" for 3 nights over the bank holiday weekend. We ate in the restaurant 4 times in addition to breakfast 3 times. The standard lunch & dinner menu is not extensive but provides a very good choice and caters for most...More

Thank Steve R
HolkhamEstate, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your great review and 5 stars. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and also eating in our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Victoria again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to eat here as it featured in the 2017 Good Food Guide. We had a generally good meal except that the crab cocktail was disappointing in that the crab was overburdened with capers, and served with the lettuce and mayonnaise...More

Thank Gren L
HolkhamMarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for choosing to eat at The Victoria. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with elements of your meal and we will certainly feed back your constructive comments to our Head Chef, Michael.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed with our recent lunch. The staff were curt to the point of rudeness. The menu we thought was very limited and expensive for what turned out to be a extremely lacklustre food. The fish and chips were ok, nothing special. Likewise the tomato...More

Thank Jane B
HolkhamEstate, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We have noted your comments which will be passed through to the relevant manager for attention.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the restaurant was busy the service was extremely attentive and the food was well prepared from an interesting menu, also of note was the wine list on offer wasn't overpriced either, a really enjoyable lunch, thank you both to the front of house and...More

Thank giles c
HolkhamEstate, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

looks good but failed with tepid coffee. food was good but service only fair. plenty of car parking and good toilets.

Thank jamescE3374NI
HolkhamEstate, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We have noted your comments which will be passed through to the relevant manager for attention.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super lunch following a visit to Holkham Nature Reserve. The Ham hock terrine could have been enough for lunch itself. Fish and chips were light and fresh but very generous portion sizes. Thoughtfully prepared from local produce and presented well. The service was attentive and...More

Thank ElizabthL
HolkhamEstate, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments and 5 star review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday lunch for 7, busy Weds lunch in summer holidays. Menu expensive so expecting great food, got good food instead. Yeah it was nice but not delicious or good enough to warrant 5 stars. Just too many people there to get a personal service, felt...More

Thank peterthevet
HolkhamEstate, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We have noted your comments which will be passed through to the relevant manager for attention.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from Wells-Next-The-Sea to Holkham and we very lucky to find a table and have lunch at The Victoria, The service and food were first class and nothing to much trouble and look forward to returning soon

Thank chrsthefoodman
HolkhamEstate, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and 4 stars. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch for 4. Very good choice on menu and nice wine list. Service polite and efficient.Food good quality and very nicely presented. Open beef sandwich very good. Nice setting with plenty of tables outside too. Good size car park.

Thank lovemyholidays600
HolkhamEstate, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments and 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had pre-booked a table for six adults, two children and a dog for lunch. The restaurant has beautiful décor and the ambience is very good. Service was very attentive and efficient. The menu is a little limited and I would like to have seen...More

Thank Frank D
HolkhamEstate, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your 4 star review and kind comments. We hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$48
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Park Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 711008
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Description
Standing at the gateway to Holkham and the National Nature Reserve, the Victoria is a classic English inn owned by the Coke family and managed by the Holkham estate. There are ten elegant bedrooms, the bar and dining rooms offer a relaxed blend of style and comfort. The “Vic” serves delicious locally sourced food, much of it grown and raised on the estate with a bold emphasis on freshness, simplicity and value. Holkham has been a leading agricultural estate since the 1800’s when Thomas William Coke bought the site and the young Queen Victoria elevated him to the peerage in recognition of his contribution to farming in 1837. The name of the proposed new inn must have been inevitable when it opened its doors in 1838. The Victoria re-opened in Spring 2013 following extensive refurbishment.
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