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“Quirky”, “crowded” gastroboozer with a good garden, which continues to please all who comment on it with its “fantastic local food”, and “lovely” location on the village green.
A “dog-friendly pub”, by the church, whose boons include a pleasant garden and some “lovely” locally sourced food.
Next to the church, and with a “delightful” garden, a pub where the cooking, with its “emphasis is on local ingredients”, generally pleases; given the “almost-London prices”, though, not everyone is convinced.
A “smart gastropub” serving “pub meals in a bistro style”, complete with “friendly” service, and a “nice log fire in winter”.
Welcome to the Wiveton Bell situated on the Village Green and close to the unspoilt salt marshes of the North Norfolk coastal landscape which is a listed site of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just two minutes drive or ten minutes walk from Blakeney.
Although renowned for its cuisine, The Bell is faithful to its roots as a traditional village pub where people can wander in with walking boots and dogs to enjoy good company as well as fine ales, wine and food.
We hope you will choose to visit the Wiveton Bell where our happy team of local staff look forward to getting to know you.
Our Head Chef - Jamie Murch joined the Bell in 2010 prior to this he built his career with the Von Essan Group cooking at three AA Rosette standard. In 2010, whilst at the Bell Jamie was awarded Best Restaurant Award for the East of England by the Good Food Guide. He's a passionate Chef with real talent and uses the abundance of fresh local produce to produce innovative Pub dishes that will not disappoint. Our suppliers who operate family business within a few miles of the Bell. Willie Weston Crabs from Blakeney, Mussels from Mark Randle in Morston, Paul Graves our Butcher from Briston, P and S Game in Holt, Mrs Temples Cheese's from Binham, Milk and Cream from Pointens Diarys on the Stody Estate in Briston, Fish from Jaines fresh from the Docks at Grimsby and last but not least Smoked Haddock and anything else that Glen has caught in his own boat based on Cley Beach less than a mile from the pub.
The setting is traditional, oak beams and floors, open fire and the Pub looks over the tranquil village green. In the bar you will find a mix of locals and holiday makers. Wellies and heels are both at home here, family celebrations mix with walkers with dogs which are allowed in the bar area.
The well trained staff will take your coat and your order at your table but the atmosphere remains firmly that of a traditional pub where you'll always find an interesting locals putting the world to writes at the bar.
Wiveton Bell Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Management has lost control over this gastropub. On recent visits, either service was uncomfortably hopeless or food repititively "no longer available" finally leaving mediocre meal only. A shame as this used to be a consistently good place to eat."