Review on Wiveton Bell

The Wiveton Bell is a charming 18th century inn situated on Wiveton village green opposite the local church, not far from the unspoilt marshes of the North Norfolk coastal landscape. The pub was thoughtfully refurbished in 2008 and the dining area is a light and airy space with wood flooring and ceiling beams, original artwork displayed on the walls, and in the evening candles flicker on the tables. Although it is known for its excellent cuisine, this is very much a traditional village pub, with a bar area where everyone, including your four legged friends are made welcome.

Its excellent food was awarded the East of England's regional winner of The Good Food Guide Readers' Restaurant of 2011. The kitchen makes admiral use of local produce, beef and pork came from the Stodie Estate and seafood is supplied by local fisherman, Mark Randell. Typically you might begin with tempura of fresh Scottish salmon with noodle salad and a chilli and coriander dipping sauce, followed by slow cooked Briston belly of pork with black pudding mash, curly kale and apple and cider jus. The menu changes with the season and there is always a daily special together with a selection of lovely homemade desserts and a reasonably priced wine list. There is a delightful south facing garden which is lit by candlelight and patio heaters and is a good spot for witnessing the spectacular nights skies with shooting stars, a regular feature of this area.

Wiveton Bell is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Gastro pub

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.15pm (8.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Wiveton Bell

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • 60 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (4 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Wiveton Bell
Blakeney Road
NR25 7TL

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1.6  / 5

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    November 2017

    4 people found this review helpful
    Disappointing evening

    I went recently with my husband and another couple. It was our first visit. I chose the belly pork main dish and could not believe my eyes when it arrived. Minute portions with the meat pulped into unrecognisable fish finger sized shapes and there were three of them with a teaspoon of sauce. I sent this back as a totally undersized main meal...the cost was nearly £17. To be fair to the staff they did not quibble and replaced it for a chicken dish which was at least of a decent size though greatly over peppered. Our friends had the burgers which arrived cold and very undercooked looking. These also had to be replaced and hot food substituted. To be fair again we were offered complimentary puddings but the evening turned into a farce where each one of us was eating at a different time. Matters were not helped by a group of diners at a nearby table who seemed to be in competition as to who could shout the loudest and who had the best ear splitting hysterical laugh. We could hardly hear ourselves talk. Unfortunately it was our first and last visit.

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