The Globe at Wells

East Anglia Norfolk Wells-next-the-Sea

  • From £151 a night
  • 29 Guest rooms
  • Contemporary Coaching Inn

A superb old coaching inn with great food and luxury rooms that's perfectly placed for exploring the fabled North Norfolk Coast.

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Nestled on the picturesque Georgian square of The Buttlands, a short walk from the bustling high street in Wells-next-the-Sea, this 19th-century inn holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Primarily a welcoming spot for a drink, it's also home to an exceptional restaurant, serving seasonal delights that stand out in an area known for high standards. The Globe is a terrific place to stay, too, with comfortable overnight rooms that make it an ideal base for exploring the North Norfolk Coast.

There are 29 bedrooms to choose from, including some in Arch House, ground- and first-floor options in the original pub, and others in the modern Courtyard wing. They even have a single room (the 'Bolthole'), promoted to solitary hikers or birdwatchers. Each combines the charming quirkiness of Georgian architecture with the comforts of home, and offers features like pocket-sprung mattresses, duck-down duvets, and bathrooms equipped with Bramley toiletries. The rooms also include flatscreen Freeview TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and there are plenty of pet-friendly options. For those seeking self-catered accommodation, three rooms with dining areas and kitchenettes offer space and seclusion, plus the option for inn hospitality just steps away.

Meanwhile, the pub showcases a seasonal and locally influenced menu that blends the flavours of Norfolk with international touches, including Norfolk Coast beer-battered fish and chips, seafood platters, crab salads, and local steaks. In the summer, enjoy their renowned wood-fired pizzas crafted with locally sourced ingredients.

Just eight miles from Blakeney and a short distance from upscale Burnham Market, Wells-next-the-Sea is an unpretentious seaside town. Its proximity to one of the country's best sandy beaches at Holkham Bay, backed by scented pine groves, adds to the appeal. The Holkham Estate adjoins the beach and is similarly alluring, with extensive grounds surrounding a magnificent Palladian, full of paintings and sculptures. But really, Wells serves as a central base for exploring the entire coastline, from the seal colonies of Blakeney to the RSPB reserves of Cley, with the long-distance Norfolk Coast Path providing an accessible route. What are you waiting for?

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Doubles £151–£271

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Contact Website  01328 710 206  The Globe at Wells, The Buttlands, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1EU

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  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Beaches
  • Walking
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Parking
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Dog-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Historic
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Boutique hotel
  • Pub with Rooms

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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews


Staff made our stay so special!

Just back from a fantastic first stay at the Globe Inn. I have stayed at dog-friendly hotels before but the Globe takes it to the next level - others could learn a lot from them! The staff were all so friendly and accommodating to both humans and dogs! The room was clean, and the food was great but it really was the staff that made our stay so special! Thank you so much! We will be back! Louise, Ron, Bruno and Juniper 🐾🐾
Sep 7, 2023 by Louise Elizabeth

Cut above ordinary restaurants

Whenever we go out to eat, it's good and you know what flavours to expect, but the Globe's restaurant is a cut above ordinary restaurants. The flavour combinations were like nothing I have ever experienced. Food was unexpectedly exceptional.
Aug 7, 2023 by Mark Figgins


Beautiful pub in Wells, the decor is tasteful giving it a classy yet relaxed vibe. The rooms are what you expect, you're not going to get top hotel quality but they are very nice for the price you pay. The stand out is the staff. On being greeted, to our evening meal to departure everyone was attentive and friendly. Jordan manages his staff like clockwork, we were very impressed with the knowledge of the younger staff members! Thank you for a lovely stay. We have booked again for next year.
Mar 19, 2023 by Randall


From the warm welcome we received on our arrival to the time we left, we couldn't fault The Globe in any way. Our room was extremely comfortable in every way with the toiletries the best we have ever enjoyed and our bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was served nice and early with no wait at all, and our suppers were extremely good. We can only say further that we are very much looking forward to our next visit. Perhaps we should also add that there is plenty of parking adjacent to The Globe.
Mar 8, 2023 by Roberta R

Excellent wheelchair-accessible facilities

Excellent wheelchair-accessible facilities. Helpful and considerate staff. The accessible room was one of the best we have ever stayed in. The bathroom was particularly well designed with roll-in shower and low level and mirror. Wide choice for breakfast and very good dinner menu. Highly recommended.
Feb 16, 2023 by Michael H

First time to Wells & would definitely go back again to the area & the globe

It was a very clean place . Food was very good & room was lovely. The staff were good but think could do with being a bit more warm but not a big problem just an observation. For us the location of hotel was perfect with the lovely green in front & shops etc so near to walk to & then the lovely walk to the beach . Definitely recommend it to others .
Sep 21, 2020 by Melanie Dove

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