The Crown Hotel in Wells-Next-the-Sea

The Crown Hotel in Wells-Next-the-Sea

If you’ve ever ventured over to North Norfolk for a holiday you may have heard of Wells-Next-The-Sea. It’s a very quaint fishing village, which also has a pretty spectacular beach. If you’ve ever seen an image of a UK beach strewn with beautiful pastel beach huts, then it’s most likely Wells.

Unfortunately we couldn’t magic up the sun

Wells is only an hour or so from our home but recently we enlisted our parents to sit for our daughter for a night so we could have a little time to ourselves, and more importantly a lie in! We booked The Crown in Wells for a Sunday evening.

At the time of booking they had a special offer on and cost us £170. If you check their rates online they often have special discounted prices for midweek or Sunday stays. I really like their website as it enables you to view each individual room so that you can request it when booking (if it’s available).

We stayed in room 20, which also has an outdoor copper bath. There are only a few with the copper baths and some of them are indoor. I imagine these are the rooms to sell out first. If you read our review of The Shangri-La at The Shard then you’ll know we love an exquisite bath!

Room 20

The Crown has a beautiful restaurant and outdoor seating also. The master chef for the hotel is Chris Coubrough (from ITV’s Coastal Kitchen). Along with fine dining they also cater for Afternoon Tea. The bar is a comfortable place to sit and dogs are also welcomed.

Bar Area

Our room was within an outer building in the grounds of the hotel and had an exterior terrace area that included the wonderful copper bath. I love the look of a copper bath, takes an age to fill and very noisy but so ridiculously confortable due to the high lipped sides.

Would definitely recommend staying here if you’re passing through Norfolk and, as it’s only a short walk to the quayside or about 25 minute walk down to the beach, it’s a great place to stay during the summer months. There is a small train that runs from the quay to the beach if you’re not a fan of walking.

You can check out The Crown and all of its rooms here.


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