Places to Eat in Winterton and Nearby

There's a good choice of places to eat out, both within the village or a short drive from Winterton. Here are a few of our recommendations. If you're looking for something specific we can help with advice on pubs and restaurants further afield in Norfolk.

The Fisherman's Return

The Fisherman’s Return is a 300 year old brick and flint freehouse in the centre of the village and walking distance from all the cottages. They serve up to five real ales, and freshly prepared food. Being close to the sea, fish features prominently on the specials board. Well behaved dogs are most welcome.

The Highwayman at the Hermanus Hotel

With its distinctive thatched pastel roundhouses, the Hermanus has a fantastic view over Winterton valley and out to sea. There’s a choice of bar meals or you can dine in the Highwayman restaurant, and there's a popular Sunday carvery too. The restaurant has been under new management since 2015 and the food is freshly prepared and reasonably priced. The Hermanus is walking distance from all the cottages.

The Dunes Café

Popular for breakfasts, lunches and snacks throughout the day, the Dunes café overlooks Winterton beach. Summer wouldn't be summer without one of their ice creams on the beach. Open every day in the summer and school holidays, and during weekends in the winter.

Moments, Scratby

Hidden away in Scratby just a couple of miles from Winterton, this lovely restaurant with separate bar and outside terrace is a relaxing friendly place to dine. The menu at Moments features steaks, fish, poultry and pasta.

Nelson Head, Horsey

The Nelson pub in the village of Horsey is a free house with a huge open fire in the bar area. There’s a full menu and daily specials. From the pub there is a number of beautiful circular walks, or the beach is half a mile away. From late October to early March there are hundreds of grey seals with their pups on the beach – an amazing sight. You can walk to Horsey from Winterton along the beach, or there is parking at the pub.

The Waterside, Rollesby

Open seven days a week during the day, the Waterside at Rollesby is a 15 minute drive from Winterton. Set right on the Norfolk Broads, the Waterside offers dining, boating and wildlife. They have a huge decking area overlooking the water with stunning views. Boat trips are also available.

The Boat House, Ormesby

Formerly the Eel's Foot, this pub has now been transformed into a great waterside venue set in 11 acres of parkland on the banks of Ormesby Broad. The Boat House is open daily offering traditional country fayre with evening specials. 

The Ferry Inn, Stokesby

Situated on the banks of the River Bure, the Ferry Inn serves a good range of quality food. With picnic tables outside it's a perfect location for lunch by the river, or an evening meal watching the sunset over the Norfolk Broads. 

If you're celebrating something special and don't mind travelling a little further afield we recommend either The Ingham Swan or The Gunton Arms which are firm favorites. We also love The Fritton Arms which is perfect for Sunday lunch and has a fantastic free play area for children, as well as boat hire and other activities around Fritton Lake.  


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  • Off road parking at most cottages
  • Most cottages have fully enclosed gardens
  • Dog friendly - no dog charges
  • Free unlimited wifi
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • No booking fees

Guest Comments

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