- A feature from the July 2017 issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life magazine
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- Food, Reviews
By Shelley Davis
Situated in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea, The Globe Inn caters for residents and other hungry visitors in search of a good meal. A short walk through the cosy bar area at the front of the building takes you to the relaxed restaurant which overlooks the pretty courtyard outside. You will pass on your way the rather impressive cellar and toilets downstairs and while I wouldn’t normally mention the WCs during a restaurant review, the vaulted brick ceilings to the lower storey really are worth a mention.
Ablutions well catered for, we took our seats in one of the lovely benched booths with a view out to the courtyard where additional accommodation will soon be available in the old adjoining brick buildings. Having been settled in by the friendly and knowledgeable front of house team we had a perusal of the menu. A relatively small menu (something I always think is an encouraging sign), the actual layout and presentation to it doesn’t do the food justice and certainly doesn’t give you much of a clue to the quality of the dishes being served up by the kitchen.
To start, we had the pressed confit duck and chicken liver served with black pepper poached pear, chardonnay gel and toasted sourdough, and the Wells crab cake with Norfolk saffron mayonnaise and pressed bacon. The confit duck was melt-in-the-mouth good and the crab cake was as light as a feather. The pressed bacon added a welcome crunch of salty ham goodness to complement the super light crab cake and rich mayonnaise. Then again what doesn’t taste better for the addition of bacon?