A popular seafood restaurant on the north Norfolk coast is making waves after being named the best in the entire country. 

Wells Crab House, located a stone's throw from the harbour in idyllic Wells-next-the-Sea, was opened by couple Kelly and Scott Dougal in 2016. 

Over the last seven years they have won many awards and their latest accolades are the overall Best Seafood Establishment and Restaurant of the Year at The Food Awards England 2023.

The ceremony took place on Monday night in Birmingham and the other Norfolk winner was Shelly's Bistro in Swaffham - named the best café/bistro in the country. 

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Fakenham & Wells Times: Scott and Kelly Dougal also won the seafood regional award in 2022Scott and Kelly Dougal also won the seafood regional award in 2022 (Image: Scott and Kelly Dougal)

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This is the second year in a row that Wells Crab House has won the regional category for seafood establishment, but this year was the added bonus of overall England winner. 

The other Norfolk restaurants up for 'Restaurant of the Year' were Benedicts and Jorge's Restaurant in Norwich and The Ingham Swan, near Stalham.

Mr and Mrs Dougal said: "We want to say thank you to our hard-working and fabulous team, our suppliers and our wonderful and loyal customers for helping make this happen."