Wells Quay at Dawn - The Old Custom House Bed and Breakfast
Wells Quay at Dawn - The Old Custom House Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast at The Old Custom House

The Old Custom House was built in 1560 and served as a Custom House until about 1910. We have added quite a few features that weren't there in Elizabethan times but we like to think that we have preserved the character of the building whilst making sure that our guests are able to enjoy a high standard of comfort.

Our guest rooms look out over the creeks and marshes. The tide comes and goes twice a day creating a constantly changing view of this unique environment and its many inhabitants.

The dining room has a large window overlooking the harbour and creeks and South-facing french windows let in plenty of sunlight.

Breakfast is cooked to order using fresh, local produce. A typical menu includes fresh fruit, nuts, yoghurt and cereals, a choice of traditional English or Continental breakfast or smoked haddock, followed by locally-baked bread toasted with homemade jams and marmalade. Cafetiére coffee, teas and juices are in constant supply. Special diets can be catered for.

Each room is equipped with Freeview TV, WiFi, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. We aim to make you feel at home and, of course, you are free to come and go as you please. For the safety of guests and of our family, our two B&B rooms can only be booked by members of the same household group. Parties of 1, 2, 3 or 4 guests can book for a minimum 3 night stay. The booking process starts with booking the Fourposter room online or by phone, and then adding the Captain’s Quarters room to the booking by phoning us.

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16th century panelled dining room

Breakfast is served in the 16th century panelled dining room

Breakfast eggs from our own chickens

Whenever possible we cook using local produce including eggs from our own chickens

Sandy beaces and big skies on the Norfolk coast

Sandy beaches and big skies

Morning high tide and, in our yard, one of the 'wells next the sea'

Morning high tide... and, in our yard, one of the "wells next the sea"

Fourposter Suite

The "Fourposter" double room is on the first floor and features a magnificent fourposter bed. The 17th century pine shutters open to reveal stunning views of the salt marshes and creeks to the North and a garden view framed by climbing roses, jasmine and honeysuckle to the South. The South views are repeated in the dressing room and the large bathroom with corner bath and shower over.

Room Rate £130 per night for 2 people, including breakfasts, £110 single occupancy

Fourposter suite with sofa

This comfy sofa is a great place to enjoy the stunning view

Fourposter suite en-suite with corner bath

The Fourposter room has an en-suite bathroom featuring a corner bath

Fourposter bed with wonderful sea view over the harbour

There are few experiences quite like waking up to the magnificent view from the fourposter bed

High tide at the quayside

High tide just across the road from the Fourposter room

Captain's Quarters

At this time the "Captain's Quarters" can only be booked as part of a "household group" booking in addition to the Fourposter room. It features a Scandinavian-style, wooden, king-size bed. This room is in the original Customs Offices and the East-facing window looks over the creeks and marshes towards the sunrise (most mornings!). The West-facing window has a view of cobblestone cottages with pantile roofs. This room has its own private bathroom, up 3 steps to the landing; it is a large bathroom with bath and shower over.

Room Rate £120 per night for 2 people, including breakfasts, £100 single occupancy

King-size Scandinavian bed in the Captain's Quarters

King-size Scandinavian bed

Sunrise over the marshes Wells next the Sea from the Old Custom House

Sunrise over the marshes

Captain's Quarters accommodation has an adjacent private bathroom

Own private bathroom adjacent to the room

Nautical theme decor Old Custom House B&B

Detail of nautical theme decor

Queen's Warehouse

The Queen’s Warehouse is now only bookable as a self-contained, self-catering unit, for more details and to book please click here.

The Old Custom House - customs crest still affixed to building

The Old Custom House
East Quay
Wells-next-the-Sea
Norfolk, NR23 1LD
Tel: 01328 711463

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