About

About the Welly

Wellington Freehouse signageThe Wellington Hotel is set in the heart of Cromer and is a pebble’s throw from the beach and town. There has been a pub on this site for over 200 hundred years; however the original site burnt down in the late 1800’s, before being rebuilt not long after. The Wellington comprises of a large Victorian bar, pool room and a large courtyard garden which seats up to 40 people.

The Wellington is a friendly pub and always has a great atmosphere. Sky Sports is shown daily and we will be happy to accommodate any requests (as long as nothing else is showing!). We also have dual Sky boxes, so can show two matches at the same time. We have great staff who are always polite and friendly. We also have four letting rooms, which are all en-suite and have a television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Past landlords…

Licensees :
JOHN WHITTING to 1817
THOMAS BRAWN 1822
ROBERT SUNMAN 1830
THOMAS HARRISON 1836
TABITHA RANSOM
age 38 in 1851
1839 – 1854
WILLIAM COOPER from 01.1856
WILLIAM WALPOLE AMIS
& horse & fly letter
10.1858
CHARLES AMIS 18.02.1901
SYDNEY JAMES LIMMER 29.03.1926
ALFRED M NEAL 30.03.1936
KENNETH HEARD 23.11.1936
STANLEY BULLOCK 01.05.1944
JOHN PHILIP BULLOCK 19.09.1955
H. W. HOWE 23.11.1961
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JOHN BRIDGES ……
ERIC HOPWOOD 2001

Built c1790 and adjoined fishermen’s cottages, one of which is said to have been the birthplace of Henry Blogg. The cottages were later demolished and the Wellington was extended.

The premises were offered for sale 24th March 1817
owing to the bankruptcy of John Whitting.
Property described as comprising entrance hall, 2 parlours, a dining room ( 25ft x 16ft ),
a tearoom ( 18ft x 16ft ) with balcony which commands a beautiful view over the German Ocean, 9 excellent bed-rooms, servants rooms and attics, an excellent bar, cooking kitchen, tap-room, brew-house and pump adjoining. Good wine vaults and beer cellars.
The above being lately put into complete and substantial repair and the greater part being new built at considerable expense.

( Lot 2 in the auction was a newly built brick & tiled house at Edgefield –
In the occupation of ……. Ford )

Destroyed by fire in 1890’s and rebuilt.

Given as the LORD WELLINGTON in 1830 when carrier John Cushing left for Fakenham every Thursday at 9:00am.

Damaged by enemy action 27.07.1942

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