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The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant

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The Lifeboat Inn is a coastal pub in a fabulous location, serving real ales, home-cooked food and offering a relaxing 'get away from it all'. It is situated on the North Norfolk coast in a sleepy village location, on the edge of marshes. Recently refurbished the inn has a welcoming bar with crackling fires, lounge with comfy sofas, contemporary restaurant and the popular conservatory featuring a 200 year old vine which leads to the peaceful sun-trapped courtyards. The Lifeboat Inn also has 13 extremely comfortable and inviting bedrooms to snuggle up after a day spent exploring the area.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday

Saturday lunch for six chums, with great expectations from friends who had been before. Upon arrival we ordered coffee beside the lovely fire near the bar. Took a while to arrive, but was good. Went into conservatory where we were told our table was, but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 1Pietski
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your detailed review of the Lifeboat Inn, its very pleasing to see so many good points in your review as well as some points for us to work on. I will of course take on board your observations...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super atmosphere in this ancient inn. We stopped to quench our thirsts on our way back to our B&B after a day walking, and well worth it this was. What a super atmosphere with low beams etc. Super service. Great local beers too. And as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AllanRosemary
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Allan Thank you very much for your review of the Lifeboat, its pleasing to see that you had such a great time with us. I do hope you will be back to see us again very soon. Kind regards Ewen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We would like to thank everyone at the Lifeboat lnn for making our stay very enjoyable one . All the staff are extremely professional & kind , from James who took our luggage to our room & kept a watchful eye on the fire ,keeping...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GabyJohnson
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gaby Thank you very much for the lovely review of the Lifeboat, its great to see both James and Sandra looked after you so well. I do hope we will see you back again very soon Kind regards Ewen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time with my wife we always have a great time, great food and staff. We saw several great things and places around the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikehenj
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mike Thank you for the review, pleased to read you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you will be back to see us again Kind regards Ewen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Jimbo and Keith and Denis for making a brilliant day for chas's birthday which we had great fun and the atmsophere Thank god we live in the villageMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James E
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi James Thank you very much for leaving your review for us, I'm so pleased that Keith, Jimbo and Dennis made a brilliant day for Chas's birthday. Please pass on my birthday wishes to him and I hope to catch up with you both soon....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Roaring fire, smiley, friendly staff and an extensive lunch menu offering sandwiches, full meals and an extension of November restaurant week - ideal! We visited with a rather restless toddler and were made to feel welcome and well attended to. This was my first trip...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank RCB90
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your lovely review of the Lifeboat, its great to read that you had such a good visit to us and that the team looked after you so well. I look forward to welcoming you back to try the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can’t thank the staff enough, with a party of 45 in the restaurant for the clubs presentation dinner, the food was excellent and backed up by the kindest most helpful staff who went out of their way to help make it a special night. Very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ronfendt939
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ron Thank you very much for leaving a review for us after the cricket club dinner, I'm so pleased that you all had such a great time with us and it was a pleasure to host your event again. I look forward to working...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

RNLI fish and chip supper, really good fish and chips and pudds...big improvement on last year so we will be back again!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank louholme
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review - I'm pleased to see you enjoyed it and will be back again..... also great to hear that you raised over £1,700 for such a great cause. Kind regards Ewen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Lifeboat during North Norfolk Restaurant Week and were told upon arrival that we were supposed to have asked for the special menu when we made the reservation (although nobody advised us of this at the time of booking). Eventually, management condescended to let...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank O146FAdavide
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, its extremely disappointing to read your comments regarding the service you received. Please could you contact me at ewen@agellushotels.co.uk so I can discuss your visit with you in person? Kind regards Ewen

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Our visit to this restaurant was very disappointing. We felt that the service if any, given from the waitress was inattentive and in our opinion as guests, rather rude. There was only a waitress and a waiter for the entire restaurant that evening. Unused glasses...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gklShanghai
EwenT77, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you for repeating your review you posted on the hotel page - I have answered it on that page. Kind Regards Ewen

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Aimee R
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Response from WilliamB690 | Reviewed this property |
I dont think that would be a problem. Very helpful staff
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Response from JanetC2748 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are made very welcome with water and biscuits on the occasions we have taken ours.
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Response from tuscany079 | Reviewed this property |
We went to the Lifeboat last year with friends who visit regularly and it was lovely. Good atmosphere and delicious food. The staff were very friendly too. I happen to know that a relative of a friend of mine ate there... More
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