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Down a quiet lane behind the church, this charming, white-painted inn has been providing hospitality for more than 500 years. The terrace is a tranquil spot to enjoy a pint in summer, while the coastal location means local seafood gets a strong showing.

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

Local seafood on the Norfolk coast

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- AA Inspector
The Lifeboat Inn
Ship Lane, THORNHAM, NORFOLK, PE36 6LT
Phone : 01485 512236

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 140
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 9
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 9
  • Cuisine style: Traditional British
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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