The Lifeboat Inn
“Strong seafood showing at this charming, white-painted inn” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Down a quiet lane behind the church, The Lifeboat Inn has been providing hospitality for more than 500 years. The terrace is a tranquil spot for a drink in summer, while the coastal location means plenty of local seafood. The dining room has smart flooring, stripped wood tables and chairs, and a relaxed modern atmosphere.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 140
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 15
- Wines over £30: 15
- Wines by the glass: 9
- Cuisine style: Traditional British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
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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