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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is the best food we have ever eaten. We cannot fault any part of the service or food. Steak was cooked perfectly and very very tender . Lamb my wife had was equally as good . I wish I could give more than 5 stars worth at least 100!

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your high praise is appreciated and we will work hard to keep the standards high. The "best food" is really an accolade we will try and maintain We hope to welcome you back soon Best wishes

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having stayed here previously with my mum and our dogs and having the loveliest time, I was looking forward to coming again for a meal. Ended up staying elsewhere in the village but came for dinner to The Lifeboat during this time. The recent reviews appear to say that it had gone downhill since I last visited, last year. However,...

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased you visited us for a meal and that you enjoyed the food here. We are proud of the improvements that have been made recently and the reviews we have received are testament to this. We have at least four vegetarian options on the menu so hopefully a...

UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

More open plan than some years ago, which, though misses out on character, I am sure is more practical. The service was very good and the quality of the food excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed, a great stopping off place whilst walking the Norfolk coast.

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. During the refurbishment an additional lounge area was added to allow people to have pre and post dinner drinks on comfy sofas and chairs. This has received good praise. The character is certainly still maintained in the bar area which still has the old style seating and ornaments in it. Your comments and input are...

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for good food in North Norfolk you must try this place. We booked for 12 of us for a family birthday celebration lunch recently and we're so glad we did. The service was excellent and the food was to die for! When our various main courses were served, we each took our first mouthful and every one...

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a glowing review based on your recent meal with us. We try and remain as flexible as possible for requests - if it's possible, we tend to do it! I'm pleased the party enjoyed themselves. Please do also leave a review on our restaurant page I hope we can welcome you back for future...

Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 8th and last visit, the recent refurb has completely changed the atmosphere. No wardrobes in the bedrooms, we lived out of a suitcase. Most of the old staff have gone and there is staff training that seems to be on going. The food is inconsistent. Very disappointed. Maybe we shall try again one day. Perhaps they will persuade the...

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is obviously saddening to read this may be your last stay with us. We are currently in the midst of organising good storage for the bedrooms. The units in there are suitable for short stays but many of our guests are now booking for longer stays due to liking the refurbishment and the atmosphere...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Inn was a great favourite of mine many years ago, it has improved further. Great location, good food and cosy rooms. (Only downside was surly welcome at Reception desk the day of arrival, after that particular member of staff was ok.) Highly recommended, will return again.

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. Your comments regarding the improvement are noted pleasingly. However I am sorry the welcome was not as warm as it should have been. I am sure there was no intention here but if you would like to contact me at the hotel to detail your arrival day then we can hopefully prevent this reoccurring....

Barnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very warm and welcoming hotel in November. lovely log fires give a special ambiance. friendly and helpful staff. Room very comfortable with lovely feather duvets. Excellent food and good service

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. Your comments are appreciated and are gratefully received. We hope you return to us in the near future Best wishes

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entering the main door, greeted by person at a small reception desk. Booking in was very quick, simple and the staff were very helpful and willing to help with our suitcases. A couple of steps forward to your left is a warm log fire welcoming you in, with the restaurant on your left hand side pleasantly laid out on many...

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We receive many positive comments regarding our colleagues here and their warm nature. We aim to assist where required and offer a warm environment as soon as our guests walk through the door. We can deliver any of our dishes to rooms but the sandwiches...

Amersham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first trip to North Norfolk we were looking for a pub/inn that was dog friendly too. The Lifeboat Inn is a fantastic find, we were greeted by lovely staff and so was our dog, straight away we felt welcome. A roaring fire with lovely seats in the lounge area and adjacent to the pub bar really cozy. So far...

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so pleased you chose The Lifeboat Inn as your place to stay during your first visit to North Norfolk. Our colleagues aim to be friendly and professional but not intrusive. We aim to provide a comfortable atmosphere for our guests and inclusive of whether a dog is accompanying or not. I'm glad...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have enjoyed many short breaks at the Lifeboat. Very impressed with the refurbishment and quality of the food. My dog loved his sausage for breakfast. Will definitely recommend the lifeboat for short stay.

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James G, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. I am pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We have worked hard to achieve good standards in recent weeks and I'm pleased the comments of guests are improving Your recommendation is appreciated and I hope we can welcome you back in the near future

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lifeboat Inn, situated minutes from the stunning sandy beaches on the Norfolk Coast has been receiving guests since the 16th century. This wonderful country pub, situated in the picturesque village of Thornham on the North Norfolk Coast, has different dining areas to suit all occasions; small functions, weddings and Christenings; a welcoming lounge with an open fireplace; a bright conservatory; a traditional, history-soaked bar. It is an ideal bed and breakfast destination for a weekend or long break away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lifeboat Inn

Address: Ship Lane, Thornham PE36 6LT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Thornham
Price Range: £82 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lifeboat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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The Lifeboat Inn Thornham, Norfolk
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“Larger and toward the end of the building, what used to be Room 12”
 of 5 bubbles 7cliffe15, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I will book early next time and get a sea view room.”
 of 5 bubbles W8129KYsharonr, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for coastal view. ”
 of 5 bubbles margaret_valentine, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 234kellyi, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea view if possible, some way off but great view.”
 of 5 bubbles 355lesa, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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