The Lifeboat Inn

The Lifeboat Inn

The Lifeboat Inn locationThornham, Norfolk

(22 Reviews)
The Lifeboat Inn Reviews

The Lifeboat Inn Reviews


Review of The Lifeboat Inn by toomuchtime private
4 08/07/2018 toomuchtime private

Drinks and food were good. Good selection of breads, but tasted a little stale and dry. Main course was good, portions are huge - perfect for those with a big appetite.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Mar Doncel-Luengo
3 02/07/2018 Mar Doncel-Luengo

This used to be a go-to place when in the area. We visited for dinner recently and while the service was professional, the cook consistently mistreated the good produce in his hands. With the good number of good restaurants in the area we will be choosing other places next time.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Tony Brown
3 19/06/2018 Tony Brown

Very nice, but our room was VERY small for the money. Glass of Malbec was £9!!. Spicy crab burger wasn't spicy, wasn't a 'burger' (it was whole soft shelled crab) and was deep fried. Neither of us could eat it. Reception staff were lovely though bar staff had no idea about the food when we tried to clarify the menu and were difficult to understand. Will stay again but maybe eat elsewhere.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Pedro Gomez
4 14/06/2018 Pedro Gomez

Good food and a friendly atmosphere. A firm favourite if I'm ever in the area.
Shame they've stopped doing there famous ribs, they were by far the best thing on there menu

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Gill Heatley
3 09/06/2018 Gill Heatley

Nice place but kids meals are way over priced, even for this area. You have to pay for 2 courses regardless of whether you only have 1. If your kids are under 6, bring your own food for them, or pay £8.95 for a half eaten plate and non-existent pudding. We asked for the bill to be amended, and the manager took off a whole £1, as a ‘gesture’. Service overall was quite grumpy too.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Caitlin Harrison
5 17/05/2018 Caitlin Harrison

My partner and I came to the Lifeboat Inn to unwind and spend quality time together. We loved staying there, and so did our dog.

The room was clean and homey, perfect nights sleep. I ordered a creme brulee from room service and ate it in the rolltop bath, I felt like a pampered princess! I can't wait to come back ????

The whole of Bramerton is just so lovely, we hope to move there one day!

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by david bailey
4 09/05/2018 david bailey

Classy traditional English pub classic, many varied character rooms with easy charm. Bar a tad small and a bit pricey, but it is North Norfolk!

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Geraldine Gunton
4 29/04/2018 Geraldine Gunton

This is a lovely place to visit for a good meal. After or before if you like you can leave car in carpark and have a walk.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Tina Broderick
5 21/04/2018 Tina Broderick

Lovely 16th century building combined with a conservatory and outside patio.
Good waiter/waitress service with a wide choice of some unusual drinks.hope to revisit very soon..????

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Ben Brooks
5 30/03/2018 Ben Brooks

Service was brilliant, the waitress and our 3yr old entertained each other. Food was fast and delicious, the atmosphere was warm and cosy. Also dog friendly. Would go back in a heart beat.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Craig Cook
5 12/03/2018 Craig Cook

Great short stay. Excellent service and very clean comfortable room. Food was fantastic

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Pat Kipps
5 08/03/2018 Pat Kipps

Most enjoyable lunch, lovely ambience with a log burner to keep you warm. Food was delicious, friendly and helpful staff. Really good!

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by ken stewart
5 01/03/2018 ken stewart

Love the old building. Shame the oil lamps have gone. Must be health and safety. Better since Marco White the celebrity chef sold it

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Regina Watling
5 28/02/2018 Regina Watling

Lunch with good friends, good food and lovely staff. Make sure you give any tips as cash, not sure the worthy staff get card tips.
The Lifeboat is one of our favourite places to eat.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Debbie Hampson
5 20/02/2018 Debbie Hampson

Sharing platter delicious and more than enough for 2.
Staff cheerful polite and helpful.
Lovely lunch

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Grant Norman
5 20/02/2018 Grant Norman

This place never fails me, crisp winter lunch time, open fire, fantastic Ale, deep fried whitebait for starter and a bowl of steaming muscles for main course. Service was attentive, polite and efficient. 5 stars from me, 5 stars every time over the last few years.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Dave Jenkinson
4 28/01/2018 Dave Jenkinson

Lovely place. Nice rooms. Limited beer choices if you're a craft beer lover (as I am). Lovely breakfast.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Steve Hulse
5 10/01/2018 Steve Hulse

Lovely pub full of character good warm place after a long walk on the marshes

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Charlie Hudson
5 09/01/2018 Charlie Hudson

We visit every year as a family tradition after a long walk on the beach and though the sand dunes. Amazing food, great staff. Always have a open wood fire on in the winter. Lovely cosy pub that is dog friendly.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Patricia Jennings
5 25/12/2017 Patricia Jennings

Clean + comfortable. Service very good and atmosphere pleasing. Reasonable prices for lunch.would return to this Inn when in the area.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Julie Cullen
5 02/11/2017 Julie Cullen

Stayed here for my birthday, we booked 9 rooms for friends and family. We absolutely loved it! The staff were so friendly and accommodating in every way. We used the pavilion in the garden on the first night and had a wonderful meal with excellent service. The dogs were made to feel as welcome as the guests. I will always stay here now on my trips to Norfolk it is such a great location and offers a warm welcome with the lovely open fire in the reception. It was perfect and I would highly recommend.

Review of The Lifeboat Inn by Samantha Phillips
4 17/09/2017 Samantha Phillips

This is my second visit to the Lifeboat. I found it to be a beautiful building, quaint decor, friendly staff and dog friendly. I have had a an evening meal and the food was excellent with a varied menu. We also spent a rainy afternoon by the fire having a few drinks relaxing with a paper. All in all a very welcoming, high spec yet unpretentious place.

However, the only thing that I found that lets it down is service. During our meal, we had to go and find our server several times for further drinks, the bill and then after about 20 minutes to then pay the bill. When we were there for just a drink we had to go and find bar staff after standing at the bar for over 10 mins without seeing anyone for both rounds. Other patrons were doing the same as the member of staff kept disappearing in the back after serving someone.

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