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The Lifeboat Inn

Thornham, Norfolk, United Kingdom

3 Star Hotel

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Positioned just minutes from the sandy beaches of the Norfolk coast, this historic inn offers comfortable and well equipped guest rooms and an excellent onsite restaurant with an extensive seasonal menu. Functioning as an inn since the 16th Century, The Lifeboat boasts a charm that can only be achieved from centuries of serving the visitors that pass through its doors and great steps have been taken to carefully preserve the inn's original character throughout. Situated in the picturesque village of Thornham on the North Norfolk Coast, the inn's location makes it the perfect spot for visiting nearby Hunstanton, the surrounding coastline and even the cathedral City of Norwich.Tastefully decorated to a high standard, guest bedrooms offer a range of modern day conveniences while still maintaining the original character of the building. Free Wi-Fi, telephone, radio and flat screen TV's are offered throughout, while some rooms look out onto fabulous views of the coast.

Whether you dine in the traditional history soaked bar, spacious and bright conservatory or the elegant, recently renovated restaurant, you are sure to find a delicious meal to please any palate from the extensive and seasonal menu. All food is prepared with locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, including local highlights such as Venison from Houghton Hall, Oysters, Lobsters & Mussels (when in season) from Brancaster, seafood from Kings Lynn & Crabs from Cromer to name a few. A specials menu that changes daily ensures the finest fresh ingredients are used according to the seasons and the tempting menu of homemade desserts will please children and adults alike.The bar is recognised for selling quality real ales such as Woodfords Wherry, Adnams, Green King Abbot, IPA and The Governor, along with a guest pump which changes regularly, providing local suppliers with a chance to impress. Wines, spirits and soft drinks are also available, ensuring you can find the perfect refreshing drink to enjoy in the bar's relaxed setting.Positioned close to Hunstanton and the sandy beaches of the north Norfolk coast, The Lifeboat Inn offers the perfect location from which to explore all that Norfolk has to offer.

There are a number of stately homes to visit along the coast, including Sandringham Estate, Sheringham Park and Holkham Hall, while the coast also provides a fantastic area for bird watching - Ornithologists will particularly enjoy the RSPB centres at Tichwell Marsh and Snettisham. The area boasts several fantastic 18 hole Golf courses, including the Royal West Norfolk and Royal Cromer Golf Clubs, while those who prefer more cosmopolitan pursuits will find a wealth of attractions and excellent shopping facilities in the ancient city of Norwich, alongside dozens of interesting historical sites.

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar
  • Bath
  • Car Park
  • Heating
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Policy
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • WiFi

Room Facilities

  • Bath
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Smoking Policy
  • Tea and Coffee
  • TV
  • Wake Up
  • WiFi

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8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
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8.9
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8.9 Excellent
  • Paul from Stevenage
  • United Kingdom
The room was excellent the restaurant was excellent and the whole character of the place was what I had wanted when booking. Staff and service was excellent.
Top Tip: We went for walking and the coast and there is lots of choice here. We also visited Titchwell RSPB reserve which was good.
8.7
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8.7 Excellent
  • Richard from Leicester
  • United Kingdom
Excellent service very friendly. We will definetly go again