The Lifeboat

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Stow away in this bucolic and much-loved North Norfolk pub which, after a little-loved period as a Wheeler’s restaurants has been returned to more traditional pub hostelry. Sitting adjacent to the salt marshes, you can smell the sea air from the car park.

A simple menu of pizzas, burgers, fish and chips or Thai Green curry - washed down with ales like Abbot or Doombar and an acceptable list of wines - comes alongside all day smaller offerings of whitebait, scampi and pork belly fritters.

Post-covid stretch-tent in the carpark, roaring fires, outside private dining pavilions and a dozen bedrooms help make this a landmark for nomadic urbanites, but it’s equally popular with locals, hikers and twitchers alike. Dog-friendly too.

 

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Ship Lane, Thornham, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6LT

01485 512 236

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Mark D

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22 August 2013  
The restaurant part of this landmark inn, packed with character, is now a firmly established Wheelers. It sports the trademark Wheeler’s look – smart table settings and stiff napiery, dark furnishings, thick carpet, fireplace – which may be cosy and welcoming in winter but seems a bit anti-fashion in summer. Sensibly the menu is a paired back and not overly expensive roster of favourites, from salt and pepper calamari and whole seabream to beef burger and MPW's shepherds pie. In summer, this part of the Norfolk coast is so informal and chilled out that a restaurant like this feels a touch out-of-kilter, but, considering the money in these parts, it's still a very good addition.
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