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The Lifeboat Inn

Ship Lane, Thornham PE26 3LT, England
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Ranked #3 of 4 Thornham B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The exterior of the Lifeboat and the bar looks lovely but our bedroom was shockingly shabby. Dirty headboard, heavily scratched furniture, mould on bathroom tiles and cobwebs on the ceiling (see pictures). Service at breakfast, although friendly, was chaotic and the fresh fruit and orange juice had run out and not been replaced. Also non-existent Wifi. We wanted to have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend a lot of time in North Norfolk and had eaten here a few times before it came into MPW's empire. We were keen to try the pub for lunch now it is under the Wheelers brand and to be honest were disappointed. On arrival the decor hasn't really changed much and we were sent into the conservatory to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we booked 6 nights at this hotel our only annual holiday this year. When booking we where told to stay six nights we would need to move room twice. The Holiday was Sat-Fri, moving rooms sun & mon, we agreed. The first room was room 11 quiet spacious, looked like it had suffered a bit of damp under the window... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic location with marvellous food and good beer selection. We are repeat visitors. Rooms quiet and comfortable with shabby chic feel. Staff extremely helpful; appeared with toothbrushes when we had forgotten ours! Doesn't warrant some of the poor reviews it has received in trip advisor. But then some people always have to moan about something! Planning our next visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights with some friends (party of 7).Attractive old building in a good location. The room was quite nicely nicely decorated but smelt a bit of damp, fortunately it was warm weather so we kept the window open.Window opened onto a tiled roof so no view whatsoever. The bathroom was a fair size and adequate. The bed was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights with seven fellow golfers and it was an ideal location for eight guys to stay when on a golf trip. Food was excellent as was the beer but the wine is an horrendous price. Now part of Marco-Pierre White's "Wheelers" chain you would not expect West End of London wine prices in a pub in... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here by chance one afternoon this week whilst staying in the area, we needed a late afternoon, early evening meal to fit in between baby sitting duties! The fact that they serve food all day suited us fine, we had the calamari, 1/2 pint prawns followed by the hickory smoked ribs, not gourmet food granted but quick and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at the Lifeboat for a long awaited break away from home. The staff were very friendly and helpful and one of the Lifeboats best assets. The food was good and we would eat there again. Rooms were very poor. The first room we stayed in (a refurbished room, but when??) had a terrible smell of damp... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned home after a very relaxing two night stay, had a room at the back, okay no view but no noise either. We ate in lounge area as we had our dog with us, and had a wonderful meal. Salmon fish cake on a bed of spinach, topped with an egg and tartare sauce, absolutely delicious. You would only... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing meal, my wife had a barely and poorly cooked egg on top of a fish cake with spinach for £13.50, so poor value too, the fish cake tasted good, however small meal for a main course. I had ham egg and chips, the ham was processed and had to share the dozen frozen chips again for an expensive £12.50.... More

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Address: Ship Lane, Thornham PE26 3LT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Thornham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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The Lifeboat Inn Thornham, Norfolk

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