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The Albatros

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The Quay | The Albatros Wells, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AT, England
07979 087228
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find!

We found this place on a floating Dutch barge on the quay side at Wells. Really enjoyed the ambiance here. The food was very good. We had pancakes and Dutch Apple cake. Good surroundings, nice people and good beer too. Access to below decks bar/ eating area could be tricky but there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Laurie P
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We found this place on a floating Dutch barge on the quay side at Wells. Really enjoyed the ambiance here. The food was very good. We had pancakes and Dutch Apple cake. Good surroundings, nice people and good beer too. Access to below decks bar/ eating area could be tricky but there are tables laid on deck.

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Brancaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

what a great alternative spot to eat, savoury food includes toasties and omelettes , however the sweet pancakes are just to die for :) great atmosphere !!!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a trip straight back into hippy 1960s Holland - a restaurant on an old Dutch boat in Wells harbour. It is Dutch owned and makes authentic Dutch pancakes and other Dutch specialities such as Erwtensoup - not quite like my Dutch mum used to make it, but still very tasty. The 'crew' is very friendly & accommodating, allowing... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Having been to Wells a few times and a,ways saying we should try out the boat that sells pancakes, we finally got round to it on this trip. We were not disappointed and had a great time having lunch on the Albatros. There is a huge choice of pancakes, we all had a savoury one, all were delicious and there... More 

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Popped into The Albatross for a drink, as we saw a rock and roll music event advertised on an afternoon when we where staying in Wells and thought it would be fun. We seemed to turn up at the same time as everyone else in Wells, which was a good sign. It was fun being on board having a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Came with 2 adults and 3 children (age. 6, 4 and 1). Superb service - took our order straight away, pancakes came quickly and were delicious. Kids loved being in a real boat and the many seafaring objects adorning the walls.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a stunning place to sit, eat, drink chat and seriously relax. A beautiful sailing barge at the quay with stunning views of the harbour and salt marshes. As can be expected a nautically themed venue which serves real ale and dutch cuisine (pancakes, sweet & savoury & omellettes) All delicious and very reasonably priced. The staff are extremely... More 

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've spent many a day chilling on the deck of The Albatros; enjoying the delightful cask ales, and the fabulous pancakes. So, when it came time to spend a weekend away with a bunch of lads, it seemed logical to venture into the bowels of the ship and experience life as a sailor might have (without the hard work and... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After our first choice of restaurant appeared extremely busy, we headed for this ship as we had already decided to come here after we had eaten. We were glad we did. The ship offers a wide range of sweet and savory pancakes but also other Dutch specialties. We opted for the Dutch Indonesian Chicken Satay, which was extremely tasty and... More 

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was treated to mulled wine and a delicious chicken pancake aboard the wonderful Albatros while being entertained with lovely Irish/British folk music and song by the duo 'Icini Rising'. We later ordered Belgian waffles with toffee sauce, chocolate and ice cream and although the chef was on his two hour break and the kitchen not due to open until... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Quay | The Albatros Wells, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 07979 087228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch

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