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The Albatros

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Old Lifeboat House The Quay | The Albatros Wells, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AT, England
+44 7979 087228
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Lambley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to Wells would be complete without a pint on the deck of the Albatros. Relax and watch the tided come in or out, or both if you stay for long enough. The beer is never that great and I've never eaten anything aboard the Albatros.

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Thank mike19992017
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick drink considering the weather was so wonderful. The boat offers the best view of the harbour and the sunset was stunning! Although the staff were very helpful I would say the location isn't very family friendly IF there is just one parent (Like me). The stairs to the bar at vertical (it's a boat after... More 

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Thank gemma t
North Norfolk
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. It is very unusual and as others have said 'quirky'! We chose two different pancakes and swapped plates half way through. Would thoroughly recommend the mushroom, stilton and garlic one, it was delicious. The other one was bacon, brie and cranberry which was also very nice but unfortunately I had the second half and... More 

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Thank NorfolkRoamer
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had some top group (30plus) nights out at this venue. Once you manage the steps into the main dining area you are assured of a great night. The host often has music on And a few guest beers😀. The food is id not gastro pub style but it's hearty Food. The atmosphere and style are what make this venue.... More 

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Thank MikeH66
London
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, we were made very welcome by the girls and the Captain. We had the special form the board, a dutch pancacke full of chicken (moist and very tasty), good bacon, mushrooms and pesto. Very satisfying after our long walk. Excellent beer straight from the keg. We were very lucky too as there was live music - Mary and... More 

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Thank Duncan I
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Visited on 7th January and thoroughly enjoyed one of their extensive range of pancakes with beer & wine. Excellent meal, good service in the cabin of the last cargo vessel to unload in Wells next the Sea

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Thank aVisitor2014
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Last time we were here in this wonderful quirky pub on a boat, there were Irish Folk songs that everyone sang along to and the atmosphere was electric. Much less busy this time, a lovely singer performing but very much in the background. Tried some food - good soup and ENORMOUS pancakes - could only manage half. The day was... More 

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Thank CycleVon
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Very good location. Good food. The Dutch omelette very good. Lovely pancakes. Very helpfully staff and chef., Brilliant beer.

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Thank Nathan F
Ripley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We simply popped in for a drink, but there are interesting food menus. I had a pint of Woodforde's new(?) Pale and hoppy beer and my partner mulled wine. There are 3 Real Ales to choose from served direct from the barrel on top of the bar. The beer temperature in winter is fine, but the place ought to invest... More 

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nottingham
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We really enjoyed our pancakes in this unusual setting. Having a drink and watching the sunset was quite magical and the waitress was lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Lifeboat House 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: +44 7979 087228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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