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The Lifeboat Inn

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The Lifeboat Inn's history stretches back for 500 years, and it has been welcoming guests to the North Norfolk Coast, and offering shelter to travellers, for much of that time. The history and heritage of The Lifeboat Inn is evident at every turn inside this place, and today, it provides a modern and restful sanctuary for guests holidaying in this delightful part of the country. It's an ideal base for exploring all that Norfolk has to offer.

What makes a stay at The Lifeboat Inn unique?

Offering a charming place to stay, to dine and to unwind, The Lifeboat Inn is ideal for countryside lovers who want explore the Norfolk coast.

What style cuisine is on offer at The Lifeboat Inn?

The food at The Lifeboat Inn is prepared using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and the proximity to the sea is evident throughout the menu. The menu covers classic British dishes and elegant dining options. All dishes are cooked fresh on site, and are available throughout the day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

What is the signature dish at The Lifeboat Inn?

Head Chef, Peter Howard, work hard to showcase the very best locally-produced ingredients, and the menus at The Lifeboat Inn are changed regularly to make the most of the produce that is in season at any time. Breakfasts here will set guests up for a full day of exploring, and lunches and dinners are always well received, with that's the traditional fish and chips or a hearty homemade stew. Whatever the menu choice, each dish is prepared with a real focus on provenance and local produce.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Lifeboat Inn?

There are 15 delightful guest bedrooms at The Lifeboat Inn, each with comfortable beds, chic furniture and coastal views. Most of the rooms look out to the sea and the salt marshes, whilst the Coal Barn offers views of the village and the countryside.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Thornham area?

North Norfolk is a much-loved destination for UK holidaymakers, offering a range of activities and attractions for families, dog-owners, walkers, cyclists and wildlife lovers. With stunning, wide-open sandy beaches, glorious salt marshes and outstanding nature reserves, guests will love the space and the ‘big skies' of this part of the world.

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Free WiFi

Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Conference & Meetings

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax


Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Norwich International Airport

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 10 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 41

Vendor Accreditation: 1 AA Rosette and 3 AA Stars

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 13

Double twin room price from: £145.00

Double twin room price to: £225.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Ship Lane, Thornham, Norfolk, ThornhamPE36 6LT, United Kingdom

The Lifeboat Inn can be found 4.5 miles from Hunstanton by following the A149 road. When you reach Thornham village look out for a blue The Lifeboat Inn sign indicating to turn right on Staithe Lane.

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