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The Albatros

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, European
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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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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank aVisitor2014
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank CycleVon
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Nathan F
Ripley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank TheTelstar
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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.

Thank critiquenottingham
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We went mainly for the live music on a Friday evening and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The food choices are limited but everything was well cooked, filling and good value.

Thank Debbie C
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We visited this boat a few times on our recent visit to wells, although we are still to eat here the food we saw coming out look amazing. We enjoyed a few beers whilst talking to the friendly staff and there was even a very talented younge lady singing one afternoon. All this plus the novelty that your on a... More 

Thank Faithdeno
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

For those wanting a different nights stay away i highly recommend staying on the Albatross. We stayed for one night in a group of 3 to celebrate a friends Birthday. Ton the Captin is a great bloke and very helpfull sorting our rooms. Loui was a total legend showing us around and telling us best pubs to visit while in... More 

Thank Andy S
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We called in for Lunch, arrived about 12.15 on a Sunday, place soon started to fill up, I had coffee but couldt drink it, tasted like oil of cloves! I had cranberry Brie and bacon pancake it was very nice perfect for a light bite and my friend had garlic Stilton mushroom which she described as average, but ok nice... More 

Thank ebhowe
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Albatros deserves to be high in the list of reviews because it is so different and should be celebrated. We visited on a very chilly day in November after a lovely walk at Holkham Bay. We braved the deck at first to enjoy the lovely views as dusk descended, then retreated to the warm and cosy interior. Between us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?