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The Albatros

Old Lifeboat House The Quay | The Albatros Wells, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AT, England
+44 7979 087228
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (213 reviews)
“pea soup” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Lifeboat House The Quay | The Albatros Wells, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old vessel. Good service great pancakes Converted sailing ship. Still rigged. Inside and outside seating. Wonderful views of the harbour

1  Thank stewart1love
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just visiting for the music..... Well worth a visit, never seen anything quite like it.... FABULOUS!

Thank jenpoptab
Reviewed 4 January 2018

a very different experience! very young and enthusiastic staff, very busy but worth it for the hot chocolate!

Thank butterfly40_10
Reviewed 2 January 2018

There is something very special about sitting on the deck of the piece of floating history, watching the twilight turn to disk and night, lights twinkling on the Christmas tree on the quay, wrapped up warm and enjoying an excellent pint. The staff are cheerful...More

Thank NoosaDreamer
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Really good food, the king prawns were fabulous, the pancakes divine, great choice of toppings, good quality beer and wine, and the breakfast was really top notch. We arrived in snow and were concerned about how cold our accommodation would be, but we need not...More

Thank epworth106
Reviewed 8 December 2017

A very unique eating experience. You almost feel all at sea as you take a table in the heart of this incredible old Dutch bardge. It's all tied up and safe so there now Ned to worry about sea sickness. It was a nice touch...More

Thank jezskinner
Reviewed 27 November 2017

They serve superb coffee and light refreshments including delicious Dutch style pancakes and great beer. All in what was a working sailing ship that traded between Holland and the UK, particularly to Wells where it is now permanently moored.

1  Thank Skybolt
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The theme of food is Dutch pancakes, both savoury and sweet. There are other specials, but pancakes are their primary items. I have never had a savoury pancake, but this needed investigation. I had ham, cheese and pineapple and my wife had chorizo, mozzarella and...More

Thank MalcolmDaniels
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Decided to try this place after dinner in Wells - great atmosphere, live music, decent real ales and friendly staff. A fun couple of hours in an unusual and historic setting.

Thank Suzieboots
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We've just enjoyed a second scrumptious dinner on the albatross :-D Tonight we enjoyed the sweetest, juicy, locally sourced king prawns served with homemade beetroot and apple slaw, mixed salad, asparagus, potatoes and fresh french stick. Our son munched his way through a beautifully cooked...More

Thank Katherine L
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Questions & Answers
Lou C
5 June 2016|
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Response from lol015 |
Yes you can on the deck. There were dogs up there last time I Ate there which was in June this year (2016)
15 September 2015|
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Response from Antnius B | Property representative |
Hi you can go on our website and check availability and/or book a cabin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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