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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (210 reviews)
“pea soup” (6 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 6 days ago via mobile

We go 2 Wells as much as we can...often camping, & never finish a day/eve without a visit 2 The Albatros!

Thank Lindy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch today at the Albatross. The pancakes are amazing, and the beer and wine very good too. The atmosphere was crazy given it's the annual Wells Pirate Festival, so the Albatross was full of pirates, wenches and marines in full costume. Even...More

Thank RobP1606
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to some “out of the way” scruffy little tavernas in the hills of Cyprus but none come close to the experience on board the Albatros. You cannot even describe the furniture as shabby chic but I absolutely fell in love with the...More

1  Thank Ouzo-and-ice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garlic Prawns were just wonderful and pancakes just the same. Service a bit slow but I was refreshed by the waiter actually admitting he had forgotten us. Don't usually get that type of honesty. The deck is very uneven in places and as other reviewers...More

Thank Octoberflame
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit every year and this year was even better. The young guy running the deck was excellent, pancakes were delicious and the dutch apple pie was to die for. Can't wait till next year!

Thank Jo A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to like The Albatross. It's tough & ready but they have good food & beer. Shame no decent cider mind. Be careful when sat up on deck ad the seagulls will poop on your head, just to give you that Pirate Poopdeck experience

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat does not hold itself up to be a fine dining experience, the deck is unlevel in places and the staff have minimal space (and rings) for cooking, but that said, they produce tasty food and on a lovely Saturday afternoon it was a...More

Thank Wuzzle100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...but the table we had was falling apart! A few rusty nails were poking through which is pretty dangerous especially for young children if they caught their fingers on it. I pointed it out to a waiter when leaving.

Thank ALJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would try as something a bit different. If you don't mind unorganised chaos with ok food but good view then give it a go. We arrived at 7:20 for a 7:30 booking to find our table had been given away as someone...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really special experience eating pancakes on a sailing boat in the middle of nature. Food was delicious and good value. Service very friendly and relaxed, despite being obviously busy, and they were able to seat 6 of us outside at a busy time. Memorable and...More

Thank Alice135
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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