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The Lifeboat (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Ghost ShipExcellent1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lifeboat, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Picture 2. The Lifeboat, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

23 Dec 2015 (HSB)
12:30 A glorious day so we went for a walk along the coast at Wells-next-the-Sea followed by lunch and a few beers here. A re-opened Norfolk pub that I hadn't visited before, a real Christmas present. Four diners in the upper room, just the two of us and one local in the bar. Conversation ensued covering amongst other topics, bantams, lurchers, hares, railways and pubs. An excellent lunchtime.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50ExcellentAt its hoppy best
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Lifeboat

The pub sign. The Lifeboat, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1EA.

A remarkable resurrection. This pub closed 16 years ago and was brought back to life in late 2015. The main building is a three storey Georgian house used as a B&B. Attached to this is a single storey Victorian annexe. The pub has two rooms, the annexe which is the bar with its original counter, and part of the Georgian building, up some steps, which acts as the dining room. The pub was originally the Railway Hotel, then Tinkers Hotel following the closure of the railway. The current Landlord is Danish which is reflected in the menu.

We have visited this pub once, seen 3 different beers and tried 1 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR23 1EA