Restaurant opening times:
8.00 - 10.00
LUNCH & DINNER
12.00 - 21.00
Bar is open daily from 11.00am and our cream tea is also available all day.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Lifeboat Inn
The Lifeboat Inn’s restaurant in Thornham offers a variety of places and cosy corners with roaring fires, comfy sofas to dine or simply have a drink and unwind. Whether you prefer to dine in our history-soaked bar, spacious, bright conservatory or relaxed dining room, we're as passionate about the quality of our food as we are about its provenance.
With some of the UK's best local producers on our doorstep, we're proud to be able to showcase locally-reared meats, freshly caught fish and Norfolk grown vegetables on our comprehensive, home-cooked menu.
Our Head Chef and his dedicated, highly skilled team knows just how to make the most of this locally-grown fayre. Our menus evolve constantly and feature seasonal produce while it is at its best.
From delicious, set-you-up-for-the-day hearty breakfasts, to traditional lunchtime or evening meals like fish and chips, country pates, ploughman's platters, crisp salads, hearty soups and stews and the best Sunday roasts, rest assured that each and every dish is sourced, prepared and cooked with provenance in mind, from field, sea or river to fork.
Catering for all dietary requirements (vegan, gluten-free, dairy -free), we also provide a well-balanced children's menu. Small groups with set menus for any occasion, whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, can also be catered for.
Lovely meal - delicious food, huge portions, friendly staff.
Loved the sail outdoor area, so nice to be able to eat out. Lovely service and amazing food
Disappointed, waiting for ages for drinks and food arrived before, food for the price was nothing special 2 mains2 drinks £50
Thoroughly enjoyable can’t wait to go again
A perfect evening, thank you all so much!
Had to send main back as not cooked
It was great to be back we were well looked after and Sunday roast was very good and good value
Really lovely lunch, great food in a lovely setting under the sail tent. Excellent service from a very friendly team
Great to be able to get back out and about again. Food was good but wine choice very limited.
Had a lovely meal. Starter platter was great value and some very tasty bits on it. Roast beef was lovely, plenty of food and all top notch. Very nice outdoor seating area and all necessary COVID precautions, would recommend. One small thing, parking is a bit of an issue. Most of the car park is now an outdoor seating area so not many spaces available. Had to park away from the premises and walk. However, it was a lovely day for it.
Lovely lunch with great atmosphere in the carpark. Staff were excellent but they could have done with another two pairs of hands.
Had a lovely evening meal and overnight stay. The staff are so lovely and friendly and they went above and beyond to make my little boys birthday special.
We had a lovely girl serving us (who was on a cover shift, so i think it was her first one), however aside from her doing her best, the service was not great - not enough staff to cover al the tables meaning it took ages to get any service, i think it took us 20 mins to get someones attention to pay the bill, to find out we had to pay inside! The food itself was poor (we had pizzas and the burger). The burger was much too thick, my boyfriend would eat most things but didnt finish this one. A shame as could have been a nice spot, but won't be rushing back.
Excellent lunch meal. Food fantastic and fresh. Wine lovely and cold. Service excellent with a smile.
Fabulous friendly service and gorgeous food xx
We left after 30 minutes as we had not received our drinks order and nobody had been back to our table to take our meal order.
Although we had a few problems all were dealt with with in a satisfactory way. This is our second visit.
Really friendly service. Food was delicious and well cooked. The selection is pub classics and there’s something for everyone. Great valve for money- thought food was better than a neighbouring pub tried a couple of days before which was literally twice the price and not as good.
Great meal. The staff make a lot of effort.
Service was very slow. However staff were very friendly and did a great job. Just needed more staff to keep up.
Take your own blanket for your knees! Food and service excellent Thank you
Staff friendly, pizzas excellent, will be back often ! Better COVID arrangements (order at table, one way system). (had to complain about cold chips) and bring back the braziers !!
What a lovely server - so friendly Well done jimbo sublime Abbot
We have been to the Lifeboat on a number of occasions over the years. However our visit yesterday was not as good as we hoped, because no heating was provided under the awning and it was cold. We therefore cut short our usual length visit with friends.