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The Albatros

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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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been here several times and have never been disappointed, whether for a drink, a snack or something more substantial, The Albatros always fits the bill. This time there were 7 of us plus two dogs. We had soup and a sandwich and a selection of pizzas, all were delicious as usual. Great service, local beers and chilled wines... More 

Thank SueWithaView
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Albatros twice, once for food and once for drinks. Both provided us with perfect happy memories of a really special family holiday. What makes The Albatros - aside from the Dutch Pea Soup, which is the best ever - is the warmth and friendliness of the staff. The whole experience elevates each of its components. It's always... More 

Thank Louise M
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out in the rain after promising the kids pancakes, clambered on board and down the steep steps to be told the kitchen was shut! Perhaps put a sign outside next time!!!!

1 Thank STOMO350
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited Wells for the alpaca trekking and afterwards we wandered down to the harbour and saw The Albatross and our grandchildren loved the idea of eating aboard a sailing ship. We hadn't booked and even though they were expecting a big party they still took our order for Dutch pancakes and drinks. We sat on deck and watched people fishing... More 

1 Thank Dawn C
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I both went here every night of our stay for drinks in the evening, there was live music and the brilliant atmosphere. The drinks were very well priced and although the selection was slightly limited the whole ambiance makes it brilliant! accessibility is very limited, there is a ramp onto the boat which is hard to navigate... More 

Thank Tash_QT
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to celebrate a friends birthday so reserved a table on board. The garlic king prawns were delicious, the pancakes were fantastic and the band (East Coast) entertained us all evening. The staff were very friendly and attentive, all in all it was a perfect evening.

Thank Jo S
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Albatros is a great place for a drink and has the best Dutch Pancakes I have ever eaten outside the Netherlands. The service is relaxed and they have regular live music. It is must visit when in Wells.

Thank Joep G
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch, sat on top deck so great views to start! We had dressed crab salad. More than enough and quality! Wonderful flavours . Friendly staff and great service

Thank Gina D
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615 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our boys love pancakes so pancakes on a boat what's not to love? Got to be honest pretty average for me apart from the location on the boat below deck. I had coffee and then pancake with cheese, ham and asparagus. Okay but nothing to write him about. My wife had goats cheese and the boys Nutella (what else!). Dog... More 

Thank MattyA32
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our lunch aboard this old Dutch cargo ship. There was a lovely atmosphere: quaint and quirky, with a very interesting selection of food, especially Dutch pancakes and omelettes. Very friendly staff, with an interesting chat from Captain Ton Brouwer about the history of the vessel.

Thank MarkerUk

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?