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The Ancient Mariner, Hunstanton - pub details

Address: At Le Strange Arms Hotel, Golf Course Rd, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6JJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5035) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 5.9/10 (rated by 17 users)
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Far too sunny on Sunday to bother with the 5 (6?) real ales so it was a Moretti for me. The most noticeable thing about my ham sandwich was that it came with two portions of chips when I had only ordered (and paid for) one.
paul_d102 - 18 May 2021 19:17
No comments for seven years...! BITE reviewers castigate yourselves! Okay, I've been around this area numerous times, but never ended up in the Ancient Mariner. I was pleasantly surprised. We walked from the cliff car park along the beach, then cut through to the RNLI lifeboat station and on to the pub.. Sunday lunchtime in January, but felt warm an welcoming. Didn't eat, but had a pint of Jennings Night Vision (long way from home), that was very pleasant. 6 real ales on including Ghost ship, Fullers London Pride and loads more.. lifeboat volunteers sitting about the bar after a practise.. felt the real deal and will return..
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 2 Feb 2020 21:11
Second visit of the year (staying next door at the le Strange Arms).

Much as I like the ambience of the Ancient Mariner, the bar menu is becoming increasingly pedestrian ... basically a mundane "chips- with-everything-fill-your-face-type-deal." It used to be so much more imaginative! Enjoyed a reasonable pasta dish on Friday night, but resorted to the Oak Bar in the hotel proper on Saturday, which was a bit better. Until very recently, the great thing about this place was that it could hold its own with the gastropubs of Thornham and all points east at a fraction of the cost.

Booze fine: location second to none; but there's more to seafood than fish and chips!!!
Firedrake - 22 Jul 2013 16:04
Ate in the restaurant, rather than the bar, on Saturday. Very clean and less frenetic. Delicious Lemon Sole from the specials board. Staffing chaotic, however. Several staff around - all charming and polite - but I was never quite sure who was supposed to be looking after me and lost count of the number of times I had to chase up forgotten details such as wine amnd condiments. This was odd because the restaurant was virtually empty and seemed to have its own serving team.

Nonetheless, it was still good value for money and - as always - I enjoyed the view as well as the food.
Firedrake - 10 Jun 2013 15:38
Natwest: Glad you liked it ... but surely "being cut off" is what this part of the world is all about? It's why I visit/stay as often as I do!
Ditchcrawler - 14 Feb 2013 20:28

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