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The Lifeboat Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 794123
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dressed crab” (17 reviews)
“sunday roast” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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1 - 10 of 1,451 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to this great pub in st Ives wasn't disappointed the moment u walk in we was greeted by very freindly staff Kyle served us through out and he was excellent and the food was awesome I had the chilli which was very filling...More

Thank leemichelle1975
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review, we are thrilled that you have enjoyed your time and the service provided. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St Austell ale house. Good food, nice staff. Would recommend. Can get a bit busy at key times but plenty of seating. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Annie F
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving this review Annie. We hope to see you back here again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with pre wedding party, my daughters, so was absolutely delighted with support from the whole team at The Lifeboat. It was the perfect venue, food was fine, entertainment was traditional and enjoyed by all.

Thank Phil B
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed everything about the Lifeboat Inn and look forward to you all returning in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lovely soup by the fire. Waiters were great too! Great lunch and good view! Also enjoyed the Cornish gin :o)

Thank Sue M
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this review, we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you back again very soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here ok food. Do not know why they cannot allocate some tables to dog owners ! Brilliant views in centre of St.Ives.More

1  Thank Sue B
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding the Lifeboat Inn. Our policy on dogs is something we review through feedback. As a smaller venue with limited space it was something we did struggle with in the past when we allowed dogs...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not a good experience food was awful I had gammon and chips, chips were very fatty and lots of fat on gammon. My husband had fish pie which should of been called cheese sauce as there was hardly any fish and was just...More

Thank Maria H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called for a Sunday afternoon snack & wasn't disappointed. Nice food, friendly staff, high chairs & baby changing facilities. Proper job.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you back here agaiin

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had Sunday lunch here with friends. Really good quality food. Fish and chips were really good, light batter on the fish and chips the way they should be cooked and served on a hot plate. The carvey was i am told also really good. Well...More

Thank CAROL T
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the fish and chips. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good choice of menu. With plenty of pub classics plus other options. Good value for money and staff friendly

Thank Thefrenchduke
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this review. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to eat, all the staff were very pleasant and it has a very nice atmosphere too. We had the mid week carvery which I can’t fault as there was a big choice of vegetables and it came with a dessert.

Thank Jshowering
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your carvery with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Gem6789
21 September 2017|
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Response from J G | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing any dogs when we were there.
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amberpop
12 January 2017|
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Response from lifeboatinn | Property representative |
We only take reservations for our Sunday Carvery at mid day I'm afraid. If you'd like to make a booking please contact us on 01736 794123 Many thanks James
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 794123
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