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The Lifeboat Inn

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Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 794123
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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What's not to like Sunday carvery help required to eat it all and reasonably priced now I need a nap

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Thank harryscorer
Truro, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ghis place keeps the finest pint of Trelawney ale ever..its great and well kept each time I ve dropped in..food is tasty as well...

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Thank thetangoman
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write this 5* review. We do hope to see you back here very soon! More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Warm welcome, all staff were friendly Food was tasty and generous portions Lucky enough to get a window seat and enjoyed the sea view during our lunch

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1 Thank pansie2016
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - we really appreciate the time you've taken to share your experiences. We do hope to see you back here very soon! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a quiet February morning, but the staff were very friendly. I am dairy free and they offered to go and purchase some soya milk for me. Later that day, we went for a drink of wine. Good selection, but maybe good if some of the better quality wines were available by the glass. Staff very friendly. Very jovial... More 

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Thank MsKate77
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review, we really appreciate the time you've taken to share your experiences. We do hope to see you back here very soon! More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place with friendly staff, my husband and I both had the chicken fricassee and it was delicious. We found it reasonably priced and in a great location. Would definitely return.

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Thank Julie H
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great 4* review Julie H, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our service and food offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future where we will aim to improve to claim that 5* rating! More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly place to dine. enjoyable although not totally imaginative meals.Lovely view of the harbour. All welcome .

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Thank Liz M
StAustellManagement, Reservations at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Liz M for your 4* review, we are pleased to hear that our staff lived up to our usual high standards of customer service and general friendliness. We can't take the credit for the view but we are glad to work in such a picturesque part of the world, we look forward to seeing again soon for another... More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal here,the food was great the staff were very friendly and very helpfull,great variety off the menu to choose from even the kids menu was great value for money,will deffinatley return on our next visit to St ives😊

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Thank Paula C
StAustellManagement, Reservations at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Paula C, for your kind words and a great 5* review! We are pleased to hear that our food menus variety and value for money are being appreciated by all of our customers. We aim for delivering the highest of quality whilst keeping it great value, it certainly seems like we're succeeding listening to your review, both on... More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on a busy Sunday lunch time hoping to grab a table, beer & carvery. The waiter (super friendly) said that we may have to wait 30 mins because it was busy. We decided to wait and grab a beer and a coke for the children at the bar. 10 mins later our table was ready. Great service! The... More 

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Thank HelenRowlandHill
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your roast with us. We hope to welcome you back with us very soon. More 

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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family meal, main quality here is the staff. Very friendly made my family feel at home. Good was good pub grub. Moules marinere was very good and the pie looked very tasty. I'd return no question.

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Thank Artierufkin
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you and your family were made to feel at home during your visit with us. We are looking forward to your next visit. More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some 20 feet from the water and serving a big plate of food that looked great, did not eat here but sat and watched loads of people having dinner and not one complaint. Was planning to enjoy some tribute but the barman talked me into trying cousin jack, the problem now is that I have not seen it anywhere else... More 

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Thank Startrekers
StAustellManagement, Reservations at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 4* review, we pride ourselves on having the best ales around whilst changing up the normal drinking habits via staff introductions. We are glad to hear that this one went down well and we look forward to your return to St Ives for another pint or 2 of Cousin... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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merseyside
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?