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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” (29 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Called in for a coffee in the afternoon when others in the party went to the beach, Great choice as plenty on offer also looking good for dinner? In a future visit. good choice of ales and soft drinks and will cater for dinners and...More

Thank Trevor G
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Trevor for your feedback, we are pleased that you could stay at The Lifeboat Inn and relax with a coffee, we do hope that you will return again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great location, excellent service, reasonable prices and a seriously fantastic carvery. Carvery - choice of two meats, huge yorkies, then help yourself to all the rest. Today there was roast potatoes, new potatoes, carrots, coli and broccoli cheese, roasted parsnips, mixed greens and yummy mashed...More

Thank Stivesfoodfan
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking your time to share with us your recent visit. We are chuffed you loved our roast dinners and hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This large pub sits just the width of a road away from the sea. As we ate we watched the tide coming in. The pub was busy - but under-staffed - as we had to wait for drinks service and food orders. We only had...More

Thank Ian J
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving this great review. We will have to agree the views are stunning and changing all the time. We hope to see you back again in the near future

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good selection of beers too! With screens everywhere all of the clientele can watch sports. Try the Tribute beers and enjoy the space - there is food too.

Thank Duncan E
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this review. We hope to see you back for the rest of the 6 Nations

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

50th birthday weekend away in St. Ives. Came in here for lunch snack and drinks. Had a window seat looking out intobthd harbour whilst the football was on. As soon as the lunchtime game finished the footy fans moved on. There was a seat near...More

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

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten a few times before and last time was not over impressed but always keen to see if they have improved.Went for the Sunday carvery and pleased to see that they are now doing nut roast for us veggies...but why oh why would you...More

1  Thank bandit7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to St. Ives. The staff in the lifeboat were all friendly and welcoming. Two girls in particular went the extra mile each time we visited. We watched the 6 nations matches and enjoyed the atmosphere. Whilst we did eat on...More

Thank Tillytrots1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here today with a friend on a visit to St Ives. The weather was cold and blustery so it was a relief to be inside in the warm. The inn is very tastefully decorated, it's not modern looking but has a friendly, warm atmosphere....More

Thank jj100675
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your meals with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for Sunday lunch ,,, staff were very accommodating and found a lovely table for six,,, even though it was really busy,,,, The roast dinner was lovely ,,, great variety of freshly cooked vegetables,,,, shame I don't live nearer ,,,, would certainly visit again...More

Thank Holidaygrabber
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your meals and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I see my sister has left a review but I wished to leave one as well! We were a party of 10, celebrating two birthdays. We tried to book another restaurant in St Ives but the owner wouldn’t accommodate us when asked for a table...More

Thank janejsb
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely reb=view, we are delighted you enjoyed your birthday with us and that all your meals were also very good. We look forward to celebrating future birthdays with you in the future.

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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
11 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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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