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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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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I popped in with my wife for a couple of drinks even though we were not eating the food looked really nice the staff were very friendly and efficient we will be back.

Thank Steven S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had cat has of the day you, Cod which was very fresh and tasty and my partner had steak and Ale Pie. Very tasty food, great Ales and a perfect view.

Thank Mark S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lifeboat Inn was one of the first pubs we found in St Ives, we went several times during our stay and every time we went it was fantastic! The staff are very welcoming and friendly and were very good with our 2 children. The food was delicious and the service was very quick (we literally waited about 10 mins... More 

Thank Bowdt
Dudley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Warm welcome on arrival. Cannot book a table but found one when we went in. Food good value for money. We ordered a glass of white wine and a glass of rose wine. Got charged for the bottle. We also got overcharged for a starter which should have been 7.25 but got charged 10.25. They did refund us as soon... More 

Thank Yasmin2001
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst in holiday in St Ives last week we ate out in The Lifeboat on a couple of occasions, including a fabulous Sunday Carvery lunch. Would certainly recommend for couples and families alike. Good menu choice, comfortable dining and reasonable prices. Service is exceptional with very friendly staff. Will definitely return on our next holiday to St Ives.

Thank Kellie H
Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely tasty meal! I had mussels and chips and my boyfriend had steak pie, both would fully recommend. The staff where all very friendly too!

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

Thank you very much for your review - they are gratefully received. More 

St Ives, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

take the whole family for carvery on a sunday from time to time. great service and perfect food , highly reccomend

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

Thank you for coming back - we are always pleased to hear from returning guests. More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place fit us in during a really busy time in st Ives. Everywhere was full and we had almost given up hope! We were seated with a wonderful harbour view and the member of staff who looked after us was extremely helpful and friendly. We choose the seafood sharing plate, a few extra sides and the children's pizza -... More 

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

Thank you for sending in your experiences. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my hubby visited for a drink a couple of times as it's the only pub that offer Trelawney Ale. We may have gone in as a family for something to eat but they still don't allow dogs so we couldn't although the prices didn't seem as reasonable as they used to be. There were no prices for the... More 

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

Thank you taking the time to write a review for the Lifeboat Inn. I apologise that you were disappointed regarding our policy on dogs in the Lifeboat and also the price regarding the steak. We have recently thought about the policy regarding dogs at the Lifeboat and we found that with little space available to use we would struggle to... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standard pub fare executed fairly well, good for a quick family meal with kids. Staff were all polite and professional. St Austell beers on good condition

Thank Bellcalale

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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
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?