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The Lifeboat Inn

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English, Seafood, British, Pub, Fish & Chips, Family Fare
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The Lifeboat Inn
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Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
01736 794123
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • 264
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  • 44
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Greatvpib

Great staff, excellent service and fab atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised by this great pub. We went back a few times on our stay in St Ives.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
rachel_a_2011
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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477 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chichester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Great staff, excellent service and fab atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised by this great pub. We went back a few times on our stay in St Ives.

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Praze-An-Beeble, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Saturday lunch . Absolutely brilliant. We give top marks for the fish pie and chicken and ham pie was excellent. Although this is a St Austell chain pub it was fantastic and we'd recommend it strongly. Staff pleasant , service prompt - a well run outfit - other more costly places in St Ives take note.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Pretty good fare and reasonably priced. Not exciting but very functional and open at times when other places are not. We had some salad and soups nicely presented. Not particularly memorable food but nice setting and friendly service

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The pub is child friendly, and has an excellent location. We usually try for a table overlooking the harbour. The food is very good for the price, and even when the pub is busy, the food service is good. My three year old grandson likes sitting on the bar watching the nice ladies. He will be there in fifteen years... More 

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minehead
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

one of my favourite pubs, just can't walk by without going in! Great staff, great drinks including coffee, great food, sandwiches are really good, chips etc etc. Sit down this time of year by the open fire with a pint of cornish rattler and watch the food come out then you will grab the menu!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Probably the best and friendliest service we have had in a long time with super food and great beer, what more could you ask

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weston super mare
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

we just happened to pop in to this pub on the harbourside in St Ives one rainy day last week, and how absolutey pleased we did. The real ale was wonderful, so was the wine, the atmosphere so relaxed and laid back, and the food amazing, everyone around us was oohing and aahhing!! we had the sharing seafood platter, -... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Life boat inn is by far the best restaurant in St.Ives. It's Sunday carvery is the best in the land. Martin,the supervisor, is an extremely good host. He is a very hard worker and extremely thoughtful of his guests. He deserves a pay rise and a promotion. Thank you Martin for your attentiveness. It made a big difference to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Sunday lunch with all the family, warm and efficient service from beginning to end. Wonderful Cornish vegetables and meat. Our children felt like guests too!

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch in this pub . Had chicken BLT with chips and a few nice pints of Tribute . My friend had a chicken wrap. Food was lovely and fresh and plenty of it . Nice fresh bread . Beer lovely with plenty of choice of lagers / ales / wines etc Nice friendly staff . Clean toilets Lovely views... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 794123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Seafood, British, Pub, Fish & Chips, Family Fare

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