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The Lifeboat Inn

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub
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Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
01736 794123
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Holiday Visit

Visited twice during our July summer holiday, for the carvery at Sunday lunchtime, and for an evening meal later in the week. Food was great on both occasions and good value for money. The evening menu is a smaller list of good food, rather than the often seen chain pub list of lots of choices but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Chris D
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English first
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited twice during our July summer holiday, for the carvery at Sunday lunchtime, and for an evening meal later in the week. Food was great on both occasions and good value for money. The evening menu is a smaller list of good food, rather than the often seen chain pub list of lots of choices but none done very well.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place, amazing staff and amazing food. The place was so busy when we came in and we were considering leaving straight away when a gentleman came and said hi to us and explained they were full but he could get us seated in around 10 to 15 minutes. We decided to hang on and it was definitely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We popped in here after dinner for some drinks and post dinner nachos :) It was super busy as it was Saturday night, but the staff was so friendly and even moved us from the bar to a table to eat without us asking. Great location right on the water too.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We eat in here every time we come to St Ives and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent and the waiting staff could not be better. There is a wide variety of meals to suit most tastes with a daily changing specials board. We highly recommend eating here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited whilst on holiday, popped in for our evening meal. Seated quickly, and protect service. We were offered a selection of specials as well as the normal menu, well, what can I say. My partner had the special starter of tempura kings prawns, I had the mushrooms in cream sauce, to be fair, there was enough to of had... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Thank you all for your hospitality on our many visits to you last week. The atmosphere is lovely and it's all down to the happy, cheerful staff. There was eight of us and you always found or made space for us. Will be back for the great food and pints of pimms

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were on holiday and decided to eat here on our last day. Our party consisted of myself, my husband and my 73yr old Dad. Finding a table was no problem although the pub was fairly busy. I felt the menu choices were a bit limited and there could have been more variety. My Dad chose Fish & Chips, I... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I used to love this place live music with a great atmosphere and friendly staff with always a table or chairs available. This year it's changed it's clientele now it's more interested in restaurant style food rather than being a pub that welcomed all visitors. Total let down and sold out to restaurant style which has a lot to be... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I visited this pub last week, and I was not happy to see a sexist poster on the wall that read something along the lines of "Let us be mum for a weekend, come here for your Sunday roast". I knew straight away this poster was offensive and stereotypical and I am fourteen. Surely they know that cooking is no... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This pub has graetly improved with a change of management and a complete makeover. Everything is better than it once was, from the food, to the rest rooms. Congratulations to the St. Austell Brewery for having the insight to make a historic pub popular again. We went in several times during our visit for morning coffee and in the evening... More 

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Address: Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
Phone Number: 01736 794123
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub

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  • 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: Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub

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