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The Lifeboat Inn

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, English, Pub, Family Fare
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Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
01736 794123
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great View

Had lunch in this lovely pub, not only was the food great, the view was stunning, staff were lovely and couldn't do enough to help make our lunch special. Will be back in August. Well done all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
JaDjG
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Had lunch in this lovely pub, not only was the food great, the view was stunning, staff were lovely and couldn't do enough to help make our lunch special. Will be back in August. Well done all.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here a few times and the food is always great, but the Sunday Roast (Carvery) is something else. Tender meat and as much veg and gravy as you can pile on your plate. Delicious.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Another satisfying visit to the lifeboat. Food is fantastic, atmosphere great, views stunning, prices reasonable....what more can you ask for. The staff are always attentive, never had a bad meal here.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were in St Ives a few days go and, on a hot day, a nice cool drink seemed to be a good idea. As we entered, a young woman rushed towards us a told us to find a table. I said that we didn't want food and merely wished to order drinks. She said that they didn't serve food... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Nice pub nice location good food, service was good. Topped off a lively day in st Ives. Got a table ok and food was served in good time. Overall very pleasurable evening.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A bustling pub & restaurant right on the harbour, The Lifeboat was recommended by a fellow visitor. Not disappointed, we were met & greeted with enthusiasm, and escorted to a table with requested sea view! A good range of beers, nice menu & plenty of 'atmosphere'. My fish & chips were excellent, with the freshest of fish -obviously not from... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Although the food and service was as usual excellent, I was disappointed to find that there was not as much choice of seafood dishes as we have become used to over the years, for which the Lifeboat Inn had an exceptional reputation. The menu has gone from an inspirational seafood restaurant to a standard pub menu, but the food standard... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Martin was amazing from the beginning. The place was packed and at he warned us that it would be a bit of a waste. 5 minutes later he created a table for use. There was a mix-up with our order and we got charged an added side but when I realised, Martin came to the rescue and sorted everything out.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nice pub right of the sea front. Lovely good quality food, though a little expensive. Good choice of beers.

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Warrington
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46 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had an early evening meal here and we were instantly impressed by the lovely young waiter who was very charming, the young lady behind the bar was very helpful too. Order the scallops and dressed crab specials that were delicious and huge portions and excellent value. You could not fault the young staff and some were under training as the... 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: Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, English, Pub, Family Fare

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