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“Very busy, but great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lifeboat Inn

The Lifeboat Inn
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
01736 794123
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Ranked #24 of 124 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, English, Pub, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Very busy, but great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This pub does get packed out and if you manage to get a table you will see why. The service was excellent and Josh did a fantastic job at finding tables and if he couldn't he'd let you know how long you would expect to wait.
The food is very nice and once ordered comes really quickly. The carvery looked fantastic - we didn't try it though - but you have to be quick as it sells out fast.
A table by the window looks out over the harbour giving you great views.
We will definitely return on our next visit to St.Ives

Visited June 2014
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review on the Lifeboat Inn recently. We are delighted that you received excellent service from our team. I will make sure that your response will be seen by our staff and I am sure this will be read with great pride. We hope to see you again very soon
Kind Regards,
Rachel McKeown.
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Packed sunday afternoon.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Tremendous sunday carvery. Came back here specifically after visiting St Ives last October. Superb value for money - needed to walk for hours to wear it off!!!!

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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear Chris,
We are delighted to read that on your return visit you sampled another delicious Sunday Carvery!
Yes the portions are huge and we often suggest to our customers a walk around the harbour to walk of their Lunch!
We look forward to seeing you very soon,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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south wales
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Ate at the Lifeboat with friends. The starters- nachos were delicious but the mains were outstanding. Really good value for money. Great taste
We were all too full to try dessert. Nice setting next to the harbour. We were sat in the inner section of the pub but the lucky ones can get a window seat with a view of the sea.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Head Chef Dan and his team work hard in creating delicious dishes for our customers to enjoy.
We look forward to your returning visit,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food, even better service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Lifeboat Inn as a family of four on a Thursday night, unfortunately this was as a last resort as we had been unable to get a table elsewhere. After walking through the doors it was obvious that it was very busy, however we managed to grab one of only a few tables remaining. After ordering our food it was brought to our table only 20 minutes later. All the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Great views of the harbour were a bonus. The staff were also very helpful and friendly.
Would definitely recommend and will return next time we are in St Ives.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear Adam,
We are delighted to read such high praise that you have posted on Trip Advisor. We strive to deliver excellent quality of food and exceptional customer service.
We look forward to seeing you and your family on your returning visit to St Ives,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good pub food, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Had a couple of meals at The Lifeboat during our recent holiday, the food was great value for money with good sized portions and its in a nice location with sea views. There is usually live music at weekends and the place has a nice ambiance.

Visited May 2014
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear Pammy,
It was so lovely to read that you visited us on several occasions whilst you were holidaying in St Ives.
We hope you manage to come and visit us in St Ives again soon,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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