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The Lifeboat Ale and Cider House

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A certain charm

This is a rather quaint place with some decent beer and cider although the cider is from a polypin... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2017
LargelyMonk
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Banstead, United Kingdom
Brewdog takeover.

This place used to have racks of cask beer and was cosy and quaint, now it is dominated by Brewdog... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
spwait
,
London, United Kingdom
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1 Market Street, Margate CT9 1EU, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just of the seafront, is this lovely ale and cider house. Cracking selection of ales, ciders and Perry's. Lovely atmosphere with locals, youll always find someone to have a chat with. Local folk nights are busy but great. Lovely snacks on offer, love the cheese...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Yoakley123gardener
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Brilliant beer, bar food & friendly staff. This is a great little Micro Pub with music Sunday afternoon

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank clare h
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We have spent many evening there, great beers and ciders to pick from. Music some nights and at weekends

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alistairburgess
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Excellent traditional pub, all wooden floors, furniture and a cracking fireplace with a large woodburner. As well as 16 pumps on the go and 8 polypins of a variety of ciders there was live music, what else could you ask for?

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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Great beer, friendly bar stuff, great music, chilled atmosphere. Nothing more to say, will always visit here for a drink when out in margate.

Thank 63petes
Reviewed February 8, 2018

I went to this pub around four or five years ago and thought it was the best pub I had ever been to. "The Moon under Water"" in George Orwell's famous essay. Wonderful staff, beer and so atmospheric with barrels of beer on show, on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Great selection of fruity ciders! A lovely warm fire place! Great atmosphere! The place is only small but it's a great little place to have a drink with friends on a night out in Margate.

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This is a rather quaint place with some decent beer and cider although the cider is from a polypin which is at room temperature so you have to like that. The sitting options aren’t up to much in that you either sit at a large...More

Thank LargelyMonk
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Why more pubs don't do different cheeses with beer I have no idea. I loved having a decent cheddar with crackers, pickles and a beer here. Fairly priced too. Well done.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

This place used to have racks of cask beer and was cosy and quaint, now it is dominated by Brewdog beers, which I am a fan of, but they seem a little out of place here... don't think the Saturday DJ scenario works either.

Thank spwait
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