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The Top House Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
+44 1326 290974
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brisket” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food and really friendly service. Fish was incredible and the calamari was absolutely 5star.

Thank Roobcox
Reviewed 5 days ago

Classic English pub,friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere.Stopped in for lunch,good choice of food and reasonable prices.Prompt service and good food.Worth a visit.

Thank roger_ashcroft
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a very warm lunchtime and on arrival our welcome by the staff was equally warm. Great atmosphere in the pub which is decorated with photos and local memorabilia and this provides some great talking points! We ordered a Cornish sausage baguette and...More

Thank T0pCat7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second time in the Lizard and we decided to pop into the Top House. Our party of 3 were treated to some really nice well cooked food, Draught tribute and Proper Job helped a lot but overall our experience was really good, Quick and...More

Thank T0mRand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried Tophouse in October of last year and were a little disappointed, but as we were in the locality, thought we would give it another try. After booking a table and ordering on arrival, we sat back and waited for our food to arrive....More

3  Thank Chaddle
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit. We are really sorry that your experience did not meet the high standards we strive for both in food quality and customer service. We provide service checks during a meal as an opportunity...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal we had here was of a very high standard. The fish was fresh and properly cooked,it was served with some tasty cornish new potatoes and a well put-together salad.The combination of top class ingredients and careful cooking made this meal one of the...More

Thank citybreakersLondon
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we very much appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your visit. We are very fortunate being so close to the sea to be able to buy fresh local fish from local fishermen and suppliers....More

Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We've actually visited the Top House for around 20 years and we're delighted when the current managers took over some years back. Although we'd visited out of season the last couple of years, we had started to get a bit disappointed with the place- was...More

Thank BinfieldTiger
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review and indeed for your repeat custom over many years. We bought the business back in 2010 and have been working hard to make The Top House Inn a great place to eat, drink and stay for visitors...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018

We booked last minute, but they managed to fit seven of us in. Lovely food and excellent service. Would visit again, nice varied menu.More

Thank 23dw1957
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review; we very much appreciate you providing feedback on your visit. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the food and were well looked after by the team. Best wishes James and...More

Reviewed May 10, 2018

Good food cooked well. Lovely atmosphere. My husband had mussels cooked in cider and cream. I had freshly grilled plaice on the bone - both delicious.

Thank melvshel
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Drove through here on way to the Lizard (which is beautiful and well worth a walk although the food offerings were limited) and a shopkeeper recommended here. Brilliant welcome which you don’t always get in tourist hot spots really friendly staff and dogs allowed. Are...More

1  Thank AH1969
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 290974
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Mainland Britain's most southerly inn located in the heart of The Lizard village. A wonderful place to eat, drink and stay with a traditional Cornish bar and restaurant, serving homemade food and local fish and seafood dishes. The Inn boasts 8 stylish and comfortable ensuite rooms, quietly located in a 3 storey accommodation building attached to the pub but with its own front door. The Inn is open all year round and has been owned by James and Donna Glosby since 2010 welcoming back guests time after time as so many guests love staying here.
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