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“fantastic customer service”
Review of The Lifeboat Inn

The Lifeboat Inn
Ranked #18 of 143 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“fantastic customer service”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

As one of our party is coeliac and diabetic, the staff at the Lifeboat went out of their way to make sure he could eat on time and that his food was gluten free - I was really impressed by how helpful and considerate they all were - and the food was good too!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Lesley B
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2014
Dear Lesley,
It is our aim at the Pub to ensure we cater for our customers dietary needs. We are delighted that you enjoyed good food complimented with helpful team members.
I will pass on your comments to our team,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“excellent pub and grub in St Ives”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

this pub is right on the harbour side in St Ives. we have been here twice now in 2 years. always great service and great pub food - really fresh. went last year as a couple and this year with a 2 year old - very family friendly. pub had a band on after 9pm too, so a great place for food and entertainment.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank srus42
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2014
Thank you for posting such high praise in your title! "Excellent pub and grub in St Ives". We are delighted you enjoyed great food on both occasions at the Pub.
We look forward to seeing you and your family for your third visit soon,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good pub food for families and views”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

A great family friendly pub and the kids always welcome. The food is good value and of a good standard. We have eaten here on several occasions at the end of the day before heading back to our campsite. It will always be on our list of places to eat with the family when in St Ives.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank adc1974
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2014
Thank you for always choosing to dine with us whilst holidaying in St Ives.
We look forward to you and your family's next visit.
Kind regards,
Kellie-Jane McKeown
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Derby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Evening meal”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Called in without booking ahead and a member of staff pushed a couple of tables together to accommodate our party of 7 ( 4 adults 3kids ) my partner and I chose the seafood sharer platter and it came on two large wooden boards with salad and fries. Whitefish , whitebait , squid , prawns etc. Although it was all deep fried but still tasty and good value. Not for the people who want a quiet meal as this is a busy and vibrant pub

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Neil B
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2014
Dear Neil,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we are happy to read that we are able to accommodate your party of 7 very quickly and you enjoyed the experience.
I will pass on your comments to our team,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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“My first hobbity”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We are sitting in the lifeboat inn right now with a Harbour view table and bottle of very good Sauvignon. The food was excellent. I had the Hobbity pie which was my first and definitely not my last. Would defo recommend this place.

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Thank Gina H
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Dear Gina,
Thank you for reviewing our Pub whilst you were enjoying gazing out at the harbour view. We all agree that the old Cornish favourite Homity Pie is simply delicious.
We look forward to your return visit,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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