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The Lifeboat Inn

) #17 of 103 Restaurants in St Ives ££ - £££ , British,
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 794123
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (23 reviews)
“scampi” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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1 - 10 of 1,275 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Very average place. Plenty of families with small children so easy for them to find kids meals but otherwise better places to go.

Thank sasher_11
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a fabulous lunch here on arriving in St. Ives. The food was excellent, highly recommend the mussels and scampi. The staff were friendly and attentive. Recommended.

Thank Grant_I_W
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We do hope to see you back here very soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Family meal various dishes, missed carvery (Sunday) but good selection of pub food at reasonable prices. Won't amaze the taste buds but good pub food

Thank mnkbtraynor
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your review - we really appreciate the time you've taken to share your experiences. Hopefully next time you will be able to try our Sunday Carvery. Look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely traditional pub on the seafront of St Ives and an ideal place to stop for dinner. Service was quick and our waiter Danny was so friendly, warm and chatty- he really made our visit. The chicken tandoori starter was one of the tastiest and...More

Thank Laura12911
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking your time to review our establishment. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Superb quality food with excellent food 8 of us found a table very easily Served swiftly at the bar Burgers, crab, steak n ale pie ploughmans lunch Amazing staff Great atmosphere £104 including drinks I think represents great value for money All in all can't...More

Thank Tamworthbiggles
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for you 5* review, it is always pleasing to read such positive feedback regarding all aspects of your stay. We are really glad you enjoyed you time with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely looking pub the seafront at St Ives. My wife & I liked the look of this place so popped in on spec for a bite to eat. It was really busy but the excellent front of house staff made every effort to make...More

Thank DudleyDicky
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for you 5* review, it is always pleasing to read such positive feedback regarding all aspects of your stay. We are really glad you enjoyed you time with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've visited the lifeboat inn quite a few times over the past couple of years whilst we've been on holiday and I have to say it's our favourite eatery to visit in st ives, or anywhere to be honest. It's relaxed atmosphere is a big...More

Thank jo-jo-joanne
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We do hope to see you back here very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pub/Restaurant went in to the Lifeboat inn to check out the food and availability, considering it was a Saturday evening, friendly staff said we don't accept bookings, just turn up and we'll find you a table. Food was great, not your standard stuff, naturally...More

Thank Gary W
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the time you've taken to share your experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your food with us and look forward to welcoming you back very soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

had a lovely meal sat in the window so we could watch the world go by. staff friendly and helpful. made even bwtter that day with beautiful Cornish sunshine. no dogs allowed just in case you have got ure pooch with you.

Thank 720Traveller
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review - we really appreciate the time you've taken to share your experiences. We do hope to see you back here very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were down for a week and visited this place three times..firstly for breakfast while the Lions Final Test was on and twice for evening meals.At all times the staff were spot on and the food and drink top drawer.I also must say that the...More

Thank harveyjackWarks
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, the Lion's final was a brilliant morning and we are glad you joined us all. We do hope to welcome you back soon.

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amberpop
11 January 2017|
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Response from lifeboatinn | Property representative |
We only take reservations for our Sunday Carvery at mid day I'm afraid. If you'd like to make a booking please contact us on 01736 794123 Many thanks James
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onz69
13 June 2016|
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Response from Vicspires | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking at the Lifeboat Inn and parking in St Ives can be quite difficult. I suggest you use the park and ride and enjoy the train ride in.
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JfrederickbrooksG
28 April 2016|
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Response from John_Mac01 | Reviewed this property |
No, the lifeboat had a reno and is not gloomy at all, it succeeds at being both a pub and a very popular place to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 794123
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