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The Lifeboat Inn

££ - £££, 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
“dressed crab” (17 reviews)
“sunday roast” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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321 - 330 of 1,463 reviews

Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is without doubt the nicest Sunday Carvery we have ever had in St Ives. We had beautiful meal at a very reasonable price, which was well presented with polite staff who always make you feel welcome. It's right on the seafront with the sea...More

Thank pat w
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for the lovely 5* review, we are thrilled to read that you have enjoyed your Sunday carvery with us and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Steak was great, with plenty of trimmings and good Tribute and Korev. Staff helpful - its more of a eating type establishment but have had no problems popping in for a pint only. Decent value for St Ives and good pub grub!

Thank jacksondobbie
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

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 27 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly pub with a great atmosphere. They have a table service - staff to greet you and find a table for you, a really good idea. Food is great and reasonably priced. We visit at least once every time we visit St.Ives

Thank Stella A
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for the lovely 5* review, we are thrilled to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visit the Kifeboat almost every every time we visit st ives, food always good, staff very friendly, good menu. Reasonably priced with a fine selection of wines, ciders, beers and spirits

Thank TKI69
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for the lovely 5* review, we are thrilled to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had two open crab sandwiches (which oddly came with crab meat on one slice of bread and salad on the other... not really sure how I supposed to eat this or why they didn't make a proper sandwich) and two drinks.... this came to...More

Thank VeeCambs
lifeboatinn, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

I am saddened to read that we are not your cup of tea! Our Open Sandwiches are a great light lunch for our customers and I only wish you had asked for your sandwiches to be closed, which then you would of hopefully enjoyed. I...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited the pub three times in a succession of days and felt disappointed overall from our experience we received. Lets make one thing clear, we see The Lifeboat Inn as a pub, not a restaurant, and as such we believe we should be able...More

Thank Bamforma
lifeboatinn, General Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your last visit to The Lifeboat. Our style of service has changed over the years and I can read from your review that you are a true fan of our Pub. I would therefore...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely traditional style pub with great views, friendly and helpful staff and a very welcoming atmosphere. Stunning food, with great variety and choice and really good consideration and options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets, indeed with a little notice I believe they would...More

Thank Clairebearholibobs
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for the lovely 5* review, we are thrilled to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Was in the Cornwall area for a few days. So had looked up this place when in St Ives. Really good pub. Good quality food. Cannot go wrong. Plenty of selection too which was surprising. So a must visit when in the area.

Thank Dowboy9
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for the lovely 5* review, we are thrilled to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The lifeboat once again did not disappoint us with the excellent quality of the food , we had the Sunday carvery which was very yummy , one thing that we were disappointed with though was we phoned and booked the table way back in the...More

Thank Sam F
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Many thanks for your review - we really appreciate the time you've taken to share your experiences. Please be assured that all your comments are discussed by us a team and acted upon accordingly. We do hope to see you back here very soon!

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We like this pub and have been here on numerous occasions for just a drink and to eat. It is always busy and has one of the slickest most proactive approaches to customer service I have experienced. However, yesterday the service seemed to have developed...More

Thank Pubnfoodfan
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Many thanks for your review - we really appreciate the time you've taken to share your experiences. Please be assured that all your comments are discussed by us a team and acted upon accordingly. We do hope to see you back here very soon!

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Gem6789
21 September 2017|
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Response from J G | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing any dogs when we were there.
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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