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The Lifeboat Ale And Cider House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar

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All reviews pies mash cheese board brewdog beers great beer old town roaring open fire cheeky pint brew dog traditional pub welcoming atmosphere quick lunch other customers sawdust boozer chutney
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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?

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank djflynn2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first pub we landed in after arriving in Margate for a week's visit. It's a cosy little pub and so very dog friendly: the second we walked in the barman reached for a big jar of dog treats, much to our terrier's...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Melandmollie
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Brilliant place for a warm, fun, jolly drink. The lady behind the bar let me sniff a few gins before selecting the one I would go for! Sawdust on the floor, warm and cosy. Loved it. Thanks for having us.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vanessasO1566EF
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Julian and his staff are always friendly. This olde worldy pub has an open fire and sometimes has food and occasionally has music gigs happening.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KiwiLegend999
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A lovely local pub with great ciders, BrewDog beers and nice staff. It's very cosy here, especially by the fireplace. Great atmosphere. The car park is located right behind the pub, which is handy if you're here only for a cheeky pint:) Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank yana_pancake
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Monday in Margate is fairly bleak with very little open. As one of the few places open we tried the lifeboat. The £10 pies were effectively microwaved pies with the worst lumpy potatoes that salt and pepper could season. To top it off, the bartender...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank J8506TSjeromec
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We already were in the way to the car park when saw Nick Lawrence playing guitar there. Great atmosphere, small friendly pub and great music from Nick. Amazing flat coffee which was unexpected in a pub.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 527dariak
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

I visited here with my family tonight before and after my birthday meal. A very quirky and friendly little place with a lovely selection of drinks. The staff were very friendly too :-)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank that-crazy-one
Reviewed 15 October 2018

If you love brewdog this is the pub for you and a great spot for a quiet drink. Great music from the DJ on a saturday night.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SaraTravels22
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Great to return to this friendly and dog greeting great Old Town institution with friends, had a really lovely beer called “The Electric India” a Brew dog brew. We had two wonderful vegan pies 🥧 hope it won’t be another 4 years before my return...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from Bob J | Reviewed this property |
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Response from PhilM903 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they are very relaxed as far as bringing your dog into the bar providing it's not the size of a St. Bernard as the bar is quite small
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