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“Day out in St Ives”
Review of The Lifeboat Inn

The Lifeboat Inn
Ranked #20 of 148 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Day out in St Ives”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Lovely pub, nice outlook over harbour- we both ate calamari & burger & chips for lunch ... Very tasty! May hang around long enough for dinner tonight

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Thank Titaniu
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! We hope we did mange to persuade you to join us for dinner!
We look forward to seeing you again soon,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A great atmosphere and good menu choices!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

After touring around St. Ives, our party of four was ready for a break. A quick peak inside confirmed our decision. Great atmosphere...some view seats and once seated fast...courteous and quick service. excellent choice of ales,beers and ciders...food bordered on the gourmet...lots of interesting options. You won't go wrong stopping ion The Lifeboat Inn in St. Ives.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Mark S
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Mark,
Thank your for such positive comments about your visit to our Cornish Pub. We are delighted to read that enjoyed delicious food in a great atmosphere.
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great food, great pub”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

On our first visit we only went in for a drink as we had already had lunch else where.
We liked the food that was on the menu, so we decided to go back again later in the week for food.
We are so glad we came back as the food is fantastic and is good value for money. I had steak & ale pie and my fiancée had the fish and chips.
Both meals were very well portioned and presented well. The pub interior is nice and comfortable but at the same time is done to a good standard.
The drinks are well priced too, with a great range of drinks to cater for all tastes.
To top it off the views of the harbour are great to look out on and unwind with a beer or two.

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Thank Chappo07
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for writing such a detailed review about your experiences at our Pub. We are so very glad to read that you enjoyed the meals whilst unwinding with a beer or two!
We hope to see you again very soon!
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fish & Chips - lovely!”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Me and my girlfriend visited here one evening in early April after a long day sightseeing. The atmosphere inside was very good, apart from the odd child crying (but you get that everywhere).

We were toasting the end of our trip to St Ive's which had been very good. We decided on having locally caught Fish with Chips.

The food was excellent. We both really enjoyed it. This has to be one of the best places to eat in St Ive's. Definitely somewhere to visit for lunch or dinner if your visiting St Ive's.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Paul F
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Dear Paul,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor.
We look forward to your returning visit.
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
672 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“lovely lunch”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We have been here a few times and the standard of service always excellent. We had some sandwiches and panninis with added chips for 99p, certainly worth paying that as the chips are home made and the portions always generous. I had the ham and pickle sandwich which was full of cornish ham, really lovely. A great spot we were fortunate to be able to sit in the window over looking the harbour. Lovely place, please go there when in St. Ive's you won't be disappointed

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank susan952
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Dear Susan,
Thank you for writing such a fantastic review about your recent visits to our Pub. We are delighted to read such great praise for our sandwiches and our delicious hand cut chips. We are so pleased to offer freshly prepared chips, cut on the premises daily for our customers to enjoy!
We look forward to your next visit,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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