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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Lifeboat Inn

The Lifeboat Inn
Ranked #17 of 144 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

We were a family of two adults and two hungry teenager boys and we all felt the same - plenty of food and excellent choice at a very reasonable price. The staff were very friendly and well organised. Would definitely recommend. Also, a band came on at 9.30 who were also very good and not too loud so it was possible to sit and chat at the table easily. Boys loved the burgers, I had the pasta and my husband had a delicious chicken and gammon pie.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Louise P
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Dear Louise,
We are delighted to read your comments that your whole family enjoyed great food and stayed longer to watch the live band during the later hours.
Thank you for your personal recommendation,
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best pub food in St Ives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

We ate here this week when we met with friends. It was very busy but the friendly staff helped us find a table big enough for the 7 of us. The food is exceptional for pub food and very cheap considering you are sat on the seafront in St Ives. We nprmally spend £60-£70 for lunch for 3 of us(our daughter is 6) when we eat in St Ives, however our meal here was £69 for 7 of us.

Cant recommend highly enough. I am advised by friends that their sunday carvery is also excellent.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Deb S
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Dear Deb,
Thank you for posting "Best pub food in St Ives". We aim to produce great pub food and we are delighted that you thought the food exceptional. We will pass on your comments to Head chef Dan and the kitchen team.
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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“Lovely pub food with very generous portions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Visited this place on our first day in St Ives. Gorgeous food. We got the seafood platter and there was just too much for us to eat. This place certainly set a standard on food for the remainder of our holiday.

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Thank Emma B
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Deer Emma,
Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor. Our seafood platter has become a popular dish for our customer to share. Delicious salmon, hand battered haddock fried golden, king prawns and much more...simply delicious!
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food, great service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Staff very helpful squeezing us in without booking, We all enjoyed the food and good selection of beers.Worth a visit if just for quick pint....

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1 Thank Dragonplumber
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you all enjoyed the food and good selection of beers.
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Well Presented”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

There are many places in beautiful St Ives to take a meal.But pop in to the Lifeboat Inn along the
sea front and you wont be disappointed. It was really busy each time we passed and the menu board outside was extensive. We ordered the home made steak pie and mash and it was very good with a nice portion. The staff were excellent and friendly in finding us a suitable table.
A nice clean family place to eat and well presented.Will eat there again when we return to St Ives.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Ian K
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lifeboatinn, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us whilst holidaying in St Ives.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and will pass on your comments to our team.
Kind regards,
Rachel McKeown
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