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The Lifeboat Ale and Cider House

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A certain charm

This is a rather quaint place with some decent beer and cider although the cider is from a polypin... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Banstead, United Kingdom
Brewdog takeover.

This place used to have racks of cask beer and was cosy and quaint, now it is dominated by Brewdog... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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“old town”(12 reviews)
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1 Market Street, Margate CT9 1EU, England
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Great beer, friendly bar stuff, great music, chilled atmosphere. Nothing more to say, will always visit here for a drink when out in margate.

Thank 63petes
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I went to this pub around four or five years ago and thought it was the best pub I had ever been to. "The Moon under Water"" in George Orwell's famous essay. Wonderful staff, beer and so atmospheric with barrels of beer on show, on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Max A
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Great selection of fruity ciders! A lovely warm fire place! Great atmosphere! The place is only small but it's a great little place to have a drink with friends on a night out in Margate.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a rather quaint place with some decent beer and cider although the cider is from a polypin which is at room temperature so you have to like that. The sitting options aren’t up to much in that you either sit at a large...More

Thank LargelyMonk
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Why more pubs don't do different cheeses with beer I have no idea. I loved having a decent cheddar with crackers, pickles and a beer here. Fairly priced too. Well done.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank whoshotmrburnes
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This place used to have racks of cask beer and was cosy and quaint, now it is dominated by Brewdog beers, which I am a fan of, but they seem a little out of place here... don't think the Saturday DJ scenario works either.

Thank spwait
Reviewed 26 August 2017

A tiny bar with an interesting selection of drinks. Beware the cider. It's very nice but lethal! Evening somewhat spoilt by drunks at the large pub opposite which offers very cheap beer.

2  Thank ElksLondon
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We ended up here after going to a gig at Dreamland. We had heard about the place and walked past it a few times during our weekend in Margate. We got there around 10.30pm on a Saturday and the place was lively and full of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank emmajane1975
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The lifeboat is a pub in Margate Old Town, near the "Main Sands" area. It is affiliated with Brewdog and offers a fairly comprehensive selection of their real ales, all on tap and in great condition. Prices however are steep(!), and for beers above 6%...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank thomasmG7353YY
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

All the atmosphere has gone The ciders where warm and disgusting could not finish waste of money Will not be going back Not wort a visit

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jimaharding
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