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The Lifeboat Inn

Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 794123
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (23 reviews)
“scampi” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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1 - 10 of 1,244 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great nachos, mussels, sea Bass with prosciutto over linguini tossed with crab meat, capers and baby spinach in a cream sauce. Comfortable pub with a great location right on the harbor front - and we didn't need a reservation to get in during prime dinner...More

Thank navajodali
Reviewed yesterday

Just dropped into this restaurant as we where passing as it looked very good from the out side.we had to top class lunches at a very reasonable price. If we are ever in St Ives again we will eat there again.

Thank William R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped in for a meal with my partner.excellent service the staff just wonderful. The food an absolute bargain. Would so recomend the burgers and ale pies. The view over the harbour was fantastic and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. Go , you know you want...More

Thank gbeachkidz
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a warm 5 star review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As regular visitors to st Ives we have been to the lifeboat inn quite a few times, it has never let us down and is better than ever. Made to feel welcome, not rushed, good comfortable environment, fantastic views and better than your average good...More

1  Thank Rachel C
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and it is always good to know that our regular guests continue to enjoy their visits!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location on the harbour front with good music at night. Let the kids run on the beach or visit the arcade while you have a nice glass of wine and lunch.

Thank Mary E
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is always good to know that our guests enjoy their visits with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Varied menu so something for all the family. Mussels were delicious! Nice decor and friendly helpful staff.

Thank C0untrymusicl0ver
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much - I hope we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

First time having an evening meal in this pub, was very surprised by the service, food and the value, even though there was a private event going on in the corner we managed to get a nice table, and was able to order our drinks...More

Thank Itfcgirl
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your very comprehensive review. Its always nice for us to know that we have been able to ensure that our guests have enjoyed their visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in recently. Staff were very friendly on arrival, but the food was nothing to write home about. We had burger and scampi and it was okay, but the fries with the meal were dry. No one bothered to ask if we enjoyed the meal...More

Thank dougall45
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Lifeboat. I apologise that you found your visit average. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and so it was disappointing to read. I will pass back your feedback to our head chef...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pub/restaurant lovely atmosphere a bit of a buzz about the place I liked it. I had plenty of room at my table and there was a good choice of food on the menu at very reasonable prices. The staff were attentive but not over the...More

Thank Kath J
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

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 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my dinner at this traditional inn,the mussels were amazing and the atmosphere really buzzy,

Thank 991Marina
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and are grateful to you for taking the time to write your review

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
amberpop
Do you take reservations?
12 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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onz69
Is there parking at this retaurant. Thanks Alan.
14 June 2016|
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Response from Vicspires | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking at the Lifeboat Inn and parking in St Ives can be quite difficult. I suggest you use the park and ride and enjoy the train ride in.
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JfrederickbrooksG
Is it still a pub trying to be a restaurant and failing with a gloomy atmosphere?
29 April 2016|
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Response from John_Mac01 | Reviewed this property |
No, the lifeboat had a reno and is not gloomy at all, it succeeds at being both a pub and a very popular place to eat.
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Restaurant Details

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