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The Lifeboat Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 794123
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dressed crab” (17 reviews)
“sunday roast” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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1 - 10 of 1,502 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food. Recommended. Gluten free and vegetarian too. Family friendly too. Right on the harbour with fab views of the sea

Thank Eileen Sheppard u
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have visited this establishment in previous trips to St Ives so decided to take the family for a meal. As usual the food was excellent and the staff were very attentive. I would recommend this establishment to eat, haven’t stayed in for a long...More

Thank Claire F
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Claire for writing us this lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you back again in the near future

Reviewed 6 days ago

We can only visit The Lifeboat if my teenage son and mom stop in the cottage with the dogs while we go in for a drink as it's still the only pub who don't allow dogs. We picked the wrong nite as the football was...More

1  Thank alli-g37
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Lifeboat Inn. Im sorry that you felt disappointed. Feedback is very important to us and we make sure we are always reviewing ways to improve our guests experience. Our no dog policy has been in place...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pub grub, there are nice views, service is good. Went with my 2 little girls, suitable for families.

Thank Miriam H
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Miriam for writing us this review. We are pleased you and your family enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food excellent had surf and turf , fillet cooked to perfection and lobster fantastic . Pub was very busy but service was spot on.

Thank Barbara N
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Barbara for leaving us this outstanding review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your food and the service you received. We hope to see you back again in the near future!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had meals on two evenings at the Lifeboat Inn and both times the food and service were excellent. It also helps when football is being shown.

Thank Jean M
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Jean for writing us this great 5* review. We are thrilled you enjoyed both of your visits and hope to see you back again in the near future

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the food at the lifeboat inn. There are many options and the food is delicious and the atmosphere is welcoming and homey. Unfortunately the food at the lifeboat inn is very overpriced, I understand that this may be due to the fact that...More

Thank Tiri2017
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your burger and hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a drink, before I could even choose where to sit I was asked what i wanted to drink, most places you have chance to read the drinks menu or look at the bar... no chance here .. pounced upon.. the other curios...More

1  Thank swiss1308
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding the Lifeboat Inn. Im sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to us. We always try to greet our guests as soon as possible and make sure they are comfortable and well looked...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for Sunday lunch and really enjoyed it. We were served quickly and opted for the carvery lunch. Lovely meat and lots of delicious vegetables. Would definitely come back.

Thank SAE44
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for leaving us this review. We are happy you enjoyed your roast dinner with us and look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here during our 2 night stay in St Ives during Easter weekend. The staff must have had a busy few days but they were all very chirpy and welcoming all the same! We ordered burgers and they were both very tasty. Located on...More

Thank charley1990
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your burgers. We look forward to welcoming you back again!

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Gem6789
22 September 2017|
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Response from alli-g37 | Reviewed this property |
i'm afraid not. we take our two small dogs every easter and it seems to be the only pub that doesn't now in st ives.
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amberpop
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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Restaurant Details

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