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The Top House Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
+44 1326 290974
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (3 reviews)
“local fish” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are cafes and a hotel down at the Lizard point itself but its worth the walk up the road to find this place and the rest of the village. It’s a large comfortable place with well kept beer and decent food albeit they suffer...More

Thank LargelyMonk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We last visited The Top House 7 years ago with our 3 boys. now all grown up we just have a 2 year old Jackapoo with us. he is a great little puppy but very noisy when other dogs are around I mentioned this to...More

Thank APH0363
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the Megrim from the specials board. It was a good sized fish, well cooked and delicious. Likewise my wife’s hake was very good. However the chips were soggy and seemed to have been cooked some time ago. The onion rings were well undercooked...More

1  Thank fertang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch after a windy walk to the Lizard. I ordered the sandwiches (although wished I'd ordered the crab one) and the bread was delicious and fresh. My husband ordered soup which was smooth and yummy. Excellent food, staff and dog friendly.

Thank Caroline016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

only stopped for one night but liked it a lot.Yet again the staff were good attentive and happy.The food and choice of beers and ciders great.The menu choice was very good and varied but my wife who doesn't like fish struggled a bit that was...More

Thank keith j
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have just returned from a week in Cadgwith, after 15 years away. During that week, we ate at The Top House Inn, three evenings. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. There was a warm atmosphere. We ate some lovely meals there, including vegetarian....More

Thank TarantinoSolihull
DonnaGlosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Welcome back! Thank you so much for your custom and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate your comments. We are delighted you had such a great time at our inn, enjoyed the food and were well looked after...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This was our last meal before we left the Lizard and we chose well. The food was really nice, see photos for our food choices. Service quick and friendly. Great place , very cosy and relaxing.More

Thank graham198
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated. Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and had a lovely meal and were well looked after by the team. Come back and see us again if you are in...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

On a family holiday back in early august, we had been to lands end in the day, and fancied eating out as it was our first day of our break. Staying at Mullion holiday park, we drove the short distance to Lizard, and found this...More

Thank JohnU462
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated. We are delighted to hear you had such a great time at our Inn and enjoyed all aspects of your visit. We hope you had an enjoyable holiday and look forward...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Dropped in one evening for dinner. Had the dogs with us and were very pleased to find the pooches were allowed in the bar area (but not the restaurant) which was great. Food was great, good quality and fairly reasonably priced. Service was ok, the...More

Thank Richie1087
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated! Great to hear you really enjoyed your visit to the Inn and were able to have your dogs with you too. We find it works well to have designated areas for those...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

My lite bite fish finger sandwich put the remainders cream teas to shame and brought out a little jealousy. All were very good just some better choices than others. Great service and friendly staff.More

Thank Simon W
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated! We are delighted you enjoyed your homemade fish finger sandwich. We are so fortunate to be by the sea and able to buy local fresh fish for our chefs to make those...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 290974
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Mainland Britain's most southerly inn located in the heart of The Lizard village. A wonderful place to eat, drink and stay with a traditional Cornish bar and restaurant, serving homemade food and local fish and seafood dishes. The Inn boasts 8 stylish and comfortable ensuite rooms, quietly located in a 3 storey accommodation building attached to the pub but with its own front door. The Inn is open all year round and has been owned by James and Donna Glosby since 2010 welcoming back guests time after time as so many guests love staying here.
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