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The Lifeboat Inn

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26 Albion Road, Selsey, England
+44 1243 603501
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Daventry
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When family meet up for a weekend we always make a visit, this time it was twice! Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April. We only ate on the Saturday but all the food was very good, served by polite and friendly staff and keenly priced. The coffees were hot and the wine was good. The empty plates were collected punctually... More 

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Thank John T
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi John, thank you so much for your five star rating, and your kind words. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time here with us and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back again. Kind regards Jim More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

called in here on the of chance for lunch. 4 adults and two young children. Pub was busy and we hadnt booked. Landlady was very welcoming and called someone to find us a table. We were seated withing 5 mins and our drinks order taken followed by food order. Fairly large choice of typical pub grub including old style basket... More 

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Thank Eileen F
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi Eileen. Thank you for your five star review, and your kind words. I'm so pleased to hear that all the staff made you feel welcome and provided you with excellent service. We look forward to your return in the future. Kind regards Jim More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Best pub in town, and it would seem the locals agree - always busy compared to others. This place is right next to the sea. All too often, places in locations like this make no effort and rip people off. Not this place. Good beer - although not massive choice - kept well. Don't ask me about lager rubbish. Great... More 

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Thank Adrian S
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi Adrian, thank you for your kind words and you four star rating. I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit here and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Jim. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Great pub to wine and dine. Good selection of beers and very friendly staff. Highly recommended. Nice garden for the summer days and evenings and close to the sea.

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1 Thank Jamie S
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jamie, thank you for your five star rating, it really means a lot to us here. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Jim More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a delightful time in the pub, and so good to get out at this time of year. We received s warm welcome. We had a delightful and tasty lunch, my wife had Southern Chicken and I had bolognaise. Excellent. A big thank you to all concerned. Jan & John Buchanan. Selsey

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Thank JohnBuchanan2014
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jan & John. Thank you so much for your five star rating. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meals here. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Jim More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Before visiting my sister in Selsey on Boxing Day, my wife and I decided to call in at the Lifeboat Inn at Selsey. As you might expect the car parking was a little awkward but we parked around the corner and walked. Luckily we were able to get a seat and were quickly served. On the bar there were complementary... More 

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Thank Pisces232
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi, I'm so please you enjoyed your time with us on Boxing Day. Thank you for your review and four star rating. Hopefully you will join us again for a meal one day. Kind regards, Jim More 

Chessington, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal, we had the fish and chips portions are lrg. But all freshly cooked and very tasty. The person that bought our food was very pleasant and helpful. The downside was trying to get served, although not overly busy, the blonde lady on the bar was to busy talking to local friends and in the end I... More 

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2 Thank Ria-Maria2016
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi Ria, firstly I would like to apologise for the experience you had with the member of staff on the bar. This is not our normal standard of service, and I will be working hard to make sure that is does not happen again. Thank you for your review and we appreciate your rating. I really please to hear you... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

visited again and not disappointed the food was as usual lovely the steak meal was large enough for two! the waiter was so friendly and helpful

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Thank Sunshine3724
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review, it's so good to hear from returning customers. I will pass your comments on to the waiter that served you, I'm sure he will be pleased to hear you had a nice time here, and enjoyed your meals. Kind regards Jim More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Welcoming dog friendly pub.Go hungry because they serve large portions of food.We all enjoyed our meals- scampi, fish,omlette, and the best steak and kidney pud I have ever tasted. Freshly prepared food and a reasonable price. Fab.Thanks

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2 Thank Catherine A
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, thank you very much for your five star review. The steak and kidney pudding is very popular, and is a real belly buster, so glad you and your party enjoyed your meals. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Jim. More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a really nice meal here! Pint of Shell on Prawns with salad and brown bread, so many prawns!! mmmmmm!! Hubby had Cottage pie and fresh seasonal veg and really enjoyed it! not an easy place to find - best use sat nav. Menu has good selection of fish dishes and alternative meat dishes and there's also a specials board... More 

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Thank jenny f
Jim C, Owner at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, thank you for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your meals here. Hopefully we will see you again. Kind regards Jim More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Albion Road, Selsey, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Selsey
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 603501
Description
Fish and seafood speciality restaurant

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?