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The Lifeboat Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 794123
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dressed crab” (17 reviews)
“sunday roast” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sadly the Lifeboat Inn isn’t dog friendly which for us is a big put off. Well behaved dogs are a traditional part of any proper pub adding to the atmosphere. That said we do enjoy coming here now & again but would stop by a...More

Thank Janice S
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding the Lifeboat Inn. As a smaller establishment we found it hard in the past when we allowed dogs into the pub really just down the limited space. It is something we review through feedback...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Didn't eat here although what others were eating looked very appetising. Beer Reasonably priced. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank JohnPearson99
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, we hope you will return and eat with us in the near future too!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for a carvery on the Sunday. There were 15 of us so we booked, and were accommodated with no problem at all. The carvery was fresh and delicious. It beat most of us! Well worth it. We also visited a couple of other...More

Thank Ceri D
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Ceri for your kind words, we are thrilled that you all enjoyed your carvery with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this pub and its wonderful views of beautiful St Ives. Plus it serves our favourite ale, Trelawny. Also friendly service. It never fails.

Thank sachah1
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Lifeboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review and hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet night in early January and we called in for a meal - we have been before to eat and the carvery is really good on a sunday - but this time we could only moan about the lack of chips. I counted 12 and...More

Thank potters21
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always head here for Christmas Eve during our holiday, every year! Not cheap for food or drinks but always busy and great atmosphere. This Christmas Eve it didn't seem so busy as last year and we managed to get a table by the window,...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bar which is very popular with tourists and serves good quality food and a great selection of beers. Staff very friendly and helpful and food served up very quickly after ordering. Drinks very reasonably priced as I found the majority of pubs were charging...More

Thank Procky05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only called in for a few drinks but atmosphere was lively and friendly. Food being served looked great. Will book a table for a next visit.

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greatlittle pub came here to watch Leeds game plenty of screens to view seated but not a lot of standing room The Place as atmosphere friendlystaff and good food And lovely place to chill for awhile

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pre-booked the Lifeboat Inn for Christmas Day lunch whilst staying in St Ives. A festive and delicious meal with friendly, attentive staff. The table was beautifully decorated and the added touch of wrapped selection boxes for the children went down really well - thank you....More

Thank Glessing_Lane
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21 September 2017|
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Response from J G | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing any dogs when we were there.
11 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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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