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The Lifeboat Ale And Cider House

1 Market Street, Margate CT9 1EU, England
+44 7837 024259
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pies” (20 reviews)
“mash” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
1 Market Street, Margate CT9 1EU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely local pub with great ciders, BrewDog beers and nice staff. It's very cosy here, especially by the fireplace. Great atmosphere. The car park is located right behind the pub, which is handy if you're here only for a cheeky pint:) Highly recommended!

Thank Yana D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monday in Margate is fairly bleak with very little open. As one of the few places open we tried the lifeboat. The £10 pies were effectively microwaved pies with the worst lumpy potatoes that salt and pepper could season. To top it off, the bartender...More

Thank Jerome C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We already were in the way to the car park when saw Nick Lawrence playing guitar there. Great atmosphere, small friendly pub and great music from Nick. Amazing flat coffee which was unexpected in a pub.

Thank Daria K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with my family tonight before and after my birthday meal. A very quirky and friendly little place with a lovely selection of drinks. The staff were very friendly too :-)

Thank that-crazy-one
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love brewdog this is the pub for you and a great spot for a quiet drink. Great music from the DJ on a saturday night.

Thank SaraTravels22
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Great to return to this friendly and dog greeting great Old Town institution with friends, had a really lovely beer called “The Electric India” a Brew dog brew. We had two wonderful vegan pies 🥧 hope it won’t be another 4 years before my return...More

1  Thank Beltaine35
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Despite being the only three people in the place our food took forever to arrive. My steak & ale pie with mash & gravy turned up cold. The gravy was conjealed & didn't even move when I picked up the plate. My friend's makerel salad...More

Thank alisonskeat
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Red wine is great, love the Brewdog beers, all the ciders are great and different. The pie and mash is absolutely delicious and washed down with either of the above drinks really hits the spot! I had the steak and cheddar pie with lovely creamy...More

1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful quirky little pub- great beer friendly staff - love dogs - saw dust - interesting different clientele

Thank John F
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Second visit here, good beers and welcoming atmosphere. Pie and mash looked and smelt good but we didn’t have time for food - we’ll be back!

Thank Vicki S
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September 18, 2016|
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Response from Bob J | Reviewed this property |
Please contact them direct.
Trish H
July 7, 2016|
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Response from Phil M | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they are very relaxed as far as bringing your dog into the bar providing it's not the size of a St. Bernard as the bar is quite small
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Market Street, Margate CT9 1EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 7837 024259
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