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The Top House Inn

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$$ - $$$
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The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
+44 1326 290974
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Bath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my wife a couple of weekends back and would recommend it. The rooms are nice and bright and some have great views. The location is perfect for the Cornish coast. I would stay here again if down this way in the future.

Thank MattEngr
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned up mid afternoon and were made very welcome. Excellent menu and good local beers and ciders. We choose a variety of fare from fish finger baguette to seafood chowder and all was excellent and well presented. Staff and locals very friendly.

Thank Martin S
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you felt so welcome at the inn and enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're going to The Lizard, the Top House Inn is very conveniently located in the square and has great pub food. My girlfriend and I both ordered the fish and chips and it was great. The beer was very good, as well. I had a pint of Tribute. Great local brew. Also, the pub sells locally made dog treats.... More 

Thank prkr485
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your visit. We love having the log fire roaring to welcome our visitors at this time of year. We've tried to keep the pub as traditional as possible and showcase what Cornwall has to offer, fortunately great beer and fresh fish... More 

London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A friendly welcome as always, and a really excellent meal. I had looked at the special menu in advance, but the reality surpassed my expectations. Excellent value for money. We had a great evening.

Thank carolyn607
Trent Hills, Canada
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284 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Six of us had dinner on New Year's Eve. Excellent! Great special menu and wonderful service. Locally sourced ingredients. Very cozy dining area. Fish and game were the highlights. Followed by a great Cornish cheese plate. And the bar area is warm and welcoming.

Thank GuinnessBoy1950
Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights at The Top House Inn in the period between Christmas and New Year. What a wonderful place to stay - the room was extremely comfortable and the toiletries supplied from a local supplier smelt divine. Breakfast was amazing with massive portions - you really must try the full Cornish. Service was impeccable... More 

Thank Rosie H
Elsecar, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

After a gruelling drive the hospitality of the top house was welcome character bar with open fires Great selection of Cornish Ales An extensive menu cooked to order of note the fish chowder and bangers and mash Washed dorm with a few large rose and a couple of pints of tribute Staff pleasant and friendly.

1 Thank Andrew E
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The Inn has a characterful bar area with a modern restaurant and modern comfortable rooms. We ate in the restaurant on a curry night. The range and quality was excellent. I can also recommend the cornish lager Korev. Fantastic storm Angus raged over the Lizard, loud enough to rattle the top room windows, but otherwise an untroubled night's sleep.

Thank Jonathan B
Banstead, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I did not eat here but the food looked good and most of the reviews suggest it is. I enjoyed the local ales and did manage to leave my hat in the bar and was very pleased when they found it and kept it for me the following day. Parking is easy and the pub has a good atmosphere, will... More 

Thank Kingsmac
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us; much appreciated. I am pleased that your hat was found and returned to you. Also really good to hear that you enjoyed your visit and liked the ales and atmosphere of our Inn. See you next year! Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate at the Top House three times during our stay at The Lizard, we found that the menu was varied and of good quality. Staff very welcoming and gave excellent service.

Thank Busyme725
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated. Great to hear that you enjoyed your visits to the Inn, enjoying your meals with us and were well looked after by our lovely team. Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?