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The Lifeboat Inn, St. Ives

Wharf Road
St. Ives
TR26 1LF
Phone: 01736794123
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Lifeboat Inn

This harbour-side pub is nothing like as interesting inside as historic façade suggests, unfortunately... Opened-out at some stage to leave a large 'L'-shaped room that is crammed full of dining tables (which were admittedly doing good business). Generally light decor, with the inevitable nautical theme. As a St Austell house, Trelawney (£3.45), Tribute and HSD were available from three of four handpumps, but you don't get the impression that ale drinkers are really the target market here.

On 16th April 2017 - rating: 6
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I L left this review about Lifeboat Inn

This could be such a nice pub right against the sea wall if it hadn't been totally stippied inside and turned into such a bland large room. These days we walk on past after having very poor service on our last visit despite plenty of staff being visible. Also it is expensive.

On 30th October 2010 - rating: 4
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Lifeboat Inn

A good sized pub overlooking the bay, and appropriately named as it's just a couple of doors down from the lifeboat station. The interior was all a bit of a mismatch, with the ceiling being part painted and part wood panelling which seems so popular in these parts, the walls a mixture of (more) wood panelling in various colours, painted plaster and exposed brickwork and the floors being partly wood (yet again) and partly some late tiles. There was a pool table as soon as you get in, and a few plasma's dotted around, although usefully these were relaying live images of the band on a recent visit.

The band in question were a decent heavy metal act called Sinpusher with a full on drum kit and a vocalist that reminded me (visually) of Ian Gillan. Very impressive, although whether this is par for the course, or due to the St. Ives festival that was on this week I'm not sure.

Beers on tap were all from the St. Austell's stable, with their Tribute, Proper Job, Tinners and a very pleasant HSD, even if they did elect to serve it through a sparkler (I thought that was what happened up north?). Ciders were Cornish Rattler, and, unusually in these parts, Blackthorn.

On 24th September 2010 - rating: 6
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St Ives (Cornwall), 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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11th Oct 2019, 19:13
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11th Oct 2019, 19:13
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  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 24 September 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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