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The Lifeboat Ale And Cider House

) #29 of 133 Restaurants in Margate $ , , British
1 Market Street, Margate CT9 1EU, England
+44 7837 024259
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“mash” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, British, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Market Street, Margate CT9 1EU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic selection of Brewdog drinks available, warm and friendly service, perfect place to people watch.

Thank sallyjarman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well in have been popping into this lovely pub for a few years. Lovely beers and amazing crfat beers but the price of the food is shocking. £8.00 for microwaved pie and mash. Up to £16.00 for crab that can be bought for £5.00- 7.00...More

Thank publooker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came in here for one drink and stayed for several! Once the music started up, there seemed little reason to go elsewhere, so we settled into our corner for the night. Reallly good selection of "different" ciders and beers - if you're not sure what...More

Thank TanyaC158
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely beer, nice cider and nice friendly people in, the evening we were there. And they had this lovely old guy with an electric guitar crooning Ry Cooder classics. Ah! - I could have stayed all night. But we had a date at a mediocre...More

1  Thank denis2110
Reviewed 18 June 2017

My wife and I had a bit mixed experience at this place. The beer (Brewdog) was excellent; my wife is a stout lover whereas I love fruity ales and both of us really enjoyed every sip. On the other hand, the food experience was not...More

Thank bahno
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I am a huge fan of Brewdog beers and have always thought that if I opened a pub, I'd carry as much Brewdog beer as I could (not quite as interested in a straight franchise). And the Lifeboat have beaten me to it! Perhaps 10...More

Thank FlyPig
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Only stayed for one drink as we were exploring the area at the time but was welcomed and made to feel they were pleased you were there. Good selection of beers and cider. We did not eat but the food that was coming out of...More

Thank mattytColchester
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went on a Saturday afternoon just to have a few beers so we cannot comment on the food as we left before they started serving. A great selection of beers, informative bar staff and a real cosy feel with the open fire, we could...More

Thank smiffy-2124
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We were expecting so much better. We went in on a Sat night for local seafood and a few pints.. the place was quiet and they didn't have much food. The cook was odd, verging on rude, she kept telling us how ill she was...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My wife and I visited this place after having had an excellent experience at its sister establishment, The Chapel, in Broadstairs so had high hopes. Although I had wanted to have a beer the pumps were being cleaned so I had to settle for a...More

1  Thank sheepygold
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19 September 2016|
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Response from Bob J | Reviewed this property |
Please contact them direct.
Trish H
7 July 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
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
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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