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The Top House Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
+44 1326 290974
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (31 reviews)
“ham” (5 reviews)
“crab linguine” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
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1 - 10 of 318 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food served all day which is great if you want a later lunch. The roast was hot and tasty with plenty of veg and potatoes and a huge Yorkshire pudding. The pub is cosy and welcoming with friendly staff. This pub is a must if...More

Thank Islagirl16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little restaurant area had lovely cosy atmosphere. Meal great. Very generous portions. Home made steak & kidney pudding & white & dark chocolate brownie dessert was amazing. Ice cream dessert also looked terrific. Staff friendly & welcoming. What’s not to like? Highly recommend!

Thank annie9755
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, especially as vegetarian. Service was friendly, efficient and with a smile. Very good quality ale, especially the local brands.

Thank erudite42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night when walking the SW coast-path, the room was comfortable with an excellent shower, but at £100 it was no better than other places in the area which were £75-£80. The guest info book was interesting as it provided forensic details...More

1  Thank Jerseybean26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iz and I dropped in for a meal with Mum n Dad during our annual Cornish holiday. Last year I commented that the service here was sharp on arrival but petered out thereafter. I am sorry to report that this year it was even worse....More

2  Thank dik-bardon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are cafes and a hotel down at the Lizard point itself but its worth the walk up the road to find this place and the rest of the village. It’s a large comfortable place with well kept beer and decent food albeit they suffer...More

1  Thank LargelyMonk
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We last visited The Top House 7 years ago with our 3 boys. now all grown up we just have a 2 year old Jackapoo with us. he is a great little puppy but very noisy when other dogs are around I mentioned this to...More

Thank APH0363
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I ordered the Megrim from the specials board. It was a good sized fish, well cooked and delicious. Likewise my wife’s hake was very good. However the chips were soggy and seemed to have been cooked some time ago. The onion rings were well undercooked...More

2  Thank fertang
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Came here for lunch after a windy walk to the Lizard. I ordered the sandwiches (although wished I'd ordered the crab one) and the bread was delicious and fresh. My husband ordered soup which was smooth and yummy. Excellent food, staff and dog friendly.

Thank Caroline016
Reviewed 19 September 2018

only stopped for one night but liked it a lot.Yet again the staff were good attentive and happy.The food and choice of beers and ciders great.The menu choice was very good and varied but my wife who doesn't like fish struggled a bit that was...More

Thank keith j
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  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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Mainland Britain's most southerly inn located in the heart of The Lizard village. A wonderful place to eat, drink and stay with a traditional Cornish bar and restaurant, serving homemade food and local fish and seafood dishes. The Inn boasts 8 stylish and comfortable ensuite rooms, quietly located in a 3 storey accommodation building attached to the pub but with its own front door. The Inn is open all year round and has been owned by James and Donna Glosby since 2010 welcoming back guests time after time as so many guests love staying here.
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