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The Top House Inn

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The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
+44 1326 290974
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a Sunday evening meal here with 8 friends. Service was prompt, courteous and friendly. Food was good for the most part, though the cannelloni had by three of us had been excessively microwaved. Other than that, all good.

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Thank Dean O
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a meal here whilst staying down in Mullion, we had already visited this place last year, even though the food is on the expensive side it is very nice food and the service is excellent. There isn't a wide range of meals on the menu but they do have a specials board. I had fish and chips which... More 

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Thank Joanne R
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are on the Lizard, you simply must come and sample this place - warm honest welcome and excellent food

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DonnaGlosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit and found our team so warm and welcoming. Also, love that you appreciated the food too. We look forward to welcoming us back and thank you for recommending us. Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Stayed in the Kynance room- very clean with comfortable bed, Sea view was a little further than I expected but nevertheless a sea view. Breakfast was superb and the evening meals we had in the inn were excellent, Would recommend and stay again. Great location for exploring the local Lizard area. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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Thank Tracydent
DonnaGlosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Really appreciate your feedback. Kynance is one of our most popular rooms and has such a great dual aspect with views over to Kynance Cove. We are in the centre of the village about a 10 minute walk to the coast path, so the view is as close as it can be.... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a very welcoming pub with good food and drink. The staff are friendly and efficient and the surroundings are good. What more could anyone want?

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Thank janner37
DonnaGlosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Really delighted you were impressed with the food and drink and well looked after by our lovely team. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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.

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Thank MattEngr
DonnaGlosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us; much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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.

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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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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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 

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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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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

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Thank carolyn607
Trent Hills, Canada
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288 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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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