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The Lifeboat, Margate - pub details

Address: 1 Market Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1EU [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Margate (0.5 miles), Westgate-on-sea (2.1 miles), Broadstairs (3.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 24 users)
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Popped in for a couple one lunchtime, the place was quite busy but then it is small. Most beers from Brewdog, well kept and served by friendly staff.
£4.40 is the average price.. Wife tells me that the toilets need some attention.
Interesting range of food which we didn't try.
dandj - 22 Apr 2018 22:07
Always enjoy visiting this pub when in Margate. Unfortunately on this occasion there were a couple of drunks up at the bar who were either friends of the barmaid or were hoping to be further acquainted. Either way they monopolised the bar and made getting served difficult.
That apart the beer from Wantsum was excellent and the vibe was laidback. The toilets are still minimal by any standards!
However I would still recommend this pub to any real ale lover who is after a decent pint in Margate.
outtamehead - 24 Nov 2015 04:12
I think this was one of the first micropubs in Thanet, still selling real ales and cider from stillages. Now serve local food, which upsets some traditionalists.
margate1 - 11 Aug 2015 10:34
Well, we didn't meet the landlord, so maybe that was a good thing!
Instead we were attended to by a very pleasant young lady who made us welcome and advised on the food they had on offer.
There was a range of about 5 real ales of which we tried 4 between us - all excellent.
thefirkintaster - 24 Jul 2015 10:13
A nice, informal little pub. I visited on a cold winter evening when the fire was roaring and filling the place with the lovely aroma of woodsmoke. I tried only two of the ales from the stillage in the middle of the pub; a Westerham Double Stout and another which I've forgotten, but they were both in tip-top condition. The other punters were mostly 20s-30s and the atmosphere was easy-going and moderately lively. Service was prompt and friendly and I found nothing to mither about. I didn't try the food on this occasion but have had mackerel here on a previous visit and it was fresh and tasty and perfectly cooked. I come here every time I visit Margate and will definitely continue to do so. I wish there was a pub like this near me.
red - 4 Jan 2015 17:43

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