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The Lifeboat

This pub has been refurbished and changed hands and name. Please see the Salthouse review.

The Lifeboat is in what was once the center of Porthcawl night life when the Knights Arms was still open and the Pier was a pub to be sought out rather than the best avoided Green Man now.
It still has a slightly nautical feel but has lost much of the original furnishings, the bar is directly in front of you as you walk and is a good old style bar, there is a passageway to the left which leads to the toilets and the back pool room which also has a small bar, there is also a downstairs which they do and don't open, depending. To the right is the entrance to the restaurant which is wide open and surrounded by the view of the beach and pier.

My Opinion

The pub seems to have a strange mix of locals, some seem as if they have escaped from a nearby institution, others are perfectly normal and good company. The beer can't be totally relied upon but the twice i have pointed out the rather dodgy character of the cask ale there was no argument and it was straight onto the Newcastle Brown.
The food seems to be standard frozen pub meals, cheap and cheerful but I don't like the set up of the restaurant as it reminds me of a canteen rather than somewhere i can relax and enjoy myself.
The staff seem to make an effort however and seem cheerful and helpful.

written : 29/03/2005

Ratings: 23 out of 50

Beer : 6

Food : 4

Atmosphere : 3

Service : 6

Facilities/Entertaiment : 4

Details

The Square

Porthcawl

Bridgend

CF36 3BW

01656 783380

map

Comments

The Lifeboat is in the process of being totally modernised and refurbished. Perhaps it would be an idea to return once completed. When I was last in there, it was full of gypsies who had been thrown out of The Pier, which says a lot for the tolerance of the previous owner !

by : Peter Jones : 04/05/2007 15:29:31



ONCE THIS PUB WAS GREAT BUT NOW JUST A SHADOW OF WHAT IT CHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE OWNERS THAN ANY PUB IV EVER KNOWN AND NOT MANY OF THEM REALLY CARED ABOUT IT . AT ONE POINT YOU CHOULD FIND ME THERE EVERY DAY NOW I STAY AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE AS IT HAS NOTHING TO OFFER

by : MAT EARL



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