The Lifeboat is a fantastic Freehouse in one of the prettiest bits of Margate. Converted from a school uniform shop its diminutive exterior belies a decent amount of space within. The owner is - as you’d hope – hospitable and engaging, while his staff are very friendly (if somewhat scatty) and the punters are a good mix of locals, no doubt relived to have a decent pub to drink in. Although only opened for a short while, the decor makes the place look warm and lived in, being the perfect place to spend the whole evening. Ale and cider are the stars here though, with numerous local Kentish brews all dispensed on gravity directly from the barrel. Snacks also come from the region, with cheeses, pickles and sausages being the perfect accompaniment; the Broadstairs pies come especially recommended. While there is not much strong competition in Margate, the Lifeboat is leagues above most pubs we encounter.
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1 Market Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1EU
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