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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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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Inn has a characterful bar area with a modern restaurant and modern comfortable rooms. We ate in the restaurant on a curry night. The range and quality was excellent. I can also recommend the cornish lager Korev. Fantastic storm Angus raged over the Lizard, loud enough to rattle the top room windows, but otherwise an untroubled night's sleep.

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not eat here but the food looked good and most of the reviews suggest it is. I enjoyed the local ales and did manage to leave my hat in the bar and was very pleased when they found it and kept it for me the following day. Parking is easy and the pub has a good atmosphere, will... More 

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Thank Kingsmac
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us; much appreciated. I am pleased that your hat was found and returned to you. Also really good to hear that you enjoyed your visit and liked the ales and atmosphere of our Inn. See you next year! Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Top House three times during our stay at The Lizard, we found that the menu was varied and of good quality. Staff very welcoming and gave excellent service.

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Thank Busyme725
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated. Great to hear that you enjoyed your visits to the Inn, enjoying your meals with us and were well looked after by our lovely team. Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

Penzance, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We pop in on the off chance and had the last table. I would book. The service was great the food was also great. We will be going back again defo.

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Thank corniscarrot
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us; much appreciated. I am glad to hear you managed to get a table! Definitely recommend booking a table as we are keeping busy even after peak season. Really pleased to read that you will be coming back to see us again. Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

Padstow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very friendly, good food and drink, packed at lunch time in October on a very wet windy day. Lots of dogs and people, great place for sunday lunch.

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Thank julialafferty
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated. Lovely to read that you enjoyed your visit to us and enjoyed the comfort and hospitality of the Inn. A great place to shelter from the rain and enjoy the atmosphere! Come back and see us again. Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Only had a meal in the bar but very nice indeed. Good service, excellent portion. The grilled plaice looked very nice and fresh

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated. Good to hear that you enjoyed your meal and were well looked after by our team. We are so fortunate to be on the coast and able to purchase fresh fish from the local fishermen. Our fish menu has certainly been very popular. Come back and see us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

had two Sunday roasts which were nice apart from the roast potatoes were really salty. Also had a kids meal which was good and an adult chicken burger which was ok

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated. I appreciate your feedback on the roast and hopefully you completed one of the feedback forms on the day as we are collating customer responses to check the quality and quantity of our roast lunch offering. It was felt that the roast potatoes were a little salty so... More 

Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great food, great choice at a reasonable price too - what more could you ask for? It's definitely worth going and we go there every time we visit Lizard village. Recommended

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review; much appreciated. Really lovely to read your comments and hear that you are so happy with our menu. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Donna Glosby, Director More 

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113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Last wek end at the Top House they had Tex Mex specials. There was a good selection of spicy foor that was well cooked and good value, We have eaten at the Top Hous e before and their normal is excellent with locally caought fish and locally sourced meat. A good atmosphere and a friendly environment for a mel or... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to submit a review. We had great feedback on the Tex Mex nights and glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. As it quietens down here in The Lizard it's good to be able to offer something a bit different for locals and visitors. We'll be having a curries from the round the... More 

barnsley
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a disappointment, we read previous reviews and had great expectations of this place. We booked a table for lunch for our friends down from Birmingham. I spent the afternoon apologising for the very disappointing lunch. I had the soup starter, if it hadn't been for the pepper I put on it, it wouldn't have tasted of anything. Our guests... More 

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Thank BarnsleyRaiders
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Sunday lunch. We have discussed this matter via Facebook and direct contact via e-mail. I would hope that you will be reassured that we are a professional establishment who care about our customers, taking comments and feedback on board. I totally accept that you were unhappy with your meal on Sunday and the importance... More 

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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?