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The Lifeboat Inn

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Main Street, Courtmacsherry, Clonakilty, Cork,
Mr David O'Halloran
T: +353(0)238864656

A seaside pub located in the fishing village of Courtmacsherry, West Cork, The Lifeboat Inn has charm and character and the picturesque surroundings provide a beautiful backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal food on the menu.

The Lifeboat Inn is a friendly gastropub in the delightful fishing village of Courtmacsherry, West Cork. It is located directly on the Wild Atlantic Way route and is the perfect pitstop on your travels. Martin and David have a wealth of experience in the restaurant industry having both worked for quality bars and restaurants in Cork, Dublin and London. David takes care of the front of house, while Martin is the chef whose passion enables the kitchen to produce inspirational, seasonal dishes of great quality. The aim is to produce wholesome Irish food in a casual and relaxed setting.

The menu is concise but interesting, reflecting the bounty of west cork seafood and local producers. Seafood features on the menu with dishes such as “whole fish of the day”. Sharing options such as Irish charcuterie and cheese plates, Atlantic Seafood Plate and a selection of oysters. Vegetarian options are offered and anyone with special dietary requirements only have to make this known. Steaks are also a staple in an ever evolving menu. David takes particular interest in wines and so an excellent and growing wine list is available to complement the superb food served. The wine is of substantial quality and carefully selected. A full bar licence is available.

The Bar is open all year round seven nights a week for food and drinks. On weekdays the bar opens at 16:30 with dinner from 17:00. On weekends, The Lifeboat Inn opens at noon. A separate restaurant area is available, there is also plenty of seating in the bar area. A garden overlooking the water is perfect for Al Fresco eating. Parties and private functions can be catered for.