Lanivet Inn

4.4
128 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Lanivet Inn has been run by Rob and Nat Liddicoat since January 2015. We aim to respect the character of a traditional Cornish village pub, where our customers can enjoy tasty, locally sourced, wholesome food at reasonable prices. It is a popular watering hole with locals and visitors alike, where you can enjoy a great pint in a friendly atmosphere. We serve a variety of award winning local beers along our three permanent ales – Trelawney, Tribute and HSD – with one ever changing guest ale from local to national breweries. We also stock a range of fine wines.

Why not come and enjoy perhaps the biggest beer garden in the Bodmin area or join us one our fabulous games nights. Every other week we have a quiz night and we have league teams in darts, pool, euchre and Bodmin inter-pub quiz. Along with our extensive menu and daily specials, we think there is something for everyone and are confident you will not be disappointed by your visit to the Lanivet Inn.
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Sam16
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Not sure why but you have the call buttons on the table and no one comes over,
Pressed 6 times and nothing!
Booked for six people set for 5 people,
Ordered drinks and didn't arrive for a good 15/20 mins, but ordered our food anyway, that arrived in good time....
Spilt a drink on the table and asked for a cloth and it got thrown at me not given to me.... Or even offered to get it cleaned up just made us do it....
Ordered 3 more drinks that still took a good 10/15 mins to do at this point & pub was quite....
Pressed button for the bill and still no one came to us.... So we went to the bar instead.
Not sure why you have the call bells if you don't answer them and have to go to the bar anyway.
Did order a steak and they did get mine n my sisters mixed up but food all in all was absolutely amazing, just a shame service wasn't the best, sorry guys
I would recommend this place for food, but not for service I'm afraid.

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KenE
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The waitress was amazing… despite being busy she kept a cool head and was engaging and attentive 5 star service. The sharing starter was excellent as was the main course… no room for desert!

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Chris
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Usually a lovely experience with great food but this time our table for 2 was in a corner flanked by 2 large tables of 6 or more people who were all very noisy so much so that we couldn't hear ourselves talk!!!!
We asked to be moved to one of the other tables that were empty but were told that they were booked!
We left without eating what a very disappointing experience .
The staff were apologetic but that didnt help us! We usually visit this inn when holidaying in the area but may not do so again such a shame

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HAn300
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Lovely pub food, service was quite slow and had to ask a couple of times, understandable due to low staffing everywhere at the moment. Quite loud in the bar area where we sat but to be expected! Staff were great

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BarbaraF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arranged to meet up with two friends who were staying in Cornwall. We booked the Lanivet Inn as it had outdoor seating and was dog friendly. We had a really nice time and all enjoyed our meals, apart from one of us who thought the Jambalaya wasn't that brilliant. We were under a giant canvas which had lighting and gas heaters were just being installed. The service was good and the whole thing was very enjoyable.

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JoanneW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, great food and lovely staff! Couldn't fault it!

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SusanH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful staff re food allergies, waitress wearing a mask all the time which was much appreciated. We’ve eaten there several times and the food is always good quality and very generous portions.

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AlyW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Minus what we asume was the manager, the staff were grumy and rude. The menu we saw online was compltey different to the one we had to chose from. We had a roast, it's cost £9.95 each and was definitely not worth it. There was barley any vegetables and what we did have was not fresh or not properly cooked. Such a shame as the reviews we saw made it sound great and we were really looking forward to our meal. So disappointed.

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PeterW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Our first time at Lanivet and probably our last. We looked at the reviews beforehand so were surprised at what was presented. Booked a table for Sunday Roast told wait would be 1 hour. Decided to wait as we were hungry. 5 minutes later told it would be only 30 minute wait eventually food came out around 50 minutes from order. Plenty on the plate but vegetables were only hardly warm. Very large Yorkshire pudding is the eye catcher but if I'm honest not very tasty appeared left in oven too long. Vegetables overcooked and parsnips steamed not roasted! Why? My pork was quite fatty. Not the best advert for locally sourced meat. Good quality pork these days is very lean. As ex- caterers we were disappointed at what was presented for our consumption. It appeared to be give them quantity rather than quality.

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VanitaK
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of vegetarian food
Portions are big and quick service

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davep
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food & generous portions.
Willing to vary menu as one dish should have come with salad but not a problem to change to veg instead.
The only disappointing aspect that I had to wait a long time for drinks to be replenished at the table however this could be down to them being quite busy.

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Big portions, friendly staff, reasonably priced, and good selection of gluten free options. Would visit again.

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linl
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and reasonably priced

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent drinks and the first course very prompt. Menu came fir sweets but no one came back to collect order for over half and hour which was such a great shame. We managed to get a person and the sweets took another half an hour before we got them but the food was lovely.we realise how hard times are at the moment and we are local so will definitely go again

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MauriceD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent and service was spot on but our table was a little near to the bar so we had a little noise from that area our table was booked with the knowledge that it was our wedding Anniversary a quieter area would have been appreciated. All this taken we will book again for another meal and would recommend this pub to anyone

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Carmichael
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff.warm friendly atmosphere.Great menu and food.

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LouiseA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, will definitely be back

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PaulE
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value. Hunters chicken and signature burger were excellent. Staff friendly.
Cannot recommend highly enough!

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STML
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hunters chicken was absolutely lovely. However everyone in our party really enjoyed their meals. Great service, great food. Lovely little pub.

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AlanF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

After confusion over booking app they amended booking to 6 from 4. On arrival they informed us that kitchen was running late and meals did take s time to arrive, We all enjoyed our meal and the staff kept us up to date. Overall a very enjoyable experience. A good evening.

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CarolynL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was served quickly and the quality of the food was extremely good. We live in Dorset and some of our local pubs would benefit from sending their staff to the Lanivet for lessons!!!

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RoslynT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Been to Lanivet Inn several times this year where the food is usually outstanding and good value. Yesterday we were the first served at 12 oclock and roast potatoes were only warm and we were disappointed with the meal.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food plenty of choice …………………………………………………………..

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great fresh food arrived without any wait , helpful and pleasant staff , good pub atmosphere, very nice evening overall would definitely recommend.

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MargaretM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful seafood. Very friendly. Efficient service

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KerryH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault it. Service, atmosphere and food is amazing.

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LindaB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The Katsu chicken was enjoyable - my husbands squid starter was lovely and the steak edible but not the best. My first 2 choices of pudding were not available and the strawberries snd cream was fairly tasteless unfortunately. My husband enjoyed the Proper Job beer and my Shiraz was beautiful. Overall a pleasant evening.

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Tomaso
London
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly rapid accurate service, good food and generally generous helpings. The mussels were in an unusual and delicious soup of cream and ginger and lemon grass and chilli - yum!
Strawberries in cream come with a seriously generous helping of clotted cream.
Only slight disappointment was how little of the delicious crab meat was in the baked Crab, which the huge pile of potatoes could not make up for.
Prices are not pub cheap, but nor is the food. Table service is well delivered, to the old pub tables. Comfortable and unpretentious

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GayF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious service is second to none so friendly nothing is too much trouble such an enjoyable experience 👍👍👍

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MyDinner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice meal, lovely staff, a bit noisy for us. Seemed pointless having music competing with the noise.

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CharmaineC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food
The crab gratin was outstanding
Can’t wait to go again

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KathrynB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing toast, great atmosphere and excellent service

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TonyT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here quote regulary for a few years (we live locally) excellent food, friendly staff and just a very good 'local'

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AdrianD
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and setting, very friendly, helpful and efficient staff, super service and the food was excellent and they don’t stint on the portions, lovely atmosphere and wide selection of both food and drink.

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joannec
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food at good price amazing choice with very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Menus and table were filthy, the whole place seemed like it needed a clean!

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TrayG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely birthday lunch. All staff were very friendly and helpful, with good knowledge of the dishes on the menu. Portion sizes are good.
Will certainly be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food, lots of choice and good portion sizes.

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LesleyD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We booked and it was not clear that there was a limited menu on a Sunday. There was a widget on the table that allowed you to call for a member of staff, though we used this it never worked.

FAQs

Lanivet Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.