Lanivet Inn

4.5
81 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really worth the money, whenever we try something different we always compare and it’s never like lanivet inn. Highly recommend

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Twinklesam2021
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet pub in pleasant location. Very friendly and helpful staff with a Covid safe set up. Food portions were large, especially the children’s meals. Good value for money. Wished we’d booked the lovely outdoor seating area.

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KevinB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Good overcooked and of poor quality menu choices missing, portions too big. Definitely won’t be coming back.

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Happyeater
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Lanivet Inn, I have some dietary requirements which are not always met on the very varied menu this time. The Manager was so very helpful and ensured that I had a delicious meal which met my dietary requirements. All the food they serve is Hot fresh and delicious. The staff are all pleasant, efficient and helpful. It is always a really lovely dining experience when we eat there. Have to book in advance as is very popular for really good reasons. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service thank you

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LynT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

I have always loved everything about the Lanivet Inn but was very sadly disappointed. We were overcharged on our first round of drinks. The service was slow - we waited 30 minutes from ordering, when the food came the only thing edible was the meat (lamb) but even that was very fatty and gristly. Spoke to the manager who reduced the bill but as we were there for my daughter's birthday it wasn't much compensation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was as we would expect. Great service, huge portions of quality food. For a busy pub the food was flying out and nothing going back. Desserts were just as big as mains. Will definitely be going back.

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SammieS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to watch the football with some food and couldn't have chosen a better pub, the table service was excellent and the food lovely. Would recommend for anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food great but portions enormous. Nice outside area with lighting. Good service from staff.

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MorH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor welcome on arrival and lacks atmosphere.

Sandwich lunch very average.

Wouldn't visit again.

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Morgan
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very pleasant lunch of cod and chips with all the trimmings . And a good meet up with a friend

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Dawny
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciated the fact I was allowed to bring my yorkie in ,who sat on his blanket and behaved . The food was very good value and appeared quite quickly, the server was so pleasant and polite. A good day out, thank you Dawn Gibson

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Cornishpaddy
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really nice Halloumi ciabata and lovely cold ginger beer. Can be chilly out of the sun.

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Genie
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with the Lanivet Inn that we can't wait to go there again. We would definitely recommend this place to everyone. Thank you the Lanivet Team.

DB
DavidB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant meal in beer gardens
Friendly service. But a bit slow in taking our order.

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Sheena
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in these very trying times, can't wait for a return visit

MR
MarkR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and a really nice outside eating / drinking area. Would recommend.

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Lynstenders
Kent
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, lovely table for two, good menu and food was excellent.

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TracyU
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely set up
In garden. Food was delicious and good value for money. The staff were super friendly as well.

CM
CharlesM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good varied menu in a very comfortable pub large outdoor area also staff very good even though pub was busy

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SarahC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice pub. Good value for money Sunday lunch, which was nicely presented and good quality. Lovely gravy! Fairly busy and a little noisy but to be expected. Would go again.

KH
KatH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very helpful staff letting us move tables as we were originally near the smoking table.

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EstherJ
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Lanivet as there were 3 vegetarians and 1 vegan in our party. We were attracted by the good selection of dishes available - more than the standard one or two. On arrival we were warmly greeted and received attentive, friendly and timely service throughout our visit.
The food was delicious and portions were generous without being excessive. We felt that the dishes were very well priced too.
We will definitely be returning to sample more of the delicious menu. Keep up the good work!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good overall meal and hospitality

JS
JuliaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Huge portions of good food. Attentive staff although wait for food was a while, we waited nearly an hour for 2 main courses. Food was good though and I couldn’t finish my ribs as delicious as they were

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault, delicious food, fabulous cocktails and felt at ease due to the covid restrictions. Being local we wouldn’t try anywhere else, due to never having a bad experience. Highly recommend

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SarahR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent meal as always.
New menu is great.
Service at the table a little slow and drinks order wrong.
Main meal arrived in good time but desserts took 40 mins to arrive.
Was told by server that they were short staffed and servers having to cover the kitchen but will be booking again soon.

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Katie
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6oz burger
Hunters chicken
Side of garlic bread was soo good!!

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Nells
London
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very busy Sunday bank holiday weekend so inevitable delays in taking orders and serving food. Ran out of the roasts which was fine and we were offered the usual menu - really good range of food, drinks and desserts. Staff friendly but could have updated us a bit more rather than us asking. Food good and hope to return for the roast!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed as read a lot of good reviews.
Where do I start... as soon as we entered the bar it was a mess, with empty bottles behind the bar as well as glasses stacked half way along the bar. The queuing area was not clear. Paper menus that were not cleanable. With just a general chaotic atmosphere with staff. We didn’t eat as waited 10-15 to not even be offered a drink or get the staffs attention.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great pub, glad we had booked as was really busy.

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SoniaT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant cant fault food or service price reasonable

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ChrisE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal as always, service was outstanding, very well organised and social distancing very safely managed.

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vipSwmm
Buckinghamshire
59 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very average. Difficult to believe this is the top restaurant in Bodmin. The rest must be very poor!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, a good example of how to emerge from lockdown.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good overall but should have stocked 0% alcohol beers

BR
BenjaminR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is soo good never had a bad meal great size portions too!!

BR
BenR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, lovely outdoor seating

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the restrictions we had to drink and dine outside. The pub have made a tremendous effort to accommodate this with an excellent shelter, heaters and good social distancing. The drinks are good, I tried both Tribute and Proper Job, both were kept well and reasonably priced. My wife went for G&T which was as expected good. The food was excellent. It is good quality and the portions are very generous. There is a varied menu so something there for everyone. This will be a trusted venue on our next trip to Cornwall.

JH
JadeH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for 30th Birthday and was absolutely lovely! Staff were fantastic, the environment was friendly and loved they accommodated to bringing dogs! Food excellent. Definitely come again.

FAQs

Lanivet Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 81 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.