Lanivet Inn

4.5
64 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.
What 64 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lynstenders
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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TracyU
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CharlesM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 June 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.

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KatH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good overall meal and hospitality

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JuliaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 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
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 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
Devon
1 review
Dined on 1 June 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 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Nells
1 review
Dined on 30 May 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
1 review
Dined on 30 May 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 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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SoniaT
Devon
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant cant fault food or service price reasonable

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ChrisE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 May 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 25 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Good overall but should have stocked 0% alcohol beers

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BenjaminR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BenR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, lovely outdoor seating

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 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.

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JadeH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 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.

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JuliaH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue great service beautiful outside area

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SueS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasurable meal! Even though outside, it was warm, comfortable, and felt safe. The new menu has some amazing choices. The best of which is the 3 for £12 starters - all of which (we had four) were delicious. Friendly staff, a lovely enjoyable lunch. Thank you.

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cheryln
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Lanivet Inn, been several times for food and a drink and always had excellent service, great food and a fabulously served pint.
Many thanks

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TriciaV
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor area is very pleasant for eating. They have made it feel homely and inviting. Food was lovely. I liked that they had three sizes for Sunday lunch. We were told there was a delay due the volume of meals but actually it wasn’t long at all. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely eat there again

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. Felt covid secure throughout my visit and nothing was ever a problem. Thank you to all staff. Recommend to all to book as lots where turned away even with plenty of Cornish rain

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I have been to the Lanivet inn many times before & would like to say well done on the new undercover beer garden!! It’s brilliant!! 👏👏 & we were very grateful to be undercover with last nights weather. It was very cold & we were dressed for that, but frustratingly there was two gas heaters there but they weren’t lit? One was lit about 9.45pm & it made a difference so it’s a shame they weren’t lit earlier as I think people would have braved the cold & stayed longer & consequently spent more money with you.
The food was all lovely 🥰
One of our young female waitress’s could work on her bedside manner a little, she wasn’t rude and this is definitely not a complaint, but since asked to provide a critique I thought I’d mention it. Overall I thought the girls did a great job, especially having to be out in the cold all evening. But upon ordering each part of our meal we were quite abruptly asked to pay for each thing. This meant over a course of a meal we had to pay 4 different times. I totally understand due to the outside dining that you need to keep track of payment. It would just have been nice if at the beginning of the meal it was politely explained you have to “pay as you go”, which would save us having to fumble around for money each time & the awkwardness of who’s going to pay for what. If we’d have paid individually for each thing we’d ordered, 4x over, we would have spent more time paying for things than we did enjoying our gathering! It does have an impact on the enjoyment of the dining experience.
Anyway overall, we had a lovely time, loved the evening beer garden ambience & will definitely be returning!! Also loved the use of the app for booking a table (so easy!!) & really appreciated the fact that unlike many other places, your table bookings aren’t limited to 1.5/2hrs.
Well done team Lanivet Inn!! 👏👍🍻

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PaulD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really well organised. Roasts were great. Child really enjoyed his food. Desserts were also really nice. Can’t wait to eat indoors again!!

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Lloyderz
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food. Booked ahead and were seated at the front of the pub instead of the beer garden, next to a busy road, plus music that was slightly too loud. However, none of the party could fault the excellent food and drinks.

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Daisy
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Won’t be returning.
Got greeted by a lovely lady and that’s when the positivity ends. We sat at our table proceeded to order our food and drinks. Staff were so unwelcoming and rude! Clearly did not want to be there! Which made us feel uncomfortable to even order anything else.
After we had finished eating all of our plates were sat there for a good 45 mins we even ordered coffees after food and they brought them out and still left the plates till we left. It wasn’t even busy to give them the benefit of the doubt.
3 different members of staff served us and all of them were blunt and rude.

Unfortunately we will not be returning or recommending.

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DanielleF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely people, really nice food, would definitely recommend

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LieseN
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Given the difficult circumstances the Lanivet has created a great setting, fab menu and good value for money. Shame about pay as you go although I’m sure they have a good reason.

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TomW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating there within the space of 4 days. Food was good, service was spot on with no long wait for food.

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DavidS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round very good food fantastic menu good ambiance and value for money

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TerryD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very fine Sunday lunch with the usual roast selection. Go for the large option if you’re really hungry - it’s huge! Outside dining was COVID secure with tables (picnic tables) well spaced out. Staff were attentive and friendly. Would certainly recommend if you are in the Bodmin area. Note - Lanier is a few miles outside of Bodmin town.

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NickyL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service! Good great value. Drinks bit dearer but possibly brewery related ?

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IYC310
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit! Lovely food, friendly staff and really helpful. Nice choice of cocktails aswell and wonderful vibes under the canopy outside. Just a note to other diners that you may be required to ‘pay as you go’ whilst the outside dining rules are in place.

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PennyR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always superb food and service, lovely to be out and meet people again

FAQs

Lanivet Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 64 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 bookings at the moment.