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The Lifeboat Inn, Main Street,
Courtmacsherry, Cork, Ireland.
+353 (0) 85 869 6463

About The
Lifeboat Inn

The Lifeboat Inn is Gastropub with a water-front garden in the tranquil village of Courtmacsherry, West Cork.
We are located on the Wild Atlantic Way between Kinsale & Clonakilty and we are just an hour drive from Cork City.

With its local sandy beaches, scenic walks, water activities, whale watching & fishing makes Courtmacsherry the perfect pitstop on your visit to West Cork.

As an approved Good Food Ireland®, We are passionately committed to prioritising the use of Ireland’s core indigenous ingredients, offering a local cultural food & drink experience while sustainably supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen. Check out what Good Food Ireland® has to say about us here

Bookings can be made on our online booking system and if you have any other queries you can call David on +353 (0) 85 869 6463

We look forward to welcoming you to the lifeboat inn

David & Martin

The Lifeboat Lads drinking outside the inn
The Lifeboat Lads enjoying some food and drinks in there outside area

Come visit us in West Cork

We’re located in the picturesque fishing village of Courtmacsherry, West Cork.

Oysters being served up


Our tasty menu is highly regarded from local customers and tourists. See our menu section for the full menu.

Selection of wines and food in The Lifeboat Inn

& spirits

We offer a large range of the wines and spirits. The Wine list is changed and updated regularly to complement the changing food menu. As we find something new and …

Outside seating area of The Lifeboat Inn

Local, craft & mainstream beers

We offer locally brewed, craft and mainstream beers.

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The Lifeboat Lad's having a laughThe Lifeboat Inn Pattern
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Inside The Lifeboat Inn kitchen
Lobsters ready to be prepared for dinner
Selection of our range of winesThe Lifeboat Inn Pattern
Setting the table in The Lifeboat Inn
Selection of vegetables ready to be prepared The Lifeboat Inn Pattern
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The Lifeboat Inn PatternFresh Loaf of bread coming out of the oven
Foods in Lifeboat Inn
The Lifeboat Inn pickled foods

food galore

We are the freshest of the fresh. You’ll be glad to hear that all our dishes are sourced locally from both land and sea. It’s our mission to perfect the famous Irish classics and serve up something truly exceptional.

Food being placed on table

All about
the experience

Our charming pub delivers something much more than the average Joe. We pride ourselves on having a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere that helps create an immersive and memorable experience. This relaxed energy is brought to you by our smiling staff and breathtaking views Courtmac has to offer.

Fresh vegetables being prepared for the evening

Out in
the open

There’s no hiding here! We’re upfront, real and honest. We take pride in revealing the ins and outs of running a small business and the effort that goes into the prep of our dishes. Sharing is our superpower, (both in and out of the office.

The Lifeboat Lad's having a laugh
Close image of the ocean

Localy Sourced Produce

Gubbeen Farmhouse Products, Schull, Co.Cork
The Fresh Fish Deli, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Bushbys Strawberries, Rosscarbery, Co.Cork
Galvin Farms Fresh Milk, Kilbrittain, Co.Cork
Roaring Water Bay Rope Mussels, Ballylinch, Co. Cork
Oysterhaven Oysters, Kinsale, Co.Cork
Allfresh Vegetables, Little Island, Co.Cork
Sysco, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick
Clonakilty Black Pudding, Co. Cork
La Rousse Foods, Cherryorchid, Co.Dublin
Caherbeg Free Range Pork, Rosscarbery, Co.Cork
Ardsallagh Farmhouse Cheese, Carrigtohill, Co. Cork
Coolea Farmhouse Cheese, Milleeny, Macroom, Co. Cork
Durrus Cheese, Coomkeen, Co.Cork
Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, Fethard, Co. Tipperary
Glenown Ice Cream, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Come try them for yourself

Have a question
for us?

Feel free to drop us a line by phone on

Phone:  +353 (0) 85 869 6463

The Lifeboat Inn,
Main Street, Courtmacsherry,
Cork, Ireland.


Phone:  +353 (0) 85 869 6463

The Lifeboat Inn,
Main Street, Courtmacsherry,
Cork, Ireland.