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Port Gaverne Hotel

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Port Issac, Port Gaverne PL29 3SQ England
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The AA 5 star, 2 Rosette rated 17th-century Port Gaverne Hotel is nestled in a beautiful secluded cove on North Cornwall’s dramatic coast. Enjoy seasonal, star-quality food inspired by the bounty on our doorstep. Relax in our traditional old bar with slate floors, wooden beams and a wide range of proper ales. Your dishes will be cooked simply and with integrity by Head Chef James Lean and his team, who have learnt their trade under some of the UK’s top Michelin-star chefs. With antique furniture and traditional features, no two bedrooms are the same at Port Gaverne. Facilities include free wifi, Sky TV, Nespresso coffee machines, en-suite bathrooms with a hairdryer and Molton Brown toiletries. And a hearty full Cornish breakfast is always included in the price. The beautiful, peaceful North Cornwall Heritage Coast is on our doorstep, with the beach just moments away. Port Isaac is a 5-minute walk away, or the large sandy beach at Polzeath is a 15-minute drive.
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gswuk wrote a review Jan 2021
Reading, United Kingdom145 contributions31 helpful votes
We have been eating & drinking here for 25 years plus and in recent years feel that our expectations what with it's increasing prices aren't being met which is a shame as we'd like to enjoy The Port Gaverne Hotel again. It's definitely a venue pursuing better things and we're grateful for that but awards, celeb' visits and Michelin signs and a menu priced to match means just one thing - consistency in service and food is a must. Sadly on our last trip it was ok but not our usual experience of old. During the 2-3 times we visited that week it just reinforced our view it was slipping and that of locals who said this too. We appreciate what with CV19 things are difficult for the hospitality sector but our service in the nearby Moat and Pilchards the latter also owned by David Barnard were exceptional. Having spent much time and money over the years in this venue it's sad when you see it slipping. Especially as this is a place we want to continue to use in years to come. It also irks that having parted with £300-400 during our visits this time food and service was inconsistent, in summary: Two portions of mussels were served that were gritty. When politely pointed out to the waiter when he asked how was it? He didn't care or do anything. Just said oh dear that's not nice is it.. so he was just going through the motions with his question - some gesture would have been appropriate. On one visit a loud discussion moaning about the boss and the log store could be overheard and how he was wrong and the staff member was right. Not very professional at all but slightly amusing how important he seemed to think he was. There was a slightly involved CV19 process to scan in and email the venue posted on the door - not always easy to do with the limited Wi-Fi available. But on one occasion we popped in for a drink we were rebuffed immediately by a staff member.. are you residents? Sorry can't serve you we're getting ready for dinner. It was 4pm and just two tables had people drinking at them. When I said there was no sign on the door and we'd frequented the venue twice already to drink and eat she just shrugged and said try Pilchards. This was a shame as many independent venues have struggled over CV19 and would appreciate the custom. Also it dissuaded us from visiting for a drink again that week. But when we used the venue to eat funnily enough our table wasn't ready. It's a shame and a little odd that the service we received in Pilchards was exceptional as I'd believed it was just one big team across the three venues (David Barnard owns the Stargazey Inn too) sharing the same ethos and approach. Hopefully this was just a bad week for the Port Gaverne and things will be much improved if we visit again. Hopefully the owner reads these reviews and Rick Stein doesn't visit again and get gritty mussels! We'll be back but we will be looking for the magic we've had before.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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111BobbieP wrote a review Jan 2021
Cheltenham, United Kingdom27 contributions31 helpful votes
Don't stay in their attic rooms. Dark ,dreary and not very clean. An insult when you pay so much money.. Food is very average and we found them very inflexible. You'd have to pay us to stay here again ! A shame as it's in such a picturesque spot. Trust us !!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Harriet wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
We stayed at the Port Gaverne Hotel for 2 nights in mid-December for my husband's birthday. We had originally only booked a room here due to its proximity to Nathan Outlaw's restaurant which is a 5 minute walk up the hill (also highly recommended), but this hotel and its restaurant are well worth a trip in their own right. It is a quintessential british pub (almost like those presented in american films like The Holiday), but with the genuine atmosphere and quality that you would expect from a high quality restaurant. The food was really delicious (hearty mushroom soup, homemade bread, delicious steak, fishcakes, croquettes etc. all of a very high standard) and we sat drinking from their decent wine menu by an open fire. The breakfast was included and was also really flavoursome, with lots of options for different tastes and dietary requirements. The staff were very friendly (and patient - we had a few drinks to celebrate my husband's 30th...) and overall we couldn't have asked for a better time away. The rooms are fairly basic, but very cosy and clean. Excellent covid measures in place throughout meant that you felt very safe and protected, but without sacrificing the ambience. Would highly recommend this place to stay or eat, and look forward to coming back again in the new year.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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A.McMurray wrote a review Jan 2021
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom27 contributions21 helpful votes
Great find right on the coast in a wonderful part of Cornwall. Clean well presented and comfortable rooms. Fabulous breakfast, possibly the best I’ve found in the UK. Staff were friendly and helpful despite the added pressure that COVID brings. Dinner was also excellent with a great menu and good service. Will definitely hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Duncan wrote a review Dec 2020
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Visited the Hotel for an evening meal in early December and was not disappointed! I had the Parfait to start and the incredible Partridge dish as my main. You’ll struggle to beat this quality at this price, particularly in this area. The hotel was cosy and welcoming and we chatted to a couple that were staying there who seemed to be having a fantastic time. Well worth the visit!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$157 - US$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port Gaverne Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Port Gaverne Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Harbour, Port Isaac, Cornwall (0.4 miles), Port Isaac Pottery (0.5 miles), and Cliffside Gallery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Port Gaverne Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Port Gaverne Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Port Gaverne Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port Gaverne Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, Fresh From The Sea, and Outlaw's New Road.
Is Port Gaverne Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the centre of Port Gaverne.
Are pets allowed at Port Gaverne Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Port Gaverne Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bodmin Jail (9.2 miles), St. Breward Parish Church (6.1 miles), and Shire Hall (9.6 miles).
Does Port Gaverne Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.