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The Russell Inn

West Street, Polruan PL23 1PJ, England
+44 1726 870007
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
West Street, Polruan PL23 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the Russell very welcoming - friendly helpful staff. It's always popular, even with locals, and more so when the Lugger Inn nearby is fully booked. The staff coped very well with the extra customers. Pizzas are made on the spot, but are very...More

Thank patriciapaul1990
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great chips and the best fish I've ever had! As a black woman from Manchester, I am always cautious about the welcome in such communities but the landlord was attentive and friendly. I will eat there again.

1  Thank Olivia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Polruan and wandered down to the quay looking for the recommended pub, the Lugger Inn, but all tables were booked. Called at the Russell and ordered three small portions of fish and chips, which we ate outside with a glass of excellent...More

Thank rachaelh693
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Great beer, great pizza, friendly atmosphere. Just what you want if you want a nibble and a pint. Recommend.

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Remember this pub from holidays some 40 years ago. Alas, didn't live up to those memories; lacked atmosphere, not particularly comfortable or welcoming. Pool table out back commandeered by locals. Shame.

Thank Baz B
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Great to revisit this lovely friendly pub again. After two years away, Rob and his staff remembered us and made us so welcome. Great bingo night on Tuesday and we enjoyed the food we had - good simple food with large portions and excellent value...More

1  Thank KandChockridge
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Tried this quaint village pub again after several months away. Thought I'd give it the one last go!!!! Another waste of time and money. What food we saw looked disgusting. A few locals in that were rude and obnoxious, using filthy language without any staff...More

5  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for a drink whilst we visited from Fowey. We came across on the ferry (4adults 4children and 2 dogs) we were made to feel very welcome and we thought it was a lovely place, the Christmas decorations were pretty and a...More

Thank Dubrovnik2010
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely village pub with great atmosphere. Rob has only recently reopened the pub but it's well supported by locals (always a good sign in my opinion!) with a roaring fire and excellent beer. Tonight was their first night serving takeaway food and we weren't disappointed!...More

2  Thank mutley1998
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Recently moved to Fowey and wanted to find a local away from the high street so we jumped onto the ferry and tried Polruan. Tried the Lugger first, strange menu compared to when we came a year ago house hunting, little atmosphere, but still quaint....More

1  Thank SonnyJim42
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Robert T
9 November 2017|
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Response from mutley1998 |
The pub has reopened and having visited a number of times in the past week since the new landlord took over my family have never experienced any hostility, in fact quite the opposite...always welcoming with a cheery smile... More
Alistair S
7 June 2016|
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Response from Jimmy H | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are welcome in the pub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Street, Polruan PL23 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polruan
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 870007
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