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The Russell Inn

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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2 West Street, Polruan PL23 1PJ, England
+44 1726 870707
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best pub in Polruan. Great food. Great staff. If your in Polruan you'll have a fantastic night with the best tasting beer in the area!!. Would highly recommend

Thank Robert T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had many visits to this excellent very friendly Pub......superb Food & service,from a Great Bar staff team & very accommodating Landlord & Landlady......Quiz night every Thursday is a must,great fun & atmosphere.Highly recommend...!!!.

Thank taxi4dave
South West England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcome stop on way in and out of Polruan. Parked in Fore Street car park had nice coffee, did the Hall walk to Pont, Bodinnick loop , Pont and back along the coast, only to find it still open. That was a relief at 1630 on a Monday in March.Had good round of drinks ,Tribute went down well, and kitchen... More 

Thank C B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had totally brill night thanks to Steve and Karen and staff,at our local the Russell inn in Polruan. Couldn't have asked for better birthday party and 5 star food and service and letting us decorating pub for hubbys 50 birthday weekend. Thanks guys xxx

Thank southernbelle1968
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Lugger stops serving at 14:30 and Crumpets has also shut up shop when we arrived. The Russell kindly offered us food from their menu. The food is what I would call traditional old school pub food. It was great to see the fire roaring, this is so important in my book. Thank you to the landlady and landlord for... More 

Thank Marns T
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My family & I visit Polruan for February Half term every year. Last year the Russell was closed, & when I checked a week ago on trip advisor it stated it was closed. So it was a wonderful surprise today to find it open, with roaring fire, along with wonderful warm hospitality. Thank you for warming us up on this... More 

Thank Sausage66
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

A very friendly warm Cornish pub that has a real log fire. My wife and I along with three friends decided to try the Russell Inn as we had already tried the Lugger. We were not disappointed at all. The landlady and the landlord were very welcoming as were the staff. The food was great and came in good time.... More 

Thank Robert T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely little pub. Great food with great portion size and even better prices. The beer and cider is great. Lovely staff and the new landlord and his wife are delightful. Would highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Avoid at all costs. New landlord who is very rude and abusive. Having visited this pub numerous times over the years they have always served draught Guinness. Due to lack of custom for draught Guinness they have changed to canned Guinness. When I returned my pint to the bar complaining that it tasted 'off' and asked for something else the... More 

3 Thank Phil C
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We came across from Fowey on the little ferry for a walk around Polruan. We stumbled across this little pub so thought we would pop in for a drink. The barman was very amenable; and our cider was good. They were in the middle of a change in ownership so, unfortunately, no food was being served, but I would definitely... More 

1 Thank Sarah H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$11
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 West Street, Polruan PL23 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polruan
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 870707
A traditional style Cornish pub serving good quality home produced fayre and a great selection of fine local ales & ciders

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