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Admiral Benbow

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££ - £££, British,
46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
+44 1736 363448
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (31 reviews)
“chicken” (22 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
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1 - 10 of 674 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting Benbows for over 10 years to a great welcome from Trish, Julie and the staff and really good food. However we went in yesterday and what a disappointment. The 'limited menu ' was TWO dishes- that s not a menu!!!. Apparently...More

2  Thank June H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very poor ... Put off the moment we walked in by the strange atmosphere and surly staff ‘ no food until 6 and we have a limited menu’ went to the Turks Head and had a fabulous meal and were impressed by the attentive and...More

3  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch, staff were brilliant and so welcoming, however food was, as I said OK ! Nothing brilliant but I woould go back again if I were in the area. Oh and they are dog friendly ! which is a good thing.

Thank Gorthleckgirl
Chris M, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for dropping by, I am glad you enjoyed your visit. We are working on improving the food offerings... watch this space and check us out again in a few weeks time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here while in town shopping, friendly staff, good service, very tasty food, good selection of food, the fish n chips & pie n veg was very tasty. Well worth a visit

Thank Michael I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok food. Burger dry; portions a bit small. Quirky place. Stop your dog begging for diners food and mop and clean the toilets.

1  Thank PuttyDood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this pub around 3 years ago. We always make sure we visit every time we take a trip to Cornwall. The food tonight was excellent and the new management are really friendly especially the manager Chris. We will be back very soon!

Thank peggyplowman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a fab place ❤️ a must visit x What a wonderful experience... Lovely new owner who once met you’ll know he cares and will make it good. A warm friendly atmosphere xxx

2  Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interior of this great pub is like being in an old sailing galleon because much of the decor and fittings have come from local shipwrecks. Totally atmospheric! Great real ale selection and good menu always available.

Thank JourneysWithSoul
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

A fantastic pub with so much history and character. Trish and Alan have welcomed us time and time again to the Benbow but on the 12th February they finally sold the pub and will now enjoy their retirement. Thank you for many happy memories made...More

1  Thank katherine148
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Bunch of mates who were born or live or lived in Penzance and for whom the benbow has been part of our lives. Friendly welcome. Good service as ever. Food is good pub grub. Nothing fancy but tasty and reasonable prices as well. Still love...More

1  Thank Gibbo824
Chris M, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Gibbo824, Thanks for dropping in delighted you are still enjoying the Benbow after all those years. I apologise on behalf of the farty dog Zebedee, who was not supposed to be in the dining room. Hope to see you again in the future once...More

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Questions & Answers
Michelle M
3 August 2017|
Response from John D |
Sort of. The Admiral Benbow in the book is isolated. Not on a town street.
2 August 2017|
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Response from geoffmay | Reviewed this property |
25 September 2016|
Response from Admiral B | Property representative |
The lady was a visiting relative of the landlady and she was American.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
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: 46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 363448
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Quirky nautically themed free house, filled with maritime memorabilia and artefacts. Serving selection of real ales and beers and full bar. Food available Mon- Sat 1200-1430 and 1800- 2130.
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