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Admiral Benbow

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46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
+44 1736 363448
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor is unique, it is more like a wonderful museum with loads of relics from the marine past with lovely intimate cosy places to sit with your dog if you wish :) staff are very friendly and the homemade soup and bread I had for lunch was very nice with real ales available...

2 Thank monomaid
Swindon, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here many times in the past and whenever I go back, it's always someone different running the place. No exception this time. The waitress showed us to our table and took our drinks order. They arrived quickly and she then took our food order. I had chicken in a mushroom and blackberry sauce. It was very tasty.... More 

2 Thank Jackie H
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Admiral Benbow is a great place to eat or meet friends. It has a long history and is more like a theme park than a pub. They also accept dogs which is a bonus. We have eaten here a couple of times now and the food is usually good, if a bit overpriced. Burgers and steak and ale pie... More 

2 Thank petalmac
East Anglia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wonderful atmosphere in quirky surroundings, just like dining on board an old ship. Valentine's night was made special by the complimentary glass of bubbly and a red rose and the food was really lovely.

2 Thank passifloraEastAnglia
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Fascinating and unique decor, friendly staff. Dogs are made welcome. A must see when visiting Penzance.

1 Thank liz b
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170 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

5 stars for being a friendly local pub serving good beer and short but excellent daily menu . We had the freshest , biggest megrim sole with fantastic Cornish new potatoes . The pub is ancient and combines this with a fairground approach to decor (in a good way you have to see it to get it)

2 Thank indigor
Colyton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The service was second to none, warm, friendly and swift The food was traditional/quirky....with a twist and plenty of it The atmosphere was something to savour and return to again The location was a bit eventful as you have to park on the street. Best used in the evening when you can park as and where!

2 Thank Christina W
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We had a family birthday meal at the Benbow and as always the food was really top notch and very good value for money - always reasonably priced. The Bruschetta starter was delicious and piping hot and the Olives and dips were plentiful and very tasty. The Benbow burger was highly recommended by two of our group, as were the... More 

2 Thank MandaCornwall
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting for a drink or two just to soak up the interior decor..Like being inside a pirate ship.Very quaint

2 Thank snorledge
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Had a lovely home cooked meal at this pub. Really lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Good wholesome food.

2 Thank Donna F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?