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The Three Pilchards

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Quay Road | Quay Road, Polperro PL13 2QZ, England
+44 1503 272233
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with friends, so four of us reserved a table. We had a lovely Sunday lunch and drinks in the The Pilchards. Friendly staff, a warm welcome and they even welcome dogs... We had the Sunday roast, but all the food looked nice. We will definitely be back during the week. Highly recommend

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Thank Gray W
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - brilliant to hear you will be back to us later this week! We are very pleased you enjoyed our food and hospitality during your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. Kat, Dan and The Three Pilchards Team More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you eat in tourist traps like polperro expectations aren't, very high,but the pilchards blew me away,service was great,we had the fish pie and fish and chips which were lovely,I could have eaton anything off the menu,and it was reasonably priced,so well done to the owners who know how to deliver service.

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Thank upupandaway155
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Great review - thank you for taking the time to write it. Amazing compliment that you were blown away by our food and service! We hope to see you again soon, Kat, Dan and The Three Pilchards Team. More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Polperro is to die for before we begin and I would imagine the locals have not only had to accept huge changes in the last few years but have had to grasp it and make it work. So, The Three Pilchards. What a delightful eatery and what fantastic friendly happy people. Food was freshly cooked and very tasty. They are... More 

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Thank Graham C
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at The Three Pilchards. If you had mentioned the sachets to one of our team they would have been happy to explain that we are no longer able to provide bottled condiments due to limited table space during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was here for business having spent two days staying locally. I had the scallops. I have to say that the proprietors cannot do enough to make you feel at home. Amazing food and very nice people. Anyone leaving a bad review clearly needs to brushed the sand out of their undies.

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Thank Këv C
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Brilliant review - thank you for taking the time to let others know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Cornwall. Kat, Dan and The Three Pilchards Team. More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This too is a great little pub, very friendly and excellent meals also service. They have a open fire that makes your visit , especially if it's cold and wet. The landlord and landlady are very welcoming and will make your visit pleasurable.

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Thank Tate1964
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are very happy to hear that you were impressed by our cosy little pub and that we provided a nice refuge from the winter outside! We hope you visit us again, Kat, Dan and The Three Pilchards Team. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here & weren't disappointed at all. Staff really helpful & welcoming. My friend & I shared a fish platter for lunch as we were out for dinner anyway. Perfect choice & good prawns & salmon & mussels etc & great chunky slice of granary bread & we ordered 1 portion of chips to share & these were really well... More 

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Thank Catherine J
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Wonderful review - fantastic to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your visit. Our chips are highly praised by our visitors and we take pride in the fact we cut and cook them all on site. Our Fish platter is also extremely popular so it is good to hear it was a hit with you too! We hope to see... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at the Three Pilchards for a quick lunch in the middle of our coast path walk from Polruan to Looe. Needed a fast turnaround and it was done perfectly. Although it was a pub they provided efficient waitress service which worked brilliantly. We had sandwiches which were fresh and well filled and a couple of well kept Doombars. Would... More 

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Thank sjjawalker
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review - our waiter/waitress service has been a new aspect to our customer experience during the last few months and it is great to hear that this is working for our visitors. We look forward to seeing you again, Kat, Dan and The Three Pilchards Team. More 

Cardiff
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Polperro in the first weekend of December during off season when many places were closed, we ate for two of our three nights in the pilchards which I think can be relied upon to be open even when it's quiet. There was a nice fire going on cold December nights and the staff were always friendly and welcoming.... More 

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Thank TomBooze
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - it is brilliant to heat you would recommend us for price as well as good food and service. It is unfortunate that on the night you visited there was an issue with a couple of customers but thankfully I can honestly say that this is a rarity in our little pub. We hope to... More 

Brigg, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited twice in Feb half term 2017. We went with our 3 young boys one of which only a baby in a high chair. Great welcome very friendly and happy to help find a suitable sitting area. Food especially the fish absolutely delicious and very good value. Kids meals what you would expect but all cooked fresh and generous... More 

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Thank Nina R
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Brilliant review - thank you! Excellent to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your visit and will be returning to us. See you again soon, Kat, Dan and The Three Pilchards Team. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late lunch on a Sunday the order of the day, pub is down by the harbour and servers food all day which was the attraction. Central door entrance, has character due tot he age of the place, low beams and outside toilets, ok, to be exact, out the door to another block! Seating to the left and right, not huge... More 

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Thank Andy M
DanKat80, Owner at The Three Pilchards, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Very pleased you enjoyed your meals with us. The log burner - as you say - is our only form of heating though is usually sufficient to heat the restaurant. We do let the fire die down during busier periods to prevent our customers next to the log burner over heating however we will ensure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay Road | Quay Road, Polperro PL13 2QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polperro
  • Phone Number: +44 1503 272233
Description
Home Cooked, Fresh, Locally Sourced Food. Specialising in hearty meals and fresh fish dishes.

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