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What you can expect during your visit
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, British
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews red mullet seafood burger bouillabaisse mussels sardines salad surf and turf fresh fish fries pudding bread cocktail bar great atmosphere wait for a table no booking specials board
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Reviewed 24 December 2020 via mobile

Visited here while staying in fowey for a couple of nights. Very nice food and Lovley atmosphere would highly recommend. Potions are quite large tho!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

As part of our 10th anniversary weekend (thankfully actual date was yesterday), went into Sam’s. Wife’s chicken burger was almost alive so we sent it back after she’d had two bites....was told it would be 4 minutes to which it was 10. I’d finished mine...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 December 2020 via mobile

Lovely meals at Sam’s always. Great fresh fish and some good turf options too. Roaring fire and friendly service. Handling the COVID thing well too.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

My boyfriend, friend and I, came in today WOW! What an amazing place! The armour was great! The food was exquisite, the red mullet burger was awesome. Also the Christmas burger was delicious. Staff were very friendly and very COVID compliant. Thankyou so much. We...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 15 December 2020

After travelling 28 miles on foot on the saints way on treacherous conditions from Our docked ship in Padstow to Fowey in one day, turning up at the door with blood leaking from our sandals and leaving a trail of shaven chestnuts to guide our...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2020

We visit Sams every time we come to Fowey; it never disappoints. We love the friendly informal atmosphere and the choice of music - never too loud to stunt conversation but always an ‘extra’ to enjoy. And the food - simply cooked fresh fish or...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

Went in here for a drink ! Amazing service amazing atmosphere Would definitely recommend to friends! :)

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

We hadn't booked but the manager bentover backwards to get us safely seated. It was a fantastic evening at Sams ... the seafood was first class and the staff lively and friendly, Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

Booked a table for lunch on Sunday and had a wonderful experience. Staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful and the ambiance fun and friendly - my husband loved the movie and music memorabilia on the walls. On to the food - absolutely delicious!! We had...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Simply done, but delicious fresh fish and seafood. Great staff and service, reasonably priced. What more could you want :) just be sure to book a few days in advance - it’s rightfully popular.

Date of visit: September 2020
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23 October 2017|
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Response from broganmc | Reviewed this property |
Not dog friendly, although like previous answer I would imagine guide dogs would be permitted. However, unless you are seated on the ground floor, there are many steep steps to the upper seated eating area, even more to the... More
6 October 2017|
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Response from J9456UQsams | Property representative |
I’m afraid not but you will have no problem this time of year, maybe a short wait for a table but you will definitely get seated.
8 September 2017|
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Response from broganmc | Reviewed this property |
Agree with previous post they are accommodating, however thought there was more than one vegetarian choice. Why don't you phone them as their menus change all the time due to sourcing fresh ingredients?
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sam's

  • Yes, Sam's is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Sam's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5