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Polgooth Inn

££ - £££, British,
Ricketts Lane | Polgooth, Polgooth, St Austell PL26 7DA, England
+44 1726 74089
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (71 reviews)
“nachos” (20 reviews)
“pudding” (37 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ricketts Lane | Polgooth, Polgooth, St Austell PL26 7DA, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great Atmosphere
"Everything was just superb: Service friendly, cheerful and efficient"
Brian G
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2. Excellent Service
"Service is excellent and the food quality and quantity is very good"
Allan B
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3. Brilliant Place!
"The views over the valley to the pubs kitchen garden beautifully"
John C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was really delicious. Service was efficient enough, but not overly friendly (IMO). Very relaxed atmosphere and cosy surroundings.

Thank Wanderlust_151
Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I ate here on Saturday night. I had the smaller portion of fish and chips which was divine, my partner chose the biryani. It was not to his taste although well cooked and presented. When the waitress asked at the end of...More

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very polite and welcoming seated quickly to our booked table - great choice on menu - BUT beware it does all seem to be microwaved as our order came really quickly so nothing could have cooked from scratch - except the fried eggs on...More

Polgooth-Inn, Manager at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your recent review. All food is cooked to order and all the team here take great pride in their ability to deliver every element of our comprehensive menu to our customers. The speed of your food arriving is dependent on other table...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend recently visited here and wasn’t dissapointed. Really friendly staff and good atmosphere! I had the bbq brisket which was great and she had the sweet potato tagine and she enjoyed also. Would visit again!

Thank brad2410
Polgooth-Inn, Manager at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Come and see us again soon, you should try out our breakfasts on a Friday or a Saturday morning next to the log fire! Thanks again from all of the team at The Polgooth Inn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely vegan meal here wih greta staff and lovely atomosphere in the pub. We sat by a roaring fire and thoroughly enjoyed our meals which came with quick service!

Thank Greendragonette
Polgooth-Inn, Manager at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback on your recent Vegan meal here at The Polgooth Inn. Glad you enjoyed the roaring fire and warm welcome. Come and see us again soon! Thanks again from The team!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here on a Sunday evening just before Christmas. The pub was quiet but we received a warm welcome. We opted to sit in near the bar instead of rattle about in the dining room although we overheard staff talking about how busy it...More

Thank The_Groke1
Polgooth-Inn, Manager at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us before Christmas, we are pleased that you had a warm welcome and enjoyed your visit. Great feedback on the Tagine, deserts and soft drink selection. Come back and see us again soon, perhaps come and try our lovely Sunday Lunches! Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled across county for a family Boxing Day lunch. We had booked and said we had Percy, our dog (of indeterminate lineage), which meant we were seated in the very busy, but not uncomfortably so, main bar. Log fire burned, large tables of families,...More

Thank HugePerson
Polgooth-Inn, Manager at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Polgooth Inn! The team here work very hard to make sure that everyone enjoys our warm welcome. We are glad that you enjoyed your food and drinks selection. We look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a spare of the moment late lunch/ early tea. The place was packed and we were lucky to be given a table. Sadly it took a while to be served as the staff behind the bar seemed more interested in...More

Thank owdamedge
Polgooth-Inn, Manager at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry about your wait in the bar, glad you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again soon! From the Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to treat ourselves today as it our Wedding Anniversary, so visited the Polgooth Inn for lunch. Absolutely perfect lunch. My husband had the steak with all the trimmings, I had the giant fish cake with poached egg on top, delicious! To follow, I...More

Thank sandixee989
Polgooth-Inn, Manager at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you both enjoyed your special lunch together at The Polgooth Inn. You should try our legendary breakfasts on a Friday & Saturday morning too! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub/ restaurant is the friendliest, cosiest place. We come here often and can't recommend highly enough the quality of the food, the brilliant menu and superb ambience and location. Never disappoints.

Thank KatiBrun
Polgooth-Inn, Manager at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind words, the team here at the Polgooth Inn work hard to make sure every visit is great. Glad you enjoyed the cosy, friendly atmosphere. Come back soon!

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Questions & Answers
2 January 2018|
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Response from 345andy789 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dog friendly
31 August 2017|
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Response from Polgooth-Inn | Property representative |
Hi Yes, we have Wifi Kind regards
Jeanette G
23 May 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would say so too...my dad has Parkinson's & we had no problems here
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$69
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ricketts Lane | Polgooth, Polgooth, St Austell PL26 7DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell  >  Polgooth
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 74089
  • E-mail
Award winning cosy Cornish pub situated in a beautiful valley near St Austell and the Eden Project serving great food, wine,ale, and coffee. Enjoy cosy fires in the winter months and a great pub garden in the summer
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