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Polgooth Inn

££ - £££, British,
Ricketts Lane, Polgooth, St Austell PL26 7DA, England
+44 1726 74089
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (77 reviews)
“nachos” (24 reviews)
“cobb salad” (24 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ricketts Lane, 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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1,481 - 1,490 of 1,718 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2013

We booked a table at this pub both nights we stayed in Cornwall as it was both conveniently located close to where we stayed and also the food is lovely and good value. The portions are on the large size so one course was all...More

Thank EnlightenedHampshire
Reviewed 10 July 2013

When we visit Cornwall this is one of our favourite pubs to eat in. The staff are really friendly and helpful, the beers great and the food yummy. We find it great value and have never had a bad meal in this pub. We all...More

Thank KimSned
Polgooth-Inn, Owner at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Many thanks for sharing your views and giving us all such high praise

Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Bland, tasteless, unappetising food with poor unresponsive service... When I complained about my meal, the staff became indifferent to further requests.. the landlady took our money at the end of the evening but never asked about our experience...which is probably a good tactic on her...More

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Polgooth-Inn, Owner at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Thank you for posting your comments as we do take them extremley seriously With ref to your evening, I was lead to believe by my manger on duty that night, that after the main meal was changed you and your guest went on to enjoy...More

Reviewed 8 July 2013

This place is a real find great food the portions are massive. This really is a lovely country pub serving great food and the staff are also very good!

Thank Becsder
Polgooth-Inn, Owner at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Many thanks for posting such a positive review we'll look forward to welcoming you back

Reviewed 8 July 2013

Recently returned from Cornwall and a visit to the Polgooth Inn, St Austell near Mevagissey. A typical country style pub serving traditional bar meals and carvery. The Ploughman's platter was a delight. Cheese, ham and pork pie, along with salad, home made coleslaw and homemade...More

Thank JaynieK
Reviewed 8 July 2013

A random choice for a lunchtime meeting with friends proved to be an excellent one. The staff were both helpful and courteous, the food of an excellent quality, the portions very adequate and the prices acceptable, the cod and chips were superb - you could...More

Thank Ailsa W
Polgooth-Inn, Owner at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

I would like to express my thanks for your comments on tripadviser. It gives our staff a great boast Enjoy the sun

Reviewed 5 July 2013

What a lovely Inn, tucked away at the edge of Polgooth, it really was a delight. Visited with my family age range of baby to 81, all made to feel very welcome. Food was superb with a very varied menu. The Duck salad was to...More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 4 July 2013

The courtesy and welcoming nature of the staff is the first and most outstanding aspect of this pub. The food was excellent and could not be faulted. The steak pie was one of the best (fullest and meatiest) I've ever had. The environment was good...More

Thank PhilsPotty
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Of all the places we ate during our holiday in Cornwall this was by far the best. Great food, lovely atmosphere and friendly helpful staff. Have been before and enjoyed the Polgooth Inn but this year was even better. Some different things on the menu...More

Thank J P
Polgooth-Inn, Owner at Polgooth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

WOW, Thanks What a great review, many thanks for your positive feedback Look forward to seeing you next time your visiting Cornwall

Reviewed 30 June 2013

Lovely local pub, gets very busy so would advise booking. The food was delicious- pan-seared king prawns! homemade crab cakes!,Fowey Mussels and Lemon & Ginger Posset- great! Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank toffee_appleNorfolk
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2 January 2018|
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Response from Polgooth-Inn | Property representative |
sorry for late reply, Yes well behaved Dogs are welcome
31 August 2017|
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Response from Polgooth-Inn | Property representative |
Hi Yes, we have Wifi Kind regards
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$66
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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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, St Austell PL26 7DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell  >  Polgooth
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 74089
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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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