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The Bolingey Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Penwartha Road, Bolingey, England
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was gorgeous. I had monk fish in a white sauce. Delicate in flavour and perfectly cooked. The pub was cosy and warm with a roaring fire on our cold December night. Friendly staff too. Top place

Thank andymb123
Verwood, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic, traditional country pub. From the moment we walked in with our friends and 2 retrievers we were greeted by a warm welcome, sat in the bar by a roaring fire. An excellent pint and wonderful homemade food. Possibly one of the best pubs I've ever visited. Thanks guys

Thank DorsetNick
Warrington, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went with friends who knew the place since it is hard to find at night. It was full of locals which was always a good starting point. It is very cosy and the table and chairs are very close to each other. The food choices were very good and we enjoyed a good meal with local ales. Do look at... More 

Thank dselvan
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub although very expensive, bar area can get quite noisy whilst dining but atmosphere very nice. Staff lovely.

Thank sarahshannewall
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I lived in perranporth in the late 1970, the bolingy inn was the place we went on a Friday night. an old pub with real ales fab. went back last week to visit friends, and went on a Friday for a meal. friendly staff, good choice of food that was wonderful. if this little treasure was in one of the... More 

1 Thank marianneburnett
Buxton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Red Fox Barn b&b booked ahead for us. The service was very good, and the wine and locally produced food was delicious. Atmosphere was just what you would expect when eating in a traditional Inn.

1 Thank Helen G
Buxton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I had a lovely meal at the Bolingey Inn. The only slight criticism is that our table was tucked away in a corner but at least we were able to talk quietly. Very attractive pub but advisable to book. We tried the following day only to find that it was fully booked. Two wines, two pints of... More 

Thank Trevor G
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Drove past this quaint little pub tonight and decided to call in. Didn't have a reservation but the staff gave us a table. My husband and I ordered the sword fish steak and all I can say is WOW, what amazing food and great portions. We had the Banoffee pie for sweet this was to die for. The food was... More 

Thank Karen A
East Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Overall we were happy, mainly because the food was so good. I had the beef Wellington and my partner, fillet steak - both cooked to perfection. This is a traditional pub, dating from the 17th century and it had the typical olde worlde feel. In our view, two things let it down; the first was that the welcome and hospitality... More 

Thank 01ToneBone
Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

unfortunately we had a very long wait even though we had booked our table. Steak and Ale pie was off the menu but was not told of this until my wife had already ordered. Made another choice after chasing the waitress and then proceeded to wait 40 minutes before the food finally appeared. Once we mentioned that we were not... More 

1 Thank chriswebdale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Penwartha Road, Bolingey, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bolingey

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?