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The Bowgie Inn

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British, Bar, Pub
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West Pentire | Cornwall, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
+44 1637 830363
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sunday roast with an amazing view of the Cornish coast. You can't beat it. We love going to the Bowgie for lunch as we know it will be a great meal, good value for money and there will be friendly staff. Added to that the amazing view and plenty of parking and it's already a winner before you add that... More 

Thank Suzanne H
Spalding, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very windy December day, but a great place to stop for lunch. Our second visit to the Bowgie Inn in 4 months, and it is a place that will be on our list to visit every time we holiday in the Cornwall area. The meals are well worth a try and a good selection is offered on the main... More 

Thank Smantypile
Banstead, United Kingdom
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1,108 reviews
826 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes crowded but out of season, this is a great pace to stop for food and drink if you're walking the south west coast path . We sat outside and looked at fabulous views and drank well kept beer in ten sunshine . Marvellous .

Thank LargelyMonk
Truro, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gammon steak was really hard... Dry and tough - waiter was told and he said "oh sorry about that". Even if the gammon was OK the whole dish lacked thought and presentation. The burgers were thin, low quality, that you might expect to see served out of polystyrene from a roadside van, with cheap "plastic cheese" squares to make the... More 

Thank TisTM
Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again another fantastic meal at the Bowgie Inn. The service was ultra quick and the staff and especially the waiter couldn't of been more friendly or helpful. I had the Spinach, Feta & Ricotta quiche which was to die for. Portion sizes were good too.

Thank Sharon S
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lovely atmosphere. Nice and warm. Christmas decorations had just gone up too. Plenty of choice to eat and drink. Staff were friendly and helpful. Prices not too bad either. Well worth a visit!

Thank DoubleC1974
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Visited this restaurant and was very disappointed. I thought I would treat myself to one of the more expensive fish dishes a "Smoked Seafood Salad" According to the menu, the fish is from "the smokehouse at St. Mawes" making you believe the fish is going to be fresh, tender and very tasty. How wrong could you be! The piece of... More 

Thank vortex2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Every time we come to cornwall for a holiday we always stop in newquay! We always make a pact that we will always go to the bowgie!!! The bowgie inn is a friendly family run place with spectacular views overlooking crantock beach! The food is excellent, it's very reasonable considering the genorous portions ! There is a varied food menu... More 

Thank flake74
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Bowgie is a superb pub/restaurant overlooking Crantock beach. Loads of ambiance, especially in the old bar with a blazing fire. There's an extensive menu with something for everyone. However, don't go for the fish and chips - the fish is coated in batter which is so thick and heavy it makes it really unpalatable.....a great disappointment! Go for the... More 

Thank beaw2015
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

After a long journey on the train, after unpacking we headed to the Bowgie Inn. Lovely welcome from staff, who were very happy to help on selecting drink/food etc. One lad even helped my friend with her phone as she was having trouble with it. She had steak, I had the homemade quiche with salad , excellent food, but oh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
British, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Pentire | Cornwall, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Crantock
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 830363
Cornwall is renowned for its stunning coastal locations and dramatic seascapes, and if you haven't visited The Bowgie Inn in Crantock near Newquay, you're yet to see the best.
Situated on West Pentire Headland overlooking the stunning Crantock Bay, the views from this famous pub will take your breath away.
The surrounding area is a walker's paradise sandwiched between the unspoiled beaches of Crantock and Polly Joke. It's just a short stroll from The Bowgie to the coastal path which will take you on a circular walk of the headland, passing both beaches. On route, you'll be treated to spectacular views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, spot seabirds at play and work up a well-deserved appetite.
A 'Taste of the West' Member, The Bowgie's traditional menu includes prime selected ingredients, Cornish produce, great food offers, local ales, well-chosen wines, an acclaimed luxury hot chocolate, and of course, the pub's famous Sunday Roast Dinner served all day.
The Bowgie is open everyday from 11am, serving great pub lunches from 11am - 3pm and evening meals from 5pm - 9pm on week days and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Food is also served all day during school holiday periods. With fantastic sea views, lots of seating inside and out and a sun terrace for those warm Summer evenings, The Bowgie and the surrounding area is the perfect place to explore all year round.
With a large private car park right outside the door, this must-visit Cornish treasure is accessible for all.

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