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We are the watering hole, the only bar on the beach in the UK, fact! Europe/world, by my opinionated knowledge, yes. A spot that is a must see attraction on this fine island down south of our country, ‘when you go, you will never leave’. We are found in the middle of Cornwall’s finest beach on the west coast, with a 3 mile stretch of sand shadowed by dunes and sea as far as the eye can go, with Holywell on our right shoulder and St Agnes on our left. The only bar actually on the beach in the UK, and the oldest! People continuously ask; how is it there? has it been flooded? how long has it been there? Just over 30 years ago(1978) a man called Bob Job started up a shack on the beach, roaming the
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, Dog Friendly
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All reviews fajitas cakes salad fish and chips beach bar stunning location watch the sunset perranporth beach great atmosphere love this place sunny day the pub sit outside order food next year sand dog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased concert tickets from this venue. The concert was moved, understandedly, due to coronavirus. Once the new date was cancelled, they promised to make refunds on request. I and many others requested refunds, however this venue have totally ignored all requests for the last...More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here numerous times it’s a tourist trap selling over priced drinks and food but you take it on the chin because you’re on holiday raised an issue with them and was treated with contempt and all correspondence ignored Seem very happy to take your...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 December 2020

This is a cool place. Great outside area right on the beach, a real holiday feel! Not the most amazing food but the drinks are nice and the cakes too. Would definitely return here!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

Popped in 4 times in October half term and the new order at your table system was faultless as we watched the sun go down with some Rattler and cheesy chips. Not sure what summer might have been like but in a colder and quieter...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

This place does not issue automatic refunds for cancelled events and then ignores requests for refund ?!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

Visited here in peak summer, we knew it was going to busy but when we got there it was packed!! We struggled to find a spare table, eventually when we found one i sent my partner in to get us a bite to eat and...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Attempted to order hot chocolate and biscuits. Were told very abruptly by a l lady at the counter to order takeaway next door. I said that we didn't want a takeaway and was told equally as abruptly to sit at a table and scan the...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 29 October 2020 via mobile

Far to expensive! For what you get In return, I mean 9 quid for nachos and what appeared to be a vegan option with no mention , I mean no meat !! C'mon , your game needs raising !!!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Disappointing waiting over 40 minutes for hot chocolate and coffee. Sadly not well organised and poor service. Lovely setting on the beach just needs to be well run.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 21 October 2020 via mobile

Having visited the Watering Hole for over 20 years I have to say I am extremely disappointed with the service we have received this week. Some of the Staff have been rude and un accommodating , making us feel that we are not welcome here....More

Date of visit: October 2020
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laurahbryant
23 July 2020|
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Response from cher24 | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure...we just turned up. They have a one way system in place due to covid but we always got a table when we went.
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soniasmithyman
5 August 2019|
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Response from Agoodeater | Reviewed this property |
It’s in perranporth on the beach do shouldn’t take you long
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hfphbill
13 January 2019|
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Response from R9851CFrichardm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply you would have to contact them direct to ask I know it’s surrounded by soft sand
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    The Watering Hole is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5