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“Quick drinkie” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Inn

Fort Inn
Ranked #31 of 233 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated on the edge of Newquay town and enjoying stunning views along the coast the Fort Inn is a welcoming and comfortable pub with that prides itself in catering for all members of the family from toddlers to grandparents. The Fort is also famous throughout Cornwall for its amazing Sunday carvery - a hit with all members of the family! So whatever the weather, and whatever the occasion the Fort Inn is the perfect destination for a family meal or get together
Reading, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Quick drinkie”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I popped in here for a quick drink after a long walk. It's clean and very big. There are stunning views from the outside seating area.

Visited June 2014
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Essex, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Love this place, every time we visit Newquay we go to The Fort, it is located overlooking the harbour and has loads of seats outside along with a nice play area for the children.
Good varied menu but beware eating outdoors as the seagulls still try and get a bite even though there are wires overhead to deter them.
Beautiful harbour views and a good selection of various beers. Cornish lager was very nice!
Staff all seem very friendly too.......overall a great place catering for all ages.

Visited May 2014
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Newport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Annoyed!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Would love to comment on the food BUT we arrived at the bar at a few minutes to 9pm, got our drinks and sat on a table laid out with cutlery and menus. After choosing our food approached the bar to be told they had stopped serving at 9 but we could order desserts!!! I then watched a member of staff clean a table and then reset it so had to ask why if they had stopped serving food, she smiled and replied "so we dont have to do it in the morning".

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carol c
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“An absolute gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We came across the Fort Inn by accident, and we were so glad that we did!

We'd had an amazing morning with Cornwall Segway for our daughters 21st and were looking for somewhere to continue the excellent start to the day. Fort Inn met our expectations far before we knew we had any!

It's a very busy place. Interestingly laid out with ample seating and dining facilities. The bar and food order areas were well laid out and the staff quickly and efficiently attended to customers with ease and a smile.

Fort Inn is sited in an enviable position overlooking the bay and has a fabulously spacious terrace which lends itself to al fresco dining as well as a perfect place to enjoy the view and a few drinks with friends.

There were 7 of us with ages ranging from 54 to 20 years of age. There were ample choices on the menu for all of us to chose from and the food was delivered in approximately 15 minutes, again from polite and smiling staff, and each meal was quality in all respects. Incidentally, the salmon bruschetta and the chicken and chorizo dishes received high praise from our table!

I have read the other reviews on here which puts the Fort Inn in a less favourable light, and from the experience we had I would unquestionably recommend Fort Inn to anyone thinking of trying it out.

I will say though, the only slightly negative aspect which has been touched on previously, that I agree with, concerns dogs. My personal opinion is that animals should not be in the vicinity of any food service. While I applaud the open policy of welcoming customers with four legged friends, I do think the location of such an area may need a rethink by the management.

Don't get me wrong - there was no zig zagging over and inbetween copious canine visitors, but the very large mastiff we encountered that was laying half under a table could have been a "reconsider moment" on another day.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cornwall
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Lovely views!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Food was lovely and came out quickly. Great location, terrace and sea views. Lovely play area for the children. Would visit again.

Visited May 2014
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