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“Interesting surroundings for a good meal”
Review of Admiral Benbow

Admiral Benbow
Ranked #10 of 186 Restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$21
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Well worth a visit even if it is just for the décor. Need to take everything with a pinch of salt but wonderfully over the top. We were given a tour by one of the regulars complete with stories about smugglers which made for great entertainment - the pub is a lot bigger than just the ground floor. Our meal was good as was the service but unique style of the pub is the attraction.

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Thank Catherine W
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

A pub that tries too hard to be "authentic," filled with knicknacks about which they've invented silly stories. The food was a reminder of how bad English pub food USED to be.

1  Thank 360nick1946
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

4 of us had an evening meal here. We all chose the mixed fish main course to share. The description on the menu sounded great - the reality was that virtually all the fish was covered in a thick batter so all tasted the same - batter. Wouldn't eat here again.
Service was excellent though!

1  Thank Osbog23
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Honestly one of the most interestimg pub interiors i have ever been in (and I have been in a fair few!)
First visited here on a family holiday on 1984, always remembered and now revisited easter 2014. Just how I remembered it. Says something to have a pub stay in your mind for 30 years!
One of the finest pub interiors with an incredible array of maritime artifacts from ships past and old, shipwrecks... figureheards, decking, lights, you name it.
If you are a classical pub hunter, to enjoy historical settings,to enjoy the finest pubs in britain, then this must be visitied to your 'to do' list.
(sorry ive not reviewed food... i was 'here for the beer' !!! )
Penzance is a friendly town, so whether youre travelling on own or otherwise, you'll always feel comfortable and welcome. I intend to visit again very soon, despite living 400 miles away!

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Thank ChilliAndGarlic
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

we were a party of seven of which four of us had the same "daily special" of Thai fish curry. Three of us suffered similar tummy problems. Used to be OK now not worth the bother.

1  Thank keith w
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