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“Gets better all the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Blue Peter Inn

The Blue Peter Inn
Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Polperro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Traditional Cornish pub in excellent location with lovely sea and harbour views. Serving a great range of local ales and cider, Wholesome home-cooked food with Daily specials. Live Music Friday and Saturday night. Come and visit us for a real pub experience.
Devizes, United Kingdom
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“Gets better all the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

I've been frequenting the Blue Peter for more years than I can remember - it's had its ups and downs as well as various landlords, some of whom were obviously not cut out for the hospitality industry and some, like the current landlords, who most definitely are. They've had the place now for twelve years and it just gets better and better.

On this cold, blowy evening, it was great to see the log fire burning in the grate, and a selection of locals and visitors sat around the bar. There are always at least four real ales on offer, usually from Cornish and Devonish breweries, and all are served in top notch condition.

The food is superb; I've tried just about everything on the menu but this time I opted for the home-cooked gammon, served with eggs, chips and a large portion of salad. I ordered on the stroke of 6.30pm and by 6.45pm, I was tucking in. The gammon was beautifully cooked, without a trace of fat, the eggs runny, and the home made chips crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. The salad consisted of rocket leaves, tomato, cucumber, and red onion and was a perfect accompaniment.

I cleared the lot and then settled back with the local newspaper and a further couple of beers. The regular bar staff are a delight, talkative, funny and friendly and everyone, whether local or visitor, is greeted upon entering. Dogs are welcomed and will be given a treat or a drink of water. There are no airs and graces here, you'll see local fishermen straight off their boats, walkers covered in mud who have come in from the coast path and all types of people who love this pub for its great atmosphere and friendly staff.

There's nowhere in the village to touch it, in fact, it remains for me one of the best pubs in the UK, and I've been in a few in my time.

  • Visited November 2013
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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“Loads of lovely pub grub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

This must be the friendliest pub in Cornwall. We had conversations with the barman, the locals and two tourist couples. Dogs are welcome and even get a biscuit. The food is excellent pub grub, with the seafood excelling. The beer is good. Prices are keen. What's not to like.

  • Visited September 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely pub but food below average.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Beautiful old pub in a great position.
We stopped for a drink on numerous occasions and enjoyed the cute, quirky Cornish surroundings.
However, we only ate here once on our first night. I was really looking forward to a home cooked pie but was left disappointed, dinner was soggy and greasy.
If I'd of had a lovely meal I would of given it a 10/10

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Polperro October 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is the best pub in Poplerro and also the smallest. Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff. Locals and tourists, travellers always happy and chatty.
An excellent selection of beers, cornish ales, ciders, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks. Lots of bar snacks. Excellent menu of food for Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I have eaten here 4 times over the years , and visited many more times for drinks.

  • Visited October 2013
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Portsmouth
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“Great Cornish pub ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Visited the Blue Peter today for lunch. A first time for us and went on recommendation by others. Superb food, lots of atmosphere and very friendly and welcoming service. Not the largest of places bit the quirkiness and cosy interior adds to the quaint ambience. A must visit pub in Polperro.

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