On the good side: Lovely views of the harbour, friendly staff, good breakfast, but...
Awful beds (soft edges that you roll out of), bad attitude by the owner, old fashioned rooms, tiny shower room, difficult car park, limited evening access to Fowey due to ferry closing times, and very expensive for what you get.
One of our party was on her own but was charged full rate for a double room.
On asking for a special brandy, was told that they had the equivalent. I asked to try a tiny sip and was told by the owner "cheeky!" (not in a good way). It was not good so I settled for something else.
We avoided the place for meals and mainly just stuck out the booking.
The owners are selling up and retiring (June 2012) and they need to.
The place needs a refurb and a new attitude.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the banks of the Fowey River Estuary in the picturesque village of Bodinnick, The Old Ferry is a quintessential Cornish Inn that has been providing accommodation and refreshment for over 400 years. We overlook the Bodinnick to Fowey ferry which can trace its roots back to the 13th Century, and 'Ferryside' the former family home of Daphne du Maurier. The Inn with its relaxed and warm welcome has many traditional features including a wood burner and stone slate floor, and is full of old photographs, nautical bric-a-brac and memorabilia. The perfect place to while away time during the winter months.Our panoramic restaurant gives fantastic river views towards the town of Fowey and the village of Polruan. There are also south facing outside terraces which also have splendid estuary views, and capture the sun all day, a perfect retreat for a summers day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Ferry Inn Bodinnick Hotel Fowey
- The Old Ferry Inn Fowey, Cornwall