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Review of The Old Ferry Inn

The Old Ferry Inn
Ranked #26 of 41 Restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, French, Contemporary, Pub
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Good for: View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Booked this hotel with booking.com (use them all the time, no prior problems). We paid the extra for a river view, and decided to stay for 2 nights. On arrival we were met by a young guy who took us to our room, no river view. When queried this, we were told this was the room that was booked, explained that we had paid for a river view, he said there was no rooms available with a view of the river and off he went to see what had happened. Came back 5 mins later and said if we would pay another £70.00 we could have a river view room (What a con). If we hadnt have been on the road since 6am we would have left there and then. We cancelled the second night so they lost revenue. I would not rate this as 3 stars. Very basic room, clean but the tv didnt work no channels available. I opened the window and the stay came off in my hand. The owner/manager is not interested in his hotel guests whatsoever, didnt speak to us at all, only interested in his regulars (4 people). Menu expensive. I have contacted booking.com.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank jannick10
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English first
Hereford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“weekend break”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

fantastic location fantastic food lovely room & views nothing to dislike loved ever minute staff helpful host great


Visited October 2013
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a view”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Strictly speaking this inn is at Bodinnick which is across the river by ferry from Fowey. We left the car in Caffa Mill car park and went across as foot passengers on the car ferry. This is because it stops running at dusk but you can come back by a small passenger ferry. This is how we did it as the alternative long road trip alternative via Lostwithiel is nowhere as near as interesting as the boat trip.
The restaurant gave us a window table overlooking the mouth of the River Fowey, looking at Fowey, Polruan and a mass of small boats moored in the river. The view is spectacular, even when the sun goes down and the lights come on. I met a visitor there who stays at the Inn every year without fail, he said they never get bored with the view.
Oh yes, and the food is excellent and the service top class. This place has everything going for it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Perren4
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good Menu”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Freshly cooked food from a good menu at a reasonable price in a dining room overlooking the estuary.

Visited September 2013
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Rivenhall, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Lovely character pub, friendly with good choice of beer”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We only stopped at the Old Ferry Inn briefly for a beer, whilst out walking. We were impressed, this is a pub with a real old time character feel, and the landlord was very friendly. There was a good selection of Sharps Brewery draft beers on tap,

Whilst not tried, the lunch/dinner menu was extensive, and I have little doubt that the quality and value would be excellent.

We actually used the pub as a refreshment stop on the well known Hall Walk from Polruan, and returned on foot to Polruan; though this time over the hill, rather than on the footpath alongside Pont Pill. If you did not fancy walking back you can of course return via the ferries.

Next time we visit Polruan we shall endeavour to have a proper lunch or dinner at the Old Ferry In.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Colin_JS
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