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“A Family meal on our holiday in Cornwall”
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The Old Ship Hotel
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Padstow
Reviewed 5 August 2013

As we thought we'd have a day out in Padstow and everything seemed to be owned or run by Rick Stein we asked the tourist information office for what was the best place to have lunch and they came up with this place and I can honestly say they're not wrong the food was awesome and plenty of it too the staff are very friendly and very helpfull.
The bill was very reasonable for 4 people having a main course a couple of sides and a round of drinks was £48 I thought that was very reasonable for pub lunch.
It was that good we returned a week later with the rest of the family and the service was exactly the same a very good experience we will be returning.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Had two nights here at the end of July.We were welcomed warmly and our bags taken to our room.The room although quite small had everything we needed comfy beds tea/coffee etc and well equipped shower room.Everything at the Hotel was spotlessly clean and well run by friendly staff.Even though it was a pub the noise level certainly in our room was no problem.Breakfast freshly cooked and tasty.For 2* accommodation in the centre of Padstow you cant go wrong,we would stay here again.Added benefit of parking available but as mentioned before it isn't for the feint hearted if you have a large car!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

If you need to stay right in Padstow this is a good location-but you need to choose your room carefully if you want any sleep in high season- remember this is a pub with rooms .

Any rooms at the back are just fine as this is a solid old building and quite soundproof but the ones at the front above the bar and the outside area could be noisy on hot nights when people are outside.
The rooms are simple and basic but there is all you need for a short stopover . The usual tv etc good tea making facilities - pristine white comfortable bed- The shower cubicle was good - powerful shower - bring your own large bar of soap though! The towels were very white and fluffy .

Above all the place is very clean and the staff are always to be seen polishing and cleaning.

The breakfast was mediocre - not quality food and nothing particularly fresh like yogurt or fruit - tinned and pre packed- and the time window very short 8.30-9.30 am which meant everyone was in at the same time so service was a bit slow. But we were in no rush and we appreciate the main business of the day is the pub and meals so no real need for long breakfast service hours.

The staff seemed to be working very hard and were cheerful and helpful.

Overall it was overpriced for the quality but its location and being in the peak season was what we were paying for and they charged no more than any other centrally located accommodation - so on balance we would return .
And bizarrely they have an exceptional collection of dinky toys in the dining area!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

I regularly read trip advisor reviews before choosing a hotel, restaurant etc and never take note of the negative or slightly critical reviews. "Bit too expensive" - please then tell me where you can stay in Padstow for less and get the level of service, food etc that you get at the Old Ship?. It's Padstow for crying out loud, if you want to pay a mediocre price for a meal, there are places, but you will get a mediocre meal. The staff at the OId Ship are great, always helpful, friendly and nothing was too much for them. Ideal location, FREE parking, comfortable room, (no9), breakfast to die for, good atmosphere. Would not look further than the Old Ship if we go to Cornwall again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

This is a great place to sit outside, under the canopy , while enjoying a drink and bite to eat and just chilling. We always call in here when we stay in Padstow and take time to relax. The menu is varied with some excellent specials like lobster - great for a holiday treat. The meat and cheese platters are also good, especially if you don't want anything too heavy to eat. All in all a lovely pub with great food.

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

a vrey cozy hotel, a little bit more expensive than I had in mind, but then all the hotels around the area have the same price. I'd come back again hereThe location is excelent (2 min away from the harbour and 1min to the closest 2 pasty and icecream shops)
The breakfast was great (included in the price).

It's a "to recommend" hotel!

Room Tip: First floor with view to the rear of the hotel are the ideal ones. Though the seagulls are noisy any...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Very good location, we didn't try the food because the kitchen was closed at 9 pm, but the menu looked very interesting.
The room was nice but quite small. The bathroom was basic and tiled with ugly cheap dark beige tiles. The mirror above the sink looked very very cheap too. £105.00 per night is a bit too expensive.
They accept dogs

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old Ship Hotel

Address: Mill Square, Padstow, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Padstow
Price Range: £26 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Privately owned family run hotel, bar and restaurant for the last 30 years. Close to Padstow harbour and all amenities. An old quirky hotel with charm and many period features, modernised and updated to offer all diners and residents a pleasant and comfortable experience and stay. ... more   less 
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The Old Ship Hotel Padstow, Cornwall

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