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“Highly recomended! Great location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Driftwood Spars B & B

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The Driftwood Spars B & B
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in St Agnes
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“Highly recomended! Great location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed many times over the last 6 years, staff always friendly, food good, beer great. We stayed before we had kids and had two dogs, then stayed several times since the kids along...always made to feel very welcome.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mattcollyer
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Louise T, Front Office Manager at The Driftwood Spars B & B, responded to this review, 20 March 2013
Thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you to the Driftwood for the next 6 years.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Watford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

Booked this without really reading other reviews, or spotting that it’s a pub (didn't read the notes very well!) so we were a bit apprehensive when we realised. We’d been hoping for somewhere quiet and peaceful. As things turned out we were in the “garden annexe” where we had plenty of space (2 whole bedrooms!) and a very peaceful outlook on the garden. As a result we had a great time and will probably return. Parking was really easy in a numbered space in the local car park. The breakfast and evening meal were both perfectly acceptable, despite the tinned music playing, and the whole thing represented excellent value for money. The Inn itself is brilliantly located right by the beach and the management were cleverly able to lay on a fantastic sunset for us. As a lapsed Geologist the region was brilliant for mine dumps, and I regretted having left my hammer at home.

Room Tip: go for the garden annexe for peace
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Daniel L
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Louise T, Front Office Manager at The Driftwood Spars B & B, responded to this review, 20 March 2013
Thank you for your comments. I am pleased you had a great stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Driftwood spars in the future (don't forget your hammer next time).
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Algarve
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

We used to enjoy eating at the restaurant and having not been there to eat for a couple of years we looked forward to going back for the Sunday lunch which was always excellent. On walking in the restaurant seemed to have changed, it looked tired and more like a school canteen. We were left hanging around waiting to be seated for quite some time even though there were lots of staff and very few diners. The drinks took a long time and when they came they were wrong, the starters were okay but the veg with the main were overdone and nowhere near as nice as they used to be. The biggest problem (after the food) seemed to be a dis-organised group of young staff without any strong leadership. Having served only 4 of the 5 main courses and with no cutlery for us to eat, the waitress asked if we had everything we needed!

This place always used to be packed on a Sunday and it was not surprising that it was now half full given the change. The couple next to us had a catalogue of errors with their order and finally left without paying after a couple of mouthfuls of the main course as it was so bad.

Such a shame as we are unlikely now to go back having gone there for 15 years.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank AW&LW
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Louise T, Front Office Manager at The Driftwood Spars B & B, responded to this review, 20 March 2013
Thank you for your comments. As a business we have only just joined trip advisor so I was unable to respond to your comments until now. I am very sorry you had a negative experience dining with us. Since your visit we have improved staff training and always have a manager or shift supervisor working on every shift. Once again I thank you for your comments, as a business we can only improve with feedback from our customers.
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Somerset
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229 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

This is a nice pub in a lovely cove, almost right on the sea front. It serves great beer (they brew thei own) and the bar has a great atmosphere. However, we also visited for dinner one evening and went up to the restaurant, which by contrast had a quite formal feel (waitresses in uniform) and felt more like an old sea front hotel. The food was OK, but nothing special, which was a shame as the pub itself has such a great feel.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Trousers99
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

We stayed here a few times over twenty years ago, and after a short two night visit in June this year, we went back at the end of August for five nights. We loved the recent changes to the rooms and the relatively new restaurant area. The pub is almost exactly like it used to be, fine beer and wine, excellent food, good service by friendly staff.

We ate in the bar each night and some lunchtimes, and as we come from Brixham, we like eating fresh fish, although my wife is more experimental with other types of food. We had a wonderful holiday, and at all times the staff were very kind and helpful.

We've already booked a 3-for-2 weekend stay in November, and can't wait to get there.

Room Tip: Room five is quite small but faces away from the rising sun if that bothers you in the early morning...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BrixhamImages
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Leicestershire
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

St Agnes itself is lovely the walk down to the beach is great the driftwood from the outside is also great to look at,so we decided to go in for a drink and something to eat.There was 4 of us and we all had something different the food itself was awfull,i had ham eggs and chips the chips were cold the ham was cut so thick it was awfull the eggs were fine and that was all i could eat,my husband had fish and chips and yes chips were cold the other 2 meals were eatable but not to be rated.We stayed for another drink and in all that time nobody came to see if everthing was fine or even cleaed the plates away, They were still there when we left.The rating i have given is for the food only.

Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank LeicestershireAnita
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warwickshire
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192 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

My second visit to the Driftwood and once again Fab! The Driftwood beers are still superb and the "Craic" is as good as ever . If you want a fun place to go where you will meet young and old , locals & visitors , surfers & drinkers and you join in with ambience this is the place to be! If you want dullness , mediocrity & everything "just so" - try somewhere else! I might sound like a hell raising young surfer but actually I am officially now "an old fart" but still enjoy the craic with the best of them - and the beer!

Went with our two little Frenchie dogs who just love it there. Our food was also great - from a simple short menu , well cooked and nicely presented & served . Great Staff , Great Place , Great Fun - and very reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank horacebull
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Additional Information about The Driftwood Spars B & B

Property: The Driftwood Spars B & B
Address: 4 Trevaunance Close, St Agnes TR5 0SW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Agnes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in St Agnes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Driftwood Spars B & B 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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