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“Quiet place”
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Rashleigh Arms
Ranked #18 of 96 St Austell B&B and Inns
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Quiet place”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Stayed for one night. Room ok but bed too soft for my own personal choice. Toilet very noisy when flushed. Bar food not great - they claim to cook everything from fresh but my Crab cakes definitely cooked out of the freezer and were also tasteless. Husbands lasagne a bit dry but tasted ok. Breakfast good and staff very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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England, Arkansas
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Staff very nice, breakast very plain, Toilet seat lose.
Nothing to do at night, no entertainment in that area,
OK if you are looking for a quite holiday, but not for us.
Found a nice pub down the road called Wreckers, the food was excellent, had a nice
seafood dish, well worth a visit if you are in that area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013

The hearty Sunday carvery is excellent value, attracting lots of regulars. There's a veggie option too. It's not haute cuisine, just solid pub grub pub right in the middle of Charlestown so no excuse for not walking off the calories afterwards.

  • Stayed May 2013
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London
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

When you book into a B and B in an old stone built Inn, which is a very busy pub, then you need to be aware of what you are doing and accept compromises.

Pros - great location, 200 yards from Charlestown waterfront, lots of car parking space, large beer garden, very busy pub, rooms spacious, immacutely clean, and well maintained. Staff friendly, great beers, food good (Ok its carvery / bar stuff - not a restaurant as such). Breakfast excellent.

Cons - as an old inn, to make ensuites, small shower rooms (no baths) have been carved out of parts of the rooms - small but perfectly serviceable with good showers (albeit, like others, we experienced sporadic water pressure issues but nothing which was a real issue). Noise - well its a busy bar and a large beer garden, so somewhat noisy (with people chatting - a proper pub with no loud music) until around 11pm when the bar shuts. But hey, thats a choice you make when you decide to stay in a pub where the rooms overlook a huge beer garden!

Overall if you are going to stay in a pub B and B this is probably as good as it gets.

Room Tip: Crows Nest Room is very spacious.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

Sometimes it is best not to have read previous reviews on tripadvisor, as you might get the wrong impression of this inn. We dropped by Charlestown for a look at the harbour and tall ships on a very cold, windy evening recently. We then decided that we'd like to have dinner here and thought the Rashleigh Arms looked the most inviting. It was very busy (a Sunday) and there was a carvery available, which may explain its popularity. Fortunately a table for two became available so we were settled in for a great plate of food - steak, ale and cornish blue cheese pies! Sounds strange, but the cheese really works - just a hint complementing the rich lean beef. Delicious!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Stayed for a long weekend. As I thought after getting a good deal got the "Midships" room. That means a well appointed room but no sea view (but to be honnest most rooms from this Hotel will not get directly!) Staff great from first to last. Food, very good, Breakfast a good choice and evening meal a choice that most should find something to suit.
Myself, I chose to have a pint in the Public bar but if you choose could easily frequent in the lounge bar (More resendant/familly area)
Issy and the rest of the staff very friendly and helpfull and up for a chat.
A very good location that is unspoilt by the fact not a lot of attractions. That's not a draw back due to many locations very much over touristy. The museum of shipwrecks is a must though!
All in all, a very good stay and will/would stay again!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

Firstly I would like to state that all the staff here are brilliant-the lady and breakfast was friendly and attentive, and a young blonde girl waitressing in the evening (did a lot of the desserts) was very polite and friendly. However I cannot say the same for the rest of our stay.

The rooms- clean, bright and with a great view- loved the fact we got a bottle of water provided and the bags for recycling are brilliant. The en suits are very small and there seemed to be an issue with water heat/pressure. Some days we would have just enough hot water to have a quick wash and other days no water would run at all out of the hot tap. The rooms were serviced daily but we were very disappointed to return one day to find the toilet roll had not been topped up instead we were left with less than a quarter of a roll and resorted to use tissues! Not great at all.

The food- breakfast was lovely- great choice available and liked the fact a gluten free option is available. However I can't say the same for the evening meals. Having the lasagne to find 2 sheets of pasta stuck together, about a tablespoon of bologna isle sauce and ten tons of cheese sauce we were very disappointed- think its the first time my husband has left a meal since I've known him. Also check your bill- other guests drinks might creep in on your bill...

The location- like other reviews a little disappointed to find that we were not directly on the harbour front- only a 2 min walk tho. But a great location for the Eden project, heligan and lots of other great attractions.

Had heard great things about the rashleigh arms hence why we booked but can't say we'd recommend here to anyone else.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rashleigh Arms
Address: Charlestown Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in St Austell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rashleigh Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rashleigh Arms was built in 1851 on the foundations of old clay cellars and was given its name after the creator of Charlestown Harbour, formerly West Polmear, Charles Rashleigh. It also boasts probably one of the only Grade II listed car parks in the country, basically the site of old coal storage yards, and is situated in a World Heritage Site. The Rashleigh is ideally positioned in central Cornwall and provides an excellent jump off point for lots of great attractions with the world famous Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan within five miles radius. We are also within sight of the historic Tall Ships and Charlestown harbour, a world heritage site and an attraction in itself. The Pub has moved with times and although over 150 years old boasts eight four star gold rated rooms, a public bar, popular with the locals that shows all live sport and has great bands every fortnight. Our lounge bar is fantastic for relaxing in with large leather sofas and armchairs with a touch of historic Charlestown. The restaurant is modern, open plan and serves locally sourced food from 12 - 9pm every day; and if the weather's good our patio and garden is the ideal place to spend a few hours or more! ... more   less 
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