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Penrose Water Gardens - CLOSED

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penrose kitchen wonderful setting so peaceful.

Now that this is open again thought we would try it, food is absolutely wonderful, very well... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Truro, United Kingdom
A tranquil spot

Decided to re visit the gardens as I had heard it was under new ownership . So pleased we did . The... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Truro, United Kingdom
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23 Aug 2016
“penrose kitchen wonderful setting so peaceful.”
13 Aug 2016
“A tranquil spot”
Penrose Water Gardens has been established for over 40 years. It is set within beautiful woodland valley 2.2 Miles from Truro, Cornwall. The gardens cover six and a half acres of marshland and are made up of 40 ponds fed by natural springs. The...more
Penrose Water Gardens Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9ES, England
+44 1872 222307
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Now that this is open again thought we would try it, food is absolutely wonderful, very well priced, sunday lunch is to die for. Bens teacakes and coffee are a must in the morning. To sit outside or in, and to park is an added...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to re visit the gardens as I had heard it was under new ownership . So pleased we did . The gardens are as before , very peaceful and with the lollies out very pretty . The coffee shop has a very pleasant interior...More

1  Thank gmhawke
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Found this place by mistake, Took a wrong turning, saw the sign and went to investigate.What a lovely setting. I wanted something to eat but did not fancy what was on the menu (I am fussy). this was not a problem. food and service was...More

1  Thank colinac2003
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Tried to visit but a sign on the door of the cafe announced that, due to staff shortages, it was closed. Understand from friends living in Cornwall that it's been closed for quite some time now. Very disappointing, having noted the address from Tripadvisor and...More

Thank Eileen R
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Penrose Water Gardens was a disappointment. it is a garden about half the size of a football pitch, with a number of no-bigger-than 6 foot ponds in it, with a few lillies in each. And that's it. There is no attraction, and no information given...More

2  Thank Sam G
Reviewed 10 May 2016

What a lovely place to stumble upon - great location and atmosphere - really nice food and great service

1  Thank Claire W
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a bit if tea and cake. We arrived as they was closing but the staff were exceptional and let us order and stay passed close. We had Gluten free lemon meringue pie which was yummy and would recommend to anyone. Very polite...More

Thank spluckleigh
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The food is better than average and the service varies. Sometimes it is very good and sometimes less than average

Thank Never A
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We came here by chance as we were looking at a house nearby - what a total gem of a place. It is in a gorgeous location and tastefully decorated with great food. Very welcoming. What more can you ask for!

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We were recommended Penrose Water Gardens but unfortunately we were disappointed with the standard of the outside areas. Staff and staff fine.

Thank Annett O
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