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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wow we stumbled across this great pub whilst on holiday and returned twice more - sadly couldn't fit it in more than that !! Great beers and ciders fabulous outdoor area and lovely staff, didn't get to eat as we arrived too late but the menu looked like it suited us. Thank you !

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Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of a voucher offer from pirate f.m for a birthday meal and were instantly welcomed as soon as we walked into this amazing pub,such great service from people who make you feel so at home,and as for the food....wow!! The tastiest pub meal we've had in a long time,a must visit recommendation from us to a place...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give such a positive review of your experience. I am extremely pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit for a birthday meal so much and that you would recommend us. We do hope to welcome you back to The Engine again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the engine inn today as part of a local discount voucher scheme run via pirate fm. Living some 20+ miles away it is usually out of our normal area for family dining. We were welcomed instantly on arrival and made to feel very welcome throughout with nothing, to much trouble. The Sunday roast was excellent and prompt, the kids...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit ... and for giving such glowing feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and look forward to welcoming you back to The Engine again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and beer......... And doombar. Music was great. We all had roasts which were top notch and the magnum IPA was superb, and the brilliant acoustic music made us stay all afternoon, will definatly be back soon

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a great review. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed both your Sunday lunch and the live music that followed. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Engine soon.

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Once again a wonderful time in the engine. Lovely hosts welcoming atmosphere and a good choice of ales. Sunday jam session is always a good way to enjoy a beer and listen to great music. And the food tastes great well worth a visit if your down in Cornwall

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

I am so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed return visits to The Engine and appreciate the atmosphere, the food and of course the music at The Sunday Shambles, our regular Sunday afternoon entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Not welcoming or friendly cold food were told it was great then someone told us it had changed hands recently, the staff made it obvious they didn't want us there not recommend this pub at all don't waste your money

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I was very disappointed to read your comments and am sorry that you felt that you were made to feel unwelcome at The Engine. I note that although you reviewed us on the 5th December you visited us back in October, so I would appreciate knowing more about your visit...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I facebook messaged the team about an hour before visiting to see if they were able to accommodate for vegans and included in the reply was "if you could let us know you are vegan (or if a member of your party is) before ordering we will be happy to make sure or make something specially". On ordering the chef...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review your visit. My partner and I were away on a much needed week's holiday when you dined with us and it is very gratifying to know that both the service and the food that you received in our absence was of the quality that we would expect. I am so...

Hayle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Recently visited The Engine Inn for lunch and had a very nice meal. The pub is quaint and quirky with lots of local ephemera dotted about- your typical country pub. You couldn't be made more welcome as soon as you walk in the door and it has a very nice warm atmosphere. We both had the burger which was lovely....

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to offer a review of your visit. I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed both the food and the ambience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here at the beginning of August two words never again.we stayed in the down stairs barn ,the first thing I noticed was the damp smell ,on looking around the room there was black damp on the walls ,the kettle was on a rickety table ,the fridge door seals was black and needed wiping,the disabled equipment in the bathroom had...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for offering a review of your stay with us. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. I have noted the issues that you raise and will discuss your comments about the fridge and dust with our cleaner. I acknowledge, and have previously responded at length to reviews which comment upon the need for a dehumidifier...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant hospitality, brilliant food! So glad we decided to stop here for our tea. Would definitely go here again, and will be recommending to family who will also holiday down here! Very reasonable prices too.

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to tell others about your experience. I am so pleased to know that you would recommend us so highly!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under new ownership since February 2015, The Engine Inn is a traditional Cornish Grade II listed pub situated in a rural area between St. Ives and Penzance in West Cornwall. The welcome here is as warm as the log fire. The pub serves home cooked, reasonably priced pub meals - whenever possible, utilising fresh local ingredients - and a range of wines, lagers, ciders and Cornish ales. En suite accommodation is housed within a separate converted Grade II listed barn, offering privacy, peace and in the case of the first floor room, stunning moorland views. There are regular events taking place, including a weekly charity quiz night and an accoustic night, as well as a monthly open mic night and other live music events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Engine Inn

Address: Cripplesease, Nancledra, St Ives TR20 8NF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives > Nancledra
Price Range: $126 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Engine Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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“The top barn has the best views”
 of 5 bubbles brns4barnes, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Noisy down stairs”
  • Small tv
 of 5 bubbles stevehV4364AH, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi can be accessed in the pub but not in the room”
 of 5 bubbles 1234Col, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“No mobile phone signal.”
 of 5 bubbles Hifichris, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The top room in the barn has brilliant views”
 of 5 bubbles Tavipirate, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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