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The Old Ferry Inn

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Old Road Bodinnick-by-Fowey, Fowey PL23 1LX England See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Situated on the banks of the Fowey River Estuary in the picturesque village of Bodinnick, The Old Ferry is a quintessential Cornish Inn that has been providing accommodation and refreshment for over 400 years. We More overlook the Bodinnick to Fowey ferry which can trace its roots back to the 13th Century, and 'Ferryside' the former family home of Daphne du Maurier. The Inn with its relaxed and warm welcome has many traditional features including a wood burner and stone slate floor, and is full of old photographs, nautical bric-a-brac and memorabilia. The perfect place to while away time during the winter months.Our panoramic restaurant gives fantastic river views towards the town of Fowey and the village of Polruan. There are also south facing outside terraces which also have splendid estuary views, and capture the sun all day, a perfect retreat for a summers day. Less
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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USD 123 - USD 191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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The Old Ferry Inn Bodinnick Hotel Fowey
The Old Ferry Inn Fowey, Cornwall
United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Fowey
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I returned to this beautiful village and this atmospheric 14th-century inn after a gap of about 45 years. Too long.
It was even more special than I remembered it. Bob and Karen are new owners of this lovely spot, who went out of their way to make me feel at home. The first night
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Response from TheOldFerryInn, Owner at The Old Ferry Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Eva, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us, both Bob and are look forward to you visiting us again soon!
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The Old Ferry Inn exceeded our expectations dramatically! The menu had little to offer for vegetarians, but to our surprise and delight, the new owner introduced us to the chef, who cooked special dishes for us. We also found the wine selection much improved.
We shall definitely
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This place is like walking back in time. Lovely surroundings looking over the ferry. Brilliant staff. Well worth a visit.The staff make you so welcome and cater for your every need. Oldie worldy with lots of old pictures asnd fantastic outlook over river crossing to Fowey. Perfec
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New owners, very friendly and excellent advice on local walks and activities available. Beautiful views from bedroom. good value and comfortable. A very beautiful spot to start a walking weekend, lovely breakfast in the morning and excellent dinner followed by beers in the bar. w
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We were welcomed by Bar Manager Pete, who greeted us with a welcoming smile and had an abundance of information on the area which he was keen to share. The lunch of sandwiches and omelettes were absolutely out of this world, we didn’t think that toasted sandwiches could taste so
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View across the estuary from our room No 8
Hello, so do you have to take a ferry to/from the hotel each night? or, is the hotel across from the area called Bodnick (which requires a ferry to get to)
The Old Ferry Inn is in Bodinnick, the east side of the Fowey river. If you want to go to Fowey, it is easiest to catch the ferry across. To drive there is a long way round! If you take the ferry across please note the time of when it stops running otherwise you will be stranded or face a large taxi bill.
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We going in September . If Ferry to Fowey is at 7 pm to get back, is there nowhere else near The Old Ferry Inn to eat . We are there for a week. Will it be a case of a taxi into Fowey if we want a drink in the evening ? Thanks
There is a nice pub "The Ship Inn" at Lerryn, which is about 3 miles away down the country lanes on the Bodinnick side, or you could drive or get a taxi the 10 miles to Polruan where there is The Lugger and the Russell Inn, Its also only about 10 miles to Lostwithiel which offers a lot of choice, I would doubt that the last ferry is at 7pm in September - during summer we enjoy a passenger ferry beween Fowey and Bodinnick until 10,30pm on Mon, Wed, Fri and Saturday. Fowey has live band at The Galleon on Friday, The Globe is absolutely excellent for food as is Sams, and the mussels in The Ship just shoudnt be missed! Unless you want to have a 45 minute drive back around though you need to start thining about drinking up and leaving Fowey by about 10pm, A taxi back is about £30 and time and a half after midnight, Until about 10.15pm you can also take a private passenger ferry from the town quay to Penmarlan (£4 each) and is a nice 15 minute boat ride, arriving at a really nice summer bar/shack on the boatyard - the bar is really fun and friendly and this is where a lot of local restaurant and bar owners come to chill out..... Shhh! . Service is second to none and the humour fresh and dry, and it feels like you are on the Med as you look over the river Fowey - a 10 minute walk over the style and across the field and then another 5 minutes down the hill and you are back at the Ferry Inn. You could also take a cab to pretty Polperro which is about 10 miles along the coast and has lots of choice for food and 2 or 3 live music in places including The Blue Peter (Sat) - for another great experience The Talland Bay hotel is also about 10 miles away and offers breathtaking views and really nice terrace to look over the sea. It has real style and the staff are excellent and the service immaculate. They had excellent food (try the cod encased in sea salt - it was really eye catching and a piece of theatre to see them break open the case. The food was more exotic and possibly finer than pubs and most restaurants, but surprisingly the price was not any more noticeably expensive than either Bodinnick or Fowey. Hope this helped
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Is there an elevator or our there bedrooms on ground floor
No - No lift. Very Steep hill to parking area. Steep steps up to hotel and also within. Venue not really suitable or anyone with mobility difficulties. If you should decide to stay insist on room with estuary view. Regards Jim
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"I did not, technically, have a river view but the room was reasonably priced for a longer stay and I was very happy with the view I had."
"Rooms looking over the water give the best views"
"lovely views from the family room. good for 3 friends on a walking weekend"
"Top floor is very quiet"
"Several flights of stairs to room but stunning views in room 8"
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