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The Russell Inn

West Street, Polruan PL23 1PJ, England
+44 1726 870007
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
West Street, Polruan PL23 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of our favourite pubs and then...... (as many pubs do these days) lost great staff and had issues replacing the management team. All that has changed. The current team do a brilliant job and the pub is back to being as good...More

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited here before in 2016 and had a less than great experience, we returned for a second chance. This time the pub was busier and much more welcoming. We had beers which were excellent and ordered food which was both reasonably priced and in...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, authentic back street pub serving food. We had the best fish and chips there! Very reasonably priced, good beers and welcoming atmosphere! Definitely would recommend! Best pub in Polruan!!

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We were so pleased to find this friendly welcoming pub/restaurant in Polruan during our visit. The menu is basic, but what they do is amazing, in proper portions and served in a timely manner. My son is autistic and likes to drink milk, which they...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely warm friendly atmosphere. Good food, excellent service. Always made to feel welcome...Highly recommended if you visit Polruan

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We found the Russell very welcoming - friendly helpful staff. It's always popular, even with locals, and more so when the Lugger Inn nearby is fully booked. The staff coped very well with the extra customers. Pizzas are made on the spot, but are very...More

1  Thank patriciapaul1990
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Great chips and the best fish I've ever had! As a black woman from Manchester, I am always cautious about the welcome in such communities but the landlord was attentive and friendly. I will eat there again.

2  Thank Olivia P
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Polruan and wandered down to the quay looking for the recommended pub, the Lugger Inn, but all tables were booked. Called at the Russell and ordered three small portions of fish and chips, which we ate outside with a glass of excellent...More

Thank rachaelh693
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Great beer, great pizza, friendly atmosphere. Just what you want if you want a nibble and a pint. Recommend.

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Remember this pub from holidays some 40 years ago. Alas, didn't live up to those memories; lacked atmosphere, not particularly comfortable or welcoming. Pool table out back commandeered by locals. Shame.

Thank Baz B
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Alistair S
8 June 2016|
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Response from Jimmy H | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are welcome in the pub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Street, Polruan PL23 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polruan
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 870007
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