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The Old Ferry Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, French, Contemporary, Pub
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Bodinnick, Fowey PL23 1LX, England
+44 1726 870237
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are still talking about the truly atrocious service we experienced at the Old ferry Inn last weekend. We actually can't think of any time (and we have eaten in restaurants far and wide) when we were made to feel so unwelcome, that we were just a bother and a nuisance. And this wasn't just from one... More 

Thank AideenY
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the old Ferry Inn for an evening meal whilst staying at the local Caravan/Camping Site. The menu choice was excellent and caters for all tastes. There was even a broad children's menu to cater for the younger members of our party. Parking is very limited and only on the side of the steep hill. Access could be difficult... More 

Thank Bikercouple63
Amesbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Good food, good welcome and some nice local beers and ciders with a little continental flavour thrown in from the chef.

Thank AlexandJenny0076
London, England
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Only popped in for lunch - cornish pasty and scampi and chips with a couple of Guiness and glasses of Pinot Grigio. Food was very good, pleasantly welcomed and served by Pascal - a Frenchman with a great sense of humour!

1 Thank BrianofLondon
United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I bought my husband a Travelzoo offer for a 3 night stay at the Old Ferry Inn. We have been coming to Fowey for 20+ years so know the area quite well. We stayed in room 7 - a great view across the estuary to Fowey. Tea and coffee tucked neatly away out of sight in a wooden unit. Hairdrier... More 

Thank Lucille07
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My son and I stayed at this truly unique inn for three nights, wish it could have been longer. We visited the Eden Project one day and went on a day's walk on the second (Hall Walk, Gribbin Head etc). The food, both breakfasts and evening meals (we eat there every night), was excellent with plenty of variety. The staff... More 

Thank Mike W
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We're fairly regular here but I want to write another review. Having sampled pubs and restaurants across cornwall and the uk 🙈 this remains the best most authentic roast dinner to be found anywhere. And in such a lively lication and venue. Winter in the bar ,full of warmth and character, or summer on the terrace with the best view... More 

Thank Dave T
Bath, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were looking forward to a pint and some food after a long walk, also hoping for a warm welcome. We were to be disappointed, no one at the bar on arrival, after ringing the bell as prompted a sullen barmaid managed a yes? I made the mistake of asking to try a beer as I did not know it,... More 

Thank David1309
Bude, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed at a local campsite for a weekend and walked down to the Old Ferry Inn one evening. Good choice of real ales but ciders were a bit of a let down, just one local cider on tap. Decent choice of food on the menu but expensive. Specials menu was very over priced in our opinion. No service with... More 

1 Thank Sharon S
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at the end of a walk. Cosy pub, popular with locals. Good pub menu and a very tasty and generous Sunday roast pork dinner for 10.50. No complaints from me.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, French, Contemporary, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bodinnick, Fowey PL23 1LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 870237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?