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Sam's On The Beach

The Old Chapel 14 Lifeboat STATION | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England
+44 1726 812255
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (119 reviews)
“sardines” (65 reviews)
“scallops” (111 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
Pizza, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Old Chapel 14 Lifeboat STATION | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food good drinks choice and a great view. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a little walk from the car park though to get to Sam's.

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in the area for two years we finally came here for lunch when we had friends visiting. We loved Sams pop up on Crinnis beach and were disappointed to see that go , and we love the new diner so we were hopeful...More

1  Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very good. Friendly and efficient. The restaurant is clearly very popular, as soon as a table became free bums was ready to take the seats. The upstairs bar/waiting area is very lively, bright colours,music playing. The food is very good British food.portions...More

Thank emac c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a coffee while walking along the south West coast path. It was a lovely day so we were not wearing muddy walking boots. The staff were not welcoming and reluctant to serve us. When the coffee eventually arrived it was tepid. Not what...More

Thank kathryn h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit for lunch with kids. Fantastic location, with views over the beach, friendly fast service, fantastic fresh mussels. Kids enjoyed the wood fired pizza. Would certainly recommend a visit.

Thank James T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely restaurant overlooking the beach which was ideal for us as we had our four legged friend with us so we sat outside to eat and admire the views. My partner had the seafood platter which was very impressive with fresh sardines along with...More

Thank maxine d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sam's for lunch knowing that they had other venues but intrigued by the unusual lifeboat centre setting. The restaurant doesn't seem very private for couples, lots of bulky long benches closely placed together never the less it's attractive and would be nice for...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and attentive staff. Outstanding food including the softshell crab and seafood pizza. Sam's own draught larger was also really good. Nice cosy atmosphere and overall a great a choice of restaurant.

Thank Sarah_Alan789
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value food in the most amazing location - an old lifeboat station just outside of Fowey area.. Great pizzas

Thank howellfrank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking the coast path from Fowey, we wandered into Sam's intending to only have a cup of tea, but the food looked and smelt so good that we ended up having lunch. It's a cosy cafe with a driftwood feeling to it serving great...More

Thank Gertsfarm
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Questions & Answers
Joanne L
21 July 2017|
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Response from Sam S | Property representative |
Hi Joanne give them a call on (01726) 812255 and they do sometimes they depends are busy give them a call first thank you bye
30 May 2017|
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Response from margaretpat | Reviewed this property |
Parking is about 1/2 mile up hill and it's paid parking. Enjoy
25 March 2017|
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Response from Bodelva | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have vegetarian options. My daughter is vegetarian and she enjoys eating there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Chapel 14 Lifeboat STATION | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell  >  Par
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 812255
  • E-mail
25 years of Sams in Fowey has now enabled us to bring all our experience, fun, ambience, staff and fantastic locally sourced produce to create something truly unique in the old Fowey Lifeboat House here on the waters edge overlooking the bay.3 Ingredients that a successful restaurant needs are "Good Staff, Good Food, Good Ambience" and Sams on the Beach has all 3 in abundance!Enjoy!And the views not that bad too!Sam Sixton
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