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The Old Ferry Inn

Old Road | Bodinnick-by-Fowey, Fowey PL23 1LX, England
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Ranked #9 of 24 Fowey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my wife and children (aged 7&2) after looking at the reviews on Trip Advisor and would thoroughly recommend it. We stayed in room 1 which has stunning views over the Fowey estuary and is easily big enough for 4 people. The beds were comfy and the room was nicely appointed with everything you would expect. We had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to the Old Ferry Inn in Bodinnick for 30 odd years. I'm really glad the new management hasn't changed the quirky decor but the menu is now pretty expensive for the same food. You used to be able to get a bar menu for much more reasonable prices but that seems to have gone. So same product,... More

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Essaouira, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to 'The Old Ferry Inn' yesterday, on a day trip to Fowey, for lunch. There were four of us, and what a lovely time we had! Not only were the meals great (my sister-in-law had the Bream, and said it was the best meal she'd had in ages) but the young lad who served us was so sweet and... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights, at first we were a bit concerned when we realised we were on the "wrong side" of the river but we needn't have worried about it. We didn't spend much time in the place but we did have dinner in the restaurant one evening which has views over the river - the food was... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not recommend this restaurant as it has no customer service and they do not cook what you order! During a six mile coastal walk my family and I were looking forward to relaxing and enjoying a meal here but we were very disappointed. A bell on the bar counter invited you to ring for service but when we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and would definitely go back. The food and real ale were excellent and the landlord was very helpful especially when finding a parking place which can be a bit of a challenge. A really great location as the ferry to Fowey is virtually continuous and from the dining room and terraces you get the... More

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Sidbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One night at The Old Ferry Inn isn't enough........ An adventure getting there and an amazing reaction once you get there! We had a super meal on Sunday night, enjoyed the amazing view from the dining room and ended our evening listening to the locals laugh :) Such a relaxed place to stay, thank you everyone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights earlier this month and it can truly boast the best view in Fowey. Our room looked straight down the estuary towards the sea. Staff were very good and the food too was very acceptable. Our only downside was that the Inn is across the estuary from Fowey so you have to take the ferry... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd eaten at the Old Ferry Inn a few years back whilst staying locally and had had a great time. So having decided on a weekend in Cornwall we thought we give the Old Ferry Inn's accommodation a try. In short we weren't disappointed. The staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. The room had a fantastic view from both windows,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a horrendous trip up being towed 8 and a half hours by the AA my family and I arrived 10 minutes late for our table. We had called ahead to extend our booking and to make the staff aware of our issue. Upon arrival it was made clear by the bar staff that we were 'very' late and it... More

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Address: Old Road | Bodinnick-by-Fowey, Fowey PL23 1LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Fowey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Old Ferry Inn Bodinnick Hotel Fowey
The Old Ferry Inn Fowey, Cornwall

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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 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. ... more   less 
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