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The Waterwheel Inn

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Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
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Ranked #22 of 98 St Austell B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Barbar R Hull
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hull
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a very inferior meal & terrible service in a nearby pub restaurant what a relief to dine in this fabulous place. Friendly, warm welcome with pre dinner drinks in a very comfortable seating area. Dining area is light & modern overlooking the conservatory & garden. I had blade of beef that simply melted in the mouth, my partner chose... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very pleasant stay for one night. Lovely staff, very friendly. Excellent food in the restaurant for an evening meal and lovely full English breakfast served in the conservatory in the morning. Superb garden area with lots of seating . Only very slight drawback was noise from the main road when we had our bedroom window open in the early morning.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very attractive building from the outside with the waterwheel centre stage. The owners had also spent a lot of time and effort in the garden at the rear, which was spectacular. They are actually still working in it. The conservatory was used for breakfast. They had a very nice restaurant which we ate in every night. The food was presented... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Waterwheel Inn for two nights and will definitely be returning when we are next in the area. Our expectations were exceeded across the board. We ate breakfast every morning and dinner one evening which was of an extremely high standard and a lot of choice. The location was ideal, close to the Eden Project, St Austell... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a few friends booked the B&B for the weekend as we were visiting the nearby Eden project for a gig. We received a very warm welcome and an insight into what was available to us in the surrounding areas (including the Druids Chair at the bottom of the garden path - worth the walk). We were mos impressed... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place to stay. The room was very clean and tastefully decorated with plenty of tea and coffee. Perfect location for Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. Had one meal in the restaurant which was first class served by a very pleasant waitress. The garden is so nice to sit in. The breakfast was also very good.... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideally located for the Eden project which was our main reason for visiting the area (approx 4 miles away). The waterwheel is a charming old building with great character which Mark and Francesca have made into a lovely B&B with a friendly atmosphere. The garden in particular is absolutely amazing with tropical ferns and water features. We ate in the... More 

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Aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights. Our room was clean and comfortable. The hotel sits beside a road so there was some traffic noise but,due to roadworks elsewhere, the road was busier than usual. We ate dinner in the hotel one night and the food was excellent, the breakfast was also excellent and plentiful. The owners are doing a lot... More 

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Fordingbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at the Waterwheel and wouldn't hesitate to return. Really comfortable with loads of character and run by really friendly people. The quality of food in the Restaurant was excellent. Great location to visit the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. Beautiful gardens and patio area. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal Saturday 4th July. Perfect steak, served by a good waitress with humour and respect. Cheesecake to die for. Lovely surroundings too. Will recommend and come again. Thankyou for a lovely birthday meal.

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