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The Waterfront Inn

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Seafood, English, Pub
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Forth an Nance, Portreath | Portreath, Portreath TR16 4NQ, England
01209 842777
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Description: The Waterfront Inn sits on a secret beach in Portreath, Traditional...
The Waterfront Inn sits on a secret beach in Portreath, Traditional English pub and restaurant specialising in local fresh fish.
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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Carvary

Great carvery, but basic, good Cornish Ale family friendly but could have more choice on menu. The staff were friendly and helpful.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Lesmondo1
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Felpham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Felpham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great carvery, but basic, good Cornish Ale family friendly but could have more choice on menu. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Just got home from WI Lunch here. We go out once a month, try out many different venues. 17 of us all enjoyed a wonderful meal. All food cooked to order, everyone served very quickly. Nobody had to wait. Food very tasty, varied menu to suit all tastes. Who could resist their wonderful desserts too. Thank you Waterfront.....we will be... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I have visited Portreath many times since childhood and today I took my own young children here. They don't start serving food til 6pm in the evening which seemed a little late, and the choice wasn't huge. However the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was great - quiet, warm and welcoming. The owners have been there for a long... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have visited this pub restaurant today with my wife and little daughter for a dinner. Despite on Saturday evening not many people came to this place. We came in because of the advertisement outside of local fresh fish & crab. The waiters are friendly, might be also owner of this restaurant. We have asked for crab but this was... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Always pop in here for tea and coffee when we are down at Portreath. Staff always friendly and helpful. The serve up a great cup of tea and coffee and great price.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Hubby, 24 year old son and myself went here for carvery lunch today. Only 2 meats for choice on the carvery, neither of which I liked so I didn't have any meat only vegetables. My meal was the same as if I had meat. Everywhere else I have gone the vegetables only choice was at least 1 pound less. Not... More 

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After monitering this pub for the last 9 months i have noticed that some of the reviews appear to good to be true - it is highly unlikely that the owners have been replaced in the last few years and are still as miserable as ever. Please note if that facebook has also a collection of fake reviews for this... More 

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waterfrontPortreath, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Jon P Has an issue as he parked here not using the pub and received a penalty ticket for parking here is a copy of his previous reviews Just got a parking ticket for using their car park - not impressed with the owner who didn't give a s~~t. ticket is for £100 - definitely won't spend another penny their... More 

Rugeley, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A cold blowy Friday night in February and we arrive as sun is setting at Portreath. Perched on the harbour wall is the Waterfront Inn with its small customer only car park (get a free parking pass when you arrive) Inside the bar was populated only by a few locals and the dining room empty. But that did not diminish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Having read the previous comment about the Fish and Chips I am shocked. I eat all over Cornwall and regularly choose the fish options as I love seafood. The fish and chips at the Waterfront Inn is absolutely gorgeous. I have never had a bad meal at the Inn. I have tried the gammon and egg and I have had... More 

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Maassluis, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Prefer bar food that might have gone through a blender rather than the bar food smasked on a plate at the waterfront inn. Disgrace

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Forth an Nance, Portreath | Portreath, Portreath TR16 4NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Portreath
  • Phone Number: 01209 842777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Seafood, English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

The Waterfront Inn sits on a secret beach in Portreath, Traditional English pub and restaurant specialising in local fresh fish.

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