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The Waterfront Inn

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Forth an Nance, Portreath | Portreath, Portreath TR16 4NQ, England
01209 842777
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Seven days in Cornwall

We have just spent 1 beautiful week in Portreath, the high spring tides were fantastic to watch and the food at the waterfront inn was great. Helen and the staff looked after us very well, they was friendly and helpful. We would recommend this pub and food to anyone. Thanks

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Kelly G
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have just spent 1 beautiful week in Portreath, the high spring tides were fantastic to watch and the food at the waterfront inn was great. Helen and the staff looked after us very well, they was friendly and helpful. We would recommend this pub and food to anyone. Thanks

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Redruth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

No atmosphere, my husband and I both ordered steak med to rare and it was well done, just 1 down from cruisified! Wouldn't return there again!

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waterlooville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

lovely little place on the water's edge...good food and beer ...allso has a free carpark ..for patrons of the public house

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South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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248 reviews 248 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is rare that the wife gets to go to the seaside, so when she does go it is quite right that she gets to eat something out of the sea and preferably sit somewhere with a view of the sea. This place at least had the latter, which is why it got an extra point. The food was awful.... More 

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nelson
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We probably made a wrong choice visiting this Inn for lunch. Once inside the place was a little jaded and not very welcoming. The table was a little sticky and my crab was obviously straight from the fridge -very very cold and so somewhat tasteless. Very very quiet. The toilets could be improved upon and the names in Cornish do... More 

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

Thank you for your review we are sorry you did not enjoy your visit. The toilets were completely refitted only two months ago this included new tiles, new sinks new vanity units and new urinals, Your Crab meat did come straight from the fridge as to store fresh crab meat any where but in a fridge would probable make you... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Three of us went to the beach at Portreath which is a beautiful place, the Waterfront is just across from the beach and we found it pretty much by accident, there were very few customers but it was a nice environment to spend an afternoon. The place is a bit dated but it was clean and so were the glasses... More 

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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: English

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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