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The Phoenix

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Watergate Bay, Newquay, England
01637 860353
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A friendly family pub, located in the beautiful location of Watergate Bay.
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly placce with great food

I was in here most days, breakfast, luch and dinner and a few drinks at night, food was very good as was the price, staff were great helpfull and friendly and live music on a couple of days as well. RECOMMEND

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Paul H
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, relaxed atmosphere, wood burner, dog friendly. Best mussels in the UK and the most amazing view at no extra charge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I often frequent different pubs and restaurants in and around the area while working in Cornwall every couple of weeks. While in Watergate I decided to have the fish special and seeing as I was down near the coast thought what could be fresher. I was right it was amazing and after speaking to the staff in the restaurant who... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was in here most days, breakfast, luch and dinner and a few drinks at night, food was very good as was the price, staff were great helpfull and friendly and live music on a couple of days as well. RECOMMEND

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Next to our apartment building and we decided to head here for our evening meal. The food was good, nothing amazing, but good pub food. The view over Watergate Bay definitely helped make it taste better. Lovely eating, having a drink, sitting on the raised deck watching the sun go down at the start of April.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a local pub in the midst of a good hotel and more upmarket restaurants. The Phoenix offers good food and a comfortable pub ambience. We visited on our first night, it was a walk from our Watergate Bay accommodation and they accepted dogs, which was a must. We know we can get decent food here and the service... More 

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cornwall
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We popped in here for Sunday Lunch. Didn't really know what to expect as we were a bit late but we had the last two Roast Beefs. We waited 10/15 mins then it arrived. The veg came separately which was a nice touch. Homemade Yorkshire pud and quite tasty topside. The gravy was excellent, some red wine in it .... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went walking across Watergate Bay and arrived back just as the weather changed. Thought it would be a good idea to call into the Phoenix right across from the car park. We ordered a couple of drinks an excellent pint of Doom Bar, kept really well. Really friendly bar staff. We decided to order two roast dinners both opting... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

In the end I've decided on 4 since whilst my meal was nowt special (pub burger & chips), my wife's was excellent (oven baked cod), and the kids enjoyed theirs also. Nice bright room, lots of seating, does have an ocean view though slightly spoiled by car park. Overall would recommend.

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Cornwall
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our second visit in the past few months, I must say on the first visit, initially I was too impressed the barman was less than helpful however the other members of team were great and the food was impressive. Our second visit last weekend was great all round, the service was good and once again the food was impressive. I... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place is great. Serves decent pub food at reasonable prices. Nice to be able to eat somewhere in Watergate without costing the earth. Staff always friendly and accommodating. Always some fishy dish to choose from.. also a lovely woodburner to cosy up next to after a blustery walk on the beach.. cannot recommend enough.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Watergate Bay, Newquay, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: 01637 860353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

A friendly family pub, located in the beautiful location of Watergate Bay.

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