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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
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Good food & good service

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Hertford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hertford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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
74 helpful votes 74 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 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had visited the Phoenix earlier in the year and it was really good but for some reason when we visited later in the season it was absolutely awful and I do mean awful. I thought it was just us until I read a few reviews of the same period and now realise that something had gone terribly wrong at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were two couples visiting Cornwall for a weekend. The Phoenix has been suggested us by the owner of our b&b. We were there for dinner. Food not good...for istance the chips were not fresh, maybe they put them in the microwave. Grilled fish that seems be boiled. Burger too much cooked. Personnel not friendly and long time to prepare... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Great place for just a beer or a bite to eat, portions are enormous and the food is of a much higher standard than you would expect. Lovely outdoor area which was great due to the unexpected sunshine during our visit. Dog friendly too!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was staying at the premises for 2 nights for a local wedding and whilst the room was very basic it was exactly what i wanted.....a base to explore and enjoy the area. They have 2 rooms that they rent out. It was £40 per night compared to £200 a night at the hotel 50 metres down the road where... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?