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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Torn between giving 3 or 4 stars

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
James Y
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

On a Friday night when only 1 half of the pub was open and there were very few of us in there, they still managed to make us wait over 45 minutes for 2 dishes. Other people who ordered after us were served before us and when we asked where our food was the response we had was either a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On a very warm september day we walked to here from Newquay along the coast. After a paddle we had a drink, cider for me, tea for my partner. The service was friendly and the view from the balcony was great.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We always eat here when we come to Watergate Bay. The food is good value and the staff are always friendly. The printed menu is pretty standard fair but the specials board has some great stuff. As an example I had a trio of smoked fish today which was not only a real plateful but was delicious. And, they let... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?