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The Phoenix

Watergate Bay, Newquay, England
01637 860353
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Ranked #87 of 180 Restaurants in Newquay
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A friendly family pub, located in the beautiful location of Watergate Bay.
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English first
Cornwall
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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213 reviews 213 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went twice this holiday, food great both times. First time was a lovely evening, beers and burgers out on the terrace. Lovely burger, best I've had along the Newquay coast area. Nice chunky chips and a lovely salad to pretend you're eating healthier than you are! Lagers were nice and crisp. Second time the weather wasn't so great and with... More 

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Additional Information about The Phoenix

Address: Watergate Bay, Newquay, England
Phone Number: 01637 860353
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
Cuisine: Bar, Pub

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