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The Great Western, Newquay R7 2NE, England
+44 1637 872010
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Turned a lovely place into nothing but a sports bar.

We are local and visited here often. They have spoilt the atmosphere in a fabulous location. There is knowhere to have a quiet chat due to speakers have been put up all over the place blasting out football and the like from televisions including a massive screen in the side room. This place has... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
bunchofwhiteroses
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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Newquay, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are local and visited here often. They have spoilt the atmosphere in a fabulous location. There is knowhere to have a quiet chat due to speakers have been put up all over the place blasting out football and the like from televisions including a massive screen in the side room. This place has been ruined because of all this.... More 

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banbury
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112 reviews 112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We call into the steam bar every day whilst with family who own an hotel in Newquay so the Steam Bar is not new to me. This time we were treated very rudely by a certain member of staff who was very rude and very unhelpful. It was brought to the managers attention as we should not be treated like... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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494 reviews 494 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A nice bar with friendly and efficient bar staff. Good value bar meals with generous portions Standard pub fare - nothing special in terms of the menu : but what is on offer is a good value and well cooked meal. Recommended.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went to the steam bar for lunch, sat by the window watching the surfers catching waves. Wonderful views of the sea! The food was good for pub grub and the staff pleasant enough. We ordered a baked Camembert to which they put some garlic and rosemary sprigs in (nice touch) and toasted bread for dipping. We followed with the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We loved our first visit to Steam, Great place, great staff, great music...fab place will definately be back for more...!

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Banbury
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by some friends who had visited previously.When we went in although there were staff standing about talking nobody greeted us or told us what we needed to do to order. We sat at table 40 and after 15 minutes or so I decided to go to the bar and ask if we... More 

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StAustellManagement, Front Office Manager at steam bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review regarding your visit to Steam. We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service and great food and apologise that you left feeling disappointed and were not made aware by staff that orders are placed at the bar. I have passed your comments on to the bar and restaurant team and we will certainly make... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to the inhouse Steam bar and asked for a water, a coke, a wine, a Malibu and a Jaegar master. The barman was so rude and just snapped at us ---- WE DON'T DO SHOTS !! WE ARE A FAMILY BAR !!. Well that was us told ! Bearing in mind it was also 10.45 at night and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to the Steam bar and asked for a water, a coke, a wine, a Malibu and a Jaegar master. The barman was so rude and just snapped at us ---- WE DON'T DO SHOTS !! WE ARE A FAMILY BAR !!. Well that was us told ! Bearing in mind it was also 10.45 at night and no... More 

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StAustellManagement, General Manager at steam bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that you were not happy with the service when you visited us. I was the manager on duty that night I remember your group and also the member of staff who served you. I have spoken to him and he sends his apologies if he came across... More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Brilliant sea views from this restaurant and an excellent outside eating area which has a covered area too. We enjoyed afternoon tea with scones which were lovely and had an enjoyable evening meal in the restaurant early one evening the staff are very attentive and the service was excellent cannot fault it.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a lovely cream tea here we ordered two actually but had no idea two cream teas was two beautiful scones each couldn't finish them but had a good try, they were lovely on another night we had an evening meal here I had a chicken and bacon Caesar salad and my husband had a burger. The salad was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Great Western, Newquay R7 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 872010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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