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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
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Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $53
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.
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UK
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Been visiting Sam's for a number of years and it never disappoints--great atmosphere. music is fun and staff are friendly and attentive. Menu is limited but focussed on quality and interesting dishes with the main event being seafood..well priced and fresh and delicious. Always worth a visit and highly recommended!

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

From the service to the ambience to the quality of the food it was all outstanding. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection and considering portion size was very reasonably priced. My only regret is that I don't live near enough to visit again.

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Tabanac, Aquitaine, France
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279 reviews 279 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

My second visit ... my first for dinner was less than memorable as I had a very indifferent bouillabaisse. This time for lunch I stayed with their core strengths and had the special cheese and bacon burger and it was terrific. Perfectly medium cooked juicy meat, tasty cheddar, good bacon ... chips so good that I didn't leave any (rare)... More 

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Plymouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We met friends here having found Sams on TA. We had the Bouillabase and nearly couldn't finish it! Our friends had lasagne and everyone commented on how nice the food was and the staff were attentive and professional. Highly recommended!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After walking to Fowey from Polridmouth, we had a great lunch at Sam's. The seafood was excellent as usual. The Sam's lager was really good, with a nice hoppy flavour. If only I had some room left for the desserts! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Me and my family arrived at Sam's expecting great things, and we were right! I ordered a kids Squid rings with chips and a coke (stupidly), I wish I had got a adult portion coz it was lovely. I ordered a sundae for desert which was amazing. I give a 5* of coarse!

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Callington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have walked passed this restaurant many times and it is always busy, so we were pleased to get a seat without booking at about 5pm, so an early meal but it was the end of our day out after visiting the Fowey xmas Fayre. We received a v warm welcome and prompt attention. There was 6 of us who... More 

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Great Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Fowey 2 nights and in that time we had a lunch and a dinner at Sams. It's always busy from what I can see. Burgers we're really REALLY good- chicken burger was succulent and big! Hubby had the Samburger both times it was so great! My main of Moules maraniere I couldn't finish it was so big! Washed... More 

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Dursley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We visited Sam's purely on the fact that it had 700+ TA reviews. We were not disappointed. We visited at Lunch time, received good service, had a burger each and left happy! Food was great, can't remember the last time I had a burger that good. I wasn't personally too keen on the high divides between some of the tables... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

SAMs was recommended by a stranger in a local pub!! On arrival we were greeted by a friendly front of house manager who explained how everything worked and we were seated in about 15 minuites . The range of fresh dishes and specials looked impressive but we were particularly taken by the sound of the hand made 100% beef hamburgers.... More 

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Additional Information about Sam's

Address: 20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1726 832273
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 53
Cuisine: Seafood, Bistro, Wine Bar

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