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The Waterwheel Restaurant

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Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell Pl25 5RR, England
+44 1726 67435
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Description: The Waterwheel Inn was built in the late 1700s. It is steeped in the...
The Waterwheel Inn was built in the late 1700s. It is steeped in the industrial history of Cornwall as it was once a tin smelting house and then involved in clay drying. It is set in a beautiful wooded valley next to St Austell's White River and just 10 minutes walk from the town. The restaurant has been recently refurbished and is elegant but informal with exposed granite walls, oak floor and a log fire for cold winter evenings. We serve unpretentious, plentiful, freshly prepared meals including a 2 and 3 course menu for £13.95/£15.95, main meals from £9.50 and an a la carte menu with fresh local fish and seafood specials, plus extra mature chargrilled steaks.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
To die for sea bass!

Always have brilliant service and great food here! Had the best sea bass here for my birthday. Would definitely recommend!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Always have brilliant service and great food here! Had the best sea bass here for my birthday. Would definitely recommend!!

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Bradwell on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great food and service in a relaxed surrounding. Husband said steak was one of the best he'd eaten Would highly recommend just wish we lived closer !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Found this pub by chance, and extremely glad we did. We couldn't resist but have three courses as all the food looked so good. Of course tasted fabulous best meal I've had out in a long time. Not to mention the staff were brilliant and very nice. Only issue I have with the place is its too far away from... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Really good food with a great choice for all tastes. Would definitely return when passing. Much better than pub style food, although hospitality was as you would like in a pub. Represents great value for money.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We ate here as a family twice, and the food was always very nice, the portions were generous, and it was all very well cooked. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Each meal was really well cooked, delicious and generous in its helping size. This is good quality food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great welcome and cosy clean modern room.its obvious how much work the owners have put. Into the old building and t.urned it into a fine place to stay.but the best part is the food.mostly locally sourced and cooked to a standard we have only experienced in London and Milan .a great choice of dishes so well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is the second time we have eaten here, the other occasion being a year earlier. Both times we have gone for the 3 course set menu, and both times the food has been excellent. It is also served at a nice pace so you can enjoy each course at leisure. We have been both times on the recommendation of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My rating is only 4/5 because something has to be exceptional to get a 5/5 from me. It was very good but a 5/5 should me somewhere worth a 1 hour drive out o your way do dime there. Just to give you an invite into my ranking. I had the stake and it was very nice. Not chewy at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We chose this place from trip advisor. Delighted with choice, lovely place, food delicious, friendly lady looking after us. Would definitely go back again when in the area

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Address: Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell Pl25 5RR, England
Phone Number: +44 1726 67435
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
Average Prices: USD 12 - 29
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell Pl25 5RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 67435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 29
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

The Waterwheel Inn was built in the late 1700s. It is steeped in the industrial history of Cornwall as it was once a tin smelting house and then involved in clay drying. It is set in a beautiful wooded valley next to St Austell's White River and just 10 minutes walk from the town. The restaurant has been recently refurbished and is elegant but informal with exposed granite walls, oak floor and a log fire for cold winter evenings. We serve unpretentious, plentiful, freshly prepared meals including a 2 and 3 course menu for £13.95/£15.95, main meals from £9.50 and an a la carte menu with fresh local fish and seafood specials, plus extra mature chargrilled steaks.

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