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Port Gaverne Hotel
Port Gaverne PL29 3SQ, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Port Gaverne
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Back again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We are currently sitting on the residents' balcony enjoying lunch and watching the goings on on the beach.this is our 3rd stay here in 3 years and the hotel, staff and service never fail to disappoint. We popped into Port Isaac this morning and I had my photo taken with a 'Fisherman's Friend' who owns one of the shops in the village, and this afternoon we are going fishing. Everything about the place and it's location is wonderful and we come here to relax and unwind. We have been here at different times of the year and always enjoy what's on offer; yes it is a pub with (excellent) rooms but the atmosphere and friendliness of both staff and locals is what makes this so special for us. We shall continue to come here for as long as we are able to walk up the hill to Port Isaac!!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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ACCS, Owner at Port Gaverne Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Welcome Back - it was lovely to see you again, if briefly! We hope you had a good time and look forward to seeing you later in the Summer.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bedfordshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Saturday Lunch early April with relatives that live in Cornwall. They had not visited before and we visited "on spec". Neither we nor they were disappointed. The service was friendly and prompt. The menu and our selection included pub classics such as ham eggs and chips, haddock and chips and more "refined" offerings of seared scallops with chorizo and capers. All were very good and reasonably priced. We also thought the beer (Doombar) well kept.

We ate in the bar area, close to the open fire, enjoyed the decor (paintings for sale by local artists and old photos relating to Ports Gaverne and Isaac) and exploring the various small rooms that comprise the hotels ground floor.

We had no problems parking outside, but I can see that in busy periods this might be a problem.

We will all certainly visit Port Gaverne Hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ACCS, Owner at Port Gaverne Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
What a lovely review, you have captured the hotel and our philosophy very neatly! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I had lunch at this delightful hotel which is located within a stone's throw of the beach. Port Gaverne is much smaller and less touristy than it's neighbour, Port Isaac. As it was Mother's Day, the restaurant was busy but the staff were polite and friendly and the service was excellent. There is a slightly old fashioned feel to the restaurant - nothing bland and no chrome or glass - but the food is of a high standard and much is sourced locally. The bar area is full of low beams and stone floors and has real old world charm.I would recommend the hotel to anyone visiting the area and we shall certainly be returning there.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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ACCS, Owner at Port Gaverne Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you for your very swift review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your lunch and also that you enjoyed the old fashioned service. We have taken the approach of ' if it's not broken…..'. I know we were busy so we do appreciate everyones patience. Thank you again for your review.
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wiltshire england
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Myself and four others ate at the restaurant last week (March 2014). Three of our group spoke little English. The owner could not have been more helpful as we were a bit of a fussy lot ! the food was presented beautifully and tasted great and he helped with translations and explanations. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ACCS, Owner at Port Gaverne Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review - it always boosts staff morale when we get good reviews. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you have lots of good memories to take home with you.
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We've just returned from a two night stay having not been here for over ten years. We weren't disappointed - the inn is very welcoming, the rooms are spacious and very clean and the food superb. The restaurant wasn't open on Thursday evening, which we didn't know about, but the bar food is excellent. Most importantly, it's a truly dog friendly place - dogs welcome everywhere (except the restaurant) not just in a few rooms which normally appears to be the case. Highly recommended and we can't wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ACCS, Owner at Port Gaverne Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Welcome back! We are so pleased that you have revisited us and enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Cornwall, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

The road from Port Isaac to Port Gaverne was washed away in the storms but don't let that prevent you from walking or driving around.
Great atmosphere, great food and great beer.
Beef in red wine pie was delicious, my partner was not so hungry and just had a starter of scallops but that was plenty, and no problem with having both together.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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ACCS, Owner at Port Gaverne Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for travelling just a bit further to come and see us! I know the road is being worked on and it should hopefully be open again soon. It was great to see your review and good to know that you enjoyed your meal.
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Bude, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Excellent meal super service from the 2 young ladies will be a frequent Sunday lunch client and will try the restaurant when the days are longer. Even in February when the sun is shining you can sit outside in an area protected from the wind by thick hedges,m

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ACCS, Owner at Port Gaverne Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
We are so glad that you enjoyed you lunch with us, you picked the most wonderful, sunny day. Well done for finding us whilst the roads are closed!
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Address: Port Gaverne PL29 3SQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Port Gaverne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Port Gaverne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
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