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The Old Ferry Inn

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Situated on the banks of the Fowey River Estuary in the picturesque village of Bodinnick, The Old Ferry is a quintessential Cornish Inn that has been providing accommodation and refreshment for over 400 years. We overlook the Bodinnick to Fowey ferry which can trace its roots back to the 13th Century, and 'Ferryside' the former family home of Daphne du Maurier. The Inn with its relaxed and warm welcome has many traditional features including a wood burner and stone slate floor, and is full of old photographs, nautical bric-a-brac and memorabilia. The perfect place to while away time during the winter months.Our panoramic restaurant gives fantastic river views towards the town of Fowey and the village of Polruan. There are also south facing outside terraces which also have splendid estuary views, and capture the sun all day, a perfect retreat for a summers day.
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Breakfast included
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St Mawgan Airport18 mi
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

I returned to this beautiful village and this atmospheric 14th-century inn after a gap of about 45 years. Too long. It was even more special than I remembered it. Bob and Karen are new owners of this lovely spot, who went out of their way...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Eva G
Response from TheOldFerryInn, Owner at The Old Ferry InnResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Eva, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us, both Bob and are look forward to you visiting us again soon!

Reviewed October 20, 2018

The Old Ferry Inn exceeded our expectations dramatically! The menu had little to offer for vegetarians, but to our surprise and delight, the new owner introduced us to the chef, who cooked special dishes for us. We also found the wine selection much improved. We...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This place is like walking back in time. Lovely surroundings looking over the ferry. Brilliant staff. Well worth a visit.The staff make you so welcome and cater for your every need. Oldie worldy with lots of old pictures asnd fantastic outlook over river crossing to...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed October 17, 2018

New owners, very friendly and excellent advice on local walks and activities available. Beautiful views from bedroom. good value and comfortable. A very beautiful spot to start a walking weekend, lovely breakfast in the morning and excellent dinner followed by beers in the bar. what...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Robert T
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We were welcomed by Bar Manager Pete, who greeted us with a welcoming smile and had an abundance of information on the area which he was keen to share. The lunch of sandwiches and omelettes were absolutely out of this world, we didn’t think that...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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February 23, 2017|
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Response from Andy M | Reviewed this property |
The Old Ferry Inn is in Bodinnick, the east side of the Fowey river. If you want to go to Fowey, it is easiest to catch the ferry across. To drive there is a long way round! If you take the ferry across please note the time... More
April 13, 2015|
Response from Honest R |
There is a nice pub "The Ship Inn" at Lerryn, which is about 3 miles away down the country lanes on the Bodinnick side, or you could drive or get a taxi the 10 miles to Polruan where there is The Lugger and the Russell Inn... More
February 17, 2015|
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Response from Jim D | Reviewed this property |
No - No lift. Very Steep hill to parking area. Steep steps up to hotel and also within. Venue not really suitable or anyone with mobility difficulties. If you should decide to stay insist on room with estuary... More
Room Tips
"I did not, technically, have a river view but the room was reasonably priced for a longer stay and I was..."
Oct 26, 2018
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"Rooms looking over the water give the best views"
Oct 18, 2018
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"lovely views from the family room. good for 3 friends on a walking weekend"
Oct 17, 2018
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"Top floor is very quiet"
Oct 7, 2018
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$126 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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