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The Phoenix

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Watergate Bay, Newquay, England
+44 1637 860353
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Service has always been good. Food can be a bit hit and miss. Plenty of outside seating area when weather is good. Dogs welcomed. The curry is ok ("British curry") and reasonably priced. Good selection of beers on tap. The fish and chips is huge!

Thank joy2bp
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

parking needs to be in the paid for beach parking areas - but if you are already parked for the beach, then this is fine for a quick meal / drink. Very busy / buzzy, popular with younger crowd, Very friendly staff. Eat outside (if warm enough) for the fabolous views

1 Thank mistwraith
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Ate here after 12 miles on the coast path - arrived just after food order cut off time but they still let us order. Great place, lovely inside and VERY friendly. We both ate fresh fish & chips & they were divine. A must visit place with really good prices - much cheaper than other local eateries, but just as... More 

Thank kirstyjenkins
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Really relaxed vibe , sit and watch the awsome sunset ! Pizzas are a must , so friendly - great with kids and dogs also . Pheoenix - we loved you :o)

2 Thank lisaandpaul17
Wellington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Watergate Bay now for 15 years and love it down here as its a special little bay that has everything you could want....or used to have I should say! When we arrived yesterday for the first of this years visits, we noticed the new 'WAX' signage on the side of the The Phoenix as we... More 

5 Thank Isabellasreviews
Tarrington, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

The Phoenix is a good alternative to the more expensive offerings at Watergate Bay. Do not expect the modern shabby chic, coastal decor of the Beach Hut or Living Room and the food is not quite as good but you will pay a lot less. Definitely worth a visit for a family on a budget.

1 Thank SRBramhall
Exeter, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

Popped in here several times and love the chilled out, cosy atmosphere here. Our little dog was also made to feel really welcome which was lovely . Can't wait to visit this place again when we return in March.

1 Thank hails32
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

Last time I came here, I just came for a quick pint which was nice. This time, I came here for a bite to eat and what I got was surprising! The food was lacking in flavour and was quite tough.

Thank Holly M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

Great food, dog friendly-easy access to the beach, great views, able to eat inside and outside depending on the weather. Portion sizes good-never left feeling hungry, good local beers and ales

2 Thank Laraine Y
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

A good place to grab a snack, or evening meal. The menu is varied and would appeal to all tastes. I would recommend the fish and chips- I have never tasted such fresh fish so beautifully prepared. The selection of drinks is good- try the local ale.. There is inside and outside seating areas, the outside was perfect to take... More 

2 Thank Kriskirb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watergate Bay, Newquay, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 860353
A friendly family pub, located in the beautiful location of Watergate Bay.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?