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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Telford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Their lasagne was tasty as was the plaice, the accompanying chips were hard and not very nice. The side salad was uninteresting and the burger was on the small side. Two of our drinks were forgotten but staff were apologetic and it was soon rectified. I thought it was a bit pricey for what we had.

Thank joanie2222
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant food, service and choice, cannot be beaten for the value, all the staff are polite and very helpful. There is not a restaurant in Fowey that equals these premises.

Thank golfer033
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether it's Sams in Fowey or Sams on the back in Polkeris you can always be sure of 1st class food and the best service with a menu that will delight every taste yum yum!!!

Thank Julie A
st louis mo
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

opens about noon. fabulous sea food. moules (local muscles) are the top feature. The board in the restaurant shows what was brought in fresh that morning from the local fishermen. We ate broiled skate wings . Local beer is good too and they have a broad selection of good wines. Very popular with the locals as well as the tourists..

Thank jschreiber919
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us eating ,so all had different Dishes.i had a mixed fish dish that was excellent well cooked.good quality fish .exceptional quality mussels. Service good atmosphere excellent.would go again.

Thank brianmassen
St Helens, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Busiest place in Fowey on the night we were in town and had to wait for a table as they don't take bookings, but definitely worth it and it looks like the rest of Fowey know that too. We sat in the cocktail bar upstairs whilst waiting for our table. The place is decorated in 60's, 70's and 80's movie... More 

Thank rickykpp
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had fish soup which was delicious. Main of seafood feast and skate wing. Skate was really moist. Seafood feast was a gut buster but all good. Great food, massive portions. Can't wait to go back to try the ribs.

Thank Jo H
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

3 of us went to Sam's based on the TA reviews, and all left very disappointed. Can only imagine the competition in Fowey must be very low if this is so highly rated. and they can afford not to take bookings. Very average quality, small portions, and very expensive for what was delivered. Only saving grace was service was good.

Thank NigeH
Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good quality food. Wide choice on the menu. We had 2 fish meals. Staff were friendly and polite, atmosphere and music was excellent. A little pricey but you don't mind paying a little extra if the food is good & fresh. Only 1 criticism, could have done with bigger portions of both the sea bass and skate.

Thank Martyn S
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fab fish - especially the crispy battered mullet with fresh salad went really well with the sweet chilli dip and the Moroccan mackerel was tasty too. We started with the garlic bread which was half a French stick split in half so a great starter to share especially as they did half with cheese, half without for us. Really warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 832273
Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.

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