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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Birmingham
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You really must pop into this one. Its a great little restaurant with good decor and music very tasteful with plenty to look at. The food is very good indeed, a little more expensive than your average pub but then the experience is class too. The owner came over and chatted and was very accommodating, we had dogs with us... More 

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Thank Mole143
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited sams about 15 times over the last few years and have noticed decline from the cool quirky and good place to dine. This time was midweek so was very quiet and there was little atmosphere.the food wasn't great in fact the fish and chips were terrible.Wont go back for a long time. Hope they improve

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this wonderful restaurant, had a wonderful lunch with excellent service and food. Enjoying looking at all the music posters and pictures on the walls before being served muscles in a garlic and wine sauce, have to say the starter portion is sufficient for a lunchtime, my wife had red mullet which she said was wonderful, if you... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like fish cooked in any way this is the place for you, the fish is beautifully fresh and wholesome. They do other burger type meals as well, well worth a visit

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Thank Monica W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a friend was promptly seated. Food was ok, came out extremely quickly, sounds a strange thing to complain about but does make you wonder if some things were not fresh? Atmosphere is nice and the warm fire definitely helps in the winter. Staff were friendly! Have visited previously for cocktails which were made by a really friendly staff... More 

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St Mawes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and a friend were staying locally and after recommendations about sam's we thought we would try it for evening dinner and drinks. There was a lovely atmosphere with good music and friendly staff. We ordered starters and mains that arrived in quick succession, which would be our only concern. We both work in hospitality so known the routine and... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of those places where the menu promises a great deal but the chef doesn't produce food that lives up to it. At first glance this place looks and feels great - good sounding dishes, good use of regional produce, nice atmosphere, if slightly loud, helpful and friendly staff - but the plates look a mess and there is a... More 

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Coulsdon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After years of coming to Sams we had our first disappointing meal. The scallops were overlooked, the salmon was raw in the middle & the steak was undercooked. Having queried the same two of the meals were taken away, when returned the salmon was overlooked & crispy & the steak was exactly the same! Very disappointing as we were celebrating... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Fowey at this time each year. The first night of our two week holiday we went to Sam's (we have been many times in the past). Staff were very attentive and very friendly. It was Hallow'een and the staff were all in fancy dress, the restaurant was decorated too, which was real fun. However star of the show... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still one of the best places to eat in Fowey and we always eat there when ever we are visiting the area. Its just great food all day everyday in the heart of town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$53
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.

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