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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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If one ever decides to visit the area of Cornwall especially Fowey, St Austell or around the coastal towns this wonderful gem is a sure must visit to all lovers of good wholesome food in generous portions. I have had numerous visits for the last several years and this establishment never fails. Our regular visits range from very busy evening... More 

Thank OutAndAboutBloke
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived to find space very friendly staff showed us to table. Fantastic atmosphere golden oldies music playing. Beer and wine very good and burgers just fabulous. I had chili burger which was one of the best burgers I have eaten just superb. Highly recommended.

Thank Ian L
Devon, UK
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here at least once a year since it opened in around1988. It is always brilliant lovely food with great atmosphere. Tonight was the best ever, the beef ribs were simply incredible and one of the best things I have eaten in years. Well done Sam and team, will definitely be back again.

1 Thank rick88
Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband, daughter and I dined here two days ago on the basis of reviews and were very impressed with the quality of the food and service. They had burgers, I had lasagne. Everything, including the chips and salad, was perfectly delicious. My husband's starter, the smoked mackerel pate, and my daughter's dessert also went down a treat. The service... More 

Thank Wendy186334
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch and dinner there! Very good fresh tasting fish and wonderful lobster! Never like Thermidor sauce on my lobster but I tried it in this restaurant! Excellent light and delicious sauce ! It's no wonder it is packed lunch and dinner even out of tourist season!

Thank Lin2482013
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we have been to Sam's we have had great food, with good service. We first tried Sam's as it was the only place we could find open and serving food before 18:00. However it was clearly fate, as we all found something on the menu for us to enjoy. My particular favourite is the chilli burger.

Thank ifodderi
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to try the local Fowey mussels and was recommended Sams in Fowey. It didn't disappoint. Absolutely lovely! My husband dislikes them so ordered a diffierent fresh local fish dish and loved it too. There is a great atmosphere here, quirky unusual decor, cosy seating and lighting, friendly hospitable staff and great fresh cooked to order food with... More 

Thank CamelTrekkers
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sam's never disappoints. From the relaxed atmosphere, efficient friendly service to the excellent food. Great choice of fish dishes available - the moules are absolutely delicious ! Some good gluten free options and they are happy to offer alternatives if something is not gluten free on the dish. Good well, priced wine list - the Douro was extremely nice and... More 

Thank CAM5211
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Sams for lunch loads of choice of fish dishes with also a Specials board and also various burger choices. Husband made a mistake by ordering the “Beast Burger”, as it approached everyone’s jaws fell open and watched which table it was going too!! It was his own fault for ordering it but no way could he eat it all,... More 

Thank flexible
Leek, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived around 1900 and the downstairs was full. Upstairs is also welcoming but lacks the atmosphere of downstairs.

Thank David K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?