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The Weary Friar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, International
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Pillaton PL12 6QS, England
+44 1579 350238
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying nearby so this was client for dinner. Accessed by very narrow lanes the pub has a traditional look and feel. Beers were good from St. Austell Brewery. Apparently there is a very new owner and it was a little evident in assigning a table for us. Waiting staff were attentive and pleasant. There is a very extensive... More 

Thank ProblemPage
West Mids
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Family run pub (assumed from overheard comments) with excellent above average pub fair. Very impressed with our meals & service, would happily visit again & recommend it to others

Thank MTB_Paul
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Good Pub grub at reasonable prices. The food was good and there was plenty of it. (If anything there was too much)!! Reasonable price.

Thank RiojaLady
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We visited on a Sunday, we had booked the day before. We were a party of 5 adults and 3 children. The staff looked harassed, I'm not sure but they seemed understaffed. We had to ask for menus etc. The lady behind the bar, possibly the manager/owner, didn't smile the whole time. The food was ok. This place has great... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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954 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised that a Cornish pub in the middle of virtually nowhere serves food on a Monday night! It was curry night and as someone who looooves curry I had to have one. Great beer but portion was too big. And the pieces of beef were gargantuan too. It's easy to fall into the trap of offering big portions to... More 

Thank David M
Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Been here a few times over the past few months since I 'found' it (you don't often pass Pillaton on your way anywhere!) and each time have been impressed by the efficiency of the staff, the quality of the food and amount of choice on the menu. Very friendly and accomodating and certainly one of the best around here. Dined... More 

Thank fred w
torquay devon
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Visited recently and booked in advance as it was a weekend.Just as well as it is popular with the locals. The food and service was excellent with the menu offering a varied selection at reasonable prices.....the drinks were not expensive either. Will certainly visit again when in area.

Thank amartinbrown
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Met a few friends at this pub and didn't feel very welcome. The locals look at you like you are aliens and the drinks are very dear. Not one I shall be rushing back to.

Thank crcsaltash
Saltash, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We had a gift voucher at Christmas towards a meal at the Weary Friar. The fillet steak was the best I have had for a very long time, full marks to the chef. Would not hesitate in making a return visit.

Thank Philip S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

We tend to visit whenever we come home to see family, we really love it, staff are great. We brought our American friends here, they loved it for the age, the ambience and the banter with the staff, they were shocked to see faggots on the menu though, which are fantastic by the way

Thank Chris H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pillaton PL12 6QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Pillaton
  • Phone Number: +44 1579 350238

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