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$8 - $28
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Bar, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews steak monkfish pie brie pudding sea bass chicken sunday roast crab the pub specials board blue cheese huge portions eton mess staying nearby doom bar cooked to perfection
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and good beer make this a must visit if in the area. The food ( I had monkfish in tarragon cream sauce, he had streak and ale pie) was piping hot. My monkfish was in a cream sauce, not just swimming with cream...as often found. Delicately flavoured with tarragon, it was perfect. I am a heathen, chips to dip in the sauce. The pie was smoking hot until the last mouthful. Chris and Lauren were attentive. Cheese board missing something acidic, but impending lockdown to blame I’m sure!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here and the food was very good. I fancied a burger but they’d run out of burger buns however as I rarely eat a whole one I asked if I could still have the meal minus the bun which was no problem. Well...cooked and tasty, good size portion. Served with skin on fries and topper of cheese and bacon. Husband had partridge which he was pleased with. No room for dessert. Would have liked a wine list but not available so was told three options i could choose from by the glass. COVID precautions taken seriously and followed meticulously. Dog friendly in bar but not in restaurant. Would recommendMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate at short notice here on 21/10 - what a treat! Great menu. There were 4 of us, one being vegetarian and the choices were very good. My Mother wasn't feeling too great do wasn't hungry so we asked if she could just have cheese...and biscuits and it was no problem. She doesn't eat blue cheese so we asked for extra cheddar. The plate was huge, wit two large pieces of cheddar and a big piece of brie, salad garnish and a beautiful sliced apple, together with about half a dozen biscuits - amazing! My friend has the sweet potato, walnut and blue cheese wellington, which she said was the best veggie meal out she's had. There was a slight delay with her meal (my nieces wonderful venison with port and blueberries, my salmon with crab and Parmesan crust and Mum's cheese were ready before) so they asked if we wanted to wait to be served together but we said just to go ahead so they offered my friend a complimentary drink or dessert - what fabulous customer service that you seldom see these days. The staff were attentive and helpful but not intrusive. There was screen between us and the next table and we felt very safe. If we are ever in that area of Cornwall again will definitely go back there. The standard of the food was excellent and therefore very good value for money.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020

We visited whilst staying in nearby Perranporth. We made a last minute booking over the phone and were accommodated. The inn is well hidden in a lovely little village. It looks very pretty from the outside and is quaint and cosy inside. The only downside...is the plastic partitions for covid but is understandable as it is only small. The staff were extremely friendly and polite and nothing was too much trouble. The menu had a good choice of varied dishes for both adults and children. The food was absolutely delicious and was presented beautifully. It was lovely to receive the side dishes of vegetables to add to your plate. The portions were extremely generous, even the children's meals which they really enjoyed. My husband had the lamb burger which he said tasted amazing. I had the doom ale pie which I have to say tasted truly delicious with tasty huge pieces of steak inside. The hand cut chips were very nice too. We had no room for pudding but i am sure they are amazing! We will definitely be visiting again when we are next in Cornwall and would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Traveler61065306164, Owner at The Bolingey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments. Carol

Reviewed October 20, 2020

The most wonderful Sunday lunch can be had here in the quaint little pub, This is at least the third time we have had a Sunday here and cannot fault it in anyway. Well done to all concerned, especially in these trying times.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Good value for money, food quite good didn’t book a sauce with my steak although didn’t see any on the menu either. Bit surreal with the plastic screens killing some of the ambience at present but will certainly return on next visit to the area.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 3, 2020

It has been a few years since I visited Cornwall and this was one of my favourite places to eat. All Covid precautions required at the time were in place and we were made to feel welcome. Good selection of beers and a great menu...to choose from. The food was really good and one of the best meals we had in the week we were in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

Proper old fashioned pub with excellent steaks. We all had sirloin steak it was delicious and cooked just how we had asked, onion rings were tasty and great chips. Plenty was had by all and the wine was pretty good also my husband had doonbar...which he thoroughly enjoyed. We visited on our holiday. It was a proper treat. No room for pudding is always a good sign. Highly recommended, atmosphere was cozy.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

Good food here however no atmosphere - only suitable to go and eat in. It would not be good to go for an entire evening

Date of visit: September 2020
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Traveler61065306164, Owner at The Bolingey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2020

Sorry you felt like this, but during these times we are trying our best to make the pub feel like a normal pub!!!. Please do not let this put you off booking again

Reviewed September 26, 2020

what can I say amazing food amazing service and covid safe felt safe eating here. So glad we found this little gem would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Sean O
March 29, 2019|
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Response from dekkadj | Reviewed this property |
Only in the bar not the restaurant
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Anita P
May 1, 2018|
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Response from bolingey | Property representative |
Hi, you should be fine to just pop in on Febuary, but if bringing dogs then I would book as we only allow dogs in the bar area and there is only 3 tables which can go very quickly, hope this helps. Carol
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janeowen50
March 31, 2018|
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Response from bolingey | Property representative |
Hi, we are friendly to all dietary needs, many of our items are gluten free or can be as the majority of the menu and specials are made to order, our second chef is also a celiac. We can always help with your choice. regards... More
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