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The Bowgie Inn

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West Pentire | Cornwall, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
+44 1637 830363
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped off after walking our dog at Holywell Bay,both the pubs were closed there so we drove on to The Bowgie,as I remembered hearing it's advert on the radio,for great food.Friendly staff but couldn't open a tab with a card.I ordered the spinach and ricotta quiche,hubs had lamb curry and rice.The quiche was soggy on the bottom,bland tasting and stodgy,lots... More 

Thank Lucy D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I visited this pub today upon recommendations and we were very disappointed! We both had quiche Lorraine with salad and chips and this can only be described as a scrambled egg pie! We did complain about it but our concerns were not taken seriously. We were not even allowed a refund or a free dessert. When we... More 

Thank Chrissie L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for the first time on the recommendation of a friend. It was in a lovely setting overlooking Crantock Bay. We both ordered Quiche Lorraine with fries and salad. Unfortunately the quiche was made with too much egg and the salad was wet and made the quiche go soggy. I took them back but they wouldn't give us... More 

Thank Jenny L
Widemouth Bay, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub is huge with a panoramic 180o view of Crantock Bay. We visited in March when we were virtually the only customers. Staff were excellent and friendly, especially the girl serving behind the bar. (14/3) The food I would say is limited to a sort of Pub Grub and so much more could be done but tasted great. No... More 

Thank Andy R
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a weekend in Cornwall and came across this delightful pub. You have the most fabulous view of the sea from the bar which is for adults only But families can dine in the other areas. The food is lovely and a good selection on offer.we dined here twice,having the Sunday roast which didn't disappoint,just couldn't manage the pudding... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want big portions of good pub food with a fantastic view then look no further than The Bowgie. As long as you're not expecting anything too fancy then you'll have a decent slightly overpriced meal. The presentation of the meal leaves a lot to be desired but the view of the beach distracts you from looking too hard... More 

1 Thank jrw424
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place as we usually do whilst staying down in Cornwall. Situated overlooking the bay and beach of Crantock in West Pentire, signposted out of Newquay from the main road towards Perranporth. Always very good service from friendly staff members. Lots of nooks and crannies to sit in, also shows Sky TV for those that like football, sport etc.... More 

Thank littlesheDerby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Self catering holiday most of our dinners were eaten here, great selection of food at reasonable prices, it also caters well for children with their own play area (which you don't see a lot in pubs these days unless it's a wacky warehouse ) Beach is about 15 mins away walking along coastal path or 5 mins in the car... More 

Thank Alex D
Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Crantock most years and have visited the Bogie for drinks only until last week when we chose to have our evening meal there. We ordered meals for 4 people and it did raise alarm bells when the food was on our table within 5 minutes! Everything was microwaved, soggy quiche, skinny gammon (defo not an 8 oz steak)... More 

1 Thank Anditwedz
Redruth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Vitiated on Feb 14 lunch time . Weather great and lovely view best thing about this place. Menu needs wiping over and door handles on toilet doors well what can I say !!! Lots of fingers prints and dirty marks. Food ok if I was getting from a burger van , cheap products. And not dog friendly. Needs a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Pentire | Cornwall, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Crantock
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 830363
Cornwall is renowned for its stunning coastal locations and dramatic seascapes, and if you haven't visited The Bowgie Inn in Crantock near Newquay, you're yet to see the best.
Situated on West Pentire Headland overlooking the stunning Crantock Bay, the views from this famous pub will take your breath away.
The surrounding area is a walker's paradise sandwiched between the unspoiled beaches of Crantock and Polly Joke. It's just a short stroll from The Bowgie to the coastal path which will take you on a circular walk of the headland, passing both beaches. On route, you'll be treated to spectacular views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, spot seabirds at play and work up a well-deserved appetite.
A 'Taste of the West' Member, The Bowgie's traditional menu includes prime selected ingredients, Cornish produce, great food offers, local ales, well-chosen wines, an acclaimed luxury hot chocolate, and of course, the pub's famous Sunday Roast Dinner served all day.
The Bowgie is open everyday from 11am, serving great pub lunches from 11am - 3pm and evening meals from 5pm - 9pm on week days and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Food is also served all day during school holiday periods. With fantastic sea views, lots of seating inside and out and a sun terrace for those warm Summer evenings, The Bowgie and the surrounding area is the perfect place to explore all year round.
With a large private car park right outside the door, this must-visit Cornish treasure is accessible for all.

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