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“Sheila S Whitehouse Inn - August 2013”
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The Whitehouse Inn
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Friends recommended this place to us and we weren't disappointed. The Lodge has a beautiful tranquil feel to it. It is spacious, clean and bright with lovely furniture. The whole Inn has a friendly feel and is indeed filled with hardworking, caring, friendly staff. We will be going back with our son next time, as there are several options for him too; The children's facilities cover all ages. The meals served are delicious and value for money. I recommend you book the restaurant as it is very busy. If you can't get in the restaurant you can always eat in the bar area or outside. The Inn is well situated to explore Cornwall and is only a few miles from the best beach ever Perranporth. The Inn also has lots of parking so when you return you can always find a space.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sheila s
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed at the Whitehouse Inn for 4 nights in July/August 2013 - we found it by doing a search on the internet, and we were blown away by the facilities there for the children. There is an outside play area, crazy golf, sandpit, lovely gardens, and inside there is just as much for the kids - an arcade, a brilliant indoor play area (which our boys spent most of their evenings playing in, which meant Mum & Dad could relax) and pool tables for the teenagers & parents. The staff were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. We booked a family room as there were 4 of us, which was fantastic - extremely spacious (the bathroom was huge), well laid out, very clean and the beds were super comfy. They also have a great selection of food, which you can either order at the bar or sit in the restaurant, and the prices were extremely competitive, and you certainly wouldn't go hungry with the portion sizes. All in all a fantastic place to stay, and would definitely recommend 100%. We will be going back with the family next year.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Caroline W
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stunning place very clean and tidy, excellent kids area we never saw our boys all night they loved it there , food was amazing we eat there 5 nights, and the staff we the nicest people we meet can't wait to return xx if your there for Sunday you sound try their roast dinners its to die for xxx

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is the third time we have stayed at the Whitehouse Inn over the past 6 years and it has never failed to meet my expectations.
This is a great location with many of the local attractions within easy driving distance, there are also many really good restaurants within a 15 min drive.
I would stay their again and recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank MDOG1
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My wife, son and I recently visited (29th July 2013) the White House Inn for an evening meal in the restaurant. We all had the New York Chicken off the specials board with a side of bacon and cheese garlic bread. The food and service were so good that we decided to eat there the following night. We will definitely be going back there again and will be recommending the White Horse Inn to all my friends and colleagues.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stopped of here for a pub lunch on our way back to Perranporth from Truro.
We had a tuna baguette that came with a lovely rocket salad & home made chips (£7.95) & bacon & stilton jacket potatoe also with rocket salad (£5.95).
The baguette was still warm out of the oven and was absolutely fantastic, I couldn't eat it quickly enough, the chips, which I hadn't wanted but came as standard, were THE best home made chips I've ever had, I love rocket so that salad was great too.
The jacket spud was I think mostly microwaved, but it was big and they did not scrimp on the filling, other half loved it!
I was feeling a bit poorly from a summer cold so couldn't manage to eat all of the baguette but it was so nice I just couldn't leave it so I took it inside & asked the young fella who'd bought the food out to us if I could get it wrapped up to take home, while I was waiting the man who'd served us drinks & taken our order came up to me to see if I needed a drink, I explained that I was waiting for my doggy bag but I just wanted to say that food was amazing, one of the best pub lunches we'd had in quite a while..... He looked at me, said "oh right" and turned & walked away! Hopefully his kitchen staff will read this and know that we were really impressed with their food.
This was a lovely pub, nice decor, beer garden is big and I could see myself happily whiling a few hours away with friends & family over a meal and a few drinks, shame about the "robo-barstaff", a smile and a thank you go a long way to making you feel welcome.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Nardine
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kel1980, Manager at The Whitehouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed our food.
All reviews are passed on to all of the staff, good or bad!!
I wanted to thank you for the comment on the "robostaff". This was infact my 14 year old son. I'm teaching him the family business. He is doing really well in many aspects of the job but after reading this review he has learnt something new so thank you.
I'm trying to teach him customer service but a little bit of teenage shy comes to rear itself every now and then!!
He took your comment on board and has been working on it all week.
Thanks again

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

When we arrived and asked to see the room, it was shown to us. It was clean and we could immediately move in.
Every morning an excellent breakfast was served.
In the morning the room was tidied and cleaned and towels were renewed. Everything to full satisfaction.
There was the opportunity to have an evening meal and/or a drink. The bar had a very large choice in drinks.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Tigelaar
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Additional Information about The Whitehouse Inn

Address: on the A3075, Penhallow TR4 9LQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penhallow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Penhallow
Price Range: $94 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Whitehouse Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family run public house, restaurant and luxury lodge based in Penhallow or Perranzabuloe parish.Set in the idyllic Cornish countryside but only approx 1.5 miles to Perranporth, 7 miles to Truro/Newquay, 9 mile to Redruth.We serve traditional pub grub with a full children's menu and specials board and we focus on good value.We have a huge area for indoor dining or if you're lucky enough to experience a sunny Cornish day we also have a very large patio area with 2 gazebos for a little extra shading. ... more   less 
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