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“Don't bother - customers are inconvenient ”

White House Inn and Luxury Lodge
Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Penhallow
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

We recently moved to Cornwall and have visited this pub with family & friends on 3 occasions now. First time there was about 8 of us, the restaurant was full but the barman said it was ok to push two tables together in the bar area. The bar staff watched us do it then came over and told us to put them the other way around. Minor quibble so I gave them the benefit of the doubt. Second visit, again with family, food ok, bar staff not very welcoming but locals friendly. Third visit, with friends, restaurant empty but told we can't use it because it's set up for Xmas dinners in the evening (this was at noon, we looked, there were crackers on the tables and that's it!). Anyway, we were left to find a table, but were told that the tables in the bar area were reserved, so they seemed happy with the 9 of us sitting on two tiny tables by the pool tables in an empty pub. We left & went to the Seina Arms in Perranporth where we were welcomed with open arms into a busy pub and the barman moved tables for us.
To summarise: the White House looks like a cracking pub with good facilities but is completely let down by miserable bar staff and a very unwelcoming atmosphere - shame!

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

What a brilliant place to stay for a mini break. We stayed with our 3 boys in the family room, which was decorated to a high standard. It was clean and spacious and our boys loved it. The lodge itself is definitely aimed at families with the indoor soft play being a particular favourite for our boys. Our evening meal was good and the evening entertainment by the band 'Sunset', was brilliant and unexpected, can't remember the last time I danced like that. All in all a fabulous time was had by all.

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Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We ate here on our second night in Goonhavern and having eaten in the New Inn the night before I wasn't expecting much. I was wrong!
The place is large and extensive that caters well for families. Large play areas, pool tables and an excellent outside veranda.
The menu is not extensive, which is a good thing as what we had was cooked well with a prompt service.
The staff are friendly and accommodating and the prices affordable.
The only negative I saw was the gents toilets, these could definitely do with modernisation or even doors that don't clash with direction.

An excellent venue, wish I had come here the previous night

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Thank IAN J
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

A brilliant place to dine inside or outside, a wide choice on the menu and a peaceful setting, but most of all a childrens play area close to the dining area.

Thank lionel b
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Coming home from a late day out we stopped in about 8.30. Big car park which was a quarter full which is normally not a good indication especially in the height of summer. We all decided to try it. Inside and outside was spacious. Kids loved the play area and pool tables. Very friendly staff. Good choice of food. Food came quick for all 8 of us. Big size portions for adults and kids. Food was hot. Food was excellent! Dessert was also excellent. Bar staff were friendly. Only negative was the mens toilets were smelly. We all really enjoyed the night, just cant understand why it wasn't packed..

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Thank rjoyce4054
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