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“Food good, shame about the welcome”

The Pickwick Inn & Oliver's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in St Issey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Set in 7 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside, the Pickwick Inn is one of North Cornwall's hidden gems. The award-winning pub and restaurant now has 9 luxury bedrooms, all with sweeping, uninterrupted views across the Camel Estuary to Padstow and Rock and out to sea. Beer garden and children's play area.
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We have visited the Pickwick Inn on 3 separate occasions and each time we hope that the staff will be more welcoming. You may well ask why go back again but the look of the pub is idylic and if you walk past the childrens play area there is a beautiful view of Padstow and Rock and the food is good.

There is a good varied menu and the Sunday roast seems to be very popular with the locals so perhaps it is only tourists that are not welcome. When we visited this week the girl behind the bar was reading a book and not really interested in serving. Admitedly there was only us and 2 others (locals) in the bar but reading a book is a big no, no and this does not give a good impression. On each of our visits the staff have not been very friendly and I feel that training in customer service/hospitality should be on the agenda!!!

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Thank Jenny O
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We ate well here as a family. Whilst the food was good, I did find it rather expensive, especially as I live in France.
The idea of the family room was excellent, but I would suggest adding some curtains and other washable soft furnishings to make the room a little less echoy - at least for the sake of other customers.

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Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

After a long walk on Camel trail and country lanes, a great find, or so we thought! Although 3pm when we arrived we were hoping for a late lunch or at least some food (baguette or sandwich) but nothing was being served again until 5.30. We also had our dog with us but dogs were not allowed inside. Although set in the countryside, would appear to be catering more for the gastro market than passing walkers, many of whom have their dogs with them, who require flexible eating times and a welcome for their pooches.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Called in down a back road and found this beautiful pub, great facilities outside for kids, camping and caravaning site at back, great views, friendly atmosphere. Had some superb food that showed true attention to detail. Will definitely go back.

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Thank Cornishandrew
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is the second time we have visted here. The first time the weather was lovely and we sat outside and the kids played on the swings etc that are provided. This time however the weather wasn't so kind and we sat inside. We were there from about 5.30ish onwards and it just got busier and busier. The staff were brilliant and kept calm, professional and helpful even though they were so busy.
The food was lovely even if a bit pricey but you get you pay for and we had no complaints.
I would suggest though, as it is a family restaurant it might be an idea to provide children's cutlery as the standard knives and forks were far too big. I think it would be a nice touch.

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Thank JeanetteFretwell
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