We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The best place in the world....the view is magical!”
Review of Port William Inn

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Port William Inn
Ranked #4 of 24 Tintagel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 1, 2012

We have been coming to Trebarwith for over 10 years and have stayed at the Port William several times! There is nowhere else on earth like it! The scenery is fantastic.... We came for NYE and although it was a busy time we were well looked after and the food was excellent! Larry and Sue are always on hand and work very very hard! Would recommend to anyone but don't want to be too popular as won't be able to get in myself!!!? Enjoy!

  • Stayed: December 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank christonyMidlands
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (611)
There are newer reviews for Port William Inn
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

529 - 535 of 611 reviews

Reviewed December 3, 2011

Last month my boyfriend and I had the pleasure of spending two nights in the wonderful hotel, The Port William in Tintagel. Apart from the stunning views and the great food, the service was absolutely impeccable...so good in fact that we wrote a personal email of thanks to the staff at the hotel who bent over backwards to ensure we had everything we needed and that our stay was faultless. So in these times of criticism and complaints, here is a big THANK YOU to the team at the Port William. We sincerely hope to see you again next year.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank nicnic956
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 29, 2011

This is the perfect place if you want fab views over the bay, fantastic walks on your doorstep and a warm bar to cosy-up in after long, wind swept rambles. Our room was tiny but clean as were the linen and towels, and the room had all the amenities you need on a short break. A bit more attention could have been paid to the cleanliness in the bathroom (old hair and soap scum in the bath plug hole!) but there was plenty of hot water and the shower had lots of oomph! The hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming and the bar area had a lovely atmosphere in the evenings. We did the walk to Port Isaac and it is pretty hard going due to the steep gulleys you need to climb in and out of. So if you are thinking of doing it allow at least 4.5 hours and wear very sturdy shoes as it can be very slippy on occasions but the scenery is breathtaking. Our only disappointment was the bar menu which offered very dull and basic pub grub. Despite advertising that the food is all cooked on the premises you just cant help but think that it is bought in, plated up and then microwaved. A more imaginative menu and well cooked food would have made our midweek trip perfect but with this in mind I would still recommend the Port William for a few days break at the seaside.

Room Tip: Most bedrooms are tiny so ask for the largest room available
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank DEE30112011
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
01840770230, Manager at Port William Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are pleased to hear comments from all our guests and thank you for pointing out things we can improve on, without constructive criticism there would be no improvement.

Due to our location and the volume of trade that we have throughout the year our menu as you say is ‘Pub Grub’. As we run the Port William as a Pub, rather than a restaurant or a flashy Gastro-Pub we try to maintain all of its Cornish traditions and heritage, by serving good hearty meals using local produce, farmed by local people. We would like to think that it is above basic and is definitely all cooked on the premises.
However we apologise if it did not meet your expected standards on this occasion. We hope you come again soon and will be more than impressed.

As you have stated some of our rooms are smaller than others, this is due to the fact that The Port William is an extremely old building and with it being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, getting planning permission to extend is very difficult and therefore we have to work with what we have got. We try to combat this by, the smaller rooms maximising the stunning sea views and the more spacious rooms being towards the other end of the building while still trying to maintain those views.
Where possible we like to offer guests the option of which they would prefer. On you next visit please do not hesitate to contact one of the team direct to discuss the different rooms available.

Once again many thanks for all of your comments, we take on board everything you have said and always strive to be better.


Ashley Sharp
Assistant Manger

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 24, 2011

It was our first visit to the Port William-we were due to stay at Camelot Castle but after reading reviews of Camelot Castle we changed our mind and we were really glad we did.

The location of the Port William is stunning, we were lucky enough to have a sea view. The room we had was exceptional quality, very clean and comfortable. We arrived in time for Sunday lunch and due to the quality and portions of the food we decided to eat there every day instead of looking for somewhere else. The staff are friendly and helpful. The bar and restaurant are again exceptionally clean and tidy and really comfortable. I can't think of one negative thing to say and would highly recommend it to anyone. Perfect!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank sandra p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 7, 2011

We had our second visit here in October to celebrate mine and a friends birthday!!
We had previously stayed in May 2010 when the weather was much better, So although my friends didn't get the walk we had planned we had a lovely time!!
The hotel is superb with breathtaking views over the cove.
This time our room I felt was slightly in the small side, on our previous stay we had a larger room at the end with 2 windows one with a less frontal view of the sea.
The food is very good and real ale is served too a prerequisite of any UK break for us!!
The breakfasts are among the best I have ever had and our friend really enjoyed the opportunity of a vegetarian version, which looked delicious. We visited Tintagel itself, the hotel actually located in a tiny cove ( Trebarwith Strand), and also Post Isaac where Doc Martin is filmed!!

Room Tip: All rooms have sea views!! Lie in bed and listen to the waves!!
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank lluckett
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Back to the Port William 13th year we have been there, we have seen it in many guises but it still remains a firm favourite. Sue & Larry are doing a great job keeping the tyraditional pub and accommodation going. It has lost none of its charm.
The food is pub gub but on the upper side of pub grub, well presented and well cooked. All staff pleasant, beer good and scenery superb.
Walking the cliffs after all these yaers is still a pleasure.
The rooms are comfortable, unfussy, clean and airey. The sound of the sea sends one off to sleep, and the sound of the sea and gulls wakes you.
Long may the Port William survive.

Room Tip: All rooms have sea view, but some people may find sea nopisy in rough weather so vclose the window.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank hooligans13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 29, 2011

We promised our LO some rock pooling on our holiday and since we only had 3 days, the day we checked out of Camelot Castle, we planned to try Trebarwith, which is only couple miles down road from Tintagel. We had an amazing last day! What a treasure of a place, single track road down to beach and parking tight, same road back up and out! The beach was really lovely, it was cold but sunny and really quite busy, I counted at least 20 well behaved dogs having loads of fun! People rock pooling, paddling, some surfing and exploring the caves. A really fab place, I expect you would have to get there so early morning in the summer as it was prett busy on a cold blustery day, sun was shining though! We popped into the Port William for drink and late lunch, was fine pub grub! The views were breathtaking and we asked if there was a room available but alas they were fully booked. May try the Xmas dinner there! It was busy, this is October, so probably would be uncomfortable in high season.we will go again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Thank Smilingonholiday
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tintagel
1.7 mi away
Camelot Castle Hotel
Camelot Castle Hotel
#3 of 6 in Tintagel
1,298 reviews
0.6 mi away
Atlantic View Hotel
Atlantic View Hotel
#1 of 6 in Tintagel
123 reviews
1.4 mi away
Cornishman Inn Tintagel
Cornishman Inn Tintagel
#4 of 6 in Tintagel
272 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.3 mi away
The Wellington Hotel
The Wellington Hotel
#1 of 2 in Boscastle
487 reviews
1.8 mi away
Bossiney House Hotel
Bossiney House Hotel
#2 of 6 in Tintagel
184 reviews
1.4 mi away
King Arthur's Arms Inn
King Arthur's Arms Inn
#3 of 24 in Tintagel
524 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Port William Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Port William Inn

Address: Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel PL34 0HB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Tintagel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Tintagel
Price Range: $115 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Port William Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Port William Inn at Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel, is a wonderful pub and restaurant on the North Cornwall coast, renowned for excellent pub food and a comfortable welcoming bar. There is also 4 star accommodation, with all 8 hotel rooms having a very high standard of finish and superb sea views, down to the sea and the dramatic cliffs. Magnificently situated, The Port William Inn nestles into the cliffs overlooking the dramatic Trebarwith Strand on the North Cornwall coast. When out, the tide reveals a mile of golden sand which can be viewed from the bar, the conservatory dining area and from the inn's eight luxurious en suite hotel bedrooms. Once you have visited we are sure you will agree there is no other inn in Cornwall with a location to match that of the Port William. You are also welcome to enjoy the inn's excellent food and drink from the bar and restaurant, while enjoying the superb views from our outside terrace. The Port William lies on the famous Cornwall coast path and is a very popular stop off point for walkers. Trebarwith Strand also offers a surf school and has Life Guards during the summer months. A short drive takes you to local golf courses and tennis courts while the world famous Tintagel Castle and Island are just a short walk along the coast path. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Booking.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Port William Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Port William Hotel Tintagel
Port William Inn Tintagel, Cornwall, UK

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing