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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Port William Inn

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Port William Inn
Ranked #4 of 24 Tintagel B&B and Inns
Kingsbridge
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4 reviews
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Recently stayed three nights at the Port William, all the staff were very friendly & helpful. On our second day they had a problem with the gas, no hot water or heating until about 4'oclock. The staff were extremely concerned & kept us upto date with what was happening. The bill therefore was amended. Happy us! We ate every night in the bar which was great pub grub. Our room was room no 1, apparently the smallest, which we wanted for it to be cosy. Was not disappointed, well equipped with the best tea tray we've ever had! Stunning views of the raging sea. Will return again for sure. Thankyou Port William!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Port William Inn, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you so much for you great comments and thank you for being so understanding regarding our issue with the gas, it was one of those things that was out of our control, but we knew how important it was to all our guests to have it back up and running as soon as possible. Your feedback will be shared throughout the team and we hope to welcome you back very soon.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic food and location but what really made our visit was the staff, right from my phone call to ask for a booking to us leaving, the staff were so friendly, caring and even though the place was busy made us feel very welcome and genuinely cared, they are a credit to the Port William. We will be back even though I was petrified looking over the cliff edge:)

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

I was recommended this place for a winter break especially as it is in a popular location. I was not disappointed even though the weather was grey and generally miserable. There is a lot to do and see in the area and walking is good if not foggy. It is usually at its prettiest in the spring when the coast flowers are wonderful and you can walk up from the pub in either direction along the splendid coast which is carparted in wild flowers especially in April and May. It is set in a steep valley which runs down to t he splendid cove of Trebarwith Strand near Tintagel. The pub is set up into the cliffs above the cove (the sand is only accessible at low tide) and most rooms including the bar and conservatory overlook the cove. It is a large and comfortable bar area with often two stoves warming it and the whole atmosphere is welcoming and fairly cosy.

~I had a good small double bedroom with ensuite (included a bath with a shower over it which is rare these days) and several people staying even when the weather miserable. Most facilities were very good with good furniture providing storage a chair and excellent tea/coffee tray etc. I also had a view of the cove and the only blip was that the TV was not digital so could not get sub titles and a little TLC in the ensuite was needed for loose toilet roll holder. Excellent wifi in the bar and my room. Breakfast was very good with several choices and help yourself tea/coffee etc. There was several kinds of fruit and yoghurts and choice of fruit juices - there could have been a few more cereals but on the whole very good. It was also served at a civilised time of 8.30 to 9.30. The staff were excellent and generally I always think you get better service in a pub than the usual b and b as there are more staff about at all hours especially this place as it is open for food all day.This makes is more flexible.

Parking was ok mostly linear on the separate road to the pub and alongside it.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Port William Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you so much for you kind comments. We are working extremely hard on all the areas of our business to make each customers visit one to remember. Everyone loves our location (its hard not to!), but we are now offering that same “WOW Factor” this side of the windows!

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon,
Ashley
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and I have visited the Port William before for a meal and always liked the place so decided to stay there for a long weekend in November.
Our room was well appointed and had a fabulous sea view of Trebarwith Strand, it was wonderful to wake up to that view in the morning! Really good cooked breakfast in the mornings, with plenty of choice to suit everyone! (Though highly recommend the full Cornish!)
It was very good value for money and we would definitely stay again in the future!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Port William Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are thrilled to hear we met and exceeded you expectations, which is always our aim to every guest.

We all hope to see you soon,
Ashley
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed in room 7 for just 1 night on 26/1/13 , it was clean and tidy and boasted lovely sea views. The food was very good value for money and a nice breakfast was on offer. The one thing that stood out the most was how friendly and welcoming the staff were ! . We walked a little of the coast path opposite the inn, and although this is nothing to do with the Port William it was riddled with dog mess which made climbing it very tricky , so be careful !!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Tania R
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StAustellManagement, Manager at Port William Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments, they will of course be shared with every member of the team.
We couldn’t be happier with our vibrant and bubbly team, each person has their own personality and we encourage them to interact with customers to ensure their every need is met.

See you soon!
Ashley
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Pontypridd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

My wife and I spent 2 nights at the Port William recently and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Our room was modern and spotlessly clean. The bed was comfortable and the view breathtaking. The servicing of the room was first class. Breakfast was also good with the exception of the bacon which, it appeared, had been left hanging about a bit before finding its way onto my plate. Coffee superb; Tea not hot enough. All the staff we encountered were extremely friendly and check in/check out was efficient. Somewhat surprisingly for a Sunday in January, finding a parking space was not easy. We did just but I imagine this becoming increasingly difficult as high season approached. If you are looking for a get away from it all break in comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation offering fabulous views we can highly recommend the Port William.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

This pub is so well located its a shame the food and service wasn't better. They welcome dogs which is great for us but my niece waited 15mins to be served at the bar, we had to ask for milk for tea and butter for bread which was a bit dry. The soup was lukewarm but other food fine. Such a shame really as Trebarwith Strand is my favourite beach.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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