After trying to get into any sort of establishment for a cup of tea on Red Arrows day it was a pleasure to come across the Fowey Hotel Garden overlooking Polruan.
With Thousands of people in this small Cornish resort I cued for a short while to obtain a scone,jam,cream and tea.YES-It may have been in a take away cup and a paper plate-but at least it was served by Friendly enthusiastic staff in a lovely location where I then sat for over an hour on the grass to watch the wonderful Red Arrows Display.And all for around £4.
Yes-a pot and china would normally be my minimum expectations for an establishment of this standard, but considering the nature of the day an excellent effort by management and staff.
Meanwhile my husband went over to the Hotel Bar, where despite having to wait around 5 / 10 minutes, obtained a pint of Betty Stoggs at a reasonable price for a 3/4 star Hotel.
Comments from others in the que that there should be more staff behind the bar were soon seen to be ridiculous as any more than the 2 efficient chaps there would have meant falling over themselves in a short narrow bar.And there were two other outside bars available.
Well done Fowey Hotel for making an effort.Some other hotels would have shut the grounds and made then available to residents only.
Lee and Brian
PS-And a good Beatles tribute band as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Made famous by the celebrated authoress, Daphne du Maurier, and ranked as one of the UK’s most desirable locations, the pretty Cornish town of Fowey, is a delight to explore. Clusters of characterful buildings, cottages and shops tumble down the hillside to rub shoulders with those stacked along the curving main street, which runs parallel to the Fowey estuary. The Fowey Hotel, with its wonderful views over the town, estuary and the sea is the perfect place from which to explore it all!There's plenty to do and see too. Shopping is fun, with a variety of independent specialist shops, galleries and delicatessens - with not a high street name in sight! The town is a most pleasant walk from end to end; to be taken at a reasonable dawdle, in order not to miss a bit as there are some wonderful surprises just round every corner.From here you can venture east or west along the South West coast path and walk for miles or drive no more than a short distance, to visit the numerous sights and attractions situated in this lush, verdant area of Cornwall.The Fowey Hotel is part of Richardson Hotels of Distinction. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Fowey
- Fowey The Hotel
- The Fowey Hotel Cornwall