We stayed at the Old Ferry Inn Bodinnick for a two night Travel Zoo stay mid December.
We were welcomed by Pete, who showed us our room, and explained the dining room arrangements for breakfast and evening meal.
The offer included two nights stay, with a two course meal for two on one night, with breakfast. Supplements applied for certain meal choices. Got to say the breakfast was really good, couldn’t fault it, the Lady who served us deserves praise as nothing was too much trouble, and used plates/dishes were taken away promptly which is usually one of our pet hates. Thank you again.
The car and foot passenger ferry is literally metres away from the Inn, and once we had checked in didn’t lose much time in venturing over to Fowey for a few drinks before catching the last Ferry back at 1900. If you miss this ferry it’s a long walk around, or a Taxi journey which you could easily avoid.
This restricts where you can dine on the Bodinnick side to The Old Ferry Inn. Here I would like to say we were not disappointed with this at all, the food was nicely presented and good quality ingredients. My Rib eye was really good, cooked the way I like it and my partner had Sea bass fillet which was equally as good.
The next day we did the “Polkersis” walk and had returned to Fowey late afternoon, thinking to ourselves should we restrict ourselves to eating that evening again at the Inn, or should we find somewhere in Fowey and perhaps catch the last Ferry back to Bodinnick? We decided for a change we would not eat at The Inn and chose a Bistro type place in Fowey.
That was our first mistake, not only was it expensive for what we had, it wasn’t a patch on the quality of food offered at The Old Ferry Inn where we should have eaten.
Oh well our mistake. Next time we will eat at the Inn.
The owner/s of the Inn have taken on a big challenge, and has an extensive refurbishment plan to modernise and attract more custom. This venture deserves to succeed and I have no doubt that it will, but repeat offers may be required until they are fully up to speed with their proposals.
What I would also say is we met a few locals whilst on our walk, who asked where we were staying, after telling them the reply “oh yes, we have heard the food there is very good these days”, so the word is out. Give it a try; I am sure you will enjoy the food and the service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the banks of the Fowey River Estuary in the picturesque village of Bodinnick, The Old Ferry is a quintessential Cornish Inn that has been providing accommodation and refreshment for over 400 years. We overlook the Bodinnick to Fowey ferry which can trace its roots back to the 13th Century, and 'Ferryside' the former family home of Daphne du Maurier. The Inn with its relaxed and warm welcome has many traditional features including a wood burner and stone slate floor, and is full of old photographs, nautical bric-a-brac and memorabilia. The perfect place to while away time during the winter months.Our panoramic restaurant gives fantastic river views towards the town of Fowey and the village of Polruan. There are also south facing outside terraces which also have splendid estuary views, and capture the sun all day, a perfect retreat for a summers day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Ferry Inn Bodinnick Hotel Fowey
- The Old Ferry Inn Fowey, Cornwall