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“Great base, lovely owner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Safe Harbour Hotel

Safe Harbour Hotel
Ranked #16 of 41 Restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: British, Pub, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Twin bar hotel/public house nestled off the main tourist drag.public and lounge bars, lounge bar doubling as restaurant.wide range of locally sourced seafood dishes always available, weather permitting.3 local real ales. Quiz night every Tuesday, live music on Saturdays.
Kent, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great base, lovely owner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a five night trip around Cornwall, Fowey being our third stop, staying for two nights at The Safe Harbour. The Inn is at the top of a steep hill leading directly into the beautiful little village which has a busy harbour, Fowey really is worth a visit. The owner of The Safe Harbour is lovely. Upon arrival or room was ready (no 3) it's very quaint and on the side of the building so no sea view. A few initial hitches didn't spoil our stay as towels were delivered to our room immediately. This is an old building so don't expect everything to be perfect with the decor but the pub food and breakfast was very good.

Visited July 2014
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Thank tgroombridge
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trextasy, Owner at Safe Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you for the lovely review of your stay with us at the safe.
Carol was more than happy to overcome the slight hitch on arrival and we are glad this did not deter from your holiday
kind regards
Graham and Carol (owners)
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Lovely local pub with great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovely local pub with darts and pool in the public bar and a separate small elegant restaurant.
We had the most fantastic fish and scallops, very fresh and beautifully cooked.
Great contemporary artworks on the walls of the restaurant (some of which are for sale) with fantastic friendly staff, we are really looking forward to visiting again soon

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Plymspear
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trextasy, Owner at Safe Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
many thanx for the wonderful review of the safe
We appreciate the food feedback as we are now mainly basing the restaurant as fish lead which is working above expectations
kind regards
Graham and Carol
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good value and good curries when they do two for £16. Bit bleak inside but happy with the service and food.

Visited July 2014
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Thank JandS125
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Truro, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“So much to choose from”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a lovely pub in Fowey and out of the main thoroughfare of the town so you do have to seek it out at the top of Browns Hill. There is always a very warn welcome from Graham and Carol, and the team at the Safe (Susie, Vicky). There are the usual things you would expect on a pub menu, but there are also plenty of daily specials, expecially some great fish choices, which are always worth a try. Cooked to a high standard, piping hot, you will not walk away hungry! Take time to while away an hour or two over a great pint, lovely meal and some banter with the locals as well as anyone holidaying in the area. We used to live in Fowey and this was our venue of choice, we still drop back in as often as we can.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Excellent pub/restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We found the Safe Harbour while on holiday in Fowey and initially attended an excellent quiz night, then returned for dinner a couple of nights later.
The staff are excellent, warm and charming, and made us and our dogs feel very welcome indeed. Good ales and restaurant dishes executed with great care and skill make this a highly recommended place for all Fowey visitors to come.

Visited May 2014
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Thank steve m
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trextasy, Owner at Safe Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Thank you for your kind review of the safe harbour.
Apologies for the lateness in the response, i think I just overlooked this one.
Glad you enjoyed the quiz, at the moment we are averaging about 24 teams a week a hard slog but very rewarding as most of them are fundraisers at the mo.
Thank you also for the very kind words on the food I prepare and serve its nice to know its appreciated.
Hope you may find us again one day.
Kind regards
Graham and Carol (owners)
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