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“Nice pub food”
Review of The Bowgie Inn

The Bowgie Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Crantock
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Cornwall is renowned for its stunning coastal locations and dramatic seascapes, and if you haven't visited The Bowgie Inn in Crantock near Newquay, you're yet to see the best. Situated on West Pentire Headland overlooking the stunning Crantock Bay, the views from this famous pub will take your breath away. The surrounding area is a walker's paradise sandwiched between the unspoiled beaches of Crantock and Polly Joke. It's just a short stroll from The Bowgie to the coastal path which will take you on a circular walk of the headland, passing both beaches. On route, you'll be treated to spectacular views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, spot seabirds at play and work up a well-deserved appetite. A 'Taste of the West' Member, The Bowgie's traditional menu includes prime selected ingredients, Cornish produce, great food offers, local ales, well-chosen wines, an acclaimed luxury hot chocolate, and of course, the pub's famous Sunday Roast Dinner served all day. The Bowgie is open everyday from 11am, serving great pub lunches from 11am - 3pm and evening meals from 5pm - 9pm on week days and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Food is also served all day during school holiday periods. With fantastic sea views, lots of seating inside and out and a sun terrace for those warm Summer evenings, The Bowgie and the surrounding area is the perfect place to explore all year round. With a large private car park right outside the door, this must-visit Cornish treasure is accessible for all.
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Very pleasant pub with an excellent view of the sea.
Food was really nice.
Plenty of choice.
The meals were very large and good value for money.

Thank brdise8
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Might as well of sat in the car park with a pot noodle would of tasted better and been a whole lot cheaper would of still had the views as well. From the offset I should have realised it was ran by someone without taste with its barbie pink exterior, real ale tasted old and the food was microwaved rubbish and expensive such a shame as it's in a lovely spot.

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Thank Joffnun
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Lovely spot for a pint overlooking Crantock beach. Menu looks inviting with many homemade items but it is all microwaved and there are better options for eating - try The Old Albion in Crantock or The Smugglers Den

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Thank BADGEREssex_UK
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Have been going to the Bowgie almost every year for 30 years, sometimes several times in one holiday. Don't usually eat there, as we're generally passing through on a walk and only stop for a drink. We did eat there last week, though, and have a very mixed review to give. My vegetable lasange was lovely, seemed home-made and was very cheesy and filling. I've seen the size of the chips portions they do, so I particularly asked for a half portion, (which was readily supplied), and it was quite enough. The salad was nice, but rather spoiled by a mound of coleslaw bigger than Goose Rock in the bay outside! I don't mind a bit of coleslaw, but this heap dominated the meal and rather swamped it. We also ordered a pie and chips, which came with carrots and salad. Weird choice of veg. for a hot steak pie! Surely carrots and green beans would have made more sense. The pie crust was indeterminate - neither shortcrust nor flaky pastry - and not particularly nice. The pie filler was massively oversupplied with onions, which again dominated the whole dish. Not huge complaints, but rather took the edge off our enjoyment. Staff were pleasant and food arrived quickly but we thought it was expensive for what it was. The beer used to be naff at the Bowgie, but some years ago they learned how to keep a good pint and now they serve some lovely beers, well-kept and delicious. Wonderful views, love the retro surfing ambience of the pictures on the walls. Great place to watch sport, as there are big screens dotted about the bars... we've seen Spain win both the World Cup and the Euros there. Our kids were always welcome years ago, and our grandson also made very welcome in the last two years we've been with him. Sad to hear some families have had a bad experience, we've never felt unwelcome at the Bowgie, nor found any of the staff rude or offensive.

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Thank Ruth W
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is the pub to return to after a day on the beach or from an exhilarating cliff top walk. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food is wholesome and hearty, the selection of beers is good. The views from the bar over Crantock Bay are stunning, competing with The Worms head Hotel in the Gower for greatest views. But what sets this place apart are the additional attractions of the two Fred Yates paintings hanging on the walls, giving alternative interpretations of St Ives and the music piped into the bar. Any pub playing The Doors is alright by me.

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Thank dave c
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