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“fab Sunday lunch”
Review of Fishermans Arms

Fishermans Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Golant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are a small community pub, located in the quaint Village of Golant on the banks of the Stunning Fowey River. We have a traditional pub menu that includes homemade dishes, using local produce. We also have a well stocked bar with regularly changing guest ales. Our patio area overlooking the river is a fantastic place to while away a few hours with a pint and some tasty food.
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Very welcoming, child-friendly pub in a hidden corner of Cornwall. Great food, reasonably priced - the Sunday lunch roast was exceptional; the ales were well kept and reasonable, and the staff and clientele alike were all more than happy to have a couple of young children, despite their decibel contribution.

A great little find, would go there every Sunday if I could.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Having a cottage in Lostwithiel, Golant is almost five miles distant along a lane which would challenge Roy Rogers and Trigger to pass, however I make the trek with joy as I regard the The Fisherman's as one of the best pubs I have been in.
This local is not a business - it's an event. Sure it is made by an excellent selection of real beers (but I only drink Doom Bar), by a decent choice of well cooked, unpretentious pub grub, a top notch setting by the river etc. etc. However, the main ingredients in this mix is the customers themselves - the committee meeting at one end of the single room whilst other regulars chat around the open fire and yet more sit and smoke their lives away under the wooden structure constructed between the pub and the river. In the summer months this shelter provides for those who would wish to sit and contemplate the value of life whilst watching black, long necked cormorants skim the waters of the Fowey as they race up river to dive for mullet and sea trout.
What more could you want other than the occasional meet with a famous band calling in for a pint between sessions at the nearby Sawmills Studio, or the joy of listening to the landlord displaying his talent on the guitar whilst accompanying one or two other local residents sharing their vocal and instrumental skills, (and there's no charge for the cabaret).
Outside male toilets are an important feature of real, real pubs and this has it all, whitewashed and resplendent in its isolation. These facilities are vanishing from the English landscape and I believe that we should look to attach listed building status on this rare remainder of our architectural heritage. I sometimes think that it would be as easy to stagger the few extra steps and dilute the river - but I never have.
By the way, contrary to a point made by an earlier contribution, The Fisherman's has never had paper table cloths.
100% pub - 100% recommended.

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3  Thank JimMuir
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

I always try to visit this pub when down in Fowey as it's a great little spot in a charming village right on the estuary with scenic views. It is made more interesting when going in by boat, as the window to visit is dictated very much by the tides and one is likely to get very muddy if this aspect is miscalculated.

It is a pretty basic and unsophisticated sort of place and probably not to everyone's taste. However, I always enjoy coming here. There is always something going on - on previous visits we saw an Easter fete, a beer festival and a rail excursion going past. There is usually an interesting selection of peole outside and it is very dog- and family-friendly. The landlady has always seemed very pleasant to us and there is a good selection of ales (Betty Stoggs being my personal favourite). The food is not exactly haute cuisine from memory, but it is a great spot to sit with a pint and a bag of crisps and watch the world go by.

In short, I recommend strongly at least one visit for a truly Cornish experience.

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Reviewed March 30, 2011

Stayed in Golant for a week in March 2011. Went to the Fishermans every day. Staff and locals all very friendly. Service was excellent and prompt. Food was good, we dined three times there. Real Ale is Betty Stoggs from Truro and Sharps Doom Bar. Didn't try Doom Bar as have had it before but Betty is a good pint and is kept very well at Fishermans.

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Reviewed October 9, 2010

We stayed in Golant for a week at the end of September and had planned to eat there for a couple of nights after finding it on the internet before we went. We went there on the day we got there to suss it out and it was very basic inside. We do rustic, but this wasn't rustic, it was a very cold atomosphere inside with hard pine tables and chairs at the pub end and 3 tables the restaurant end with plastic table cloths on. The chap who was serving didn't speak and when we wanted a 2nd drink we had to wait 15 minutes as he was outside having a cigarette and there was no-one behind the bar! After this we did go there every night (as there isn't anything else to do in Golant in the evening) and sat outside overlooking the river, which is wonderful and we were lucky with the weather. Every time we went there we had no friendliness whatsover, by the bar staff or the owners. On a couple of occasions we were actually being served whilst the bar staff were talking to other people as if we weren't there, which I find the height of rudeness wherever I am. It was a shame, as we had planned to eat there a couple of evenings, but because they were so unfriendly/unwelcoming we didnt bother. We went to quite a few pubs/restaurants while we were there that week and every one without exception were really friendly and welcoming - it's a shame the Fisherman's Arms wasn't. It is a lovely location and sitting outside is really gorgeous (we even chatted with the locals who were very warming), but if it's a warm welcome you want from the staff/owners don't bother.

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