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“Did some of the reviewers actually go here”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fishermans Arms

Fishermans Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Golant
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout
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.
Launceston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Did some of the reviewers actually go here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

This was a friendly pub. It did seem to have a strong local clientele but most of us would think that a good thing. It also had even more visitors like me. It has a fantastic situation. Food was good pub fare, not too long a menu, rightly keeping it simple, and very pleasant to eat.

  • Visited September 2013
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Liverpool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not good enough.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were staying in a very remote rental property between Golant and Fowey, with the Fishermans Arms being the only restaurant / pub we could walk to. We had high hopes of being able eat here on a few evenings, but alas after the first visit we did not return.

The Fishermans has a beautiful aspect over the river Fowey, and has plenty of outside seating with lovely views. Inside the pub looks like it hasn't been touched since 1970, no problem with that.
However, we sat by the window for the view, which had a very large, thick cobweb on it, not a recently spun one, but one that was clearly a lifes work for several generations of arachnids! it made me feel queasy, and if the pub was being cleaned regularly you couldn't miss it . There were also about 10 flies buzzing around our head (clearly they were avoiding the window!)

We both ordered fish and chips, and when they came we were both convinced they were frozen, supermarket fish. It was pretty dire. There was nothing redeeming about it.

The Fishermans Arms has a rather captured audience in Golant, as apart from some houses, and the river access, there is nothing else there. This might be it's saving grace, as I don't think it would survive if it had any competition.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank U H
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worcester
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Quintessential Riverside Pub,right on harbour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Occupying prime position by River Fowey ( Care re. Tide Times ! ) the owners are `hands on` being much part of village life. They offer a varied fayre, individually prepared at good prices., and drinks to match .An old fashioned feel, but modern approach

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank WorcesterJames
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Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very friendly Pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Myself and husband Peter was holidaying in Golant so tried the local pub the fishermans arms
we found the staff and locals very friendly and not as the last person said that they stared at you. the food was first class cooked to perfection .The food was good value for money and very good portions.would happly go there again

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank greyhairedmuchkin
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Saltash, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Flavoursome food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Situated in the village of Golant,off the main roads, overlooking the river, it was worth the drive. The 5bean chilli was moreish, best I've tasted for a long time. Relaxed atmosphere made it perfect for a leisurely lunch

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Lyn558
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