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“Lovely meal, fantastic spot on Cornish coast”
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Halzephron Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Gunwalloe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely meal, fantastic spot on Cornish coast”
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

We came here after a gap of quite a few years, we had a very tasty and enjoyable meal. The fish cake and blanchbait starters were delicious. We had beef Wellington and guinea fowl for the mains,which were delicious and well cooked and presented. Staff very friendly and polite and the desserts topped it off well. Not sure what the other reviews mean by feeling disappinted; we certainly weren't and would highly recommend the Halzephron Inn for a relaxing meal on a beautiful peaceful spot on the coast.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had visited this pub a year ago and knew it was going to change hands, so we returned hoping for an equally good experience.
there were two people that we saw, a waitress and a lady we assumed to be the owner, Both were very pleasant and made us feel welcome. We also noticed how kind they were to some elderly people on another table.
we ordered starters, I had baked Brie with roast garlic and my husband had ham hock terrine. Both outstanding. after this we eagerly awaited the main course. We had both chosen the pork chop with Cornish Blue Cheese sauce. We were disappointed. Whilst the chop was lovely, juicy and tasty the sauce had an overpowering taste of butter or cream, but definitely not blue cheese, and a BIG no no in my book, the vegetables had been reheated!
We decided not to have dessert. We found the place had no atmosphere as it had previously, so did not feel like staying longer.
The two meals, with a pint and two diet cokes came to £39. NOt a bad price at all, especially if the vegetables had been freshly cooked!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helston, Cornwall
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

First visit since the new landlady took over in March, used to be regular visitors (we live at Mullion Cove), when Angela was the owner. It used to be a slightly limited menu, which is now expanded somewhat. I selected garlic bread as a starter rather than a side dish, and my wife the celery and Stilton soup. The garlic bread and roll with the soup were presumably home-made having excellent texture and flavour. Personal preference, the garlic bread could've done with more garlic, so will ask for stronger next visit. I had a couple of slurps of my wife's soup - superb. My sirloin steak arrived with crisp chips, tomato, mushrooms (could've done with a 3 or 4 more mushrooms though) and crushed peas, with an extra side-dish of peppercorn sauce which seemed very expensive at £3.50. I would guess that steaks are sourced from Dales (Helston) or Retallacks (St Keverne and The LIzard?), but certainly locally reared and killed meat. One of the best steaks I've ever been served, and the peppercorn sauce was very obviously home-made - absolutely scrumptious, and well worth the apparently high price. My wife said her sea bass on roasted veg. with Anna potatoes was also delicious. Total cost was 10p under £60 including 2 proper drinks each - shame we have to drive there. Service and presentation couldn't be faulted, and food itself excellent. We will be re-visiting as often as we can afford to! Certainly not a cheap meal, but justified by the high quality. Booking table in advance during emmet season is recommended, as the place can get very busy, if large parties turn up.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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bodmin cornwall
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

we booked the lunch a week in advance when we arrived we were shown to our table
the food for the price was not up to standard the beef was tough and the pork dry both meats
were overcooked or cut up and kept warm puddings overpriced £5.50 a portion we expected
something special we finished our meal and went to the bar to pay the landlady said check your
bill carefully which was hard to do in the poor light of the bar area we paid and left when we got to the car my wife checked the bill we had been charged for two extra meals returned to the bar
within 4 minutes approached the landlady and asked her to look at the bill we told her there were only three of us not five she said you should of checked the bill properly I said its not easy in the poor light at no point did she say sorry or other any apology she opened the till turned round and slammed the money on the bar and promptly turned her back on us we are not holiday makers and live in cornwall If you make a mistake own up to it and apologise don't blame the customer
and how many customers didn't there bill beware

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We arrived fairly late but were shown to the family room at the back. Food orders came quite quickly and were cheerfully served. The food was good and the children liked theirs. The menu had a good range to offer for both mains, snacks and desserts. We weren't hurried. There were some pens and puzzles for the children but some fresh sheets of paper were needed as they had all been partly used.
We enjoyed our visit.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Cotswolds
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We visit this part of Cornwall regularly at make it our treat to call in at the Halzephron Inn where, in times gone past, it was a little gem. Good food, sometimes lucky to get booked in etc.

How disappointing it was to call in last week. The spark has gone, the clientelle has changed (either hippies or young farmers), the food was average but a far cry from the fine dining experience it once was.

Internally, the pub looked tired.

I do know that it has recently changed hands and I sincerely hope in time, it will be returned to its former glory.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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UK
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174 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We stopped off here after reading various good reviews and found a welcoming and well decorated pub with a good child friendly room at the back with games, etc to keep them occupied whilst waiting for the food (which wasn't long). The menu looked varied and exciting and the food should have been, but somehow wasn't. All the ingredients were there and was well presented, but just missed the mark - lovely wild boar sausages, but cooked a bit too long so had dried out and burnt. Nice bit of cod in batter, but was dripping in oil so drowned out the flavour. You wouldn't have been unhappy with this food served at an average pub, but this was obviously aiming higher, so a bit disappointing compared to the promise

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Halzephron Inn
Address: Gunwalloe TR12 7QB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Gunwalloe
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Gunwalloe
Number of rooms: 2
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Halzephron Inn Gunwalloe, Cornwall

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