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The Unicorn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Beach Road, Porthtowan TR4 8AD, England
+44 1209 890244
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scrubbed wooden floors, tatty furniture, and just loud. All the time, everywhere. Great if you like to shout, and even better if you like what was, apparently, techno-garage-funk music played at top volume. If you are looking for a traditional pub and a cosy seat to gaze at the sea, don't go here.....

Thank Fiona T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food staff and service as always. Highly recommend visiting,don't understand the bad reviews. Extremely child friendly.

Thank Hayley L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I visited this restaurant today and was told that our food would be ready in approximately 30 minutes. The 3 hungry children had to wait one hour, and the adults a further 12 minutes. Other families in the restaurant were also complaining regarding the wait. The facilities were freezing cold, and in the end, the food was... More 

2 Thank Sofie-Rose W
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

we were staying nearby and the Unicorn became our local. we ate here twice - food was great, and to a high quality, beer just lovely and service you couldn't fault. Pleased to see it doing well during the first week of December, when many other places just close down.

Thank Barry W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely place to hold Pure Blue Surf Academy's Christmas party! The food and service was amazing! Thank you allfor a wonderful evening!

Thank Deborah W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food last night. Table looked lovely and Christmassy and prawn cocktail and roast turkey with all the trimmings was yummy! Mulled wine delicious too. Thanks guys!

Thank Michelle A
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Unicorn is a lovely, family and dog friendly pub really close to the beach in Porthtowan. Cosy and inviting atmosphere, stylish decor, great food and really friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Thank HollyDingo
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I visited this pub with my wife and 8 month old daughter. We were staying local and not heard good things but thought we would give it a chance. Apart from the friendly staff I have nothing good to say! Food was very over priced, the quality was very poor, I don't mind paying for good food, it most definitely... More 

Thank Sam_everett3
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Under new management so thought we would try here again as old ownership had run it down. Place is looking great. Food was limited in a Sunday but tasty all the same. Fair prices and staff were lovely. Going to have to visit here more often.

Thank Kate B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after a long walk with little options for a quick lunch and a drink. The place itself is slightly shabby, dirty toilets with staff eating and on their laptops behind the bar. The menu is limited choice with no normal salads or sandwich options which normally in today's choices for a lunch is a shame as not... More 

Thank Amy N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    1 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Porthtowan TR4 8AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Porthtowan
  • Phone Number: +44 1209 890244
Public House with En-suite rooms and a surf lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?