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Fern Pit Cafe

19 Riverside Crescent | At Pentire Headland, Newquay TR7 1PJ, England
+44 1637 873181
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab sandwiches” (35 reviews)
“club sandwich” (47 reviews)
“cobb salad” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Riverside Crescent | At Pentire Headland, Newquay TR7 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Great views over the beach and estuary. After short sharp climb up from the little ferry landing it was lovely to sit in the sun with a good strong cuppa and fabulous lemon drizzle cake. Perfect resting spot!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Clare J
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Beautiful setting of this lovely unspoilt old café. Amazing fresh crab sandwich with delicious bowl of chips sitting outside overlooking the Gannel Estuary and Crantock beach. Fast and friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank coro532
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Managed to get there last day of the season, Sunday 23rd September for our 2nd visit. As before, the quality of food which in this case was a beautiful fresh crab salad. Nicely presented, tasty, looked great and served by happy talkative intelligent staff. Sadly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stick2rfu
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We visited this cafe twice during our stay, once for lunch & another time for afternoon tea. Both times the food & service were superb. It is dog-friendly with great views.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sharon324
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely walk from the Lewinnick lodge along to Holywell Bay. On our return we called into the Fern Pit Cafe for a refreshing drink and an ice cream. We both went for the vegan 'cornetto' which we had seen elsewhere earlier in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank caza8787
Reviewed 6 September 2018

All of my walks need a midway stop - and this one was in a VERY convenient place...because of it's distance and the huge climb upto it!! I love my coffee, if it's done right. I wanted a cappuccino ... & that's exactly what I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Freya102
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Wow we had the most fantastic time getting the little ferry over from Crantock bay and indulging in the best crab sandwiches I've ever had, with fantastic views. We ordered some sweet potato fries for our baby to snack on alongside our garnishes - the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 265jennya
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Staying at hotel around the corner and had been here before so was a no brainer to come back.Friendly staff quick service and amazing views .Perfect

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank paulbG4250MT
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Delicious crab sandwich overlooking Crantock Beach and the river. Staff were friendly and helpful. A great experience and definitely worth climbing the 165 steps to get there.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Used to look forward to coming here the food was always lovely but not any more the service was at best shocking the only thing going for it now is the views.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alan H
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Natalie K
21 August 2017|
Response from emilyjaneholland | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
There is a small car park. It gets full very quickly but you can park at the Headland car park just at the end of Pentire avenue. We are a short walk back from there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Riverside Crescent | At Pentire Headland, Newquay TR7 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 873181
Beach side Cliff top Cafe with views across the Gannel River to Crantock beach. Indoor and outdoor seating. Dog friendly. Eat in or takeaway. Daily specials including Lobster and Crab caught by our own boats and kept in tanks on site at the Boathouse. Which is where you can walk across the bridge or take a short ferry ride to the beach down the steps from the cafe. We offer a full English breakfast as well as a range of healthy options like avocado on toast and projuice smoothies. FatRock barrista coffee and Roddas cream teas alongside all our home made cakes.
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