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Fern Pit Cafe

19 Riverside Crescent | At Pentire Headland, Newquay TR7 1PJ, England
+44 1637 873181
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab sandwiches” (35 reviews)
“club sandwich” (44 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 yesterday via mobile

Lunch high above Crantock beach and the River Gannell on Pentire headland in Newquay. A lovely quiet retreat in the gardens, a proper sun trap with fantastic views. Nice choice of sandwiches and side dishes. Lovely fresh food served by very friendly and pleasant staff....More

Thank WTH2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab menu that is reasonably priced. Including ice creams. Fantastic location overlooking Crantock. Dog bowls are provided.

Thank janecooke67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a regular to the Fern Pit cafe for a number of years and we have noticed the decline in the food quality in recent years. We went for lunch with friends recently and there was only a choice of Chips or sandwiches. The...More

Thank paul n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered sandwiches and chips to eat . They arrived the bread was dry and the choritso in my sandwich was thick dry and not fit for consumption.The sandwiches were garnished with a few bland crisps.I expected a small amount of salad garnish. Chips and...More

Thank squirrel187
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views over Crantock beach! Lovely walk up from The Gannel through the garden. Crab sandwiches are the welcome reward - absolutely delicious!

Thank P H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rather disappointing. After many enjoyable visits in the past today was different the ploughmans was served on a oblong piece of slate with 2 pieces of cheese, a potion of chutney, thin slices of apple and red chard ? sprinkled with sultanas. No lettuce,cumber or...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has taken me 54 years to return to this little gem. We went on a beautiful sunny afternoon and the views were beautiful which ever way you looked. Lovely lot of little nooks to relax and enjoy your tea. Cream tea good value but...More

Thank sarge2903
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about their Crab sandwiches and they were very tasty with plenty of crab. ASL plenty of choice if your partner does not like fish! Very basic but with a visit and the view over the estuary is well with going for.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A dull rainy day brightened up by a visit to this little gem of a place. The best and freshest crab sandwich I’ve eaten for a long time. The pastries were great too especially the scone that I had with masses of Cornish cream. The...More

Thank dwildblood
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We were so looking forward to visiting the Fern pit cafe. Our friends are frequent visitors and always rave. On a plus side I liked the generous mug of tea, not some fancy lift your finger tea cup. We were warned that they were down...More

Thank Snowdy7
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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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