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The Dock Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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17 Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
+44 1736 362833
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice old pub with lots of character. We popped in here a couple of times and found the staff friendly and the beer good - which helps!! Didn't get a chance to sample something off the menu.

Thank Michael B
DockinnPZ, Owner at The Dock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you hopefully see you again More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Always an excellent pub with very good food. Unfailingly good selection of beer and a wide selection of home-cooked grub - largely, and unsurprisingly with a fishy emphasis. Both of us ate very well and discovered a generous second meal at half price on a Saturday (and I think Friday!)..Friendly, quirky - some friends have stayed there and loved the... More 

Thank Jamesgarret
Management response:

Sorry for late reply, thank you More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for our staff party and had a great time. We all had a three course meal and it was to die for, especially the asparagus soup which was the best thing I've had in a long time. Really friendly staff. Overall brilliant evening!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:

Very sorry for late reply, so glad you had a good time. Thank you 🤓 More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

What a fantastic evening we all had here last night at our Christmas party. The food was delicious, all home cooked and prepared by hosts Phil and Karen and the girls, who didnt mind us letting our hair down for the evening - great service. Best pub in Penzance by a mile.

Thank 55Northernlass69
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had a wonderful meal here last night with 10 Guiders from Mount's Bay Girlguiding. Fabulous food and excellent Service. Lots of nice touches - Christmas tree shaped croutons and bread and a glass of Prosecco included! We will definitely eat there again soon!

1 Thank Ruth C
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Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Please come and see us, Phil & Karen took over on the 18th July, wishing to provide a good friendly pub. Excellent beer & food.

Thank phil p
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We came here as the Dolphin Tavern was going to be a long wait for service and wanted to get food and out of the rain, glad we did. It's not a fine dining place but it does pub food very well, I had the steak and ale pie - beef was delicious - tender like it had been slow... More 

Thank Lewis G
Management response:

So sorry very late replying thank you thank you More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Something of a strange ambience in the bar, but this was probably largely down to the pub closing the following Sunday, I'm sure. No food available despite being told by email food was available and I even sent an email requesting a table booking. Website didn't work either, but I think these things again could be related to imminent closure.... More 

Thank Phil H
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2015

A warm refuge from the crazy weather that rules in Penzance in December. We were joining in the Montol celebrations and the final part involves bonfires and flaming torches, which in such strong winds was a little scary, met a lovely woman who usually leads the celebrations and she led us into the Dock Inn with her lovely Dad. It... More 

Thank Conscience D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Best fish I've eaten in a long time. Cleared the plate and enjoyed the meal very much. Friendly place to eat and a really good place to stay.

Thank rosemary b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 362833
The popular Dock Inn is located in the heart of Penzance’s historic harbour-side area. The Dock has a good old fashioned pub atmosphere, with scrubbed pine tables, polished wooden floors, two open fires, comfy leather sofas and all sorts of nautical and other memorabilia! In the ‘lower deck’ you can watch the world go by through bi-fold doors overlooking Quay Street. You’ll get friendly service, banter, top quality home-made pub food (if you get peckish) and will be made to feel welcome whether you’re on your own or with a group of friends. We have live music most Friday’s and we also have a popular weekly jam session every Tuesday from 9pm where both musicians and spectators are welcome! We do the best Sunday Roast in town! We have a well thought out (and well sampled!) wine list, a wide range of bar drinks and choice of 3 excellent real ales including the legendary Spingo brewed in Helston. In the warmer summer months you can relax in our sunny courtyard garden. In the winter we have a heated smoking area for our customers enjoyment. As well as offering excellent value food & drinks, we have 3 quality en-suite B&B rooms – a perfect place to relax.

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