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The Dwelling House

6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (84 reviews)
“cake” (47 reviews)
“plum jam” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was perfect for the proverbial Cornish Cream Tea, unlimited clotted cream and jam was heaven for me, and you get two scones as well.if you go to Fowey then this is a must and don't go anywhere else because you will be dissapointed

Thank Clifford P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing coffee to start off flowed by a great gluten free mackerel pate sandwich add that too dogs allowed and they have created heaven

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch whilst exploring Fowey, ordered the crab salad and let me tell you - it was delicious! A wonderful mixture of crunchy salad leaves, cherry tomatoes, peppers and cucumber. Plus of course, the main event - the crab! Tons of the stuff...More

Thank northlondonchap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Fowey for the first time last Friday with my son, daughter-in-law and baby granddaughter. Staff and service both welcoming and friendly. Lovely range of cakes and sandwiches. Would highly recommend.

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to Fowey and three visits here in one week! The cream teas are the best we have ever tasted. All the staff are delightful even when you arrive near to closing time. Savoury dishes excellent too. You will not be disappointed. We will...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by with my girlfriend, later on the afternoon. Greeted by very friendly staff, into a light and airy room with plenty of seating. My girlfriend is dairy free, and there was plenty of choice for her. They also offer plenty of gluten and meat...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My German guest did not know what a cream tea was. I brought her to the best place. Which scone would you like? Which jam would you like? Which tea would you like? Warm scones. Will be coming back soon.

1  Thank jenna_m_l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat out in the pretty yard at the back - not luxurious but has character. The lunches are inexpensive but delicious and the portions generous. The teas looked magnificent!

Thank RobBoyden
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great selection of lovely homemade cakes, delicious savoury afternoon tea with cheese scones (for me), lovely added touch of some grated cheese on the side. Lovely cream tea for my husband served on a proper stand. Nice little courtyard to sit out in when sunny....More

Thank Xx00000000000
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Saw the Dwelling House had good reviews on trip advisor so thought we would give it a try. Time was a bit tight so I had the tea and scones (very good). My wife and mother in law both had coffee. Staff were excellent and...More

Thank dunc1962
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
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