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The Bowgie Inn

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West Pentire | Cornwall, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
+44 1637 830363
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view from this Inn is amazing and has a huge outside eating area overlooking the sea. We eat in the bar but the view was just as good. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly.

Thank susanmgoldsmith
Yelverton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure if chef has changed since the rubbish food reviews of some people but I had quiche lorraine and chips which was gorgeous. Nice firm deep quiche that was cheesy, the meat wasn't fatty and onions were cooked so didn't repeat on me! Friend had fish and chips that she loved too. Stunning coast views with proper white sand... More 

Thank DevonRos
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here on a recommendation and tried the chicken tika .The meal came out and looking at the curry in the bowl i could only see a sauce no chicken pieces.I tipped it onto my plate and there was 3 small pieces of chicken no bigger than my thumbnail and i piece slightly bigger.I did mention it to the lady... More 

1 Thank Garryukuk
Newquay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends had been told to visit the Bowgie so when they came to Newquay we thought it would be a nice treat. There were eight of us, as we had two children we had to sit in the dingy back room. The waiter brought out the food, then took it back as he wasn't sure what it was, then... More 

1 Thank LynnFirth
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here many times, we visit Cornwall at least twice if not three times a year and always visit the Bowgie, the food is great the views are amazing. The prices are on par with other pubs/ restaurants in this area of Cornwall, Newquay, Perranporth, Crantock and Hollywell Bay, the food portions are huge one of my favourites is... More 

Thank Kirsty B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff give this pub a head start when you go for a drink. Typical pub food and very reasonable prices but the view of Crantock beach and the Gannal river are excellent.

Thank Bigusdickus_13
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought that this would be the ideal place for a family meal - how wrong was I. The place is very tired and dirty. The view is great but don't let that fool you. Our roast dinners were warmed up and clearly microwaved and swimming in water. I expect better from a local Cornish pub. I checked the food... More 

1 Thank Treamble1989
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten at the Bowgie a few years ago we decided to revisit. We were disappointed with the lacklustre menu and poorly prepared food. The menu was basic and unimaginative and the meal we had was average at best. The Bowgie has the perfect location to compliment amazing food but disappointingly the food and service does not match the location.

3 Thank SuperSarahP
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Bowgie inn as we always see the sign on the main road. Quite run down, food was poor a processed cheap stuff, there are some much much better places close by. Tables we dirty, a couple wanted to come in with their dog, but due to the interests of hygiene apparently dogs aren't allowed, very odd for Cornwall,... More 

3 Thank Louise S
Whitby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub while on holiday and I'm glad we did, it has a great atmosphere and is extremely kid friendly, there is also an adult area if you want a bit of peace. It has about 7 televisions scattered around this high venue and has a pool table. They do food which is standard bar meal stuff but really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Pentire | Cornwall, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Crantock
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 830363
Cornwall is renowned for its stunning coastal locations and dramatic seascapes, and if you haven't visited The Bowgie Inn in Crantock near Newquay, you're yet to see the best.
Situated on West Pentire Headland overlooking the stunning Crantock Bay, the views from this famous pub will take your breath away.
The surrounding area is a walker's paradise sandwiched between the unspoiled beaches of Crantock and Polly Joke. It's just a short stroll from The Bowgie to the coastal path which will take you on a circular walk of the headland, passing both beaches. On route, you'll be treated to spectacular views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, spot seabirds at play and work up a well-deserved appetite.
A 'Taste of the West' Member, The Bowgie's traditional menu includes prime selected ingredients, Cornish produce, great food offers, local ales, well-chosen wines, an acclaimed luxury hot chocolate, and of course, the pub's famous Sunday Roast Dinner served all day.
The Bowgie is open everyday from 11am, serving great pub lunches from 11am - 3pm and evening meals from 5pm - 9pm on week days and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Food is also served all day during school holiday periods. With fantastic sea views, lots of seating inside and out and a sun terrace for those warm Summer evenings, The Bowgie and the surrounding area is the perfect place to explore all year round.
With a large private car park right outside the door, this must-visit Cornish treasure is accessible for all.

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