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The Bowgie Inn

West Pentire Road, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
+44 1637 830363
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (50 reviews)
“sunday roast” (38 reviews)
“curry” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
West Pentire Road, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Bowgie Inn
1. Family Evening Meal
"atomosphere and food was very good,would definently recommend."
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2. Fabulous Pub Amazing Views
"food and service were amazing everytime"
Mortimer R
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3. Friendly and welcoming
"home made curries are gorgeous"
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1 - 10 of 1,065 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to go to the Bowgie for a Sunday roast with friends and family, it has an amazing setting with a fabulous view. I phoned ahead and was told they don’t take bookings. When we arrived we went to the bar to ask about...More

2  Thank Claire H
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We've just returned from a visit to Cornwall and returned to the Bowgie Inn after a 15 year break from Cornish holidays. This pub never disappoints the food is amazing and plentiful the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming I wish we'd got the name of...More

Thank Denaallen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine turning up to a restaurant, being told to find a table, waiting until a table becomes available, and just when your back is turned you find out after having ordered your drinks that your family has been told to move and leave that table...More

1  Thank manfromatlantis2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite pub. Right by the sea beautiful views lovely food and staff. Only get to visit once a year. This year we were there every evening even driving somewhere else and ending back at The Bowgie. Can’t wait to visit next year!...More

Thank Helzzzzzzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the roast lamb and honestly can say it is one of the worst I’ve had in Cornwall. The meat was thin and not a lot of taste to it and the vegetables where so bland and tasteless I had to add 3 pepper sachets...More

1  Thank Joe E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vegan beer!!! Yep, seriously, they have a beer devoid of fish-sourced finings and it was clear as a bell and tasted just fine. Omnivore was happy consuming this, possibly even merrier afterwards! Not sure if surf-dudes want vegan beer but there's food and drink for...More

Thank Jock M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here after a walk across Crantock beach and along the coast path. Weather probably helped, but the view was great and we were sitting outside in t-shirts at the end of October.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Views to die for and meals to savour - not cheap, but who cares after a refreshing walk to Polly Joke beach or from Crantock. Outdoor or indoor seating however with my dog outdoor was my preference and usually for a superb full English -...More

Thank MorgsNick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good quality food and drink in this busy pleasant pub. Stay a while and have a few drinks. Nice atmosphere and well worth a visit.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on holiday here and this pub had amazing views, so thought we'd stop here for food. We sat outside to make the most of the views. The food was alright for the price but nothing special or particularly enjoyable apart from the homemade coleslaw.

1  Thank Arthurjolie
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Questions & Answers
14 September 2017|
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Response from Treamble1989 | Reviewed this property |
Quite the contrary - just very confused by some of the reviews. It is interesting as the reviews are either very good or very bad. I think many people are blinded by the views. I find it bizarre that people can like the food... More
14 September 2017|
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Response from Treamble1989 |
They also recently had an inspection by the food standards agency and only received 2 out of 5 food hygiene rating which is improvement necessary!
10 June 2017|
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Response from tillyCrawley | Reviewed this property |
mine was fresh!! lol def not microwaved
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Pentire Road, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Crantock
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 830363
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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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