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The Bowgie Inn

$$ - $$$
British, Bar, Pub
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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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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere. Nice and warm. Christmas decorations had just gone up too. Plenty of choice to eat and drink. Staff were friendly and helpful. Prices not too bad either. Well worth a visit!

Thank DoubleC1974
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant and was very disappointed. I thought I would treat myself to one of the more expensive fish dishes a "Smoked Seafood Salad" According to the menu, the fish is from "the smokehouse at St. Mawes" making you believe the fish is going to be fresh, tender and very tasty. How wrong could you be! The piece of... More 

Thank vortex2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to cornwall for a holiday we always stop in newquay! We always make a pact that we will always go to the bowgie!!! The bowgie inn is a friendly family run place with spectacular views overlooking crantock beach! The food is excellent, it's very reasonable considering the genorous portions ! There is a varied food menu... More 

Thank flake74
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bowgie is a superb pub/restaurant overlooking Crantock beach. Loads of ambiance, especially in the old bar with a blazing fire. There's an extensive menu with something for everyone. However, don't go for the fish and chips - the fish is coated in batter which is so thick and heavy it makes it really unpalatable.....a great disappointment! Go for the... More 

Thank beaw2015
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long journey on the train, after unpacking we headed to the Bowgie Inn. Lovely welcome from staff, who were very happy to help on selecting drink/food etc. One lad even helped my friend with her phone as she was having trouble with it. She had steak, I had the homemade quiche with salad , excellent food, but oh... More 

Thank dingleflasher
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a morning of walking on the South Coast, we drove back to Newquay through wind, rain and hail, deciding the weather warranted a nice pub lunch and with its stunning views, the 'pub bit' of The Bowgie seemed like the perfect choice - it didn't disappoint. With the log burner roaring and red wine served perfectly at room temperature,... More 

1 Thank lmblue
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fabulous position which is clearly the main attraction here. Very relieved to find dogs not allowed inside the pub because the whole area is doggy paradise and they do tend to dominate in the garden, which has amazing views across the estuary. Tables inside are very close together;bit awkward for dining with people constantly brushing past,knocking into chairs etc. Very... More 

Thank TrueAcer
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

View fabulous, staff nice enough food was terrible over priced in fact if it was free it still would have been overpriced I'm very disappointed in pub food gone are the days when going out to dinner is a treat no wonder the pubs are dying people are sick of being ripped off.

Thank 123kimT123
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say, food was fantastic open mike night Awesome, atmosphere Awesome, staff lovely, views are absolutely amazing. An absolute Fantastic place to go.

Thank Marie B
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

First discovered this place on a childhood family holiday in the late 70's, and come here whenever in the area, which is fairly regularly. Spectacular view, staff good, food reasonable. Special credit to the members of staff who dealt very professionally with a self important female customer woman who seemed to think that the "no children" in the front bar... More 

Thank James B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
British, Bar, Pub
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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