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The Dwelling House

6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (101 reviews)
“cake” (49 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 yesterday via mobile

Recently visited The Dwelling House. Very pleasant. Moderately quick service, reasonably priced. Cheese scone a bit small for a morning scone but adequate. Very good scrabbled eggs.

Thank Smithm42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After weeks of 30C temperatures we arrived in Fowey to 16C and terrential rain. However we ducked into the small passageway and devoured our first cream team of the week. 5 of us all enjoyed our teas (regular, chai, Peppermint,....) and then a huge selection...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Appears a bit disorganised as order came out in various parts and by different people. However once everything arrived food was very good. Warm scones were very good as was the coffee walnut cake. Good selection of teas. Would certainly revisit next time I'm in...More

Thank Crumby1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would recommend the crab sandwich, lots of white meat and fresh granary bread. My partner had the mackerel pate which he felt had a bit to much mayo but bread was nice. There is an outside patio area but this was very busy so we...More

Thank Anita1967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across the Dwelling House while on the search for great scones on our holiday in Cornwall. We were enticed in as we explored the streets of Fowey. We sat in the busy courtyard and ordered a cream tea and a savoury tea. The...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First class cream tea with beautiful home made scones still warm from the oven and you can see them being made whilst you wait. Generous portions of cream and jam and huge pot of tea can’t waut to return to Fowey just for this tea...More

Thank Nikkilips1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for a quick snack needing to leave to catch the boat back to Polperro. This quaint house has an extensive menu and we struggled to choose! Eventually I had the crumpets and my husband had a toastie. Both were tasty, served hot...More

Thank alisonbY2789JS
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The place has a cavern quality about it as one penetrates further and further to reach the small lush courtyard. One passes the serving counter and can eye the sweet treats available before sitting under tropical trees on english garden furniture. The range of hot...More

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Popped in here on our last day in Cornwall as we realised we hadn't had any scones yet and needed to rectify that. The scones were lovely (and warm which was a nice suprise), and the jam and cream were nice too. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Zoë N
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We have visited the Dwelling House a few times before, once in Autumn, once in Winter, and now in Summer. For the first time we sat outside in their lovely back garden, which is a welcome shady spot in the hot afternoon sun. The staff...More

Thank TimothyF5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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