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The Bowgie Inn

) #4 of 5 Restaurants in Crantock $$ - $$$ British, ,
West Pentire | Cornwall, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
+44 1637 830363
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (27 reviews)
“sunday roast” (35 reviews)
“curry” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
West Pentire | Cornwall, Crantock TR8 5SE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was really looking forward to visiting The Bowgie, after going there a few years ago. Of course the views are stunning & the beer garden is lovely & large. We were very disappointed to find that this isn't a dog friendly pub, yes they are...More

Thank RobertalStacey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a returning visitor, this has gone totally downhill. We all ordered food and a vegetarian, I ordered the vegetarian lasagne but couldn't have the chips as they cook with the fish, chicken nuggets etc. Meal arrived with a shirt black hair on the cucumber...More

2  Thank Kirsten1608
Reviewed 4 days ago

Now that I'm back from my holiday in Crantock, I'm already missing the lovely Sunday lunches we had both weeks of our holiday. We all had the roast beef and I can recommend it. Loads of meat on the plate (which made my teenage son...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were out and about last weekend and decided to visit this pub again. Hadn't been for a few years, although discovered it 30 odd years ago! Lots of outside seating, which was fabulous in the sunshine the day we visited. Great choice of food...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How has this pub won an award??? Guarantee it is ALL frozen and microwaved. Homemade----- really? Just terrible. Worst meal in a long time. I took two mouthfuls and gave in. Shame my 70 year old dad, who's birthday it was, paid for it!

1  Thank faye w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice lunch was had by our family one day last week, on a visit to Cornwall. The views are lovely, right over the beach/ headlands and our lunch was very was very tasty. Lots of choice and the staff were very efficient. Would hope to...More

Thank retired26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I so loved this place. The meals were very good, the staff very friendly and being able to take the coastal path from the inn to the beach was lovely. Parking wasn't bad but in the evening you could park on the beach car park...More

Thank karren_sanders
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub with lovely beer garden with stunning views. Friendly bar staff and tasty food so good we returned the next day with more family members for lunch. Everyone pleased with their meals will defiantly return soon :)

Thank powderpuffal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A glorious place to have a lunch, either outside in the garden, or inside the bar - both with spectacular views over Crantock Beach and Bay. A varied choice on the standard menu plus a good selection of "specials" on the blackboards. I can certainly...More

Thank Clive J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after a walk. The views are beautiful and they served rattler another plus. Very clean pub. Food a disappointment, we ordered the smoked fish salad the mussels looked to be slime but the other fish was fine. The salad was just an iceberg...More

1  Thank Lizzie Q
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10 June 2017|
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Response from Treamble1989 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the food is rubbish - it may be piping hot but that is because it has been in a microwave.!
10 June 2017|
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Response from Treamble1989 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the food is rubbish and dominated by warmed up and microwaved crap. Looking at the comments there are more complaints than you would usually expect and the food standards agency have rated them as a 2 for food hygiene... More
10 June 2017|
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Response from Treamble1989 | Reviewed this property |
Very poor food - if you read through the reviews there is a trend of poor food. Deep fat fried food is sometimes passable by some but generally the food is poor as is the food hygiene rating of 2 (improvement necessary).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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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