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PL26 8PW | Bugle, St Austell PL26 8PW‎, England
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Cracking fish and chips. Huge portions and friendly staff. Perfect combo. Will definatly be going back

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Best chippy around by far, big portions, lovely food, great service..will definitely be back 😀😀😀😀

Thank James T
Tan88oz, Owner at Old Forge Cafe, responded to this review

Lovely to hear it thank u for that see u again soon More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lets start, The food is 10/10 the best in Cornwall. The staff are polite and helpful! The opening hours are a major major draw back and have left us stuck for food numerous times. The chip shop really needs to be open atleast 5 days a week. Most of the time they are on holiday and you would of driven... More 

Thank SpiritualMask
Tan88oz, Owner at Old Forge Cafe, responded to this review

The opening hours have been the same for 40 years . We hardly go on holiday we have 1 week in March and 2 weeks in Sept . We open 3 evening and 5 dinner times the times are stated in the window . Think we deserve to have a break after the busy summer periods we have. We always... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Heard of the Old forge cafe so me and the wife called for lunch to try for ourselves. Certainly glad we did, both had fish chips and of course mushy peas and a mug of tea, took me back years the taste of times long gone loved every mouthful, didn't eat again that day, Served by two lovey chatty ladies,... More 

Thank David R
Tan88oz, Owner at Old Forge Cafe, responded to this review

What a lovely review always welcome and many thanks x More 

Accrington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Very accommodating staff. Excellent food and very large portions. We went as a family of seven and only one managed to finish the large portions of excellent food. Thanks to all the staff

Thank dave161673
Tan88oz, Owner at Old Forge Cafe, responded to this review

Thank u for lovely review welcome anytime More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My father took me here a couple of times as a kid. Always loved it, and the food is still just as bleddy ansum! I still drop by here for a monthly treat. Friendly, chatty service and is immaculately clean, Proper chippies cooked in dripping - the way it's meant to be, plenty of salt n vinegar, light & crispy... More 

1 Thank LadyMellivora
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Nice clean cafe with wood tables and nice comfortable chairs. We found the cafe thanks to TripAdvisor and what a find. Superb fish with great crispy batter. The chip were really good the portions were far too much but so delicious that I felt cheated that I couldn't eat them all.

Thank James C
St Austell, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Recently visited on way home, absolutely brilliant experience. Fish freshly cooked, and. Chips really fantastic. Able to eat in or take away, and the served portions looked huge! Not the cheapest but very well worth the little extra, if you want the best in the area, you have to pay for it, but you will not be disappointed.

1 Thank Phil B
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

3 years on from my first review, I can still say that there is no better fish and chips in the area. I stopped after the RC show last night almost at closing time and walked away with 4 exceptional portions of hot fresh cooked fish and chips. I have eaten from almost ever F&C shop in the area and... More 

1 Thank N9eav
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Nice place nice staff but food and Value could be better. Not an amazing experience but the food was tasty and that is what matters .....

4 Thank Ant T

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: PL26 8PW | Bugle, St Austell PL26 8PW‎, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
This is a small village gace specialising in fish and chips. It is rated by locals and visitors as the best in the county and it would be good to be able to say so on this site. There is no website, but I can say it does exist.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?