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Old Sucess Inn, Sennen Cove

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user reviews of Old Sucess Inn, Sennen Cove

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Still a good pub, and no complaint beer wise... Just one comment on food; staff were totally lost when my wife asked for an ingredients list to check for allergens (Gluten in this case)... Barman advised chips were gluten free, but were actually cooked in same oil as other things, and that batter was gluten free! Eventually a more knowledgeable member of staff set us right. I like the pub, and will definitely go back. The comment above is just a heads up if required.
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 11 Apr 2016 21:32
location, location, location.

on a sunny day smashing for a pint or three.

I did not eat, but lots of others were tucking in, and no complaints
( I was doing some mass observation)

I think I was drinking Cornish rattler, I certainly stayed for about
3 hours.
Proper Job
Leftinthepub44 - 26 Mar 2015 16:15
Forgot to mention, beers were Tribute, Proper Job and Trelawny... Food was excellant, but watch for seagulls if you eat up on the terrace!
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 26 Jul 2014 15:32
Whats not to like.. The view of Sennen Cove / Whitesand Bay from the wooden terrace is as good as any in England on a nice day. We got plenty of sun on 14th July 2014. My only complaint was lack of surf earlier in the day, which I cant really blame on the pub!
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 26 Jul 2014 15:30
Stunning view of Sennen Cove / Whitesand Bay from the wooden terrace area, up the steep steps past the Gents Toilet.

We were lucky enough to have plenty of sunshine on our visit on Friday 5th October, which makes it an even more relaxing spot to sit and drink.

As others have said, it does come at a cost. £3.90 for Cornish Rattler and I don't think Tribute was much cheaper.

But still a must visit for the view.
Pat_Bateman - 22 Oct 2012 11:55
First time id been in this pub, really nice setting with glorious views, the service and manner of the guy behind the bar was very good, rather expensive for a pint of tribute but its what you would expect really, i didnt eat but the food being served looked good and there was a decent menu with some interesting specials. The quality of the beer wasnt the best to be honest but i put that down to it being early afternoon and i think i had the first one out. Theres a lovely terrace up some steps again with great views. I wouldnt hesitate to use this pub again when in the area.
bellevueace - 2 Jun 2011 20:58
Excellent pub. Friendly knowledgeable staff, really good food and the beer is really good - I recommend the Tinners though my partner is now a Tribute convert! Wish this was my local!!
izzamatiz - 21 Feb 2011 13:48
Great location, will be my local again in 2011 and great local cornish hand pulled ales but............
The beer and the view are to die for and the one night we dined, it was good. But as with most of the pubs in and around the locality they are all a bit shabby. A decent outside area as ever ruined by smokers but you can't have it all I suppose. The major saving grace is you can cross over the never busy road outside and sit on a bench and watch the tide come and go or watch a spectacular sunset with a fine pint of ale in your hand, so not all bad!

Seemed to be a bolt hole for the lads who volunteer for the lifeboat crew (heroes one and all ) as well as they were all in one night we were there tucking into a mountain of ribs and chips after a practice launch so for that alone I added an extra couple of points.
dave061258 - 14 Oct 2010 21:16
I have not visited The Old Success since it transferred from private to brewey ownership so I need to visit soon to see if it is still just as wonderful as I recall. It had perhaps the best pub food that I have ever tasted (apart from the odd Chelsea gastropub), a superb location and busy but still friendly bar staff.
davidpuckey - 20 Mar 2010 16:40
Currently undergoing a facelift and a fresh lick of paint ahead of the tourist season but it is open as normal. Dating from 1691, this is a more grander type of coastal building as opposed to some rickety low beam smugglers den and probably fits more in the category of a bar within a hotel / restaurant. It is a pleasant enough place in a most scenic spot but I found it rather disappointing given the high recommendations from various pub guides. The bar is rather dull and faceless although the usual maritime paraphernalia and lifeboat pictures are all present and correct. The basic décor is quite plain and some of the furnishings are well worn, notably the tables that would have been quite special when the old maps depicted on them would have been readable. The modern built in spot lights look out of place alongside the old lanterns and everything looks a bit too contrived and not particularly appealing. There is a pool table which is quite intrusive and plasma screen tucked away in a recess. 3 St Austells Ales available; Proper Job, Tribute and HSD but the quality was not the best despite the Cask Marque accreditation and prices the most expensive I encountered in my week of travels (a Proper Job and a latte for the Mrs came to £5.05). If the place does a major plus it is the fantastic views across Sennen Cove and this being the only pub in the village, it is Hobson’s Choice if you want to sit and watch the sun go down over a pint.
RogerB - 27 Mar 2009 15:15

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