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Fort Inn, Newquay

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user reviews of the Fort Inn, Newquay

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Looks a lot better from the outside than it really is once you get inside.

I was expecting a cosy pub but the place is a huge open plan cafeteria feel to the place.

Yes the view is fantastic and the garden decent but it is a cattle market for the tourist. Then again what the hell did I expect!

montie49 - 17 Dec 2018 16:45
Visited on a wet Tuesday and pub not overrun with children. Just had a couple of beers but would steer clear at busy times.
addlened - 11 Apr 2018 10:53
Large pub with superb views over the bay and beach.

Tribute, Proper Job and the St Austell summer offering (I forget the name!) on offer. The PJ was in excellent condition - £3.55.

Service wasn't great and it certainly isn't a place for a quiet pint with kids running around everywhere.

Still, worth a hour.
cheshirecat - 9 Jun 2015 08:47
Wanted to check it out cause of the high score on here. Cheap food place by the looks of it but an excellent tribute.
Mappiman - 22 Apr 2014 18:04
Horrible experience with kids running feral, sticky tables and slow service. If you wanted food then the queue was about 10 long. Beer was OK but sitting outside was risky with gulls trying to steal food despite wires trying stop the gulls from landing.
addlened - 20 Apr 2014 13:01
Great! Excellent food, excellent ales, friendly welcome; a fantastic game-area for kids and children; a breathtaking view on Newquay bay.
Absolutely great!
ilfaccino - 22 Aug 2013 18:07
The good rating for this pub reflects that it provides what many people visiting Newquay want. The picture's a little misleading: it's a large fully modernised open interior, full of bustling, noisy families, many eating.

So although the real ales on offer might be fine, it's not what your typical CAMRA enthusiast would probably want: a place for a quiet pint and good grown up conversation.

That said, I'm not sure if there is such a place in Newquay.
eddybeer - 26 May 2013 11:27
Nice views and the real ales were well kept, prompt service even though the place was busy, didnt try the food but it looked good.
bellevueace - 24 May 2011 23:24
Ignore my comment dated 26 Jan 2011 07:04: I attached it to the wrong pub ! I've asked BITE to remove it but it hasn't happened yet.
davercox - 21 Feb 2011 14:05
OK, good enough atmosphere, nice views, service fine. Tribute in pretty good nick.
davercox - 26 Jan 2011 07:09
Very pleasant for a quick couple of pints late Saturday afternoon (Jan 15th). Good atmosphere, great views across the bay (and of the surfers), friendly and quick service - and the beer was good. Of the four (I think) real ales on, Doom Bar and Cornish Knocker were both in top condition and served beautifully. Would like to know why this pub isn't in the GBG.
davercox - 26 Jan 2011 07:04
A fine St Austells house with a large interior and large patio. Food is good value and plentiful. Ales from St Austell are Tribute and Proper Job both of which appear to be kept well. Rattler cider is also avilable on draught. Seagulls are a menace if you are planning to eat outside though
ahscum - 18 Jul 2010 17:54
Been visiting Newquay for 22yrs and have been a regular visitor over the years. We used to come with our children and now our granchildren. We have always found this to be the best family pub in newquay. We have seen many changes, but it always remains our pub of choice. As well as the beautiful view from here it as a indoor and outdoor play area as with children this is a must. sampled the food several times and not had any complaints, No doubt we will visit again this year. If I remember there was one visit to newquay when the fort was closed for refurbishment, we were most disappointed
normamallinson - 17 Mar 2010 18:45
Fantastic views and good selection fo beers and are kept in tip top condition food is ok however eatin on a couple of occasions and chips are always cold.
Pity Simon has gone as the new manager is never seen, which maybe a good or bad thing, best to sit outside as the inside can be like a school dinner time if you get the timing or month wrong.
gjgj1 - 27 Sep 2009 23:05
A good 'cash-cow'. Very busy with a good mix of people and families. Well managed and controlled. The Cornish Ratler Cider and Perry were tasty and went down a bit too well!
Food menu well thought out for the market.
Well done
dorsetknob - 19 Sep 2009 22:07
This is an Ansells pub. It's best feature is the superb views of the sea, beaches & cliffs from both inside the pub and from the tables out on the terrace. It's very a much a family dining pub, complete with inside play area. Before 8pm it was more like a dining-hall at a junior school, with young kids running everywhere. Later on there were more adults as the families went home to bed. Being able to walk there from our B&B was the main reason for our visit. I had unremarkable pints of Tribute & Proper Job. Food was pretty standard fare for this type of establishment, Steaks/Grills/Burgers etc. It was quite tasty, apart from the tired brownish lettuce in the side salad. Beware the seagulls outside on the terrace as we saw them getting inside the lattice of cord barriers meant to keep them out, and hoovering-up any leftovers they could find on the tables.
hunter - 3 Jul 2009 10:34
good food'well kept St Austel ales great view'well worth a visit
vinnnie - 18 Jul 2008 15:41
I read a review about the fort and felt I had to write.
I went there with my husband (no kids) and felt that it was a marvellous pub for couples as well as families. The outside section is brilliant and we both felt that it was such a relaxing place to be. Children can play in their area and it is nice to know that on the whole they wont bother you!!! The pub has stunning views , friendly staff and is a must for tourists. Not to mention the chilli with cheese which was to die for!!!
anonymous - 9 Sep 2007 00:37
Nice dining pub. Very busy around 8pm. Huge portions of food. Quality ales.
hgr - 5 Sep 2007 17:16
Nice pub. Good views, good food, something for the kids to do, staff very helpful. Great for kids, not so great for cheesy dullards with no kids and an ability to moan, whinge, and be very knobheadish. Go to barracuda you trumpets
Mr_Ripper - 5 Jul 2007 12:06
visited the fort inn while on holiday last week the pint of black prince i had was top notch a great cornish pub.
arch11 - 18 Jun 2007 14:32
I love this pub. Its perfect in the summer it catches all the sun. It has fantastic views over the harbour and beaches. The food is also fantastic. Everytime I come to Newquay I have to visit this pub if not on more than one occasion. This is the best pub I have been to in a long time. Its definatley a must when in Newquay. The service is great too. And the beer is good too.
lucycook - 24 Feb 2007 10:56
Not really my cup of tea. It has a good view of the sea and the harbour, but it's got more of a Butlins holiday camp atmosphere, with a splash of motorway service station. I probably would appreciate it if I was visiting with kids; but I wasn't so I didn't. It's good for a large group of people though which is why I was there, and we had no problems getting seated even when we had to come inside because of rain.

The beer was good though, and I've no complaints about the service.
lipster - 4 Sep 2006 13:31
Nice place to come when its sunny for food and sit outside. plenty of benches.Beware the kids though if your going as a couple as its a well known family pub

Excellent lasagne :)
mrc - 30 Aug 2005 00:01
This is a great family pub and it has a nice outdoor playgroung area for the children. It has fantastic views across the sea and looks amazing at night.
Great food and good service, but does get very busy so it is advised to get there early.
claire101184 - 23 Jul 2005 21:38

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