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Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris

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user reviews of the Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris

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Stunning location. Best park in the quarry-like carpark on the final approach to the village. Food was excellent but get there early or late as it gets very busy at lunch. Beer choice was a bit disappointing with 2 from Skinners, a Thwaites and Landlord which is a shadow of its former self. That said the quality of the Skinners we had was acceptable. The pub is dog friendly and there is a terrace overlooking the beach...marvellous.
Steamer1 - 30 Oct 2014 09:50
Great location on a main walking trail from Fowey.We were however dismayed to find a pub advertising Skinners running out on a Sunday afternoon with the only alternative ales being not particularly Cornish Timothy Taylor and Youngs.
On enquiring we were told it would be Friday before the next Betty Stoggs was on and settled so we did return and the beer was pretty good with a nice Bays on too.
More consistency and better bar management required though.
bromsgrovebeerboy - 26 May 2013 20:11
A true Oasis for a Coast Path Walker? Not! Reading reviews we all know how inconsistent some pubs are.This one swins wildly in and out of favour. This is the only pub in my life where I have left the premises without buying anything.....Timothy Taylor Landlord offered at 3.60 a pint is just a laugh...but I suppose it suits the Gentry and serves to keep the plebs off the beach. Maybe it's me, but check the price before you order, or arrange finance before crossing the threshold. Things may be different now as our visit was in May. That said, it is a very pleasant pub. Wish I could justify the price, but I can't.
Ravenousdrythroat - 21 Jul 2011 12:24
It would be easy for a pub in this idyllic location to think all it has to do is open the doors and count the cash. But a friendly welcome, consistently good beer and excellent local seafood earn it the holiday maker's grateful respect.

I don't know what London pubs the last reviewer has frequented, but I'd rather pay 3.10 for a fantastic pint of Skinner's Cornish Knocker while watching a summer sunset cast orange dapples over a glassy sea than pay the same to ingest a lung full of lorry fumes necking a mediocre pint of Pride on the Marylebone Road before taking the next sardine can from Euston. Yeah, I generalise, but you get the drift.
WebelMC - 17 Jun 2011 21:59
Amazing location but also amazing beer prices, the most expensive beer I've ever encountered to date, including most London pubs! Didn't try the food so unable to comment.
classic0904 - 10 Jun 2011 18:49
Great pub we came across on a walk from Fowey.Stunning location,excellent Skinners and St Austell beers and very good food.Virtually faultless and would be smashing on a warm summers night.
bromsgrovebeerboy - 1 Jun 2011 20:14
Stunning location - the pub's claim to be the 'Pub on the Beach' is not exaggerated. Lovely spot to sit with a pint and watch your kids play in the sand. Friendly family-run place with good food. A decent range of beers well kept - these included Doom Bar, Tribute and Tim Taylor's Landlord last time I was there.
keystone - 17 May 2011 08:07
Perfect lunch spot on a walk from Charlestown to Fowey. Beautiful spot in a sheltered cove, we sat outside and it's a real sun trap. Otter ale & TT Landlord on, the Otter ran out as we arrived, the Landlord was OK, not great. Everyone enjoyed to food. We were there out of season (Beginning of May) and it was pretty quiet, apparently it gets manic in high season.
alan_From_SAWW - 7 May 2011 19:26
Well kept ales and a nice welcome are to be found here - along with hordes of free-range children. Good place to meet with friends before going to the place next door for a very big feed.
littledrummerboy - 6 May 2011 20:18
Made the massive error of popping in here on Mothering Sunday, very busy with families occupying every available seat, and a packed dining room. Eventually we snared a couple of barstools, and I enjoyed a couple of pints of well-kept Betty Stoggs. The pasty and chips was good, as was the open crab sandwich, which was happened to be pretentiously served on a slate tile. These were delivered in prompt fashion despite the pub being obviously busy. It became a bit more comfortable after it emptied out a bit. The outside seating is propbably lovely on a warm day.
shand83 - 12 Apr 2011 17:03
Had a meal here on a quiet but blustery evening in early November. Food was good and good sized portions. Two courses cost about 12-13 give or take. Didn't try the beer but seemed to be a good variety on offer. Staff very friendly.
Cheshireite - 11 Nov 2010 19:22
If I wake up in the Rashleigh on a warm summers day I will know that I have died and gone to Heaven.

A stunning location on a beautiful small cove .

A selection of real ales . The five I tried were all in good nick.

Good food served well and a view out of the restaurant window that would be impossible to beat anywhere in Britain.

This has to be one of the best pubs Ive ever visited ,and that is quite a few. If there was anywhere in North Wales half as good then id be there every week.

TrevG - 13 Jul 2010 18:55
Visited here last week whilst in the area on holiday - based on the entry in the GBG. Strolled along the cliff path from Par Station - an easy walk once you find your way onto it.

Must say i was disappointed when I walked in and there was only one real ale on but it was Timothy Taylor Landlord. - one of my favs The barman explained that he was waiting for the owner to tell him what was ready to put on next (maybe he should have left him a note!) - later on Otter Bitter and a Skinners came on. TTL and Otter in great nic.

Food was ok but a bit overpriced. The setting and views are absolutely fantastic - well worth a visit. Though probably best to try and get there out of season like we did. I imagine it could be manic in the summer.
Old_King_Cole - 18 Nov 2008 22:08
A good pub in a nice location on the coast. I did not take any notes on the available beer here but remember six hand pumps. I was driving so could only have one and had Sharps Doom Bar. We eat in the dining area to the left towards the rear. We managed to get a nice table facing the coast. The food was great and our group all enjoyed. Fish dishes are a specialty here with some regulars and some on the daily specials board. My mate and I had fish plaice and a skate wing. From the girls, one had a curry and my parner had the steak pie. Probably the best meal of the week we were in Cornwall. Have to agree with Reynedd the access road is potentially a bit of a nightmare. I don't remember seeing any pull inn's for such a narrow road. Thankfully only had one very tight pass on the way down.
Love_good_ale - 12 Aug 2008 23:41
The welcome was ok and food was ok but it was expensive where compared to other pubs visited.
toilets clean
cornwalltour2008 - 26 Jul 2008 11:36
I went here for lunch today with a work colleague. this pub is my local. We waited 40 minutes for our food, and when it arrived it was the wrong order. we waited a further 25 minutes, still no food. We had to return to work. We were not offered an apology, and a very grumpy and rude member of staff grudgingly gave us a refund. AVOID THIS PUB - bring a picnic lunch to this lovely beach instead. And I'm a local
athas - 16 Jul 2008 15:18
A good beer drinkers pub and yet great with children. The food is first rate and it's an excellent place to stop when on the coastal walks in the area.

We know Fowey well but always make a point of a visit to the Rashleigh Inn
Woandmonks - 16 Jan 2008 15:20
Lovely location on a pretty beach, I didn't think the prices were any different to other pubs in similar locations around the area. Not yet tried the food, but will post a review when I sample the culinary delights of the establishment (going to the beach there tomorrow, not sure if we will have lunch yet though)
weechris - 10 Apr 2007 21:15
Used to spend summers down here as a child in the sixties/seventies. Finally had a look in recently. Great location and a cosy atmosphere. My great great grandmother Jane Motton lived in the cottage nearest the beach cafe in the mid 1800's. If anyone has any info about it please leave a message or email me at [email protected] She had 6 siblings and one of them worked for the Rashleighs at Menabilly. Also does anyone know what/where is Hambland, in the Hamlet?
cmp - 13 Aug 2005 20:20
Good pub, particularly for ale drinkers, and in a super location, though we found the food to be very overpriced. The access road is a bit of a nightmare - very narrow and steep
reynedd - 31 Jul 2005 23:09
The pub itself isnt bad but the price of drinks was over the top.We ordered 2 pints of coke and two pints of beer and received no change whatsoever from a ten pound note.Sheeeese! One wonders if we were locals would the price have changed.On a side note the beach was fairly dirty and the view from the beach of the industry on the other side of the bay is less than magical.
benhanjack - 4 Apr 2005 09:26
A super pub, on the beach, in this charming part of Cornwall. A great range of real ales and very good food served in a charming restaurant. The only minus point - the staff want to cheer up a bit!
Nigel - 25 Sep 2004 16:06

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