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Globe, East Looe

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user reviews of the Globe, East Looe

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Fairly standard beers on visit, Tribute, HSD and London Pride.
fugglehops - 21 Jul 2019 18:54
A large pub, (for Looe anyway) virtually opposite the railway station with plenty of seating outside for a sunny day.
One large room inside which was packed at time of visit (off season) with mostly locals who were all very friendly.
An excellent pint of Timothy Taylor 'Landlord' on tap at time of visit. One of the better options for Looe.
ridleyman - 3 Nov 2018 12:24
The regular beer seems to be Tribute, with two changing.
On my visit it was Exmoor Gold and Landlord.
Quite roomy inside but more people outside enjoying the afternoon sunshine.
fugglehops - 27 Jul 2018 21:34
Visited at Easter. Food was good and the beer was reasonable. Locals pub but felt friendly. A couple of pub dogs wandering around but didn't cause a problem with our own greyhound.
addlened - 27 Apr 2016 11:45
A fine looking place with one of the best outside seating areas in Looe (most have none at all!).

It is the first obvious choice of pub for anyone arrive by train on a pub crawl.
It is a little out of town but only by a bit which means a lot less tourists.

I had a pint of 'proper job' which was very good and made a change from Tribute and Doombar which all the others pubs seemed to love.

Not a bad place and excellent if using the train.

7/10
montie49 - 24 Oct 2014 18:22
This place looked okay but, as a visitor, I am sensitive to the fact that I am intruding into somebody's local so I am always careful to be polite and not stand at the bar waving a tenner at the staff. Sadly this was necessary here or I would never have been served. I guess I should have left which was probably what they wanted but I managed, at length, to obtain a pint and a half for myself and the wife and decided to sit outside in the late evening sun. This was not a pleasant experience, We both felt unwelcome and uncomfortable. There were several dogs running around and making a nuisance of themselves whilst the owners showed no concern whatsoever.
We were glad to drink up and go across the river to The Jolly Sailor, a proper pub where we were made most welcome.
doctorpint - 27 Jul 2014 12:26
Great pub, great beer. Shame it was such a long walk from our holiday accommodation. Good for a beer when you get off the train!
JEWK - 2 Oct 2012 22:00
Proper Job was near finished and tasted bad. New barrel and beers replaced grudgingly. Very quiet Sunday lunchtime. The notices in the toilet were in an unfriendly tone..same thing on the notice board. Not bad pub. Not a brilliant pub. Maybe worth another visit.
southfields - 14 Jun 2012 10:29
The best pub in Looe, which isn't much of an accolade, and the only one in town prepared to deviate from the Doom Bar/Tribute axis of conformity. Great sunny beer terrace out front providing you can tune out the busy A road between you and the estuary.
WebelMC - 17 Jun 2011 21:33
On the way out of town but an easy stroll and surprisingly the only pub in East Looe with a view.Decent beer and worth a visit.
bromsgrovebeerboy - 1 Jun 2011 20:09
Pleasant atmosphere, in need of traditional pub food! Ate there 18 months ago and the food was home made, good quality grub! A little disappointed to see that there was only pies available this visit! Good beer, friendly staff and included on the real ale trail!
aboutownies - 23 Sep 2010 21:58
Conveniently situated just opposite the station, this is a single room pub that manages to fit in a whole range of styles. At one end there’s an area more geared up for dining with attractive exposed stonework. It then runs through a conventional lounge bar in the middle in to a sports bar at the opposite end with a pool table and a dart board.

There’s a reasonable sized patio out the front, which was a popular spot on a recent Sunday afternoon visit. There’s a number of flower troughs around the edge, and the ashtrays are made from scallop shells, just to remind you that you’re in Cornwall’s second biggest fishing port.

Beers on offer were Skinner’s Betty Stogs, Doom Bar and Tribute. Ciders were Blackthorn and Cornsh Rattler.
Blackthorn - 21 Sep 2010 18:30
Very friendly pub with freindly pub dog. Good pint of Tribute. Several friendly locals drinking. Food currently only seems to be Pukka pies on the bar at a fair price.
keystone - 14 May 2010 15:21
Didn't get a chance to visit this place this year, but last year we all really enjoyed it in there. Fantastic to "people watch" over a pint at the tables outside and laugh at everyone stuck in the huge piles of traffic throughout the summer period!

Great views of the errrr.... police station (if you can call it a police station) never open apparently!
Opposite the train station and has a bus stop outside.... yet still saw the occasional drink driver!

Odd darts board layout..... not that a play darts
toekneeheart - 24 Sep 2009 20:06
I'm inclined to agree about this being the best pub in town (although I've yet to try all the rest). Its close enough to the centre of town (and the car park) to make it easily accessible but still far enough out so that it doesn't get packed at lunchtime. The Doom Bar was superb and the lunch (Sunday roast) was excellent. We don't usually eat in Looe when visiting but I think that will change having visited here. Proper job!!!
REVERENDBAZ - 14 Sep 2009 18:53
We love the globe - best pub in Looe!
Good beer (especially when Bettys is on) fantastic value food (especially Sunday roast) and usually something going on.
Good landlady/landlord/staff. No worries about taking the children in and comfortable. One of the only pubs in East looe you can sit out in the evening in the sunshine!
thecoopers - 12 Jul 2009 19:54
I was a little disappointed: I expected to walk in and see five or six Cornish ales on. As it was they only served Betty Stogs and Cornish Knocker, which were quite pleasant. Obviously a favourite with the locals. A nice, friendly atmosphere. It wasn't at all like the pub in 'An American Weirwolf in London'.
HornchurchJohn - 12 Jun 2009 18:10
It's got a dog with an albino nose so it doesn't look like it's got a nose at all!

Fantastic!!
Terry_Cock - 16 Dec 2008 13:28
Visited twice whilst staying for a week in Looe. Nice and accessible by the station. Both times it was busy with a lot of locals - all at the bar as one big group.

First time only Doom Bar was on but in good condition; a few days later Doom Bar and Cornish Knocker were on. Thought I'd start safe with the Doom Bar - it was like vinegar - you could actuallt smell it. i took it back and they offered me the Skinners (after checking with the ?landlord - who did not taste or smell the beer). They left the Doom Bar on!!

I said you could smell it was off and only then did the barmaid try it and take the clip off - I assume because one of the locals was apparently happily drinking it.

Well the Cornish Knocker was really nice but i proabably would not visit again as there seems to be better pubs down in the town. Beats me how it can stay in the GBG at this rate. But here's hoping they can taste the beers at the start of each evening.
Old_King_Cole - 19 Nov 2008 22:21
As the only Pub in Looe in the Good pub guide I finally got round to visiting this weekend. I was a bit surprised on Friday when the only real ale on was Cornish Knocker, however it was in excellent condition and went down a treat. I went back on Sunday and this time the only ale on was Betty Stoggs, again excellent.

A nice pub with silent BBC News 24 on the TVs. Food looked very good but I didn't try any.

Loses a point in my book for only one ale but this may be a rarity and the beer was so good I will definately be back
dagenhamdave - 6 Oct 2008 20:52
Car park in the pic has been replaced by beer garden. Superb beer and the landlord who has been there for a year or so has really tidied up a once tired pub.
just far enough away to keep the airbed carrying trippers away.
Badger350 - 30 Jun 2008 23:40
Free house with well kept Skinners, Sharps, Smiths, Guinness etc. Good food lunchtimes and evenings at sensible prices. Specials are really tasty. Dog and child friendly, large patio (in the sun !!). Friendly staff and locals. Only 400 yds from the bridge. 10/10

Pubs_I_Like - 29 May 2008 16:27
I like the Globe. It sits about 100 metres North of the bridge which seems to put off 99% of Looe's wallowing tourists.
Skinners rule the roost with Betty Stogs and Cornish Knocker on tap. Decent pint, restaurant looked nice and a well-maintained pool table made it well worth the visit.
londinieres - 27 Sep 2006 13:55
Another pub like it should be(Right Opposite the train station). Nice and friendly service. Three ales on tap including 2 from Skinner's which made a change from the widespread doombar in looe.
Couple of outside benches 4 the summer months.

My Rating 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 8 May 2006 13:31

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