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Grapes Inn, Falmouth

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Recommended... You always know as soon as you walk in... Large pub with views over the harbour to rear, tables set out for food, but also I can imagine decent in the evening. Dog friendly as well. Staff were knowledgeable, immediately answering food allergy queries regarding my wife's gluten intolerance, and even having glutton free beer. Food was good, reasonably priced for central Falmouth, and great beer choice; Sharpes Coaster, along with Skinners Stoggs and Cornish knocker. Lots of ciders as well, Cornish orchards gold, Thatchers and Old Rosie. Love all the led lights, which I'm sure look great at night..
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 15 Apr 2019 20:26
I visited this pub several times recently. It's a nice pub.
The staff were efficient but not particularly friendly.
A couple of things annoyed me though.
The backpacker at the bar loudly claiming to have personal ties with every tourist he latched on to's hometown got on me nerves after a bit this wasn't the pubs fault.
The follwing are -
I was getting a pint and an elderly gent at the bar ordered a bottle of wine off the wine list to be met with the barmaid laughing and saying 'that wine list's about 5 years out of date'. I thought this was unprofessional and rather rude.
I watched the England v Slovakia game on a Wednesday afternoon here. The pub was busy but not rammed. It was a nice atmosphere. Even the 2 German ladies behind me were supporting England. However the experience was soured when, just after getting a last pint to watch the post match comment and the highlights of the other game the landlord immediately turned up the music up.. Why on earth did he think the people in the pub wanted to listen to Pixie Lott and Cher at 5 o'clock on a Wednesday ? I really felt it was a 'right then we've put up with you as long as we had to now get out' attitude on the behalf of the landlord.
Low ceilings, naval theme, toilets down steep stairs, pool table very worn, about 2 dozen people in on a Monday night, food all day, accents from all over and a great view over the water.
BLACKTHORN.BRISTOL - 28 Jun 2010 20:15
Great view of the harbour, can't remember much about the beer but the blonde barmaid's legs made a lasting impression. Worth a visit to see them even if you're teetotal.
muzzyofrotherham - 14 Aug 2009 19:29
Good food, Excellant local beers, Stoggs and Cornish Knocker from Skinners as well as Sharps Doom Bar. All excellantly served. Recommanded.
trains2064 - 18 Nov 2008 20:35
Called in for a swift half in the middle of the afternoon but ended up staying and drinking two excellent pints of Doom Bar which were served by a very attractive and friendly barmaid named Louise. Although I did not try them, there were three other hand pulled real ales available, all from Skinnerís Brewery. I canít comment about the food as it is served lunchtime and evening only, but I do agree with previous comments about the pleasant views of the harbour and estuary from the rear of the pub.

steve2905 - 16 Jun 2008 05:11
Great pub with friendly staff
SiDer - 5 Feb 2008 13:11
great view from back
Edwardsarms - 31 Oct 2007 09:54
You must have hit it on a hate football/rugby day,
Had a smashing evening in here..albeit.. mid-September after short haul from the med,
Food was superb, Beer was excellent, (bit pricey) Weather atrocious, so went no further, Singalong, Friendly banter with locals and staff (no sign of Jethro) could not fault this pub!
sheerline1 - 21 Oct 2007 19:19
Oh dear, went in on a Sunday to watch Rugby game, only about 6 people in. Why - took ages to get served by sourly faced barmaid who was more intent on doing 'other things' facing away from the public. When match finished we were not entitled to listen to the 'round up' off goes the telly and loud music comes on Why? there was nobody in there the slightly bit interested in music. Beer was of acceptable quality though.
quizman - 11 Oct 2007 19:14
After a boat trip up the river where the wind proved colder and brisker than expected I felt in need of comfort. This place provided
a - a warm welcome
b - St Austell Tribute
c - Steak and ale pie with chips
A life saved!
REVERENDBAZ - 9 Jul 2007 09:58
Nicely situated pub, friendly atmosphere the times I've been there. The beer is ok
blamm - 26 Jan 2007 11:47
Visited 25/10/06, Wednesday afternoon. Spent some time on a very wet afternoon in this pub situated in the middle of town. Superb views from the back windows across the estuary and towards the castle. Unfortunately as with so many youngsters working behind the bar there seems to be a need to play music too loud making conversation difficult. Sharps beers not on, only Skinner's Heligan Honey (other than lagers or cream flow varieties) available, which was fair.
Caraman - 30 Oct 2006 15:01
Comfortable pub with a popular menu and seats overlooking the harbour. Relaxing. Pool table in one corner but the whole pub has a spacious airy feel. Welcoming staff seem enthusiastic.
Howard & Sue - 19 Jul 2004 21:37

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