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Wake to the sound of seagulls and views upon a sunlit bay at this chic, privately owned hotel, in a ‘spectacularly’ converted Victorian seamen’s mission on the waterfront. More

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The Old Quay House
28 Fore Street,
Fowey
Cornwall
PL23 1AQ
England
01726 833302
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Good Hotel Guide Review

Wake to the sound of seagulls and views upon a sunlit bay at this chic, privately owned hotel, in a ‘spectacularly’ converted Victorian seamen’s mission on the waterfront. There’s much that’s pleasing here, from the ‘tastefully rejuvenated’ public areas to the ‘exceptionally friendly and helpful’ staff and ‘very good’ food. ‘Clean, fresh, contemporary’ bedrooms, many with views over the estuary, are impressively well stocked: find biscuits and bottled water, books and DVDs, local guides, earplugs, umbrellas and raincoats. ‘I liked the fridge on the landing with little jugs of fresh milk – a thoughtful touch.’ In the informal restaurant, chef Ryan Kellow cooks classic French dishes with a Cornish twist – try Fowey River oysters, local scallops, West Country cheeses. ‘The sun streams into the restaurant at breakfast time.’ Martin Nicholas is the manager. Help is offered with parking, ‘a substantial walk away’. Open-plan lounge, bar, restaurant with seating area (closed for lunch Tues Easter–Sept). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. No background music. Civil wedding licence. Waterside terrace (alfresco dining). Children over 12 welcomed. Parking permits supplied. 11 bedrooms. Per room B&B £190–£335, D,B&B £265–£410. Set dinner £30–£37.50.

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The Old Quay House
28 Fore Street,
Fowey
Cornwall
PL23 1AQ

Guest comments

'The location in the centre of this busy tourist and yachting village is superb. It is amazing how they squeezed a hotel in such a tiny plot, but they did and spectacularly so. It is a tall narrow building, freshly painted and signed in the modern style. The interior has been tastefully rejuvenated. Our modest-sized corner room on the second floor had a side view from a small balcony over the estuary. A great deal of thought has been given to small details. The king-sized bed with feather-light duvet was most comfortable. Plenty of hanging space. White corridors are livened up by modern watercolours and ink paintings. The restaurant is a long narrow room, lined with mirrors French doors overlook the river and summer terrace. Very good food; service by three young men, all well drilled and pleasant. Not suitable for disabled or arthritic people, access is not easy. ' - I W - May, 2015
'Lovely hotel staff were great. They bent over backwoods to make sure we had a great time. We had a room with a balcony so lovely views of the Bay. Only one thing, the mattress sunk in the middle of the bed, Maybe they could change mattress other than that couldn't find any other faults. ' - J S - March, 2015
'GHG entry absolutely correct, but did not convey the charm. I found it a pleasure every time just to enter the restful bedroom (despite early morning seagull noises), An experience of serene charm with superb food, very pleasant and very hardworking staff, and indeed everything just right to make me think longingly of going back. ' - Eithne Scallan - May, 2012

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