The Old Quay House Shortlist*

Let the sound of seagulls and views of sand and surf introduce the day: most of the ‘clean, fresh, contemporary’ bedrooms in this ‘marvellously situated’ quayside hotel have views over the estuary. More

Contact details

The Old Quay House
28 Fore Street,
Fowey
Cornwall
PL23 1AQ.
England
Tel 01726 833302,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11

Open

All year.

Facilities

Open-plan lounge, bar, restaurant (closed for lunch Mon, Tues Easter–Sept), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, waterside terrace (alfresco dining), parking permits supplied.

Background music

'relaxed' at mealtimes.

Children

Not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

Per room B&B £190–£335, D,B&B £265–£410. Set dinner £30–£37.50.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Let the sound of seagulls and views of sand and surf introduce the day: most of the ‘clean, fresh, contemporary’ bedrooms in this ‘marvellously situated’ quayside hotel have views over the estuary. Each room in the former Victorian seamen’s mission has thoughtful touches: 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.’ Relax in the ‘tastefully rejuvenated’ public areas – ‘exceptionally friendly and helpful’ staff are on hand for any request – then move to the informal restaurant and ‘beautiful terrace’, where new chef Richard Massey cooks classic French dishes with a Cornish twist. ‘The sun streams into the restaurant at breakfast time.’

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

Guest comments

'A good and sympathetic hotel with a marvellous situation directly at the waterfront, a good restaurant with delicious food and a beautiful terrace. The service is very attentive ' - Rolf Voessing - July, 2016
'The location is superb. It is amazing how they squeezed a hotel in such a tiny plot, but they did and spectacularly so. The tall narrow building is 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. Much 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. Not suitable for disabled or arthritic people, access is not easy. ' - IW - 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. ' - JS - March, 2015

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