The Old Quay House Shortlist*

Once the refuge of seamen, this ‘marvellously situated’ Victorian building has transformed into a stylish quayside hotel with dazzling estuary views. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11.

Open

all year.

Facilities

open-plan lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, terrace, parking permits supplied.

Background music

‘relaxed’ at mealtimes.

Children

over-11s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £145. Set dinner £30–£37.50.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Once the refuge of seamen, this ‘marvellously situated’ Victorian building has transformed into a stylish quayside hotel with dazzling estuary views. Public spaces, overseen by ‘exceptionally friendly, helpful’ staff, have been ‘tastefully rejuvenated’. Classic French fare with a Cornish twist, perhaps local pollock, roast cauliflower, confit potato, shellfish bisque, is served in the informal restaurant or out on the ‘beautiful terrace’. Thoughtful touches abound in the ‘clean, fresh, contemporary’ bedrooms: biscuits and bottled water, books and DVDs, local guides, umbrellas and raincoats. A fridge on the landing has little jugs of fresh milk. Expect a wake-up call of seagulls and lapping sea. Breakfast is in the sun-drenched restaurant.

Special offers

Good Hotel Guide 2019Guide Book Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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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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