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The Unicorn

€€ - €€€, British,
Beach Road, Porthtowan TR4 8AD, England
+44 1209 890244
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“dirty chips” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (9 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Beach Road, Porthtowan TR4 8AD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here for a Sunday lunch but were tempted by the alternative roast, the steak and mushroom pie with roast potatoes and seasonal veg. We asked for the gravy to be served separately in a jug and not on the meal. What a disappointment...More

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Difficult to review but I will be positive! Very good food, in fact better than good it was great Extremely friendly staff. So, the negative. Absolutely dreadful cleanliness, the conservatory area is thick with cobwebs on higher levels, you cannot help but notice this while...More

Thank teamjacob14
UnicornPorthtowan, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank u for your honest review. We have had issues with cleaners over the last couple of months since mother finished with us, so I absolutly take this onboard. There is no excuse for them to have cobwebs at all as i have long handled...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Unicorn in June for lunch which was reasonably good pub standard food. I paid by debit card. One month later I was charged another £33. The Unicorn admitted that it had been mistakenly taken from my account. Visa refunded the amount when...More

1  Thank rsgkent
UnicornPorthtowan, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There was an error for which we have liaised with you and offered our sincerest apologies for this. As a positive response, we have installed a new tab system, where people lock their card in a deposit box and they hold the key until they...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Unicorn through the years has had a hard time becoming an established pub in Porthtowan, thanks to the new management over the past few years it has become a really good pub again. The staff are really friendly and helpful, food prices I feel...More

1  Thank TheSaffa
UnicornPorthtowan, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The team will be pleased to read your review. Thanks for the lovely comments

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at the unicorn is just excellent! There is always a theme night in the pipeline and great entertainment at the weekends. The pub quiz is always great fun and the hard working staff are ALWAYS friendly and helpful. Finally Porthtowan has a wonderful...More

2  Thank kirsty w
UnicornPorthtowan, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review it means a lot the team who work very hard to make things happen.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drinks were well kept and well served, ambiance okay but not as homely as it could be, the food was also okay for the price but not special and not cheap, too many other places are better than this in the surrounding area.More

1  Thank Phil D
UnicornPorthtowan, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not sure what cheap is for you but most of the main meals on our winter menu are £9.95 with a healthy portion which has had positive feedback but we do take note of everyone's comments onboard and if there...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here last night with my partner as we were celebrating our anniversary. A good selection of beer and spirits plus the food was amazing! I highly recommend the chickpea and spinach burger! The slightly spicy guacamole the comes on it was amazing! We...More

Thank Emma R
UnicornPorthtowan, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. Glad to you had a lovely time. Hope to see you again some time soon. :-)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

***Firstly my boyfriend who ate with us is a qualified chef and works at a very well known and high quality establishment***On first look the atmosphere was lovely and friendly and bar staff were polite and well mannered, however when it came to our £100...More

Thank Jess H
UnicornPorthtowan, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm hoping that anyone reading this review takes it with a pinch of salt and takes the time to read other reviews and take a balanced view as not everything written is the truth and there is two sides to every story.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, and 3 others are on a week holiday in Porthtowan and came here for a meal. We had the discussion to make of this place and another down the road and this is the one that got choose. 2 pints of Heineken, flat and...More

1  Thank Keenan P
UnicornPorthtowan, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is a review is linked to another 1 star review from the same table of unhappy campers! I encourage anyone reading this review to take a balanced view and read others before forming an opinion we do like feedback as long as its constructive...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Rosehill lodges and had dinner here on a Friday evening. Friendly staff, and a nice lively atmosphere. We had the steak and it was the biggest plate of food I've ever had but was all tasty and nice and hot. A...More

Thank Katie C
UnicornPorthtowan, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review. I will feed back to the staff.

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Sue E
2 July 2017|
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Response from UnicornPorthtowan | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. Yes we do if they are on leads and not drooling over the neighbouring tables dinner they are more than welcome.
28 May 2017|
Response from Glen S |
no im afraid we dont. sorry
11 April 2017|
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Response from michael b | Reviewed this property |
it is open from 6pm in evenings
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Porthtowan TR4 8AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Porthtowan
  • Phone Number: +44 1209 890244
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