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Admiral Benbow

€€ - €€€, British,
46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
+44 1736 363448
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (34 reviews)
“chicken” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
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1 - 10 of 739 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The pub has been eclectically decorated with items found from shipwrecks. A great excuse for a pint!

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time my wife & I visit Penzance we like to call in on alternate Wednesday nights to enjoy an evening of music at Penzance Folk Club that has been set in such a wonderful venue with lovely people. Sadly this time after we travelled...More

1  Thank RoverSE_216
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Rover, Just to clarify, the Folk Club were not asked to leave by us. They were asked to pay a nominal room hire fee which would cover the heating and cleaning of the function room they used. They were unwilling, even though they regularly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to this restaurant many times through the years - it has a restaurant area with interior design as an old galleon sailing ship and with the ' Captains Cabin' in particular. After being away for about 5 years we decided going to the...More

1  Thank jslater0973
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello JSLater0973, thank you for taking the time to write such a long review. I am very sorry Sir Cloudesley, our dog escaped into the great cabin and I hope your wife's toes didn't suffer too much bruising! We did take him out as soon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very limited menu. Despite the lack of choice the service was unacceptably slow. Drinks never appeared. It was very quiet so goodness knows how they would cope when it was busy. Food was average at best. Staff very pleasant. Lacked atmosphere. Overpriced.More

1  Thank Beverly M
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Beverly M, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I apologise for the slow service and the non appearance of your drinks ( did they not turn up at all?!), we clearly did not live up to the standards we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the staff very friendly and attentive and the food excellent. It’s quite a short menu, but that wasn’t a problem for us. Fussy eaters might struggle though. The decor is interesting, the toilets were spotless and the background music was unobtrusive. Very pleasant,...More

Thank EwanMacKenzie
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We try to keep the menu short so we can ensure that as much as possible is made here and fresh. Hopefully this focus is reflected in the quality of the food. When given advance notice we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing about this restaurant from a friend, I was keen to try it out. It is a charming place, full of character and friendly staff. It has a limited menu due to acquiring a new chef. The food was cooked well and very tasty,...More

1  Thank _graham_abc
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review. We have recently added new dishes to the menu and will be probably expanding our offering a little in future. Personally, I hate long menus. I always prefer a shorter menu of well executed dishes to an exhaustive...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here a couple of times this weekend and found the food to be well prepared and cooked, using quality produce (in our opinion). The pea and mint soup was delicious, so too were the haddock and dill fishcakes. I had the steak and...More

Thank Devonmaid62
ChrisM13628, Guest Relations Manager at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed both visits! We all look forward to seeing you again soon ! Autumn is coming and in my opinion, a lovely time of year to see Cornwall,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old inn has a great atmosphere, and is full of interesting artefacts connected with the sea. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gaskyns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening meal. There was a very friendly, relaxing atmosphere and our dog was welcomed by staff and customers which meant we had a very pleasant evening.

Thank Vicky S
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Vicky, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a kind review, We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you (and your dog) again soon !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quirky place and well worth a look if in the area. We didn't have any food but it looked ok. Visited twice, the first time we met with the owner who popped in with his dog. He was very pleasant and clearly passionate about his...More

1  Thank Wollycobbles
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Wollycobbles, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. Hopefully next time you might give our food a try! I am sorry the staff were anything less than the charming smiley people I know they can be, we will try...More

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Susan A
16 July 2018|
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Response from ChrisM13628 | Property representative |
Yes they are very dog friendly.
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Michelle M
3 August 2017|
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Response from John D |
Sort of. The Admiral Benbow in the book is isolated. Not on a town street.
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2 August 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 363448
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Description
Quirky nautically themed free house, filled with maritime memorabilia and artefacts. Serving selection of real ales and beers and full bar. Food available Mon- Sat 1200-1430 and 1800- 2130.
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