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“A real cracker of a pub”
Review of Admiral Benbow

Admiral Benbow
Ranked #28 of 196 Restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$27
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Walk into this pub and be prepared for colour and a feast of memorabilia from snhips ahoy! The beer was good and the atmosphere. Food popular but didnt eat here. Find out about the smugglers tunnels.
Friendly staff and good service

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Karen f
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ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi Karen,
Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. Hope to see you again!
Chris

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Reviewed 22 October 2018

well this is a Landmark property, most unique interior in the county, not to be missed. Good food and beers

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Frank L
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ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

It is pretty quirky inside isn't it ? Thanks for the review Frank

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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Amazing pub that has to be seen to be believed. Great nautical theming originally created some years ago by a shipwreck hunter / nautical salvager. Great beer, great food, great locals, great surroundings.

Date of visit: July 2018
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ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thanks !On behalf of the captain and the crew, we look forward to seeing you again soon !

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Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Amanda W
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ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

This pub definitely fits into the "wacky" section of the dictionary, glad you enjoyed it.Thanks for taking the time to write us a review!

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

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 down from The North East we found that The Folk Club were instructed to find a new venue. It's such a shame that the club has had to move from a venue that fitted their activities down to a song! Penzance Folk Club are now to be found in The Bath Inn on alternate Wednesdays - The Bath is a good venue but does not quite have “the same aura” that The Benbow had!

The new owner says he has other plans for the upstairs room and good luck to him on that but.... the results remain to be seen but alas not by my wife & I won’t be there to experience it.

I'm not sure how Trip Advisor will view this post as we did not eat there but I feel it's important that anyone going for the music is aware it's now at another venue!

Date of visit: September 2018
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ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

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 charge for admission to concerts they put on in the Benbow - for which they paid nothing ! For community events we charge the same room hire as the nearby Salvation Army, an organisation not known for its pricey room fees !!

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