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Eating out in Polperro

Eating Out

Polperro benefits from many High Quality Pubs and Restaurants, specialising in locally-caught fish dishes and traditional homemade English food. Below is a list of our favourites, all within a short easy walk from the Hotel. 

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Pubs / Bars

Our local pubs are open all year round. The majority of the Pubs do not allow advance bookings but during busy time periods many of them offer a waiting list service for a table. Please also be aware that many of the Pubs have limited indoor seating and so during bad weather there may be a longer wait than usual for a table. 

During the busier months, we advise heading out for an evening pub meal no later than 6pm to ensure that you can get on their waiting list for the evening

  • Blue Peter Inn - Fine Real Ales, excellent selection of home-made pub meals, live music every weekend, traditional old-fashioned décor, very popular with the locals. Small amount of indoor seating. Dog friendly.
  • The Three Pilchards - The oldest pub in Polperro offering an excellent range of home-made dishes including seafood, also serving Fine Real Ales. They have a small amount of indoor seating as well as a large outdoor seating area with harbour views. Dog friendly. 
  • The Ship Inn - Traditional pub food, live music often at weekends. Moderate amount of indoor seating as well as a covered outdoor seating area. Dog friendly. No food on Mondays.  
  • The Crumplehorn - Traditional pub food. Scenic water mill. Live music at the weekends. Moderate amount of indoor seating as well as an outdoor seating area. Dog friendly. They currently allow advance booking. Tel: 01503 272348 
  • The Pallace - a Bar serving drinks only. Their prime location on the harbour means that they're the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or two. 


Our local restaurants close in the winter months and re-open in the spring, often from the Easter holidays onwards. Advance Booking is essential for all of the local Restaurants as they are very popular with locals and tourists alike and can book up months in advance during the summer / autumn season.

  • Michelle's Restaurant - A small family run Restaurant specialising in locally caught fish and shellfish. Vegetarian and vegan dishes also available. Excellent Sunday Roast lunches. Dog friendly but please mention if you will be bringing a dog with you when you book. Advance booking is essential, often books up months in advance. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; as well as Sunday Lunches. Tel: 01503 272459 
  • Couch's Great House - Currently open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. A Fine Dining Experience, extremely high quality food, 4 course set menu, perfect for a special occasion. Advance booking is essential, deposit required. Tel: 01503 272554

Please be aware that the once very popular Nelsons Restaurant and The Kitchen Restaurant are now Permanently Closed

Cafes / Light Lunches / some evening meals 

  • The Museum Tea Room - Serving hot and cold drinks, cream teas, cakes, and light lunches. Situated next to the Smuggler's Museum, the tea room has indoor / outdoor seating and views of the harbour. 
  • The Plantation Tearoom - Serving hot and cold drinks, breakfasts, cream teas, cakes, and light lunches. Licensed. Homemade scones, indoor and outdoor seating, vegan options available. 
  • Clements and Hope - Coffee shop serving drinks, cream teas, and light lunches. 
  • Bean & Scone - Serving hot and cold drinks, cream teas, cakes, and light lunches. Homemade scones, only a couple of shops away from the hotel. 
  • Harbour Green House - Serving breakfasts and lunches. 
  • House on the Props - Serving breakfasts, lunches, and cream teas. Also open for evening meals on Selected Days in the summer season.  


  • Copperleaf - Daytime takeaway located next to the Hotel serving excellent Cornish pasties, Cakes, and Hot and Cold Drinks.
  • Nanny Ducks - Located opposite the Harbour Green House, they are a daytime takeaway for excellent Cornish Pasties and ice creams.  
  • Turntable Pizzeria - Local pizzeria serving excellent handmade pizzas. They are predominately a takeaway but they do have a couple of tables to eat in. Dog friendly.

Restaurant Recommendations in Local Towns

Looe is approximately a 5 mile car / taxi ride from Polperro. Fowey is approximately an 8 mile car ride away, via Bodinnick Car Ferry.