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Tolcarne Inn, Penzance

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user reviews of Tolcarne Inn, Penzance

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This pub was ok but that was because it was very quiet, not sure what it would be like if it was busy as we were only having a pint.

Cosy inside and the ale was good too.

montie49 - 18 Apr 2019 18:06
Its now basically a restaurant and drinkers aren't particularly welcome.....has one small table left for drinkers and all the others are for dining only.

Not particularly welcoming unless you want to spend a fortune on food, by all means use the beer garden at the side on a sunny day but try another pub if the weather is miserable or you want to sit inside.

ridleyman - 8 Sep 2016 21:10
Another pub which thinks its a private club.

If I was expecting a warm Cornish welcome, I never got one.
Perhaps I should have worn green wellies.

London prices, so I suppose the second homers must go there
for their truffles.

Leftinthepub44 - 20 Mar 2015 16:32
Nice pup to visit on a sunny day, very pleasant beer garden.
Beer limited to Tribute and Betty Stogs but the Betty was very acceptable.
Food was very good (if you like fish) but a bit pricey.
Illavhalf - 13 Jul 2013 17:05
The pub changed hands in early August and is now run by a chef called Ben Tunnicliffe who is, (apparently), famous for cooking fish.

There has been a bit of a makeover of the inside and its certainly 'lighter' than it was..... the old black and white beams having been repainted a tasteful colour of grey for example. However is it a pub or is it a restaurant?

Visited on a Saturday night and only two tables were available for drinkers in the bar area, (St Austell Tribute and Skinners Betty Stoggs on tap), all the others were reserved for diners. However the tables and the size of the bar hasn't been changed so if I was eating a (very) expensive meal there I am not sure I would want to sit at a small pub table in a cramped bar with some bloke standing right next to me supping pints......however clearly lots of people seemed prepared to do so and pay handsomely for it as well.

The beer was 3.35 a pint which is still a bit more than many other local pubs.

ridleyman - 22 Oct 2012 20:24
Agree with the comment about it being expensive - excellent pint though, well kept, and a lovely old-world atmosphere.
jfrebrycn - 1 Mar 2011 18:53
Betty Stoggs was in good nick when we called and the staff and locals welcoming. On the downside, it was the most expensive pint we had in the Penzance area.
JBGatelad - 31 Jul 2010 13:57
Very nice pub, a little short on seating if just a drinker but the food is good pub standard and still best bet for quiet drink in Newlyn. book a table for peak times !
eankelvin - 8 Jul 2010 13:59

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