Old Quay House

Location Fowey

Postcode Cornwall PL23 1AQ

Telephone 01726 833302

£££

Why we love it...

Location to die for

The Place

Location, location, location. This is a long, thin building jutting out over the wonderful Fowey River in the heart of charming Fowey, loved by yachties, and the rest; and it is rightly geared around the endless amusement you’ll get from the comings and goings on the river, not to mention the prettiness of it all.

You can eat or just sit with a drink on the terrace right over the water watching it all go by, or when cold, move just inside to a sitting area. Most of the bedrooms have the view, the best being corner rooms and the (£325) top-floor suite. The interior design is cool, uncluttered, contemporary, to attract a core market of 30s-50s: grey paint, pine floors, perspex tables. The long, thin downstairs combined bar, restaurant and sitting area has recently been redecorated. Food was fairly priced at around £30 for two courses when we visited; the list of wines by the glass has been extended since then.

They aim for a personal welcome and with 11 bedrooms, and the current competent, friendly management, that’s a reasonable claim. However, with so many non-residents coming in to eat, it’s not especially strong on the private, unique character we appreciate. It’s a ‘hotel and restaurant’ formula that works well.

The Essentials

Price Band £££
Rooms 11; all double, most with bath and shower, some with shower only; all have phone, wireless internet, TV, video player, wi-fi
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities bar, riverfront terrace, restaurant, sitting areas
Children not under 12
Disabled no lift/elevator - not suitable
Pets only guide dogs

To Book

Contact Anthony Chapman
Call 01726 833302
Fax 01726 833668
Email info@theoldquayhouse.com
Website www.theoldquayhouse.com

Good To Know

Address 28 Fore Street, Fowey Cornwall PL23 1AQ
Payment

The Location

Find this place: on main street; no hotel car park but in summer low-cost permits available for car park 800 yards away; in winter, long term pay and display car park, Caffa Mill, 700 yards

What's nearby: The Eden Project; The Lost Gardens of Heligan; Lanhydrock; coastal walks