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“We had a great meal here of locally caught fish. Can get busy so recommend booking. You can park up just outside Polruan, go for a walk along the coastal path with stunning views of the sea and of Fowey across the estuary, eat at the Lugger Inn, take the ferry across to Fowey avoiding all the parking problems, see Fowey and then come back on the ferry to Polruan and walk back through the village to your car.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“A traditional pub in Polruan. If you go... make sure you also visit the Polruan 'Lugger' and make sure you check ferry times too if visiting from Fowey.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Never disappoints - classic menu but every dish is really tasty, they take real pride in doing great pub food. Also a great location in historic Polruan overlooking Fowey!”
  • 3 locals recommend
“To help you enjoy your stay in Seashells we have listed below information about the local amenities. Polruan Store 14 Fore St, Fowey, PL23 1PQ. This is the only grocery store in Polruan. General store selling fruit and vegetables, quality meat, deli goods, off licence, newspapers and much more. It sells local produce and is open everyday of the week early until 5pm. Sundays they close at 1pm. Crumpets Café 2 West St, Polruan, Fowey, PL23 1PJ Teashop located just off the quay serving tea, coffee, light lunches, freshly made sandwiches, homemade cakes and cream teas. They serve a great breakfast. You can either eat in or take away. They also sell hot Cornish Pasties! Polruan Bakery (next to the Polruan store) The bakery has fresh savouries, scones, and cakes for you to take away and enjoy. They also have a notice in the window giving the time of the tides in Polruan. Pubs Polruan has two pubs, The Russell Arms and The Lugger Inn. Both pubs are dog friendly. The Russell Inn West Street, Polruan, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1PJ, P: 01726 870707 The Russell in is a traditional Cornish pub. They serve bar food every day in the Summer and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the Winter. The food is a reasonably priced menu usually served until about 9pm in the evening. The Russell Inn has been a pub since 1832, when it was given to Jane Slade as a wedding present by her father who owned the boat yard, now C. Toms and Son. They had seen a rise in trade at the boat yard and saw the opportunity for a third pub in the village (now only two). The pub was named after Lord John Russell, Prime Minister of the time, famous for steering the Reform Act of 1832, which introduced wide ranging changes to the electoral system and gave many more people the right to vote. The Lugger Inn The Quay, Polruan, PL23 1PA, Tel: 01726 870567 The pub has an extensive menu and is well known for its Shellfish. Booking a table is recommended because it is a favourite particularly in the summer due to its fabulous location looking across the river to Fowey. It first opened as a public house way back in 1794, in a building that at one time housed sail lofts, fish cellars and even served as private housing.   The Winklepicker store and Post office The Quay, Polruan-by-Fowey, PL23 1PA Post Office and shop selling everyday items as well as gifts, beach goods and ice creams. The store opens early in morning, the Post office is open 9am – 5pm. If you park on the Quay, you can get your ticket from the shop or use the honesty box. Polruan Ferry The Polruan passenger ferry operates a continuous daily service between Polruan and Fowey. You catch the ferry from the Quay in Polruan. It will take you across to Fowey Town Quay or Whitehouse Pier, Fowey depending on the time of day and the time of year. The times and prices of the ferry are displayed on Polruan and Fowey Quay. In addition to providing an essential link across Fowey harbour for residents and tourists, the service gives access to popular local walks such as the Hall Walk and the South West Coast Footpath. Car Ferry The Bodinnick to Fowey car ferry provides easy access between mid and east Cornwall. It is ideal for day trips between Looe or Polperro in East Cornwall and Fowey and further down to west Cornwall. For walkers it provides access to the Hall Walk starting or ending in Bodinnick. To find the car ferry leave Polruan and follow signs for Bodinnick or Fowey via Ferry, as you approach Bodinnick you will see warning signs for the ferry queue. To access the ferry from Fowey please follow signs from the roundabout at the outskirts of the town to the car ferry or make your way to Caffa Mill Car Park. The slipway for the ferry is next to the car park and the entrance is marked on the road. Parking in Polruan Parking in the village is restricted during the day. You will need to park in one of the car parks. Main car park St. Saviour's Hill, Polruan, PL23 1PZ. As you approach Polruan follow the signs to the Main Car park. You can purchase hourly, daily and weekly tickets. Quay parking There are a few spaces on the Quay. You need to either pay in the Winklepicker shop or use the honesty box. Emergency numbers are listed in our Welcome Pack which can be found the cottage. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is not a castle... grr, that's what it's written down as to get it to appear on this map. It's actually a blockhouse which was linked to an identical one on the Fowey side of the river by a chain. The chain would be raised to stop invading or dubious ships.”
  • 1 local recommends