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Port William

Trebarwith, Cornwall

Good Pub Guide - Worth a Visit

Worth a Visit

Contact Details

Port William, Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, Trebarwith, Cornwall, PL34 0HB

(01840) 770230

www.theportwilliam.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11(12 in winter)11

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Sunday: 12-10.30

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Worth a Visit

Lovely seaside setting with glorious views and sunsets, waterside picnic-sets across road and on covered terrace, maritime memorabilia and log fires inside, enjoyable food from sandwiches and baked potatoes to daily specials (they may ask to swipe a card before you eat), St Austell ales; background music; children and dogs welcome, eight well equipped comfortable bedrooms, open all day

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Separate Restaurant

Separate Restaurant

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Waterside

Waterside

Background Music

Background Music

Children at the bar

Children at the bar

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 30 votes cast


Papa Lazerou

08 July 2019

We have been visitors to the Port William for several summers now and, until this year, have always been impressed with all aspects of the pub as well as being happy to leave positive reviews. June/July 2019 has proved a vastly different experience, and a far from positive one at that. We visited on four occasions over the two weeks we were staying locally. The fourth visit only underlined the pub's decline and we left without even waiting to be served. Those outdoor tables which were not occupied were loaded with plates, glasses and the other detritus of previous diners. Meanwhile the apathetic youths passing themselves off as staff were happy to sidle by obliviously after serving those guests who had cleared tables away for themselves. Inside the story was equally lamentable. Whilst the long queue waited to be served by a single barman, over 50% of the total bar was totally covered in used glasses - a situation which one "waitress" seemed to find very amusing but clearly not her responsibility. Photographs taken, we left. The situation was, sadly, a repeat of two earlier visits. On one occasion a glass broken by a seagull (scavenging from the leftovers of some long departed punter) was left in pieces on the floor for well over half an hour before being cleared up - and that predominantly by a guest! The barstaff, with one exception only, were inept, surly, apathetic and unhelpful. As opposed to "nothing is too much trouble" their motto would appear to be "not my job". Sunday lunch at the Port William has, over the years, been extremely popular with the locals, seats being at a premium. Not so this summer and, having sampled the menu, it was easy to explain the exodus. The burgers are bland and vastly overpriced; a portion of chips would struggle to satiate Mr Creosote before a "waffer-thin mint": the pizzas are soggy and dripping with oil; a "large cupful" of pork scratchings was half full, containing 6 pieces for the princely sum of £3.60 (the barboy claimed this was company policy and offered to weigh them!). I could go on but suffice to say we cannot recommend the food. The previous visit we had been charged for a drink we had neither had nor ordered. This was deemed to merit a "Sorry about that. Next?" On the positive side, the beer is pretty good (although the Tribute was unavailable on one visit) and the setting is, of course, quite superb. Unfortunately the captive clientele appear to be completely taken for granted now and are treated to a truly third-rate welcome on every level. This pub should be the jewel in the crown of the St Austell's chain, a hostelry where the young staff could earn decent additions to their wages and the proprietor hold his/her head high. This could not be further from the truth - all involved with this establishment should hang their heads in shame. On our last day we took a trip to the St Kew Inn near Port Isaac. Wow - now there's a beautiful pub which gets everything right. I recommend a staff outing for the Port William - if anyone there can be ar$ed



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