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Admiral Benbow

$$ - $$$, British,
46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
+44 1736 363448
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
“chicken” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
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1 - 10 of 748 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved the environment of this pub! We came in and there was a band playing, a dog running around, and all the people inside were lovely. The bartender was super friendly and we enjoyed our pints in this quirky pub. It was a bit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rivertamsong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One can associate theAdmiral Benbow with the novel this pubs decor is just as interesting.Every thing has a nautical theme and there’s even a picture of Long John Silver on the wall.The staff are helpful and welcoming and the pub food really good I recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As locals we have visited the Benbow over the years. However its under new management and seems to be a more confident and interesting place to visit. Adding music evenings with talented musicians like Thomas Ford has proved successful. The food is good. The beer...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tony S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

125 year old location, that takes one back into a charming time. Excellent English fare and a delightful array of drafts and scotchs. Location is beautiful on a charming English bay.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ives2828
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Loved visiting the Bennie as part of a Penzance pub crawl with friends. Very Quirky Pirate style pub which was warm and cosy with lovely welcoming staff. Would recommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 188graemek
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thanks for coming, and thanks for taking the time to write us a review Graeme!

Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Great little local pub. The decor towards the back has to be seen. Clearly a lot of time and creativity went into this unique little cornish gem. Food choice is typical pub fare. Good quality and warming in the winter. We had the sausages and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kitlittle
ChrisM13628, Manager at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Delighted you had a good time, the inside is a little like a TARDIS isn't it ? Thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review!

Reviewed November 16, 2018

Came here on recommendation of fellow traveller in Paignton. Very friendly staff, great local pub atmosphere (friendly dogs, local residents in on Friday night). Had the best fish pie I've had in the UK.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank saminak60
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Delighted you enjoyed the fish pie, it's our head chef Kevin's own special recipe and one of my favourites too! Come back soon and thanks for the kind review!

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We ended up in this pub whilst on a short break for my wife's birthday. The atmosphere is excellent, really chilled out and an atmosphere conjusive to drinking... The barman really getting it right, with grating and looking after everyone. If your in town definitely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheSandersonsUK
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words, I have passed these on to our bar staff - everyone likes to be appreciated ! Do come back soon!

Reviewed November 10, 2018

Great place to drink and eat. Perfect in the winter to warm up by the fire with a pint of doom or a glass of wine. Setle in for the evening and enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of tables and much bigger than it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DouglasK477
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review Douglas!

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Walk into this pub and be prepared for colour and a feast of memorabilia from snhips ahoy! The beer was good and the atmosphere. Food popular but didnt eat here. Find out about the smugglers tunnels. Friendly staff and good service

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Karen f
ChrisM13628, Owner at Admiral Benbow, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. Hope to see you again! Chris

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Susan A
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Response from ChrisM13628 | Property representative |
Yes they are very dog friendly.
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Michelle M
August 2, 2017|
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Response from John D |
Sort of. The Admiral Benbow in the book is isolated. Not on a town street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 363448
  • E-mail
Description
Quirky nautically themed free house, filled with maritime memorabilia and artefacts. Serving selection of real ales and beers and full bar. Food available Mon- Sat 1200-1430 and 1800- 2130.
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