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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (249 reviews)
“red mullet” (82 reviews)
“mussels” (156 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to go with friends. It seems gloriously chaotic but underneath this veneer it runs well. We had the bouillabaisse(3 persons) and skate(1 person) preceded by fresh scallops - all excellent. We waited at the upstairs bar until a table became...More

Thank MalcolmHassall
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were in Fowey and looked up places to eat online. Sams was recommended and rightly so. We had the Seafood Feast for two, which was probably one of the best seafood meals we have had. Staff also friendly and efficient. Highly recommend you visit.

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Buzzing, vibrant, warm flowing atmosphere. Lovely food and nothing was a problem. Good table turn around and didn’t feel like we were been rushed. Grab the delux burger. Will be back again for sure. Thanks guys

Thank Blinky88
Reviewed 5 days ago

Called into Sam's after being to Sam's on the Beach on our previous visit to Cornwall. The food was very good. Staff very friendly and helpful. My choice was falafel salad and my husband had mackerel - would recommend

Thank Sally R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I arrived for dinner after searching for best seafood in Fowey on Google and found Sams as one of the options. I choose it to check this out. I found it busy but after placing my order at the bar went upstairs to a cosy...More

Thank Fred D
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is now a chain of Sams in Cornwall and this is the original one in Fowey. Still excellent and as popular as ever. They have an upstairs cocktail bar and if full when you arrive they take your order then call you from the...More

2  Thank purplemyrtles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth every minute we had to wait. Cocktail bar whilst waiting is great, fab selection. Food was amazing, fish and seafood specials recommended. Accommodated dairy free requirements. Highly recommend

Thank Samantha K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sam's can be a little pricey, but you're getting the freshest local ingredients and catch of the day for that. Seeing their staff bring in fresh fish and mussels whilst we ate emphasised that Hands down the best scallops and gurnard I have ever eaten....More

Thank stylianh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Famous, great vibe, good food but very busy so be prepared to wait for a table. Sams is getting a bit big now and is slightly pricey. Still a treat though

Thank TisGed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice decor. Welcoming staff. Excellent bouillabaisse served for 3 without a problem. Reasonable price.

Thank mag47
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Questions & Answers
October 23, 2017|
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Response from broganmc | Reviewed this property |
Not dog friendly, although like previous answer I would imagine guide dogs would be permitted. However, unless you are seated on the ground floor, there are many steep steps to the upper seated eating area, even more to the... More
October 6, 2017|
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Response from Sam S | Property representative |
I’m afraid not but you will have no problem this time of year, maybe a short wait for a table but you will definitely get seated.
Amy D
September 8, 2017|
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Response from broganmc | Reviewed this property |
Agree with previous post they are accommodating, however thought there was more than one vegetarian choice. Why don't you phone them as their menus change all the time due to sourcing fresh ingredients?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 832273
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Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.
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