Halfway House

4.5
34 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
If you’re looking for a welcoming atmosphere along with great food and drinks, all served in a beautiful Cornish setting, then the Halfway House pub in Penryn is the place for you. Our spacious pub has plenty of room for everyone and families are more than welcome, including your four-legged friends!

Experiences

  • Party Buffet - Jingle Bells

    £10.99 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.
  • Festive Menu - Two Courses

    £16.49 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms. Reduced prices for children. Other menu options are available.
  • Christmas Day

    £59.99 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Secure your Christmas Day booking with a deposit of £10 per person. The pub will contact you to take deposit. The remaining balance will be due by the 1st December.
  • Festive Menu - Three Courses

    £19.49 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms. Reduced prices for children. Other menu options are available.
  • Party Buffet - Winter Wonderland

    £12.99 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.
  • Party Buffet - A Jolly Good Time

    £14.99 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 34 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.4
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MaryD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A really nice place to have dinner excellent food and friendly staff. The only drawback was a very poor choice of beer and cider. Certainly not a place if you like something out of the ordinary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely friendly local pub. We were a group of 5 adults 3 had roast which was very good. Veg served separately so easy to have what you like. More was offered if needed. Only thing to note is it comes covered in gravy so remember to say if you don’t want gravy!
Hunters chicken was good with large salad. Scampi large portion (12 I think) very good.

Was table service. Clean. Friendly. Felt safe Well done all round.

HB
HelenB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very attentive and helpful. Food of good quality and generous portions. Definitely would go again.

CG
CornishGru
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered large plates but meal size was still quite small. Tasty food, just not enough of it (especially veg)

DG
DerekG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very helpful and polite. It was very clean and tidy and we will visit again.

MD
MysteryD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was bland, veg was covered in red cabbage water, no Yorkshire pudding when it's clearly advertised on the menu.
Overpriced desserts which had squirty cream rather than proper cream.
Service was quite good but had to wait a long time for the bill.
Overall ... I won't bother again!

RW
RichardW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful and friendly staff, food nice and hot and plenty especially the carvery

DH
DianaH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful, generous carvery with masses of great veg and quality meats.
Amazing friendly service from all staff at a busy time.
We have already booked again for brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday and what a nice place to go and celebrate the occasion

S
Stmogs
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Main courses were great. The desserts were not so good. Sticky toffee pudding was very powdery to eat. Felt as they were frozen and microwaved too much so not so great. Service was excellent. Dog friendly and nicely refurbished.

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ElaineS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very nice it was hot. There was plenty to eat. Good quality food.
It did not take long to arrive. The waitress was very polite and helpful
The drinks were priced well.
Would have liked to try the Carvery only available on Sunday and Wednesdays
Large Car Park to park in.

WR
WendyR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was very tasty, we had the large and the regular roasts but the portions weren’t that different other than two extra roast potatoes. All of the vegetables came in 3 little dishes between 5 people soo not a lot of it considering two of them were large roasts soo a bit expensive in my opinion. But the thing that let it down the most was that it was luke warm .
The staff were all really friendly as well

CT
ChristopherT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick service plenty on plates and good value for your money

CB
ClareB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal here, good value and excellent service. Only marked down slightly because order was slightly wrong but soon rectified. Thank you

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scottie
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our curries! Great value too. Friendly staff

SV
SueV
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening meal at The Halfway House.
There is a large selection of meals to chose from all reasonable prices.
Portions are generous.
The curries are amazing.

Staff are friendly, helpful and professional. Service is prompt.
Cannot wait til our visit next year.

AR
AndrewR
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal served by lovely people. We were in at the same time as a large family group if about 20. We were seated at a nice table away from the group and offered a quick service so our order wouldn't get held up by the bigger order. The food was excellent and we'll definitely be going back.

DW
DawnW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, would recommend. The food was excellent and staff friendly and helpful

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service brilliant, food fantastic, thoroughly recommend the curries, will definitely return when back in Cornwall 😃

LG
LorraineG
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

6 of us booked for Sunday dinner. I wasn’t sure what to expect as there had been a couple of poor reviews, but I needn’t have worried.
The service was excellent, the restaurant was lovely and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The taste and quality of the food was spot on.
We all opted for the Carvery which was lovely. This was brought to the table and the vegetables were brought in separate dishes, my only gripe ( which is a tiny one ) were the vegetables were mixed together in the dishes. I didn’t mind them being in the same dish, just separate would have been better as there were some vegetables I didn’t like and I found it hard to get to the ones I did like.
That has not put me off returning or recommending as everything else was perfect.

Treat yourself and book a table, the staff are doing an amazing job.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab from start to finish!

PS
PhillipS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice time, met the landlady extremely friendly and welcoming, had a good chat although it was very busy. Will definitely be going back.

SW
SarahW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and great friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food didn’t taste good.

HG
HanaG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Midweek roast- generous portion sizes, decent service time. Food was delicious!
Staff very welcoming and interacted well with our children.
Restaurant was clean and tidy, staff cleaning post-service to a high standard. Tables well spaced, excellent COVID precautions.
Overall, very happy with our visit and will definitely be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit here and won’t be my last! The level of service was exceptional and the food was really tasty and plentiful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming great food and great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Excellent food in good price.

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Steve
Devon
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and fast service. Tasty food and plenty of it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was not expecting much honestly. Booked as it was the only place available nearby and last minute. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was impeccable, it was clean, and the food was solid. The fried halloumi sticks are definitely overpriced, but otherwise decent value. Thanks for the nice visit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really friendly atmosphere. On the Sunday we went, you had a choice of the carvery or normal menu. We opted for the normal menu and it was excellent ( the carvery smelt lovely! ) Good food at good prices! We will return

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back in pub. Lovely food. Great service. Large roasts plates are very large! My sons loved it but for me medium was plenty.

BG
BarryG
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and good food. Very welcoming and covid safe. Looks like booking is becoming essential on busy nights and carvery days!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food!

FAQs

Halfway House is rated 4.5 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.