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Halfway House

4.5
4.5
110 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!

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 09:00–23:00
    Sun 09:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    01209 901643

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We have different Buffet menus available on request {covid restrictions apply} We can also offer plated options if required and welcome all your catering needs as well as dietary requirement's.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome Private Events {covid restrictions apply at present}

  • Area

    Penryn

  • Cross Street

    A394 Between Helston and Penryn

  • Parking Details

    The Halfway House has a very large Carpark with easy access to our building. The Carpark is well lit and for patron use only.

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop is located in Rame which is a 5/10 min walk to The Halfway House. This is all accessible via a well lit footpath. The frequent U4 & L3 (summer season) services call here, These run every hour between Falmouth & Penzance via the university, Helston, Porthleven, Praa Sands & Marazion/St Michael's Mount (U4), & between Truro & Helston (L3)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cornwall

    Child Friendly

  • Cornwall

    Group Bookings

  • Cornwall

    Lunch

  • South Coast

    Best Food

  • South Coast

    Best Ambience

  • South Coast

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  1. KN

    KellyN

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Roast was delicious, and staff were very attentive. Will definitely be back, and recommend the halfway house to others.

  2. GM

    GrantM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely Sunday lunch. Beef a little tough, but made up for by very nice veg, Refills no bother. Staff excellent. Didn't understand why the pigs in blankets were an extra 1.49. But we would definitely go again

  3. R

    Rameboy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lively staff amazing food happy days somewhere for the kids to play to

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food, huge portions and such attentive staff!

  5. w

    williamp

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Awesome roast, Amazing service, plenty of parking available

  6. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quick, efficient service by lovely, friendly staff. We have started to regularly have our Sunday dinner here because the food is very good, the different options for portion sizes suit us and mean there is no food wasted and we both leave well satisfied plus it is excellent value for money :)

  7. JG

    JanG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Pleasant and helpful staff, great roast! Easy booking

  8. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Very welcoming , lovely food, good portion sizes. Would definitely recommend

  9. RL

    RhiannonL

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, atmosphere and service as you would expect

  10. M

    Mitcha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was lovely with very generous portions and a good selection. Service couldn't be faulted- very friendly and attentive. Allergies catered for well with clear guidance about unsuitable options for various allergies. It was very quiet for NYE which was a shame as it meant there was no real atmosphere, but that is no fault of the place or staff. Music was a little loud but that may have been just where we were seated, and was still preferable to no music (that would have been awful!) Everything cleaned and felt very covid-safe. Would recommend a visit.

  11. NV

    NigelV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I had the rump steak a touch overcooked but very nice. We also had scampi and chips very nice and chicken Caesar salad again very good. Doom bar on tap and well kept. This was (pre Covid) one of our regular haunts after this visit it will be again.

  12. CT

    CliveT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent Christmas lunch in a really pleasant environment. Food was really good and the service brilliant and very friendly

  13. KT

    KalachakraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful evening food was so delicious..treated like VIPs we had a fabulous Xmas Eve dinner. It was a treat for us as we have never gone for a Xmas eve dinner before! Lived it! Next year we are going to come for the Xmas day menu I think! And the Jack Rabbit drink was amazing !!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The southern fried chicken platter was to die for as was the sticky toffee pudding service great food great and neck oil was banging

  15. S

    Simon

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, ample portions, great service, nice decor and a friendly atmosphere. Will definitely return.

  16. BS

    BennionS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A Warm welcome, delicious food, great service and polite attentive staff. Great evening thank you

  17. B

    Biggles

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The Staff were friendly and polite; starters very good however the vegetables served with the main course were over cooked disappointing. Puddings very tasty best part of the meal,

  18. RG

    RodneyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been before plenty space not easy for anyone with COVID job but staff very good food lovely

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience, real homely feel. Amazing food with generous portions at a great price, service was spot on too. Highly Recommend a visit.

  20. M

    Mazz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I found the staff very friendly the food was delicious and hot and good value for money the atmosphere was very welcoming I found the restaurant very clean and with this covid I felt very safe

  21. JT

    JohnT

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All round a fantastic experience, would recommend it unhesitatingly.

  22. IW

    IanW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Beautiful food, great service as always, very good value too!

  23. O

    Ooooo

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Not the best roast, but the rest of the food is good!

  24. AC

    AngieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our evening at the halfway house last night was lovely, excellent food and service, looking forward to spending Christmas Day there with delicious food and service. Highly recommend, thank you so much x

  25. ER

    EricaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food, friendly staff. I would defiantly go again.

  26. HG

    HohnG

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been here twice now and both times amazing. I came for buisness last time. This time with my family found the staff so welcome even though extremely busy made time to come and talk to us and interact with our children. Was decorated lovely for Christmas our children loved the displays they even were told that the staff knew santa a lovely touch at this time of year. Will definitely visit again Thank you to everyone

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited the Halfway today and we had a good experience stars tell there own story great friendly staff. Thanks for a great experience and great food.

  28. C

    Cass

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    This is our local pub and we like to support them where we can. Unfortunately, we were made to feel rather uncomfortable this time with comments about our children touching things or doing anything other than being sat down in their seats which is just not realistic with a 2 year old. We were told that due to health and safety, our children must remain seated. The pub was relatively empty and the girls just wanted to look at the Christmas decorations so it made me feel a bit sad for them. It’s supposed to be a family pub and has a kids menu so I was a little surprised. Our children are not badly behaved, they’re just kids and the comments just made the evening feel awkward. The staff generally are very good here but sadly we won’t be returning if we’re expected to keep our children from touching anything or leaving their seats.

  29. HG

    HohnG

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was recommended to visit here and so glad we did was on a,Buisness trip so looking for somewhere that could have a quiet space for us to discuss items. Service was very good the food was of good quality and would definitely recommend and revisit either on or off buisness.

  30. ED

    EvieD

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time here! Lovely food. The Stilton and garlic mushrooms are excellent. Portions are a good size. Staff are very friendly and service is great.

  31. TB

    TomB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere. An really enjoyable evening.

  32. AP

    AliciaP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the staff here are so nice and the food is amazing, really really recommend to anyone

  33. DG

    DerekG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and hot and the staff were friendly and helpful,polite and respectful of our needs. Can not wait to go again when we are there.

  34. J

    Joolz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can't recommend anymore. Great food, service and atmosphere!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great pub who give great customer service. Claire was really helpful and polite will be popping in again soon

  36. JH

    JordanH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Very disappointed. Second time now. First time my partner had a steak that was basically raw, we did complain but it was sent back roughly the same as before- the table in front of us also complained regarding her steak. We thought yesterday we would give it another go as before when the gentleman was there (maybe Manager?) It was always very good. Roast was fine- we then said we didn't want desert but we'd had another drink, as the drink was delivered the waitress said she would bring us our bill to which our reply was no we're OK at the minute (thinking we would have more to drink) Before we had even had a sip of our brand new drinks and after saying we didn't want the bill she proceeded to bring it to us anyway. It wasn't busy and most tables empty. We were there for 40 minutes and they basically couldn't wait to get rid of us. We would happily of sat there with more drinks and let our dinner go down. Won't be returning.

  37. F

    gavinF

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The stars say it all. A super restaurant carvery with exceptional service and excellent food.

  38. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Ordered a large roast, was presented with a medium. Several minutes later veg was brought to the table. I then questioned the medium portion. Plate was taken from the table and then returned two minutes later exactly the same and was informed ‘we’ll bring you some extras’ - these arrived halfway through eating the meal. Due to the delay of being given the incorrect main and the delay of when the main was brought to the table and the veg actually being brought to the table - when I was actually able to eat, the whole meal was simply Luke warm. Food itself tasted ok but didn’t leave thinking ‘that was amazing - I’ll definitely go back’ Instead left thinking ‘next weekend, we’ll try somewhere else’

  39. JM

    JuliaM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, staff, food, excellent as always.love coming to eat. Thank you. Julia millard

  40. R

    Regan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and the staff were excellent. Especially our server! Can't remember his name but was very polite throughout and will go again even if it is just for the table service.

FAQs

Halfway House is rated 4.5 stars by 110 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.

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2 people

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Halfway House

Rame Cross Penryn, ENG TR10 9ED

  • Cross Street

    A394 Between Helston and Penryn

  • Area

    Penryn

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 09:00–23:00
    Sun 09:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    The Halfway House has a very large Carpark with easy access to our building. The Carpark is well lit and for patron use only.

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop is located in Rame which is a 5/10 min walk to The Halfway House. This is all accessible via a well lit footpath. The frequent U4 & L3 (summer season) services call here, These run every hour between Falmouth & Penzance via the university, Helston, Porthleven, Praa Sands & Marazion/St Michael's Mount (U4), & between Truro & Helston (L3)

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    01209 901643

  • Catering

    We have different Buffet menus available on request {covid restrictions apply} We can also offer plated options if required and welcome all your catering needs as well as dietary requirement's.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome Private Events {covid restrictions apply at present}

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