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Halfway House

4.5
4.5
236 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • 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

What 236 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cornwall

    Child Friendly

  • Cornwall

    Group Bookings

  • Cornwall

    Lunch

  • South Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. VB

    VickiB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food. Very friendly staff. Will definitely go there again
  2. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we have had since being here on holiday,we are returning for Sunday lunch. Staff where super friendly and very helpful.
  3. MB

    MelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked a table for 8 of us and the staff were exceptional. They were great with our two small ones in the party. The food was delicious and arrived promptly. Will definitely visit again
  4. K

    Kate

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, great service and price is good.......
  5. BU

    BrianU

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The waitress started with our drinks order while we viewed the menu. When the drinks were served we had decided what we wanted (party of 6 people) and started to order to quickly be told what we wanted wasn’t available (why not explain that when she took the drinks order ?). We then quickly ordered alternatives and she then explained they were short staffed and it might take 20, possibly 30 minutes to arrive. Our food arrived after 45 minutes but a child’s fish fingers was served as a hunters chicken. We explained the error and that dish was taken away to be replaced 4 minutes later by fish & chips. End result, wrong meal served at 49 minutes after being told there was a 230 minute delay. My Gammon was overcooked and dry, minimal amount of chips, empty mayonnaise bottle on the table. Overall, bad service, delayed food, wrong food, low quality food what else can I say !
  6. LW

    LindaW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was excellent value for money and the service was good.
  7. A

    Aims

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing every time we go. Service is outstanding. Only thing I think would benefit the place, possibly the customers and staff is if they were to put little cards or paper on the tables to say what they don’t have. We had a lot out of stock when we came yesterday and I felt so bad for the lady who had to try and remember everything off the top of her head, even more so because we were such a large table. Overall I’m happy every time I go and will always come back for more
  8. DC

    DavidC

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class food and service.Already booked next Sunday.
  9. CR

    ChrisR

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great menu with plenty of choice and plenty of parking
  10. C

    Cadders

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Welcome was warm and genuine! My friend is gluten free and server knowledgeable and helpful. Sadly, they seemed understaffed- not a criticism, as staff worked really hard and above and beyond to keep standards high. An understandable wait for food, but when it arrived, it was hot, freshly cooked and very good! Well done team for such great service in exceptional times. We will come again.
  11. F

    Familyoffour

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very nice relaxing atmosphere, friendly polite efficient service, Adequate food and good value.
  12. JR

    JennaR

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience was so lovely, and this will definitely be our go to for Sunday lunch! The whole team were so friendly, efficient and accommodating. Our waitress was attentive, smiley and so quick with everything! She took our order as soon as we were ready, drinks arrived so quickly, shortly followed by the food. No mistakes at all. The roast was so great, with amazing portions and fresh veg. Meat was great. They also were able to accommodate our large family which is so hard to find currently in Cornwall!! Loved it.
  13. R

    Robertf

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good portions,good service I will definitely be going again fully recommend
  14. K

    Kate

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was very tasty and the service was great.. Great value for money
  15. SJ

    SimonJ

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, quality food, friendly staff - Will definitely recommend & return *****
  16. FR

    FloydRhode

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luckily we booked because this place is popular and they turned away over 100 people while we were there. So not surprising perhaps that this was the best Sunday lunch we have had for some considerable time. A lot of other people obviously reckon it. I cannot recommend it enough. Every part of our roast dinner was just right. The merlot my wife had was perfect temperature and delicious we both had pudding. I had a Biscoffee cheesecake and my wife a Biscofee toffee sundae both of which were delicious. Above all though and despite being fantastically busy the service was excellent, friendly and welcoming. I do not normally bother to leave reviews of pub restaurants but this one deserves a very special mention.
  17. LN

    LindsayN

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Food was tasty and plentiful. Staff were just the right level of attentive, extra gravy served in an adorable little gravy boat. We'll be back, thank you.
  18. DC

    DavidC

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class food and service.Will be going back again.
  19. D

    Daisy

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Wonderful food. Lovely atmosphere.
  20. ST

    SarahT

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening meal staff were polite friendly and didn't over do the "how is everything " would recommend and be back
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening at The Halfway House. The food was plentiful, well presented and very tasty. The Banoffee Cheesecake is highly recommended!! The staff were all very friendly and the service was prompt. We will definitely be back!
  22. BC

    BobC

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The food was ok but the standard of presentation was poor and the door to the kitchen needs fixing
  23. PM

    PatrickM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good service exerlent would recommend it would have liked pigs in blankets to be included in the price
  24. DR

    DeborahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food , great value, the service was fantastic,the staff were really friendly and made you feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend a visit.
  25. SP

    SandraP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took visiting family for an evening meal couldn’t have been more pleased, great service and great food, what more can we say apart from thank you.
  26. AG

    AnnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic Sunday dinner. As much veg , cauliflower cheese, potatoes and gravy as you want . Very tasty and brilliant waitress. Good value
  27. S

    Simon

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Been to The Halfway House several times under the present ownership and have never been disappointed. Great service and food, nicely furnished and a good atmosphere. I highly recommend you try it. I'm looking forward to our next visit.
  28. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good is always great here. Piping hot and delicious We were sat in the far corner by the bar and there’s a terrible cold draught from somewhere. Our waitress was lovely however the lady supervising that day although lovely talks too loud and it’s quite grating when trying to have a quiet lunch, to hear all the ins and outs of table plans to kitchen porters. Recommend Sunday lunch.
  29. AP

    AngieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous roast dinner and the best service from friendly staff Do book as its quite small inside
  30. DT

    DonnaT

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday roast and good service. Very dog friendly too. Will definitely be going back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good well presented and tasty food, brilliant staff, very friendly and spot on in serving you. It was one of the best Sunday lunches we have had, would recommend restaurant to anyone.
  32. RW

    RichardW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This is our regular place for Sunday Lunch. Every time is has been an enjoyable experience, this was no exception. Staff were very busy, yet still friendly and helpful.
  33. S

    Suki

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding service. Would have been impossible to do anymore for us. Thank you.
  34. BC

    BobC

    Cornwall

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service is good and well cooked but over the last year the size of the meal has been reduced but still good value
  35. JM

    JaneM

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service we just have to keep going back it’s our local haunt
  36. A

    Annabelle12

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Waitress got drinks order wrong but did put it right , children running around without supervision spoiled it for us
  37. a

    alisonm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great meals, lasagne was delicious as was the scampi. Curry was nice could of done eith a bit more especially the meat. Maybe include the naan in the price. But overall a great meal, sat outside in the evening. It was a great evening
  38. p

    peter

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we arrived at the halfway to be greeted by the manageress who kindly seated us in window great food great staff
  39. B

    Barry

    Cornwall

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we visited today the restaurant was lovely good quality food at a good price. its not the 1st time we been here and wont be the last
  40. p

    paul

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    cant say anymore than fantastic don't miss it pull in

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

FAQs

Halfway House is rated 4.5 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Halfway House

Rame Cross, Penryn, ENG TR10 9ED

Additional information

  • 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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