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Inn on the Shore

3.4
3.4
178 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

Relax in a charming coastal pub nestled along the unspoiled Cornish coastline of Torpoint. This soul-soothing seafront pub offers a classic menu coupled with local craft beverages you can enjoy in our stylish, vintage, west-country setting. Our alfresco terrace is the perfect oasis for passing visitors and locals to absorb panoramic views from Rame Peninsula to Looe Island. With eight beautiful en-suite rooms, you can make the Inn on the Shore your Cornish escape any time of the year.

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 10:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    01503 250027

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Torpoint

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Sorry but not very impressed. We booked in for 4 people on Sunday and were asked to be in by 4.30pm as food stopped being served at 5pm. Our first course arrived within 10 minutes and cleared quickly. Mains arrived approx 5.25pm which were meagre portions but cooked fresh . Sadly it all went downhill from there! We had finished the mains around 6pm but waited for around 30 mins until we had had enough as the plates were still on our table while staff were outside having snacks, drinks with some lost in their mobiles. We had to walk into the bar area to try to find someone who could help only to be told that food had stopped at 5pm. Not one waitress or bar staff showed any interest in our plight. When we complained to a waitress it was as though they had lost interest and had finished her shift. The only time we were shown any attention was when asked to pay the bill! Sad to say we would not go back again and would feel justified asking for a refund due to how badly we were treated.

  2. MT

    MrsT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited with my father who suffers from poor mobility. Staff were lovely with getting wheelchair in and us to our table. When booking apprehensive as it was Sunday and mainly roasts were available and normally vegetables can be a bit over cooked. Everything we had was cooked to perfection and was lovely and hot. Will be visiting again.

  3. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely friendly atmosphere and great food with a slight twist. The chef is brilliant and innovative. The wait staff were all very pleasant and attentive. Would thoroughly recommend it and will return when next in the area.

  4. P

    Pennylady

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Awful experience, the service was terrible and the food cold when it arrived The menu for dinner had lunch written on. The worst kind of pup grub.

  5. n

    nigelb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Fab location, great ambience (despite high numbers of dogs) very friendly staff, the odd eccentric local, and a good drinks selection. Its a shame the food is overpriced (like everywhere else who is jumping on the same bandwagon) and underwhelming, with particularly small portions. None of our group are big eaters, but we were all still hungry. The friendly staff did not co-ordinate well, at one point we had two of them trying to take our order at different times. Better than none at all I suppose.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great place to eat.

  7. CA

    CarolineA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Basically didn't stop and eat as when we got there the only menu on offer did not resemble at all what is shown on the web site. Place looked totally shabby and rundown. We left and ate elsewhere!

  8. TP

    TimP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Menu very limited, only from a blackboard. No fresh catch of the day available. Chicken pie pastry was rock hard, filling was ok. Mashed potato too oily. Fishcake was fine. Staff pleasant and very helpful with drinks choices.

  9. JA

    JACK

    Cornwall

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We arrived to find they weren’t serving food, despite our booking a table on here.😕😕

  10. JA

    JodieA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Menu online was much more extensive than what was available when we arrived sadly. All of our food was very fresh and tasty though so we really enjoyed our main meals. There were only two desserts available when we went. Pub has a really nice interior and staff were friendly. Would come back but would hope for a fuller menu.

  11. TW

    TheresaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Overall experience was bad. Very disappointed by quality of food. Nothing like made out to be on the website. Fish pie came in tin foil and clearly a rest meal. Pizza appeared to be a frozen oven pizza too. Would actively not recommend this place to anyone.

  12. d

    davidg

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food, friendly and professional service, wasn’t too busy but a really pleasant evening.

  13. L

    kateL

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Sadly not enough staff working. Had to wait an hour for starters to arrive. Mains then followed immediately afterwards. This was a pre booked table, so I’d rather have been told there was no table than to have such poor service. No real apology. Food okay, staff helpful enough. Quite a quiet night in this restaurant, not many diners, so a bit of background music might have been nice to take up the echo of the room.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Very slow service😡

  15. AC

    ACaaaaa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Food was very good. Trout and fried chicken were lovely. However, service was poor. Took far too long to order drinks, no paper menus so had to take a photo of a board - inconvenient and outdated approach and starters came out after main course. The waitress did try very hard and had a lovely and professional attitude while serving - she was great! Service = needs work. Good = very nice

  16. W

    Wetfoot

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    We live locally and have visited the Inn on the Shore occasionally over the last 20+ years. Booked a table for lunch on a Saturday for 4 adults. Menu advertised online was actually reduced to 3 main courses and 2 sandwiches. Service patchy and disorganised, even though only 4 tables covered and ample staff. Meals (2 burgers, pork belly and club sandwich) took 40mins to arrive. For some reason one of the burgers had a few chips embedded, but otherwise food good. For a to die for location this pub fails miserably on management and ambience.

  17. BT

    BeachTrip

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Fantastic venue with beautiful view of the beach. Let down a little by service - I asked for dairy free and was given buttered vegetables. Food was average/good. Restaurant pretty empty - assume it gets busier in the summer, as we visited over Easter break. A pub I would return to for a drink in the summer.

  18. G

    Gina

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Very poor service, kitchen staff/chef had little knowledge about the food ingredients the only thing this place has going for it at the moment is the incredible views. Really disappointing for a lovely building and spot on the coast.

  19. JP

    JeremyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent staff and food great friendly atmosphere

  20. KR

    KarenR

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We didn't actually get to eat here as there was an hour wait for food . We were not told this as we were taken to our table . We ordered drinks still was not you'd about the waiting time. We had 3 different servers came to ask us about our drinks and was not informed until after we had ordered our food that there was an hour wait. This is not the first time we have had issues here but we thought 3rd time lucky it will be ok how wrong we were. Will not be going back for the 4th time

  21. GH

    GemmaH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We have not been here for a few years, but we will not be going again. We are quite local and love the area, but we were thoroughly disappointed! The organisation was poor we arrived and no one really gave us any direction or made us feel welcome. The service was very slow and the menu choices were limited, especially the children. The food was not poor, I’m not sure my chicken was cooked and I had to swap my fries with my daughter as they were too hard to eat! Needless to say we did not stay for pudding and we wished we had complained as it was so poor.

  22. S

    Simon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    £14.00 paid for a risotto, it tasted pleasant, however the portion size was smaller than your average starter! No way should it have been sold as a main meal & offered terrible value for money.

  23. D

    D1111

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food was nice but a little pricey, poor service, no menus, had to order at the bar, not very welcoming, table wasn't laid. Good location though.

  24. ML

    MartynL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Can’t fault the location and service but the food was ok but nothing better than that I’m afraid

  25. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Arrived on a Saturday evening, seated quickly and served in good time. Staff were friendly and helpful and food arrived in good time. The Fish and Chips and Beefburger we had were very tasty, though the burger was far from hot. There was a band on that night which was a pleasant surprise and enjoyable to watch.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Very limited menu at lunch time and wasn’t very much of it 😕

  27. JE

    JohnE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Ordered Sunday roast, long wait for food then carrots beans and parsnips were raw and cold. Will not be returning

  28. CS

    ColinS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Menu completely different to the menu on line. Very limited. Service poor

  29. T

    Tracey

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    menu nothing like website. Food arrived cold. Service staff very inexperienced. Chef lovely- she popped out and explained that the pass was too small which meant the food was cold.... Needs sorting before the summer! We would not return to eat

  30. B

    Barry

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Poor choice of food, no atmosphere. Such a shame as it is in a fantastic location. Could do with a makeover, paint flaking on the entrance.

  31. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Menu was not clear on what the items were, descriptions were missing and therefore didn’t match what turned up on the plate. I think paper menus would be better than a blackboard - wouldn’t take very long to type up even if they change daily, and fully explain what is in the dishes. This would be better for anyone with any allergies/aversions. The range was smaller than we had expected from the photos etc on the website so maybe that needs up dating too.

  32. T

    Teresa

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We really enjoyed our evening. The food was good quality, perfectly cooked and well presented with generous portions. Between us we had lamb shank, chicken schnitzel and cod - all excellent. The waiting staff and bar staff were all pleasant and helpful. There was no wine list which was odd. We had to go the the bar to choose a bottle of red and a bottle of white but nobody could tell us the prices with any degree of certainty!

  33. M

    Mark

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great food - we had fish and chips which was delicious. Staff very friendly and service was good. Limited menu and not available on their website which is the only negative.

  34. TM

    TracyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Booked for lunch, couldn’t find a menu online and no response to a timely question about choices on the menu. Very limited options, a handful of starters, x 4 baguettes and x 2 main meals 🥺 No wine list available, told to look in the cabinet for ourselves - no Sauvignon available. Beautiful views and refurb mean it could be a great place for lunch, appreciate they may only be catering for the frequent dog walkers at this time of year and so we hope this was a glitch in service for the winter times?

  35. F

    Flossy71

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Fabulous food! Yes, the service was slow, but the food is worth the wait. There were lots of new staff that didn’t really have a clue about how to wait a table and they aimlessly wondered around forgetting simple things, whilst the boss was in the kitchen rushed off her feet. I just hope they can get it together before the holiday season, as it was quiet when I went and the waiting staff still couldn’t remember the simplest of things….Such as a menu! Luckily the bar staff were on the ball and kept most people happy. The inn on the shore has the most beautiful surroundings and it could be a goldmine if they were fully staffed with people that had some common sense. I wish the new owner the best of luck because her food is just amazing!

  36. CF

    ClaudineF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and the young girl who served us was lovely would highly recommend

  37. SH

    SimonH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food with friendly service. Stunning views.

  38. DB

    DeborahB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    The pub was suffering from supply and staff issues so wasn’t a great experience. Guess they are not alone due to Omnicron. Hope they manage to survive and get it back to what it was. Nb my fish and chips were very tasty.

  39. JP

    JaneP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    After waiting an hour and a half for a bowl of soup and a cold starter we noticed others getting their mains so enquired when ours would be ready to which the woman chef stormed over to our table shouting that she’d cut her finger had staff call in sick and we were still 9 behind other people! With a 14 month old baby who started to cry at this woman shouting we said we were leaving. Others we noticed although having meals on the table still hadn’t received all their dinners and they said it was also terrible and they’d complained. It’s a shame that under new management this pub has gone so far down hill

  40. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic and the new owner Kerry was very friendly and accommodating

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Inn on the Shore is rated 3.4 stars by 178 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

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Inn on the Shore

Downderry Torpoint, ENG PL11 3JY

Additional information

  • Area

    Torpoint

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 10:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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