The Highwayman at Dobwalls

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97 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Highwayman Pub is a Cornish village pub with a proud history offering hospitality at the heart of the Dobwalls Community.

Serving cask marque approved ales, as well as a selection of draft ciders and lagers, we also offer delicious food sourcing the finest local ingredients with a frequently changing specials board.

Whether you are joining us in the middle of winter to enjoy dining beside our cosy log stove, or in the height of summer, where our spacious garden and childrens play area offers the perfect environment to enjoy balmy evenings.

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
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
What 97 People Are Saying
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BarryM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was a Monday night in January. For most of the dinning we were the only people in the area. The man course was very nice. The selection for dessert was two items. I had the orange sponge which was fine but the sticky toffee pudding was not liked by my wife who didn’t eat much of it.

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Theboysadiv
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The staff and atmosphere was great and once our drinks arrived we weren't pestered every 5 mins to see if we were ready to order. Unfortunately the food side let things down. The starters were delicious served hot and we were given amply time to enjoy them before our mains arrived, the pork was nice but was served on questionable "mash potato" the ultimate burger was nice if you take the rubber "bacon" off, chips and coleslaw were nice. If you like dipping sauce for your chips don't ask for mayonnaise as the sachets you get are awful. The "onion rings" were basically just batter rings covered in onion salt/powder. Would happily return for more drinks but would avoid eating. Would recommend to a friend for a nice quiet place to get a few drinks.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Excellent service. One small downside was the position of out table right outside the toilet door. Other than that very good

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RJGR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Three of us met for lunch, and all had different meals. Large portions and all very tasty. Bar staff were extremely welcoming, helpful and friendly. Will definitely eat here again next time in Cornwall.

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Dee2021
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was ok. Good amount of food. Good pub grub. Place is a little dull. Ladies toilet could definitely do with a clean and upgrade.

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linA
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service we received was really good, we did have to wait quite a while for the food and when we received it was only luke warm, but there was a lot of it.

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AlanM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good value. Good service. Easy to find. I'll be back!

LM
LindaM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas party group a little rowdy, only to be expected this time of year. Staff kept it all under control. An enjoyable meal.

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RozC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food. Friendly staff. Felt very comfortable.

MR
MichaelR
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely choice of food. Great service. Can’t wait till next time

ML
MandyL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had two very nice meals here. Friendly helpful staff. Food was served very nicely and tasted good as well. Good value for money and a varied menu with a specials board.
Would reccommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Absolutely lovely staff! Food was good maybe a little better for one of my party need to stop using the microwave on the nachos They go Soggy

JR
JezR
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We left it late for a Sunday and so missed the cavern. The main menu was still available and the steak and scampi dishes were as good as ever.

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AndyL
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Carvery ok but was informed there was a limit of only 5 small roast potatoes and no stuffing.

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MikeC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful town public house , booked up to have late lunch with family and the food was wonderful , staff ( only tow working ) were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us , great place and great find ,

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Jls0001
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sticky table. Very slow service, had to ask for food after our food turned up and food really wasn’t very nice.

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craigd
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food quick service could have been better with the option of a quieter table

KB
KatherineB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic thanks staff were great, food was good hot and really good

MR
MichaelR
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we were advised that there could be a delay with our food due to other big orders etc, but the staff kept us advised and ensured we had drinks etc.
Lovely food, well worth the short wait.
Lovely venue, look forward to going back again.

AP
AnnemarieP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really friendly staff and the food was excellent with a great vegetarian choice available.

MG
MikeG
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great value for money food and brillant service. Will be returning !

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DerekK
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Sunday carvery was very good everything well cooked, staff very busy and sometimes had to wait for service but would defiantly recommend.

CV
ClareV
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and a great Sunday roast! Yummy!

MK
MartynK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The place was quite busy and the staff said our order may be a while.
The wait wasn't long and the staff were very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I don’t usually write reviews but sadly our overall experience was very poor. Whilst we would not normally mind waiting if the ambiance was welcoming but unfortunately this was not the case and the pub is in need of some tender loving care. The toilets were the worst I have been in, with dirty water on the floor of the cubicle and a dirty mop bucket in the way and all interior needing modernising and decorating and the very least as deep clean. Not inspiring before your meal. The food was

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Table was booked for 6.30pm, arrived at 6.20pm taken to table and ordered drinks.
Gave meal orders @ 7pm and that was the last time anyone came to our table.
We went and ordered our own drinks at the bar😞
We had our 3 year old granddaughter with us hence why we booked early and at 8pm had to ask could we have her food which arrived at 8.15pm because she was starving.
Our meals arrived at 8.45pm by which time we were all starving and I myself had gone past it and didn’t finish my meal.
To top it all a couple came in at 7.30pm and their meals were served at 8.15pm which was very annoying, considering we had been there since 6.20pm.

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DianeE
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good. Lovely staff, great place, good food. If the beer could be a bit cheaper, we would go in there more often :-). Thank you

JR
JezR
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have eaten here a few times as we are local. On this occasion the gammon steak, chicken burger and sirloin steak were all good.

MR
MichaelR
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Lovely ambiance. Very good value for money :-)

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Rocon
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carvery was excellent we had one small portion which was big. The adult portion was huge, we didn't have go for super size. Can only image its massive. One of party had a burger which again was large. The desserts were lovely and big. We enjoyed our food. The Highwayman is children and dog friendly. Have been there a few times and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

CB
ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big portions so great if very hungry. Food was great would definitely recommend

SH
SarahH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and excellent service. Great menu choice and vegetarian options.

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Stharl
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Sunday Carvery and was not disappointed with the food and excellent service.

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ColinN
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were excellent. Friendly and welcoming. The food was outstanding .
Our German shepherd was made very welcome too. Highly recommend this wonderful establishment. If only it were my local. But traveling from the west mids might be a bit much.
Well done highwayman team

JR
JezR
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Finally made it for the Sunday Carvery.

It was very good: hot, fresh, selection of meat and a great variety of vegetables. Good value for money.

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GeorgeB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice food but could have been a bit warmer. Good portions and a good variety of veg.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a nice atmosphere, and carvery was lovely.

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Rocon
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was perfect the service, the food was excellent and the weather was good. The food portions are very good. We had Hunters Chicken, Mediterranean pizza, beef burgers, ham egg and chips and Lasagne and chips. All was good.

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Cate
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff, good atmosphere, very welcoming. Lots of parking, easy to find.

MP
MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice . Great food good service. Tasty food.

FAQs

The Highwayman at Dobwalls offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01579 320114.

The Highwayman at Dobwalls is rated 4 stars by 97 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.