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Falmouth Packet Inn, Penzance - pub details

Address: Rosudgeon, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 9QE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13652) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations St Erth (4.3 miles), Lelant Saltings (4.8 miles), Hayle (5.1 miles)

Brewery: St. Austell Brewery Co.

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 12 users)
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Coach and Horses Inn, Kenneggy Downs (0.7 miles), Trevelyan Arms, Penzance (1.1 miles), Crown Inn, Goldsithney (1.1 miles), Victoria Inn, Penzance (1.3 miles), Welloe Rock Inn / Sand Bar, Praa Sands (1.3 miles)


user reviews of Falmouth Packet Inn, Penzance

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Was a St Austell pub and sold off by them a couple of years ago, (presumably as part of their policy of selling off local village pubs and buying ones in more trendy parts of the West Country).

Now a Freehouse and the new owners have clearly spent a lot of money on the place as it has been completely refurbished with the addition of a very large conservatory at the rear. Not all the character seems to have been thrown in the skip and the makeover has been done sympathetically.

'Bays' on draft at time of visit which was in good condition, friendly service from the youngsters behind the bar. The food menu looked interesting and had a few people eating who all seemed to be happy.

Worth popping into if passing.

ridleyman - 23 May 2013 17:22
Roadside pub on an A road. The 3 or 4 customers at the bar were far outweighed by the large family that appeared to have recently taken over the pub and were considering what modifications they would ideally make, whilst the pub dog was eager to play with a tennis ball. Two Penzance beers were on offer - Jolly Farmer & Tater Du. Seems to have a reputation for food. But they weren't serving any on our visit. I wasn't particularly impressed.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Jan 2012 20:53
Great Sunday lunch with delicious beef. Good value for money and friendly landlord and landlady.
JaneM - 23 Jan 2011 18:36
very tasty food, good portions, I've been serveral times and look forward to going again. very pleasent staff. highly recomended.
rikandria - 19 Sep 2010 17:37
We were regulars at the Falmouth Packet under the previous owners and were so happy that the pub was re-opening again. Unfortunately, our three visits so far have been very disappointing, but perhaps that because we were looking for the things we loved about the old Packet that just aren't there anymore.

The new owners are obviously keen to make a go of it as a 'gastro-pub' but it is now definetly more of a restaurant inside of a pub. Don't expect to be welcomed if you would like to stop by just for a pint, even if you do take a look at the menu. As a couple of the previous reviewers confirmed you need to book ahead and be ready to eat (quickly). The food is fantastic but I'm afraid it just couldn't make up for the service which was either snappy or hovering depending on how long you were taking over a course and whether you wanted to settle on a pint and a packet of crisps. There have been quite a few occasions where we, or friends of ours may have spent a civilised few hours spending our money there, but were made to feel so unwelcome that the visits only lasted a few minutes.

The Packet used to be one of the best pubs on the south coast as far as everyone we know is concerned. Friendly, attractive with great 'grub' to suit all tastes and fantastic beer. The choices and the menu have undoubtedly gone up in the world but we won't be going back after fifteen years of spending a good deal of time in the place and neither will a lot of the people who were so fond of the old Packet. We did give change a good try, but we'll be making the treck down to the Victoria Inn from now on. Loads farther, but you won't get snapped at, and you can get really fancy pub grub if you want, but you don't HAVE to!

I should say, I've got no affliation to the Victoria, but if you're looking for a decent pint in almost walking distance that's your nearest bet now.
EDonovan - 5 Aug 2010 15:52

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