A wonderfully relaxed seaside bolthole, with great views and everything you need for a comfortable, grown-up stay by the sea.
28 Fore Street Fowey Cornwall PL23 1AQ 01726 833 302
A whitewashed Victorian building that was once a refuge for the sailors that moored on its doorstep, the Old Quay House is now a chic and sophisticated hotel nudging the River Fowey. Architect designed, with classically elegant décor, the Deluxe rooms are right on the river – sit at the window and all you can hear is the water lapping and boats passing. In the town-facing rooms there can be some noise from passers-by – but for many visitors being part of vibrant village life, is part of the joy of being here. The food in its Q Restaurant is excellent, with a refreshing and sensible emphasis on quality – four starters, four mains and four desserts every night -- and the waterside terrace is a fantastic place to eat. There are just 11 bedrooms in total, with another two planned, so it's best to book in advance during the peaks of summer. For a splurge, the spacious Penthouse offers the best views in the building with floor to ceiling windows: a real treat in this scenic spot. As for hotel life, expect a relaxed and social feel, attentive but never intrusive service, and country house touches, like the open fire, serve-yourself cheese cupboard and a library. All rooms come with waterproof jackets, binoculars and … teddy bears – the last, to be put outside the door instead of a Do Not Disturb sign. Note, no under 12s allowed, but families would in any case be better off at the lovely, more family-friendly Rosevine on the Roseland peninsula near Falmouth, which is owned by the same people.
Our Favourite Spot
If you are coming for a one- or two-night stay, the Deluxe rooms will make the biggest impact, as they are right above the water. For a longer stay, the Penthouse is ideal, as it has so much space – and breathtaking views.
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Places to eat & drink nearby
Food for Thought
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Don’t be put off by the relatively high prices, this is probably the best dining experience to be had in Fowey
Pinky Murphy’s Café
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The relaxed restaurant of the Old Quay House Hotel serves a fab menu based on local ingredients.
Sam’s on the Beach
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Things to see & do nearby
Polkerris Beach Company
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Don’t just sit on the beach, get out on the water and do something more active on Polkerris
The Hall Walk
A 4-mile walk taking in breathtaking views of the estuary and woodland
Walk the Saints Way
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The 27-mile Saints Way travels across Cornwall from Padstow on the north coast to Fowey on the south
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Hiring a kayak is a great way to explore the river upstream from Fowey
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Situated underneath the Town Hall on the Town Quay, this small aquarium is worth a visit
Jo Downs Glass
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The gallery of one of the world’s most successful fused glass specialists
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A great fishmonger’s, with lovely fresh fish, bought daily from the fish market in Looe
Fowey River Gallery
38 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AQ
An exhibition space with a shop selling artwork, gifts, jewellery, ceramics and leather goods
Middletons of Fowey Fudge Shop
15 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AH
Any visit to Cornwall has to involve a taste of local clotted cream dairy fudge
Mr Kittow’s Butchers
1–3 South Street Fowey PL23 1AR
This fantastic butchers and deli has been run by the same family for five generations
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Eleven rooms arranged over three floors, ranging form the most basic 'Classic' rooms to the sumptuous 'Penthouse'.
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Classic double rooms from £160 a night, Superior rooms from £205, Deluxe rooms from £300, The Penthouse from £340.
- Dogs Welcome
- DVD Players
- TVs with Freeview
- Sensational Views
Travelling from Plymouth, follow the A38, bypassing Liskeard and Dobwalls and taking onto the A390 to St Austell. Drive through Lostwithiel and up the hill, after approximately 1 mile, turn left onto the B3269 to Fowey. From Exeter, leave the M5 at junction 31 onto the A30 to Bodmin. At Bodmin take the A389 through the town and pick up the B3269 to Fowey. Once in Fowey, follow the A3082 form the outskirts of town and at the second mini roundabout, take the first exit, and then the first exit at the third mini roundabout. Follow the road downhill and turn left at the bend onto Lostwithiel Street. Follow this into town along Fore Street – the Old Quay House is on the right.
The hotel does not have its own car park but we can supply a parking permit for the Harbour Commissioners Car Park about 800 yards on from the hotel (the cost is included in your room rate). We recommend you stop off at the hotel to drop off your bags and collect your permit and then head off to the car park.
Open all year.