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Once a seamen's mission, the Old Quay House has become a luxurious waterside bolthole without losing any of its 19th-century character. With just 13 spacious and stylish bedrooms this boutique townhouse can be found in the centre of bustling Fowey, enabling you to make the most of this bustling harbour town. Its restaurant is a real highlight, offering innovative, seasonal dishes, along with an extensive cocktail menu.

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The Old Quay House is a waterfront haven located on the Fowey estuary in the heart of Fore Street, a lively hub in the south Cornish coast town of Fowey boasting charming streets brimming with galleries, cafés and local artisan producers.

Guests can easily access the nearby fishing village of Polruan by taking a foot ferry from the harbour.

By car: Fowey is around 5 hours from London, 3 hours from Bristol and 1 hour 30 mins from Exeter. The hotel can supply you with a parking permit for the Harbour Commissioners Car Park (about 800 yards from the hotel). Permit cost is included in the room rate.

By train: London Paddington to Par takes around 4 hours. The station is an 11-minute drive from the hotel. Par is also serviced by Great Western Railways trains from Penzance (1 hr), Plymouth (50 mins), and Exeter St David's (1 hr 55 mins). Book trains to Par.

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Originally established as a seamen's mission in 1889, this charming boutique townhouse has undergone a delicate redesign. Juxtaposing with the traditional architectural elements, the interiors feature natural materials like oak wood, complemented by a soothing tonal scheme of pale blue and grey hues and coastal scenery beyond.


Sip a cocktail on the terrace leading to the water's edge, with gorgeous views towards the wooded banks of Pont Pill Creek and out to sea or hang out on one of the relaxing fireside sofas. The friendly and enthusiastic teamwork ensures your stay is enjoyable within the hotel's restaurant, terrace, and lobby-bar area.

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Terrace

  • Adults-only
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking nearby


The 13 rooms are fit for lounging with large comfortable beds, made up of luxurious goose-down duvets and Egyptian-cotton sheets, with the thoughtful design creating a calming environment in harmony with the landscape.

Room types: Classic, Superior, Deluxe, The Loft Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathrooms with The White Company toiletries, bathrobes, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, waterproof jackets, umbrella, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

Head chef Richard Massey's seasonal menu uses native ingredients such as West Country beef, Cornish cheeses, Fowey River mussels and local scallops and there's a well-crafted cocktail menu to kick off or round up your evening. The attention-to-detail in contemporary surrounds won us over; think low lighting and distressed wood, fused with polished floors, all to a backdrop of estuary views.

The restaurant: relaxed dining, West Country produce, fresh seafood, seasonal, contemporary dishes, cocktails. Open every day for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Lunch mains from £16, two-course dinner £37.50, five courses £45.

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