Places to Eat in Fowey, Cornwall

Places to Eat in Fowey, Cornwall

Enjoy cosy inns that have fed travellers for hundreds of years and quaint farm shops that sell everything you could possibly need all in pretty Fowey.

One of the highlights of any Cornish sojourn is exploring the local restaurants and bars for a night of feasting. Surrounded by over four hundred miles of coast and knitted with rolling fields, it is a true foodie idyll - and Fowey is no exception. 

For the dreamiest repasts, here are some of our favourite foodie spots in Fowey to pique your appetite.

Sam's Fowey

Two lobsters on a wooden table at Sam's Fowey | Image by Sam's Fowey 

Fun, unique, delicious... these are just some of the words we can use to describe the wonderfully quirky Sam's Fowey. With a mishmash of memorabilia adding style and intrigue to the walls, this super friendly restaurant offers fantastic local food combined with a classic menu that features everything from top-notch burgers to mouthwatering seafood. Honestly, the seafood platters are a must if you love fresh food straight from the waters that surround us. 

The Ship Inn

A flatlay of different dishes at The Ship Inn | Image by The Ship Inn

Built in 1570 by adventurer John Rashleigh, The Ship Inn is Fowey’s oldest pub and boy has it used this time to perfect its offering. Full of friendly faces, this atmospheric pub is a go-to whether you’re after a warming coffee, a refreshing glass of fizz or some real pub grub to fill the belly and satisfy the soul. With an open fire to warm the cockles of your heart in the winter months, this dog-friendly bolthole is ready to restore you, body and soul, after a revitalising walk around Fowey.  

Havener’s Bar & Grill

The front of Havener's Bar & Grill in Fowey | Image by Havener's Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for a meal that perfectly defines Fowey then look no further than the Havener’s Bar & Grill and their exceptional array of seafood dishes, which can be enjoyed while looking out across the water. With local produce at the heart of the menu, you can tuck into freshly steamed mussels, the catch of the day or a hand-picked Cornish crab sandwich for an unmissable lunch. Of course, you can still enjoy a mouth-watering plate of belly pork or a hand-pressed burger if seafood doesn’t float your boat. 

Quay Bakery 

Fresh focaccia bread at Quay Bakery in Fowey | Image by Quay Bakery

What sort of foodie list would this be if it didn’t feature a bakery complete with a proper Cornish pasty and a collection of delicious homemade cakes? Well-known for their beautifully big pasties, this bakery in Fowey isn’t one to be missed. Whether you’re looking for a lunch to fill you up during a ramble along the coast, or you have a sweet tooth that can only be satisfied with a scone and lashings of Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam, once you visit Quay Bakery, you’ll be a returning customer for life. 

The Old Ferry Inn

The Old Ferry Inn in Fowey | Image by The Old Ferry Inn

Perched on the river bank in the picture-perfect village of Bodinnick, The Old Ferry Inn is your quintessential Cornish experience. Look out over the Fowey River from a sunsoaked terrace and watch the ferry tootle across the water, as it has done for centuries. Or in the cooler months, settle down by the cosy wood burner and enjoy a traditional Sunday roast, the best way to refuel after a long trek. Muddy boots and paws are always welcome and cared for at this 400 year old Cornish haunt.

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A meal at Fitzroy in Fowey | Image by Fitzroy

You don’t have to be in London to enjoy superb, five-star dining as Fitzroy demonstrates time and time again. Featured in the Michelin Guide, owners David Gingell and Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim certainly know how to turn an old bank into a must-visit restaurant for anyone who loves seafood, and in Cornwall, everyone loves seafood! Closed during the winter months, Fitzroy is a fantastic one for your spring and summer bucket list.

Appleton’s Restaurant & Bar

Someone holding out a plate of food at Appleton's Restaurant & Bar in Fowey | Image by Appleton's Restaurant & Bar

Owned by husband-and-wife duo Andy and Lyndsey Appleton, the Michelin-recommended Appleton’s in Fowey is the perfect opportunity to experience the best of Cornwall and Italy on one plate – and who doesn’t love that combination! Andy has spent many years as head chef at Jamie Oliver’s acclaimed Cornish restaurant Fifteen Cornwall as well Fifteen London, giving him an amazing background and a wealth of experience to draw on. It’s not just about the food here though. The bar is stocked with traditional and artisanal tipples from producers right here in Cornwall as well as Italy and all over the world, so you’re bound to find new and old favourites.

Game of Cones

The outside of Game of Cones in Fowey | Image by Game of Cones

Looking for something a little different? Well, what could be more unique than a Game of Thrones ice cream parlour? We’re pretty sure they don’t sell ice cream in Westeros, but if they did, they would get it from here. Offering a smorgasbord of flavours, toppings and, you guessed it, cones, this one-in-a-million shop has everything from winter-warming teas and coffees to Cornish fudge and homemade cakes that would put Sansa’s lemon cakes to shame. 

Eating In

A plate of food

Let’s be honest, sometimes the best meals are the ones we enjoy while wearing our comfiest pyjamas, curled up on the sofa in front of some guilty pleasure telly. Here we have a pick of lovely local delis and farm shops so you can spend your Cornish stay enjoying some truly wonderful, locally sourced food and drink.

Fowey Farm Shop

Family-owned and locally sourced, Fowey Farm Shop is your one-stop-shop for everything Cornish. Wake up to Hugo’s breakfast cereals, pack a picnic to die for with a hamper of Cornish cheeses and charcuterie or enjoy an elegant dinner of local mussels with a Cornish tonic to wash it down. Why burden yourself with a trip to the supermarket when you can get fresh dairy, meats, seafood and veg within walking distance of many of our lovely Fowey properties.

Kittows of Fowey

When it comes to filling your basket with cheese, cured meats and yes, local gin, where better than a family-owned butchers that’s been around for five generations. You’ll find fresh bacon that turns a Sunday morning into the best day of your week, freshly made sandwiches that take centre stage at your picnic, and of course a collection of cheeses that will send you happily into a dairy-fuelled haze. Kittows is the kind of deli that becomes the staple of any self-catered holiday.

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