Inns & Pubs in Fowey

Mix with the locals and taste Cornish culture by staying at a pub or inn. This is where great food meets comfy beds and a hearty Cornish welcome – oh, and a chance to try some of the local good stuff!

Wonderfully rural or in a town or village with the hustle and bustle of Cornish life on your doorstep, take your pick.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this pretty harbour town is situated on the west side of a deep estuary, where the Fowey River reaches the sea. Yachts tack back and forth across the water while gulls cry overhead.


Be welcomed with warm hospitality at Cornwall's Inns and Pubs. Discover charming establishments offering comfortable rooms, delicious local cuisine, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Havener's Cornish Hotel, Fowey

Inns & Pubs in Fowey

The combination of comfortable accommodation, traditional charm, friendly hospitality, and culinary delights creates a memorable stay that captures the essence of Cornwall's unique character.

You’ll be met with warm hospitality and local culture as you embark on a quintessential Cornish getaway at one of Cornwall’s inns or pubs. The cosy atmosphere invites visitors to relax in a friendly setting. Enjoy a drink around the crackling fire, or soak up the summer sun and impressive views from the garden.

One of the highlights of staying in an inn or pub in Cornwall is the opportunity to savour the region's delicious cuisine. The restaurants serve up a tantalising array of dishes featuring fresh local produce and seafood. From traditional Cornish pasties and hearty pub classics, to innovative gastronomic creations, guests can indulge in a culinary journey that celebrates the flavours of Cornwall and beyond.

FAQ's Fowey

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  • You can, but we wouldn't recommend it!

    The road down into the town centre and through it is one-way and narrow. In the height of the season it is crammed with holiday makers and it will take you ages to make your way through. It is a far better idea to park at the top in the main carpark and catch the hoppa bus down and back up.

    There is also a carpark at Caffa Mill beside where the car ferry comes across from Bodinnick. From here it is a reasonably level walk into the centre.

  • The River Fowey snakes its way through 27 miles of some of the finest Cornish landscape, starting high on Bodmin Moor and eventually reaching the sea at Fowey.

    It starts off as a group of springs below Brown Willey, Cornwall's highest hill. From there it runs south past Jamaica Inn and down the Draynes Valley to Golitha Falls. Here you will find a car park and plenty of walks amongst the woodland.

    Falling off of Bodmin Moor's granite uplands it veers south west meeting the Loveny River near the Trago Mills shopping outlet. Here it forms the wide Glynn Valley, through which also goes the main railway line and the A38 trunk road. It passes Bodmin Parkway Station and then flows through the Lanhydrock Estate at the pretty Respryn Bridge.

    It soon reaches Lostwithiel and the tidal part of the river. From here it spreads out, meandering through reed beds and at low tide large areas of mud. Various creeks go off on either side to former ports such as Lerryn and Penpol before it reaches the docks upriver from Fowey.

    By now the river has become a deep harbour, full of boats of all shape and size. As far removed from the little boggy springs high on Bodmin Moor as you could imagine.

  • You can always tell a holiday maker by the way they pronounce certain Cornish placenames... Tintagel, Launceston, Mevagissey, Mousehole.... but probably the most common mispronunciation is Fowey.

    It rhymes with toy, not cow, so say Foy and you won't be far wrong!

    The name comes from the old Cornish word for Beech Tree, and is taken from the name of the river rather than the town.

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