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Fabulous views, excellent food
Hotel Great Western (Newquay)
Member Name: lucylu1029
Hotel Great Western (Newquay)
Advantages: BEST views, lush food
Disadvantages: None except I wish I could have stayed in the hotel!
I have just returned from a two night stay in Newquay. Where as I did not stay in this hotel (we stayed in the travelodge across the road, and I wish I could review it on this site because it was just superb for a budget hotel) we did eat here twice and come for a drink.
The inside bar is huge and very spacious. It had a long, wrap around bar, a pool table and plenty of seating. The bar over looks the fantastic coastline and it is just lovely to sit by the window whilst having a drink or a bite to eat. There is also an outside terrace which would be amazing to sit out on and have a bite to eat in the summer, but it was far too chilly as this time of the year! It is situated at the edge of a cliff so you get stunning views.
The staff were very friendly. About an hour before our train home we arrived at the bar, this was about 11.30. They don't start making lunch until 12.00pm however the bar man had a word with the chef and it was no problem for them to cook us lunch slightly earlier! They were very polite, always smiling and wished us a safe journey.
The food was lovely. They have quite a varied menu for a gastro pub. This included baguettes, jacket potatos, burgers, sea food, steaks as well as a variety of 'favourites' such as home made lasagne. They also have a wide range of side orders (there chips are yummy!). I am a vegetarian and still had a decent choice. I ended up having a jacket potato with cheese for dinner which was lovely, perfectly cooked. Then for lunch the next day I had the cheese and chutney baguette with chips, it was very nice. It is very reasonably priced, my jacket was only around 4 pounds and the baguette with chips the same. The night we had dinner they had a steak night on, where you could get 2 steaks with all the trimmings (if that is the right word, vegetarian dosnt know what shes on about!) and a bottle of wine for 25 pounds. The drinks arnt cheap but not extortionate- about 3.30 for a pint which is what I would expect to pay in such a pub in a town like that (ie not a student town).
The location is ideal. It is about a 2 minute walk from the train station and central to all the other bars and shops. I would love to stay in the hotel here sometime!
Summary: Excellent place to eat and drink whilst overlooking the stunning newquay scenery
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