Cliff Road, Newquay - Overlooking the Great Western Beach.
Tel 01637 875800. Open until 2am Thursday - Saturday evenings and every night during the summer season. 7 meter Giant Screen, fresh meat & fish range from our open grill, 3 bars on 2 levels. „
Springbox closed down about eight years ago! So don't come to Newquay expecting to go there. The best clubbing experience now is probably Newquay's Biggest Bar Crawl- we had an awesome night on the crawl, it really was worth the money. Other options include Berties nightclub, The Beach and Koola. Enjoy!
I went to Springbok last weekend for the first time and I absolutely loved it! It was exactly the kind of place we were looking for to spend Milly?s hen do in. You could say that we would have had a good night wherever we had been with it being a hen night but it all so very nearly went badly wrong. Picture the scene if you will. Eleven (very) glamorous girlies that have had a minimum five hour journey to get down to Newquay earlier in the day are getting ready for a rather big night out. Two hours of showering, hair straightening, make up application, pouring of bodies into ridiculously tight trousers and shovelling of feet into barely there strappy shoes later and we?re ready. The bus to town leaves soon so we?re tottering down the street, coats held above heads in a vague attempt at saving the hair from the rain that?s lashing down. After waiting for ten minutes only for the bus to whoosh past without so much as a backward glance we then had to wait even longer for three taxis. Pretty drenched by this time as you can imagine with rather attractive mud splatters up our legs. Anyway we eventually made it to Springbok having all got separated and ending up in different bars. With grim determination we set out to have a good night. And what a night! We warmed up for a bit in the front part of Springbok which is just a pub type place and played some pool with some random lads that we accosted. There weren?t too many people in here but enough to create a good friendly atmosphere. Personally I like it when you can actually get to the bar inside half an hour so this was good. Also there was a good mix of guys and girls (which is a lot more than can be said for Berties where we had the misfortune to find ourselves for at least 30 seconds before escaping). The music was a good mix of old and new without too much cheese so it was good background for conversation. The drinks weren?t cheap but the majority of the girlies live in London
so it seemed pretty good to them. Later on we moved into the back part of Springbok which is the club part and this has a completely different atmosphere. The music is loud but not stifling and they played a huge variety of stuff. You know, the kind of stuff that really makes you feel like you?re at a party. Everyone was thoroughly enjoying bouncing around to Vindaloo followed by Play That Funky Music. It wasn?t all cheese though, there was plenty of dance/pop to keep everyone happy. There?s also a huge screen but I can?t remember what they show on it apart from the dance floor. Funny how watching yourself becomes so much more interesting when you?ve had a couple of glasses of bubbly. There are a few podiums around the edge of the dancefloor and these were definitely put to good use. There were a couple of other hen parties in there and they all seemed to be having a great time too. There are high tables with tall chairs around the edge too and an upstairs balcony bit where the loos are. There are loads of loos which was great because there?s nothing worse than queuing for ages when you really need to go! Basically we all loved it and I hope if you go that you do too.
We have just had a Springbok open in our town and as with all things new you have to try them. Well, we won’t be trying it again! First thing you notice when you walk in is the huge amount of men, this is not unusual in Newquay, most places have more men than women, but this was ALL men. I don’t know why??? This in itself is not a bad thing, in fact I thought that it was quite a good thing. The place looked good. It was done out in wood, had two floors, well, one floor and a big balcony thing. The tables were at the edge of the room so that there was room to dance in the middle. Good so far? We ordered our meals, food on the menu was quite cheap. We did have a vegetarian with us and she didn’t have a great deal of choice, salad or scampi. You have to order and pay for your food at the bar before you get it which is fair enough. Because the place was new I assume that they hadn’t had time to train the staff yet. It took ages to serve us all, he only had to push a few buttons on the till!! There were ten of us. When the food was served the first person (which happened to be me) had finished eating by the time the fifth person got his food. Starters were brought out after the main course, cold. Apart from the salad (!!??) none of the food was cooked. My microwave heated chicken meal had ice in the middle of it and well done steaks were red in the middle. None of it tasted particularly nice and I don’t think that one of us enjoyed the meal. Apart from that it’s one of the most expensive places in the down to buy a drink. The toilets are impossible to find. I only found one lot of mens and one lot of womens, bearing in mind you can fit 800 people in this place. As Newquay is a tourist town most people will only be going in there the once anyway. I don’t think we will be making a future visit and many other people who I have spoken to won’t be either after the
ir own experiences. I think they may have a shock when winter comes and there are no tourists around. Local people already know better.