Pub Tour, Bowgie Inn
[Updated: 31 Dec 09 -- Landlady of the Bowgie Inn, Sally Pickles, has emailed us about this review with some additional info. Thanks, Sally]
Location: Pronounced "bow-jee". Overlooking Crantock beach with a large car park. If you want to get there by car from Newquay through you have to go all the way out and round to reach it. Sally Pickles and her husband have owned the pub for 37 years and boast several generations of regular customers.
Feel: Nice but recently done-up and slightly shiny and harsh.
Drinks: Usual. Modern in the sense that lagers rather than old ales are the order of the day. There are a few rotating real ales however.
Food: Menu looked good (traditional pub grub) but when I visited it was microwaved and tasted dreadful - which was a real shame. The landlady assures me however that most of the specials are home-made and highlights the Sunday Roast as best of the Bowgie.
Dark wood/Light Wood: Some dark, some light, mostly shiny.
Cubby holes: Low
Distractions: The stunning Crantock beach (but note that wetsuits are not allowed inside and bare chests are discouraged).
Yeast Logic index: Not much all-day sit-down potential, however an inspired few beers in the lazy sun could bring some inspiration.
Punters: Weird mix reflecting slight split-personality of the place. The Pig Sty Bar is very traditional, designed to be cosy, with a fire in the winter. Meanwhile The Ocean Bar has a modern look with sports on TV and a heated sun deck with views of the beach.
Kids: Not specifically a kids pubs but there's lots of room for them and there is direct access to the beach.
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