The Victoria Inn Penzance


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Child friendly, Dates, Romantic
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Husband and wife team Stewart and Ann Eddy have really stamped their personality on this pink-washed village inn a short drive from Penzance and close to Mount’s Bay. The stone-walled bar is traditional in style with an abundance of maritime and fishing paraphernalia, while tables in the enclosed, south-facing terraced garden are highly prized in summer. For those who don’t fancy the journey home, there are two cosy en-suite double bedrooms which can be booked for overnight stays, while young children and dogs are welcomed with open arms (there are even dog biscuits behind the bar!)

Landlord Stewart trained with Raymond Blanc and Michael Caines and his cooking has garnered much praise, as has his commitment to West Country produce. The menus change seasonally, but you can always expect to find simple, ingredient-led dishes that make the most of Cornwall’s natural larder. To start, try pan seared scallops with spinach puree, crushed peas and chorizo before moving on to a hearty 10 ounce rump steak or loin of Cornish hake with a green vegetable stew. After that, try a classic strawberry trifle or apple and cinnamon treacle tart with vanilla ice cream.

Head to The Victorian Inn on Sundays to take advantage of the good-value set lunch menu. Choose between two or three courses, with the Sunday roasts being the stars of the show - think top rump of Cornish beef with all the trimmings or Cornish lemon sole with a mushroom, leek and chive crust, accompanied by roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables. There is also an over 60s lunch special (three courses for £12.95) which features roasted pork loin with creamy mash and wilted kale, followed by a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream for pudding.

In the summer, enjoy pints on the sun-trap outdoor terrace, while during the winter months, you can cosy up by the roaring fire.


Is the Victoria Inn Penzance child-friendly?

Yes, children are welcome at The Victoria Inn.

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Is The Victoria Inn Penzance dog-friendly?

Yes, dogs are welcome in the bar area at The Victoria Inn Penzance.

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Does The Victoria Inn Penzance have rooms?

Yes, The Victoria Inn Penzance has two en-suite double bedrooms that can be booked for overnight stays.

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Perranuthnoe, Marazion, Cornwall, TR20 9NP

01736 710309 01736 710309


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:00
Tue 12:00-23:00
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 11:00-18:00


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Paul A

02 August 2016  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
Definitely worth a visit
What was immediately noticeable about the Victoria Inn was that there was evidence of proper staff training, which is not always the case in off-the-beaten-track dining venues, and the menu had been professionally constructed to allow both the diner and the kitchen an amount of freedom to benefit from the plethora of local ingredients (with the notable exception of the Scottish salmon) and provided an exemplary level of value for money. Our party was split three ways on the starters, but everyone went for seafood, namely, a wonderful, lip-smackingly good Porthleven shellfish bisque with croutons, a deft addition of parmesan and aioli; Falmouth bay scallops in a super mix with fennel, a surprising black pudding, orange, just the right amount of capers, and oyster leaf with just the slightest touch of oyster taste; and perfect beetroot-cured salmon balanced with soused fennel and cauliflower and an excellent wasabi mayonnaise. All of these went down extremely well and prompted us into a discussion about which of the two mains we had gone for would be best. As happens sometimes, the two sides agreed that the other’s looked really good but wouldn’t change. The roast sirloin of Cornish beef was absolutely spot-on with its well-judged onion purée, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding like mother used to make, a good range of Sunday lunch vegetables, and proper gravy. The confit duck leg was beautifully tender and profited from a lovely crispy skin, and the cute duck bubble and squeak, local greens, carrot purée as well as the amazing hog’s pudding were all in perfect balance with each other. It goes without saying that both mains were plated up in Cornish portions which were at least the equivalent of their Yorkshire cousins. Balance was again the watchword for the desserts, an admirably light almond slice with clotted cream and Bramley apples affording some tartness but never spoiling the sweetness, chocolate brownie with banana, caramel and vanilla ice cream very moreish especially because of the absence of any heaviness, and a stunning pistachio cake topped with cream and surrounded by raspberries, raspberry coulis and raspberry sorbet; all a real credit to the pastry chef. This was a splendid effort and is definitely one to return to.
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