Fowey River Views 

A beautiful holiday home on the waters edge in Fowey, Cornwall

There are many shops and restaurants in Fowey (pronounced Foy) - here are some of our favourites after many years of research:

Fowey Restaurants

Sam's - this lively popular restaurant with an 'American diner meets Cornish sea food' feel is a great place to hang out (there used to be a waiting list to work here!). They don't take bookings, and at busy times you may be propping up the bar for a little while, but it's well worth the wait.

The Old Quay House - a little more pricey, great for a special occasion. Great views over the water and a lovely terrace to enjoy on a warm summers evening,

You won't find any 'Golden Arches' in Fowey (Sams do great burgers though)!

See eatoutcornwall.com for more ideas and restaurant reviews.

Trip Advisor Fowey Restaurant Reviews

Fowey Pubs

The Ship Inn - a traditional pub that serves food. It's quite small inside and can get a bit cramped in the summer months.

The King of Prussia - an unusual name with many theories of its origin. Up the steps from the Town Quay, it's been modernised in recent years and also serves food.

The Galleon - Fowey's largest pub, completely refurbished several years ago with a large conservatory and a terrace over-looking the river.

The Lugger - a traditional pub, serving great value good food. 

Fowey Shops

Brocante - have some lovely furniture and decorative items for the home, along with jewellry, bags, pictures and much more (my favourite shop in Fowey!).

Sea salt and Fat Face are great for holiday wear.


There are many shops selling traditional (& variations of) pasties. The Cornish signature dish, originally thought to originate from the tin miners (when they contained meat & veg in one end and pudding in the other!) and as they say down here, these pasties are 'proper job' with real steak and vegetables, locally made and fresh. You'll find it tough not to eat them every day!

Fowey Coffee Shops

The Lifebuoy -  Fab food and friendly service in this small but delightful cafe.

Brown Sugar - serving great coffee and delicious cakes, right in the centre of town. The "Big One" for breakfast is highly recommended.

Fowey Hotel Tea Gardens - an amazing location,  watch the boats in the harbour whilst you indulge in a Cornish Cream Tea (we prefer jam first then the cream on top!).  Enjoy the beautiful new willow structures in the garden. 

Other Shops

Fowey has a butchers, a couple of bakers (the Quay Bakery is a favourite of ours), a small pharmacy, newsagents (with small post office services) and Tourist Information office.  The local grocery store 'Top Shop' is at the top of the town! There are larger supermarkets, (Tesco; Sainsburys & Asda will all deliver to Fowey), nearby at St Austell.

Mobile phone reception has improved in Fowey in recent years, all work now!

River Views, 30 Passage Street, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1DE | Tel: 07761 966 050 | email: info@foweyriverviews.co.uk