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Halfway House

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4.5
85 Reviews
£25 and under
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If you’re looking for a welcoming atmosphere along with great food and drinks, all served in a beautiful Cornish setting, then the Halfway House pub in Penryn is the place for you. Our spacious pub has plenty of room for everyone and families are more than welcome, including your four-legged friends!

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Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 9:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01209 901643

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We have different Buffet menus available on request {covid restrictions apply} We can also offer plated options if required and welcome all your catering needs as well as dietary requirement's.

  • Neighborhood

    Penryn

  • Cross street

    A394 Between Helston and Penryn

  • Parking details

    The Halfway House has a very large Carpark with easy access to our building. The Carpark is well lit and for patron use only.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop is located in Rame which is a 5/10 min walk to The Halfway House. This is all accessible via a well lit footpath. The frequent U4 & L3 (summer season) services call here, These run every hour between Falmouth & Penzance via the university, Helston, Porthleven, Praa Sands & Marazion/St Michael's Mount (U4), & between Truro & Helston (L3)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Festive Menu - Two Courses

    £16.49 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021
    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms. Reduced prices for children. Other menu options are available.
  • Christmas Day

    £59.99 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only
    Secure your Christmas Day booking with a deposit of £10 per person. The pub will contact you to take deposit. The remaining balance will be due by the 1st December.
  • Festive Menu - Three Courses

    £19.49 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021
    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms. Reduced prices for children. Other menu options are available.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Good for Groups

  • Cornwall

    Great for Lunch

  • South Coast

    Best Overall

  • South Coast

    Best Food

  • South Coast

    Best Service

  • South Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • South Coast

    Best Value

  • South Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Coast

    Special Occasion

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  1. HG

    HohnG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been here twice now and both times amazing. I came for buisness last time. This time with my family found the staff so welcome even though extremely busy made time to come and talk to us and interact with our children. Was decorated lovely for Christmas our children loved the displays they even were told that the staff knew santa a lovely touch at this time of year. Will definitely visit again Thank you to everyone

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited the Halfway today and we had a good experience stars tell there own story great friendly staff. Thanks for a great experience and great food.

  3. C

    Cass

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    This is our local pub and we like to support them where we can. Unfortunately, we were made to feel rather uncomfortable this time with comments about our children touching things or doing anything other than being sat down in their seats which is just not realistic with a 2 year old. We were told that due to health and safety, our children must remain seated. The pub was relatively empty and the girls just wanted to look at the Christmas decorations so it made me feel a bit sad for them. It’s supposed to be a family pub and has a kids menu so I was a little surprised. Our children are not badly behaved, they’re just kids and the comments just made the evening feel awkward. The staff generally are very good here but sadly we won’t be returning if we’re expected to keep our children from touching anything or leaving their seats.

  4. HG

    HohnG

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was recommended to visit here and so glad we did was on a,Buisness trip so looking for somewhere that could have a quiet space for us to discuss items. Service was very good the food was of good quality and would definitely recommend and revisit either on or off buisness.

  5. ED

    EvieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time here! Lovely food. The Stilton and garlic mushrooms are excellent. Portions are a good size. Staff are very friendly and service is great.

  6. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere. An really enjoyable evening.

  7. AP

    AliciaP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the staff here are so nice and the food is amazing, really really recommend to anyone

  8. DG

    DerekG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and hot and the staff were friendly and helpful,polite and respectful of our needs. Can not wait to go again when we are there.

  9. J

    Joolz

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can't recommend anymore. Great food, service and atmosphere!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great pub who give great customer service. Claire was really helpful and polite will be popping in again soon

  11. JH

    JordanH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Very disappointed. Second time now. First time my partner had a steak that was basically raw, we did complain but it was sent back roughly the same as before- the table in front of us also complained regarding her steak. We thought yesterday we would give it another go as before when the gentleman was there (maybe Manager?) It was always very good. Roast was fine- we then said we didn't want desert but we'd had another drink, as the drink was delivered the waitress said she would bring us our bill to which our reply was no we're OK at the minute (thinking we would have more to drink) Before we had even had a sip of our brand new drinks and after saying we didn't want the bill she proceeded to bring it to us anyway. It wasn't busy and most tables empty. We were there for 40 minutes and they basically couldn't wait to get rid of us. We would happily of sat there with more drinks and let our dinner go down. Won't be returning.

  12. F

    gavinF

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The stars say it all. A super restaurant carvery with exceptional service and excellent food.

  13. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Ordered a large roast, was presented with a medium. Several minutes later veg was brought to the table. I then questioned the medium portion. Plate was taken from the table and then returned two minutes later exactly the same and was informed ‘we’ll bring you some extras’ - these arrived halfway through eating the meal. Due to the delay of being given the incorrect main and the delay of when the main was brought to the table and the veg actually being brought to the table - when I was actually able to eat, the whole meal was simply Luke warm. Food itself tasted ok but didn’t leave thinking ‘that was amazing - I’ll definitely go back’ Instead left thinking ‘next weekend, we’ll try somewhere else’

  14. JM

    JuliaM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, staff, food, excellent as always.love coming to eat. Thank you. Julia millard

  15. R

    Regan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and the staff were excellent. Especially our server! Can't remember his name but was very polite throughout and will go again even if it is just for the table service.

  16. CA

    CATHERINEB

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Great food lovely staff highly recommended

  17. S

    Steve

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Could not fault the food, it was very nice, vegetarians were not really catered for though. The service was fine up until we received our food and then fine again after we had finished. We found it difficult to get any sauces, cutlery etc. The waiting staff simply disappeared. It was such a small margin that took the experience from a great one to an okay one, the waiting staff were very smiley and friendly that said. But I would definitely go back in the future.

  18. DC

    DerbyCountyFan

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely visit again. *****

  19. SW

    SamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    First time visit; won’t be the last. The food was absolutely delightful! The staff were very polite. Wholly apologised for an error in my order. More than happy to rectify without quibble. It was extremely busy so the service was slightly slow. But nothing excessive. All round, a very enjoyable visit

  20. M

    Migrichardson24

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service was amazing. Would recommend anytime. Visited twice in a week and can’t fault either time. Sunday roast is delicious.

  21. VS

    VikkiS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Extremely loud in there, needs some acoustic boards but other than that an outstanding experience

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, very quick. Staff very friendly. Meal was

  23. KM

    KevinM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time there in as many weeks both times amazing nice atmosphere

  24. SW

    SharonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were shown to our table as soon as we arrived and we were promptly given a bit of time to choose our food and then the food came looking lovely and everyone loved what they had to eat and staff were very attentive and a very nice young lady came and took our plates away and order desert for my daughter which was fabulous and overall fantastic. The only thing I would say that I wish there was more vegetarian options on the menu

  25. SW

    SarahW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Last minute booking, lovely food (roast pots a bit overdone) meat was amazing!

  26. m

    miked

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Had a good time, but it would be nice if there was more choice for vegetarians, service was very good and attentive.

  27. PC

    PhilC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall1food5service2ambience5

    On holiday in the area booked table for 2 for Sunday carvary the little round table was way too small for all the plates and dishes I ended up with the horse radish sauce tipped onto my lap as it fell off the crowded table , ruined my meal completely but husband enjoyed his

  28. MK

    MilesK

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food well cooked and served. All the staff were friendly and helpful. A must for Sunday lunch

  29. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic, good enough that we will be going again next week, portions were of ample size, and in fact a little large for my wife, but absolutely no complaints, parking was easy with plenty of space, and the service was very good. All in all a very nice experience.

  30. T

    Tinktea

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Clean, organised with welcoming staff. Exceptional service from busy hardworking young women. Two of them running the show! Menu ok & food ok.

  31. DD

    DavidD

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    The person who served us last night was amazing! We went out to somewhere much more expensive at the weekend and the service wasn't anywhere near as good!

  32. MH

    MatthewH

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Pub was distinctly average overall. They didn’t space us out well from the other guests even though the pub was half empty and even though otherwise they had good Covid controls.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A very pleasant roast lunch was had by me and my family. Very tasty with plenty of veg. We did miss the self service carvery that used to run however and hope it will soon be back.

  34. BW

    BWeller

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal. Really good value for money and service was outstanding. Really polite and always there to help, clear the table get extra drinks. Will be going back again without a doubt.

  35. TM

    TraceyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely friendly at tentative staff Great food. Value was good amazing pie !! Interior really brightened up with new owners

  36. ER

    EleanorR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice meal. Good service very organised. Pleasant staff.

  37. KM

    KateM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I enjoyed it, reasonable priced food and good portion sizes. Very hot dessert though 🥵 sticky toffee pudding… not bad on the whole. I’m happy, for a local spur of the minute ‘I don’t want to cook’ moment. 7 or 8 out of 10 😊

  38. KS

    KimS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Food would've been lovely if it was hot. It took an hour to arrive from ordering and was only warm, kids meals were hot though. Disappointing. Also website stated midweek carvery, but failed to say it was only lunchtime, us and at least one more large table went for a carvery.

  39. KJ

    KevinJ

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the midweek carvery. Superb value. Fast and friendly service. Highly recommended

  40. BN

    BabsN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Went for midweek lunch. Some items on menu not available. Decided on the carvery roast although the large portion was not available, which seemed a bit strange. Food was served quickly, was tasty and hot. Staff very attentive. Excellent value.

FAQs

Halfway House is rated 4.5 stars by 85 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Halfway House

Rame Cross Penryn, ENG TR10 9ED

  • Cross street

    A394 Between Helston and Penryn

  • Neighborhood

    Penryn

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 9:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Halfway House has a very large Carpark with easy access to our building. The Carpark is well lit and for patron use only.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop is located in Rame which is a 5/10 min walk to The Halfway House. This is all accessible via a well lit footpath. The frequent U4 & L3 (summer season) services call here, These run every hour between Falmouth & Penzance via the university, Helston, Porthleven, Praa Sands & Marazion/St Michael's Mount (U4), & between Truro & Helston (L3)

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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