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The Chain Locker, Falmouth Town, Falmouth

Quay Hill
Falmouth
TR11 3HG
Phone: 01326311085
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Orchid (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Reviews of The Chain Locker (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Graham Coombs left this review about The Chain Locker

Pretty well what you would expect from an old harbourside pub: low-ceilinged with lots of woodwork covered in nautical junk. there is a very large outdoor area of tables out on the quayside, but beware the seagulls if eating. Upstairs has been nicely modernised, with a dining area and a separate restaurant with its own bar and superb views, which can be hired for functions. Draught ales mainly from St Austell/Bath but including Betty Stogs and also draught ciders.

On 15th September 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Chain Locker

Another of Falmouth's harbourside pubs, this place is perhaps best placed to offer great views across the estuary, given its position adjacent to Custom House Quay. The pub has an L-shaped layout, with the servery, to the right on entry, running in a similar shape. You enter into a bare boarded room with a nice little seating area to the front giving some great views out across the Quay. This seating extends past the bar area, mostly in the form of stools made from barrels and standard chairs. The servery is fitted out in dark wood, complimenting the floorboards and wood panelling that runs throughout the pub and helping, with the assistance of some muted lighting, to create a warm, traditional feel where you can easily imagine sailors, fishermen and other such locals enjoying themselves over the years. The walls have been decorated with all sorts of maritime themed photos, paintings and bric-a-brac whilst the ceiling boasts a collection of ship's wheels, life rings and flags of all different varieties. The temptation to pursue a maritime theme must be strong in such a location and could quite easily come across as very contrived, but this stuff looks like it's been here for donkey's years, lending an authentic feel to the whole set-up. Further to the rear, there is a second bar area with lots of ciders available and a nice raised seating area with pews and regular chairs under walls covered with old naval charts, knot displays and photos of shipwrecks. A large TV screen was turned off during our visit in favour of some background music that was lost under the low rumble of chatter through the pub.
This is a St Austell house and their beers dominated the handpulls, with Tribute, HSD, Harvest Moon and Cornish Bitter available alongside two guests from Bath Ales - Barnsey Bitter and Special. The barmaid was very friendly and served up a good pint of the Harvest Moon - a beer I'd not tried before but found to be a very drinkable malty brew, ideal on a tempestuous Winter's evening.
This pub may lack the beer choice of some of Falmouth's more celebrated ale houses but I thought they kept their beer very well and could easily imagine spending an evening here working through the St Austell range. I found the place to be full of character with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and of course those fine views, making it a worthy port of call when in the town centre.

On 30th November 2016 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Chainlocker

A good sized, prominent pub in the centre of Falmouth, it has plenty of outside seating on the quay with great views across the estuary and is cosy and atmospheric inside. Approaching from the steep side street, one has to duck down quite low to get through doors which have a couple of port holes inset in to them.

Internally it’s an L shape pub and the L shaped bar counter has both a beer and a cider bar. There is much wood panelling around both on the ceiling and the walls and is perhaps intended to be reminiscent of a ship’s cabin, whilst flooring is a mixture of rough boards and slate tiles. Besides this there is much nautical memorabilia around such as plenty of photographs of old ship photographs, nautical charts, oars, life buoys, and of course the obligatory glass case containing a selection of knots as well as a collection of sea shells.

There was a good choice of beers on tap which on this occasion were Admiral’s Ale, Skinners Betty Stogs and five from St Austell – HSD, Tribute, Trelawney, Proper Job and Cornish. Ciders were also well represented with Sandford Orchards Fanny’s Bramble, Healey’s Cornish Farmhouse Cyder, Thatcher’s Gold, Strongbow Cloudy Apple, Cornish Rattler, Orchard Pig Philosopher and Old Rosie. All in all a great pub, and certainly one of the best ones that we visited whilst in Falmouth.

On 10th May 2016 - rating: 8
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Falmouth Town, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Falmouth Docks, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Penmere, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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16th Sep 2018, 09:17
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16th Sep 2018, 09:17
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Quayside - last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Cornwll CAMRA - last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 15 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 11:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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