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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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E TA left this review about The Chain Locker

The interior is well described below, though much of the Summer custom is at outside tables on the large tarmac square adjacent, which feels like a car park but does overlook the harbour. The outside was crowded, noisy and smokey, so we were very pleased to find a table inside. The staff were pleasant and helpful, even asking whether we were CAMRA members so they could give us discount. Treats and drinks were offered to dogs. Food was excellent if a little pricey. Ales on were Bath Summer’s Hare, Tribute, Proper Job, Trelawny and Betty Stoggs, all in perfect condition. Definitely worth a visit.

On 10th October 2019 - rating: 8
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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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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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10th Oct 2019, 06:53
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7th Jul 2019, 17:26
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Pub Details

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  • 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 - 20p per pint on some ales - last updated 26 July 2019 by E TA
  • 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
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 26 July 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 April 2018 by ROB Camra
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