User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Reviewing milestone with Wittenden on the Pub Forum

Picture of Admiral Benbow
Image posted by paulof horsham
Submitted on Friday, 15th September 2023
With picture contributions to 4748 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (30 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

Admiral Benbow, Penzance

Pub added by Roger Button
46 Chapel Street
Penzance
TR18 4AF
Phone: 01736363448
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of Admiral Benbow (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

paulof horsham left this review about Admiral Benbow

I didn't explore much further than the bar area, and I found even that inundated with various bits and bobs.

The bar itself offered a couple from Treens Brewery as well as ProperJob. A couple of interesting lagers in the shape of Flensburger and Spaten made a change from the norm, and Camden Pale provided the craft keg option.

Food is available from an extensive menu and a booking isn't essential but be prepared to sit at an unsuitably low table if you do chance it.

I'd be happy to return, but probably not for a meal unless I could get a proper table.

On 20th September 2023 - rating: 7
[User has posted 471 recommendations about 443 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Aqualung . left this review about Admiral Benbow

This bizarre rambling place has been well described below. It struck me as being rather food orientated but certainly isn't a gastro pub. I didn't venture upstairs but it appeared they were using it for the World Cup. I found a spot to sit somewhere round the back and noticed several people walking through taking pictures.
The bar has three hand pumps which had Skinner's Kickov, Doom Bore and St Austell Proper Job. I went for the Proper Job (£3.60) which was in good nick. I was both pleased and surprised to find it to be one of the cheaper pints in Penzance.
It's worth a look but I'll leave it to the Sunday Colour Supplement Brigade.

On 25th June 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2143 recommendations about 2143 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Soup Dragon left this review about Admiral Benbow

The Benbow; well this in an interesting one. This is a corner pub, although it looks detached. It is actually a 1950s pub, i believe the result of a cottage conversion. The pub exterior matches its bizarre interior. The pub is in a heavy white render, which reminds me of the icing on one of my mum's Christmas cakes in the 1970s. The sash windows are in yellow, giving a feel of a ship-of-the-line in old Benbow's time and Camberwick Green fans will feel elated over the Windy Miller look-a-like perched on the hipped roof, likely taking a shot at Farmer Bell mounted on his heathen tractor. There is a terrace. The interior has rooms on two floors. Upstairs there is a function room, restaurant and the Wreck Bar; many leaving in a wrecked state I am sure. The Wreck Bar was closed, but i sneeked up - it is decked out (forgive the pun) like a ship-of-the-line, in wood panel and yellow, with a blue carpet and has a model ship and the same bric-a-brac as elswhere. A pool table rings a bell. The main room is hilarious. It is filled with eclectic nonsense, mainly nautical, but there is a suit of armour, barrels, a Wurlitzer jukebox, an anchor and an 18th century captain's figurehead that looks about as happy as a Sunderland fan at the Villa. The pictures speak for themselves really. There is no TV that i saw and the music was general and soft. The service was really friendly, as too were the locals perched at the bar - one of which showed me around - i also saw a lot of holidaymakers, one of which looked like Quinno, happy no doubt that he had finally found the exit after fighting his way through all of tosh. They do food, but we didn't eat. Beer; usual stuff, with St Austell Proper Job and Doombar on handpull - the Job was fine. Simply an experience rather than a beer. You must go for the fun, but note where the exits are, just in case you get lost!

On 2nd May 2013 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 3067 recommendations about 3062 pubs]


View more reviews of Admiral Benbow (7)
External web links for Admiral Benbow

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Penzance, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
St Erth, 6.07 miles, 1 hr 57 min walk (show)
Lelant Saltings, 6.73 miles, 2 hr 10 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Admiral Benbow, Penzance
20th Sep 2023, 13:09
Review submitted by paulof horsham
 
15th Sep 2023, 20:21
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

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 : No last updated 24 June 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 June 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 June 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 June 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 September 2023 by paulof horsham
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 September 2023 by paulof horsham
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 02 May 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 29 December 2009 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 September 2023 by paulof horsham
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 September 2023 by paulof horsham
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 September 2023 by paulof horsham
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 September 2023 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 December 2009 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 September 2023 by paulof horsham
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 September 2023 by paulof horsham
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed