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Admiral Benbow, Penzance

Pub added by Roger Button
46 Chapel Street
TR18 4AF
Phone: 01736363448
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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
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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
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peter ashworth left this review about Admiral Benbow

Arrived at the bar just in time before a tour guide walked in complete with 25 German tourists who all seemed to order pints of Guinness.The pub seemed to be a cross between the Antiques Roadshow,a Maritime Museum and a pub, and i cannot add any more to the previous reviewers detailed reports.I thought the pub was great and could not get enough of it,and if you are in the area most definitely worth a visit

On 11th July 2012 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2216 recommendations about 2176 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Penzance, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
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12th Oct 2019, 17:06
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12th Oct 2019, 17:06
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Pub Details

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  • 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 .
  • 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
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 December 2009 by Will Larter
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