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The Engine Inn

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not welcoming or friendly cold food were told it was great then someone told us it had changed hands recently, the staff made it obvious they didn't want us there not recommend this pub at all don't waste your money

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I was very disappointed to read your comments and am sorry that you felt that you were made to feel unwelcome at The Engine. I note that although you reviewed us on the 5th December you visited us back in October, so I would appreciate knowing more about your visit...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I facebook messaged the team about an hour before visiting to see if they were able to accommodate for vegans and included in the reply was "if you could let us know you are vegan (or if a member of your party is) before ordering we will be happy to make sure or make something specially". On ordering the chef...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review your visit. My partner and I were away on a much needed week's holiday when you dined with us and it is very gratifying to know that both the service and the food that you received in our absence was of the quality that we would expect. I am so...

Hayle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently visited The Engine Inn for lunch and had a very nice meal. The pub is quaint and quirky with lots of local ephemera dotted about- your typical country pub. You couldn't be made more welcome as soon as you walk in the door and it has a very nice warm atmosphere. We both had the burger which was lovely....

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to offer a review of your visit. I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed both the food and the ambience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here at the beginning of August two words never again.we stayed in the down stairs barn ,the first thing I noticed was the damp smell ,on looking around the room there was black damp on the walls ,the kettle was on a rickety table ,the fridge door seals was black and needed wiping,the disabled equipment in the bathroom had...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for offering a review of your stay with us. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. I have noted the issues that you raise and will discuss your comments about the fridge and dust with our cleaner. I acknowledge, and have previously responded at length to reviews which comment upon the need for a dehumidifier...

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant hospitality, brilliant food! So glad we decided to stop here for our tea. Would definitely go here again, and will be recommending to family who will also holiday down here! Very reasonable prices too.

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to tell others about your experience. I am so pleased to know that you would recommend us so highly!

St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A Sunday roast with the family, nice looking pub, nice location what could go wrong, greeted politely by the barman, who to be fair was a credit to the establishment, very helpful and accommodating, ordered 3 roasts, first issue only 2 meats available, when our meals arrived I was totally shocked, that the gentleman/ lady in the kitchen was a...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your Sunday lunch and I will try to respond to the points you make. Our menu clearly states 'We offer a choice of two roast meats, always including Sirloin of Beef and one other selected by the chef for its quality, as well as a vegetarian alternative. Your server will be pleased...

Oxted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying just down the road from the Engine Inn, and thought we'd give it a try. The first thing to say is that, the owners are so welcoming and friendly! I believe that they are a couple. You can see that they really care about the customers! They give ample attention to their regulars and new comers, which...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to review us and in such a positive way. We were so pleased to know that you enjoyed the food and the hospitality and that you found our prices reasonable. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome. Adrian and Karen welcomed us for dinner one evening and the next day we whiled away a Sunday lunch on the sofas. I have never been to a place twice in one visit anywhere. Because we ordered vegetarian food the chef (never seen normally in any establishment) went out of his way to come and tell...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review Mel! It was lovely to meet you both the other week and we are so pleased that you chose us to be the one place you returned to. I hope that it won't be long before you join us again at 'The Engine'.

Birmingham
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights at The Engine Inn. If I'm honest I've awarded 4 stars because of the fantastic hospitality from the owners, staff and locals, and the quality of food... we could not have wished for better! The accommodation experience however was 'dampened' because of the damp in the ground floor room of the barn conversion. We had to...

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay Tracey and for your very positive comments about the staff, the food and the welcome you received. It is always lovely to receive such good feedback. As you have identified, we are attempting to address the issue of damp penetration in the ground floor room by a more permanent means...

Reviewed 17 September 2016

Stayed in Cripplesease so this was the only option for dinner without getting in the car. Pub is small but fairly friendly. Gorgeous views from the rear garden. We had dinner - food was average. Staff were welcoming. Nice selection of local beers.

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Karen T, Owner at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to review us. I am pleased to hear that you found us welcoming and that you appreciated the range of local beers, but sorry to hear that although you had a decent dinner the food was 'average'. We have recently introduced our new Winter menu which includes a range of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under new ownership since February 2015, The Engine Inn is a traditional Cornish Grade II listed pub situated in a rural area between St. Ives and Penzance in West Cornwall. The welcome here is as warm as the log fire. The pub serves home cooked, reasonably priced pub meals - whenever possible, utilising fresh local ingredients - and a range of wines, lagers, ciders and Cornish ales. En suite accommodation is housed within a separate converted Grade II listed barn, offering privacy, peace and in the case of the first floor room, stunning moorland views. There are regular events taking place, including a weekly charity quiz night and an accoustic night, as well as a monthly open mic night and other live music events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Engine Inn

Address: Cripplesease, Nancledra, St Ives TR20 8NF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives > Nancledra
Price Range: ₹ 6,049 - ₹ 7,604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Engine Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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“The top barn has the best views”
 of 5 bubbles brns4barnes, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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“Wifi can be accessed in the pub but not in the room”
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