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Praa Sands | Penzance, Cornwall, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ, England
+44 1736 763516
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (30 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Praa Sands | Penzance, Cornwall, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ, England
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Well we walked in and were completely ignored. We went to a table and looked at a menu but still completely ignored. Place looked old fashioned and grubby so we left. Shame. With such a view could be lovely if the staff were a bit...More

1  Thank Thamesbabe
sandbarstaff, Owner at Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi Thamesbabe. I am really sorry that you were unhappy with your recent visit to Sandbar. That you were ignored is unacceptable, and we do ask our team to greet customers with a smile and a 'hello'. However, we are not a restaurant, and do...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018

great location for a drink when the sun is shining over the spectacular Praa Sands beach. Cleanliness needs some work though! You expect some mess being a busy beachside spot but this was a little more tan that

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We visited the Sandbar three times while staying in Praa Sands. The food was first class on all occasions but there were a few down sides. The place has seen better days and would benefit greatly from a complete clean-up/refurb. Food prices were a little...More

Thank JoeYeo99
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Sandbar is in a prime position on the beach but it's such a shame that it's so dirty. We were in there recently and wanted to sit on the sofa but it was absolutely covered in crumbs etc and the table had what looked...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 15 April 2018

After reading earlier comments about Sandbar at Praa Sands we were hesitant at visiting but needs must when walking and your nearby... Anyhow, pleasantly surprised by lack of dog smell (although 3 or 4 were present) I often prefer dogs to humans but they refrain...More

Thank Bernie N
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

When you eventually get served make sure you have plenty of money prices are extortionate, it’s grubby and no entertainment. Avoid as you are missing nothing.

2  Thank MAGT_9
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going here every year. Unlike what other writers say, it has not gone downhill and it is still a friendly pub with some of the best views around, of the beach and sea. It has a great outdoor terrace with good views and...More

Thank Martin-F-UK
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We popped in here for a hot chocolate on a cold day after a beach walk with our dogs. It’s a little while since I’ve been in and to be honest, I couldn’t believe how tired the place looked. Everywhere looked like it was dull...More

2  Thank tremearne
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This place has views to die for, I came years ago and I must say they can’t have spent any money on the interior, it looked shabby and tired. The food is pretty reasonable but isn’t really up to scratch for the price, came out...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

If your in Cornwall a must visit is Praa sands.. Go for a nice walk then back to the Sandbar for coffee a beer or even some great food..Sit by the window and watch the world go by.. On some Sundays lunch time they even...More

1  Thank paulhG4CI
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Sarah S
29 November 2017|
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Response from Deborah D | Reviewed this property |
Great question. I think the best course of action would be to e mail or call the Sandbar in advance of your visit to check if they can offer a full vegan option, if they can't, perhaps they can make it specially. But... More
4 May 2017|
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Response from sandbarstaff | Property representative |
Hi CLJ - Yes, at Sandbar dogs (on a lead please) are always welcome. We have bowls of water inside and out, free doggie nibbles on th bar, and keep some doggie bags in case you've run out! You can walk your dog on the beach... More
14 September 2016|
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Response from florencemac | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praa Sands | Penzance, Cornwall, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Praa Sands
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 763516
  • E-mail
A relaxed beach bar/restaurant set right on Praa Sands beach with fabulous views from our bar, restaurant and large patio. Serving a variety of mainly English food with a Mediterranean twist, and a good range of beers, wines, teas and coffees. We are child and dog (on a lead please!) Friendly, serve food all day, and have a very popular Sunday Lunchtime Carvery with live music. We also cater for Wedding receptions and other private parties in our beachside lounge area.
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