The Lugger, sketched by renowned Nebraskan artist, Leonard Thiessen circa 1830's

Not to be confused with the Fowey-based pub of the same name, The Lugger Inn is one of two pubs serving the community of Polruan and its environs. It is situated right on Polruan Quay, mere yards from the Fowey-Polruan foot ferry.  It first opened as a public house way back in 1794, in a building that at one time housed sail lofts, fish cellars and even served as private housing.

It was named after the classic ‘lugger’ sailing vessel, which has served as the workhorse of the Cornish fishing fleet for over 200 years. Two distinct variants of the boat emerged; their design based upon whether they were to be used for fishing in the harsh waters of the Atlantic or the calmer waters of the Channel, one of which you can see immortalised on the signage hanging outside of the premises.


A traditional pub set next to the sea with views from every window overlooking the Fowey estuary, the bar area includes a log burner and open fire for a cosy evening whilst the bar itself champions Cornish ales, ciders and locally sourced food.


Fresh seafood and Fowey estuary mussels are always on offer, as are our fresh meats which are sourced from farms just five miles away; whilst our vegetables are all grown near the Tamar.


Provinence is extremely important to us. Come in as a stranger and leave as a friend. As you can imagine, the pub has had many landlords during its tenure in the village, but you will have the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Martin and Jenny should you choose to join us for dinner or drinks nowadays.




The Quay, Polruan, Lanteglos, Fowey PL23 1PA

01726 870 007