Once again, there are too many pubs to mention them all but here are some local inns which I rate highly although I can't say I've eaten in them all. Click on the pubs name to be directed to their own website for further information.
The Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris
One of my favourite pubs in the area! The Rashleigh is in a fabulous location in quaint Polkerris overlooking the harbour and St. Austell Bay. There is parking at the pub but, in summertime, I would advise visitors to park in the large pay and display up the hill on the right as you drive into the hamlet. Fowey loses the evening sun so I would recommend visiting the Rashleigh in the evening to enjoy a pint on the terrace and watch the sun go down over the bay but, be warned, it can be very busy in the summer. There is a good choice of beers and the the food is better than average pub fare - I think their fish and chips is excellent. Polkerris is 3.6 miles by car or alternatively you could walk from the CL to Polkerris. The most direct route here is only 2.13 miles of which only 0.46 miles is along a busier highway. Alternatively you could walk through Fowey and around the headland if you want a longer walk of 5.6 miles, click here for the route. In fine weather for keen walkers I would recommend the coastal route including Fowey and then a taxi home after a well deserved pint.
The Fisherman's Arms, Golant
Golant is the next village up the river from Fowey and can be walked to easily from Fowey CL. The route is only 2.1 miles and takes in a section of the Saints Way which runs from Padstow on the north Coast to Fowey on the South. It follows the probable route of early Christian pilgrims making their way from Ireland and Wales to Brittany and the European mainland. Golant is a sleepy village on the banks of the river Fowey. The view from the pubs large terrace is always changing as the tides rise and fall but I think it looks best at high water. Golant can be very peaceful indeed, especially mid week and with uninterrupted views across the river and glimpses of the Egrets in the trees on the opposite river bank it is a lovely spot to enjoy a drink and a pub lunch. If you drive to Golant there is a carpark right on the river on what was the former railway station platform. Alternatively there is often parking on the road in front of the pub itself. Be warned, at spring tides the water level can rise over the road. Double check the tide times here.
The Ship, Fowey
Fowey's oldest pub, dating back to 1570, maybe earlier, the Ship is a Grade 2 * listed building. It is full of character, nooks and crannies and period detail. Low ceilings, muted lighting, cosy fire... it is one of my favourites especially when the weather outside is poor.
The Galleon, Fowey
The Galleon arguably occupies the finest location of all of Foweys' pubs; it sits right on the river and has a large terrace overlooking the harbour. The pub itself is large and spacious and there is a good range of reasonably priced beers to choose from. There is a large, bright and airy conservatory dining room, pool table and sports on TV. Highly recommended.
The New Inn, Tywardreath
Tywardreath is a pretty village sandwiched between Fowey and Par. The pub is, in every sense, at the heart of the village and retains that local pub feel that you're less likely to find in Fowey. The Pub was built in 1775 and has a friendly warm atmosphere with fires to enjoy in the winter months and a large garden for hot summer days. In 2014 the New Inn was named Village Pub of the Year by CAMRA Kernow. The New Inn is one of a handful of St. Austell Brewery pubs participating in the Small Batch Brew program if you fancy tasting something a little different!
The Crown, Lanlivery
Just over 7 miles from Fowey in the pretty village of Lanlivery is one of Cornwalls oldest pubs; The Crown. Records show that there has been an inn at that spot since the 12th century. The pub is located on the Saints Way. As you would expect from an historic inn there are the requisite low beamed ceilings, open fireplaces, thick stone walls and a great atmosphere. The pub also has one of the smallest bars I've ever seen, but don't let that put you off! It's a lovely pub with a pretty beer garden.
The Blue Peter Inn, Polperro
This one is a little out of the way but really deserves a mention. The Blue Peter Inn website says that it is "...probably the best pub in the world!", and they might be right. Fabulous old building on the harbourside in charming Polperro. Polperro was once famed for its smuggling activities but those days are long gone. The pub is a free house and offers a large range of real ales to try. In fact, you can ask for a tasting selection of 4 different ales of a quarter pint each! The food is excellent and the atmosphere convivial. Keen walkers can walk to Polperro from Fowey CL. The route is approximately 7.5 miles and involves taking the foot ferry to Polruan then the coast path on to Polperro. It is strenuous so I would recommend taking the bus back to Polruan from Polperro at £2 per adult.