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Wadebridge (Cornish: Ponsrys) is a market town in North Cornwall, England, UK, with a population of 6 222 (Census 2001). The town is located on the Camel Estuary, some 5 miles (8 km) upstream from Padstow. It is host to the Royal Cornwall Agricultural show, each June.

Understand[edit]

For many years Wadebridge was a traffic congested town but in 1991 the Wadebridge bypass was opened together with the Egloshayle bypass causing the two settlements to regain much of their former charm. The main shopping street in Wadebridge (Molesworth Street) has subsequently become pedestrianized through an inner link road, allowing traffic free shopping.

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By Train[edit]

The nearest Station is Bodmin Parkway which connects to London Paddington via principle settlements including Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and Reading. Other services are available to Cardiff. These services, along with all local services within Cornwall, are operated by First Great Western. Other train operators include Virgin Trains (which operate Cross-Country routes to the North of England and Scotland via Bristol and Birmingham) and Southwest Trains (who operate routes to London Waterloo). Train services are frequent with roughly one train every half hour in each direction during the week.

By Car[edit]

Wadebridge is joined to Bodmin by the A389. From Bodmin the A30 goes to Exeter where it connects with the M5. From Bodmin the A38 runs towards Plymouth.

By Plane[edit]

Newquay International Airport is around twenty minutes by car (or around £20 taxi fare). For the latest destinations and prices visit SkyScanner.net.

By Coach[edit]

There are regular National Express coach services from London Victoria.

Get around[edit]

Foot[edit]

Wadebridge is a very pleasant town to walk around, with the main shopping street (Molesworth street) being pedestrianized.

Bicycle[edit]

Wadebridge has many cycle paths that are frequently used.

Taxi[edit]

  • Ocean Taxis - 01208 812049
  • Wadebridge Taxis - 01208 812725.
  • Wadebridge Midas Taxis - 01208 812345.
  • Wadebridge M & M Cabs - 01208 814848.
  • 24 7 - 01208 812634.
  • Kittiwake Taxis - 01208 816953.
  • BTS Bridge taxis, 01208 812634.  edit

See[edit][add listing]

  • Wadebridge Tourist Information Center on Eddystone Road.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • The Camel Trail is dismantled railway which is now a cycle path. The Trail runs to Padstow in one direction and beyond Bodmin in the other. Due to the trail being extremely flat and traffic free it is extremely popular with cyclists in the summer months.
  • Play golf at St. Kew Golf Club, PL30 3EF Tel: 01208 841500
  • Go surfing at one of the many beaches within easy reach of Wadebridge.
  • Visit nearby Padstow.
  • Eat a Cornish pasty from Malcom Barnecutt's bakery.
  • Watch a film at the Regal Cinema.
  • Visit Cornwall's Crealy adventure park.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Wadebridge contains a large number of independent shops each with their own character. A key spot for acoustic folk musicians is Hobgoblin Music specialising in guitars, accordions banjos etc.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Takeaway[edit]

  • Wai Kui (Chinese Takeaway) - 56 Molesworth St., 01208 814165.
  • The Dancing Taipan (Thai Restaurant and takaway) - The Platt, 01208 816623.
  • The Bash Bagan (Indian Restaurant and takeaway) - 1A Molesworth St., 01208 812500 or 01208 812889.
  • Dial-A-Pizza - 7 Molesworth St., 01208 815556.
  • Le Snack - 4 Foundry St., 01208 815353.
  • Oriental Express - 2 Polmorla Rd, 01208 813757.
  • Yummies - 9 Commissioners Rd, 01208 816699.
  • Food Industry - Unit 1A, Bess Park Rd, Trenant Ind Est, 01208 814790.
  • Barny's Takeaway - 10 Molesworth St., 01208 812389.

Restaurant/Pub Meals[edit]

  • The Bash Bagan (Indian Restaurant and takeaway) - 1A Molesworth St., 01208 812500 or 01208 812889.
  • Rojanos Italian Restaurant - 6 Eddystone Rd, 01208 814800. [1]
  • The Molesworth Arms Hotel - Molesworth St., 01208 812055. [2]
  • Barny's Restaurant - 10 Molesworth St., 01208 812389.
  • Buskers Restaurant - 1-3, Polmorla Mews, 01208 814332. [3]
  • Winstones Restaurant - 54 Molesworth St., 01208 815577.
  • Relish food & drink - Foundry Court., 01208 814214. Cafe & Deli [4]
  • The Ship Inn - Gonvena Hill, 01208 812839.
  • The Swan Hotel - 9 Molesworth St., 01208 812526.
  • The Bay Tree - Polmorla Rd, 01208 812696.
  • The Hub (formerly called The Waders) (Restaurant & Bar) - 1 Commissioners Quay, Eddystone Rd, 01208 816600.
  • The Earl of St Vincet - Egloshayle 01208 814807.
  • The Quarryman - Edmonton, 01208 816444.
  • The Granary - 34 Molesworth St., 01208 815530.
  • Hustyns Restaurant - St Breock Downs, 01208 893700.
  • La Mesa - Trevanion Rd, 01208 813362.
  • Trelawny Garden Leisure - Sladesbridge, 01208 893030. [5]
  • Slades House Country Inn - Wadebridge, Sladesbridge, 01208 812729.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Bridge on Wool - The Platt, 01208 812750.
  • The Molesworth Arms Hotel - Molesworth St., 01208 812055. [6]
  • The Ship Inn - Gonvena Hill, 01208 812839.
  • The Swan Hotel - 9 Molesworth Street, 01208 812526.
  • The Earl of St Vincet - Egloshayle 01208 814807.
  • The Quarryman - Edmonton, 01208 816444.
  • The Hub (formerly called The Waders) (Restaurant & Bar) - 1 Commissioners Quay, Eddystone Rd, 01208 816600. [7]
  • The Bridge Bistro, 4 Molesworth Street Wadebridge Cornwall PL27 7DA, 01208 815342, [8]. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 2.00 pm and 6.00 to late  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The Olde House, The Olde House, Chapel Amble, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6EN, 0844 7700420, [9]. The Olde House offer family, self-catering accommodation with indoor and out door play areas for children. £400pw.  edit
  • Elba B&B, Whitecross, Wadebridge PL27 7JB ((Just off A39 between Wadebridge & Padstow)), 01208 814005, [10]. checkin: 16.00; checkout: 10.00. 4 star quality accommodation, 2 king size double rooms, 1 twin room all ensuite & all facilities. Breakfast Award for Cornish breakfast, incl. fruit salad, cereals, toast + lighter options. Good food at local pub 5 mins walk or 3 min drive into Wadebridge. Wifi + off road parking. £75 prpn.  edit

Hotels[edit]

  • Trehellas House Hotel - Washaway, 01208 72700 or 01208 74499 Fax: 01208 73336. [11]
  • Hustyns - St. Breock Downs, 01208 893700. [12]
  • Tredethy House - Helland Bridge, 01208 841262 Fax: 01208 841707. [13]

Camping[edit]

  • Little Bodieve Holiday Park - Bodieve, 01208 812323. [14]
  • The Laurels Holiday Park - Whitecross, 01209 313474. [15]
  • Dinham Farm Caravan Park - St Minver, 01208 812878. [16]

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