Busy, friendly hotel with a bustling bar, four real ales, bar food and more elaborate dishes in smart restaurant; comfortable bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Feeling nicely pubby with chatty locals, the friendly bar remains the heart of this place, despite quite an emphasis on the hotel and restaurant side. There are low beams, standing timbers and alcoves, characterful rickety furniture and comfortably lived-in sofas on bare boards, a bright log-effect gas fire, pictures, plates, a two-man saw and tankards. In contrast, the bar to the left, with its dark brown leather sofas at low tables on wooden floors, feels modern and simple; the smart restaurant has high-backed black leather dining chairs around white-clothed tables. Rebellion IPA and Smuggler and St Austell Tribute on handpump, a good sizeable wine list (with a dozen by the glass) and a fair range of malt whiskies and brandies; background music, TV. The spacious garden, set away from the road, has seats around cast-iron tables and summer barbecues.
Good Pub Guide Food
A wide choice of highly rewarding food includes sandwiches and wraps, ham hock and black pudding terrine with crispy quail egg and piccalilli, poached conger eel with ricotta gnocchi, pickled grapes and curry cream, cumberland sausage with onion gravy, beer-battered haddock and chips, duck breast and crispy rillettes with mango emulsion, grilled green onion and pomegranate jus, saddle of lamb with crispy belly, goats cheese mash and mint jus and puddings such as salt caramel ganache with butter brittle, cocoa caviar and Baileys ice-cream; they also offer a two- and three-course set lunch.
Good Pub Guide Information
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