Driftwood Spars

Pub Details

Quay Road
Trevaunance Cove
(01872) 552428
Opening Times
11 - 11 (1am Sat)
11 - 10.30 Sun


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Licensee information

Licensee name
Louise Treseder
What they say
The Driftwood Spars is located in Trevaunance Cove and takes its names from the beams & spars salvaged from nearby shipwrecks and used in the counstruction of this 17th century building.

We have a strong local trade with many characters who add who add a lot of atmostphere to the bar as well as our regular canine visitors.

Although we are primarily a pub we also have our own microbrewery & shop selling bottled beer and we offer 4 star B & B, award winning dining, functions, conferencing, weddings, funerals and live music.

In April 2009 we were named CAMRA Kernow pub of the year. In January 2010 we were informed that we have made it as a finalist in the Freehouse of the Year round of the Publican awards 2010.
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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Friendly old inn, plenty of history, own-brew beers and wide range of other drinks, popular food, and beach nearby; attractive bedrooms
Originally a marine warehouse and fish cellar, this deservedly busy pub is run by a hands-on, hardworking landlady. It's just up the lane from a dramatic cove and beach and there's always a wide mix of customers from surfers to walkers with their dogs to families. The bustling bars are timbered with massive ships' spars - the masts of great sailing ships, many of which were wrecked along this coast and there are dark wooden farmhouse and tub chairs and settles around a mix of tables, padded bar stools by the counter, old ship prints and lots of nautical and wreck memorabilia, and woodburning stoves; there's said to be an old smugglers' tunnel leading from behind the bar, up through the cliff. Seven real ales on handpump might include their own Driftwood Bolsters Blood, Bawden Rocks and Montol, Otter Bright, Rebel Henri and Sharps Doom Bar; they hold two beer festivals a year. Also, 30 malt whiskies, ten rums, seven gins and several wines by the glass; table football asnd pool. The modern dining room overlooks the cove; service is friendly and helpful. The summer hanging baskets are pretty and there are seats in the garden. Many of their attractive bedrooms overlook the coast.

Good Pub Guide Food

Using local, seasonal produce, the highly thought of food includes sandwiches, several platters, chicken liver terrine with ale chutney, moules marinière, burger topped with emmenthal and shallot chutney with chips, honey-roasted ham and free-range eggs, crab linguine with lemon, chilli and artichokes, sausages with onion gravy and creamy mash, roasted vegetable lasagne, fish pie and puddings like crème brûlée with home-made shortbread biscuit and chocolate and Grand Marnier.

Bar food times: 12 - 2.30, 6.30 - 9


Good Pub Information

Children welcome away from bar
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Anywhere


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Rating: 3/5 (87 votes cast)

Reader Comments

What a pub should be like !! Serving a fine selection of real ales, includind there own brew, great food and friendly un-pretenious service. A must for all ale fans.

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