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
Surrounded by fine coastal walks and just up the lane from a dramatic cove and beach, this former tin mining warehouse is particularly well run by the hard-working landlady and deservedly popular with a wide mix of customers. 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. They keep seven real ales on handpump including their own Driftwood Lou's Brew and a changing guest or two from Driftwood such as Bawden Rock or Alfie's Revenge, Brains SA, St Austell Dartmoor Best, Sharps Doom Bar and Skinners Betty Stogs. Also, 30 malt whiskies, 11 rums and several wines by the glass. 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
Good, seasonally changing bar food might include sandwiches, soup, chicken liver parfait with shallot chutney, gourmet burger with emmenthal and roasted onion chutney, pasta with a fricassee of mushrooms, thai green chicken curry, beef bourguignonne, specials like monkfish wrapped in parma ham with anchovy butter, and puddings such as early grey pannacotta and saffron bread and butter pudding with vanilla bean ice-cream.