Traditional local with interesting food and drink, friendly staff and suntrap back courtyard
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Good, enjoyable food and a friendly atmosphere continue to draw in customers here. The unassuming bar, which is long and narrow, has a mix of pubby tables and seats, local photographs on pale green plank panelling at one end and nice, mainly local prints (for sale) on canary yellow walls above a coal-effect stove at the snug inner end; there's also a small red-walled front alcove. The ornately carved bar counter, with comfortable chrome and leatherette stools, dispenses Sharps Doom Bar, Skinners Betty Stogs and a guest such as Tintagel Arthurs Ale on handpump, 11 reasonably priced wines by the glass, 20 malt whiskies and two local ciders; background music, darts, board games and TV. The sheltered back courtyard is not large but has some attractive and unusual plants, and is a real suntrap (with an extendable awning and outside heaters). You can park in several of the nearby streets or the (free) town car park. The 13th-c church is worth a look and the ancient river bridge, a few metres away, is lovely.
Good Pub Guide Food
The highly thought-of the food includes moules marinière, chicken liver pâté, vegetarian roast with mushroom, red onion and port sauce, gammon with fresh pineapple, pie of the day, chilli con carne, fresh fish of the day, slow-cooked local lamb with gravy and creamy mash, and puddings such as banoffi pie and bread and butter pudding.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar