Interesting inn close to the sea, with lots of wines by the glass, good inventive food and fine surrounding walks; comfortable bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Just 500 metres from the Atlantic and in rugged National Trust countryside, this is a civilised but informal inn that's usefully open all day. The bar rooms are painted in bold, strong colours and there are paintings by local artists, open fires and all manner of wooden dining chairs and tables on stripped boards. St Austell Tribute, Skinners Betty Stogs and a guest on handpump, 14 wines by the glass or carafe and a couple of ciders; background music, darts and board games. The large back garden has plenty of seats. Bedrooms are comfortable and have views of the rugged moors or the sea. This is under the same ownership as the Old Coastguard in Mousehole (also in cornwall) and the Griffin at Felinfach (in Wales).
Good Pub Guide Food
From a short, seasonal menu, the highly rewarding food includes blue cheese pannacotta with pickled walnut, apple and cider caramel, coffee pigeon with celeriac rémoulade, prunes and walnuts, pasta with spinach, wild mushroom and earl grey smoked cherry tomatoes, rolled hake with olive gnocchi, parma ham, almonds and romesco, duck breast with carrot, orange, braised chicory and pomegranate, venison stew and puddings such as treacle tart with maple and pecan ice-cream and vanilla pannacotta with blood orange.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms