Interesting inn with lots of wines by the glass, good inventive food and fine surrounding walks; comfortable bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
There are glorious walks in rugged National Trust countryside all around this civilised but easy-going inn and the Atlantic is just 500 metres away. The bar rooms are painted in bold, strong colours and there are paintings by local artists, books on shelves, fresh flowers, open fires and all manner of wooden dining chairs and tables and sofas on stripped boards or rugs. St Austell Tribute and guests from local breweries such as Cornish Crown, Rebel and Skinners 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 (Wales).
Good Pub Guide Food
Creative food from a short, interesting menu includes foraged nettle and mint gazpacho with lemon sour cream, local monkfish with pancetta, baby gem and charred tomatoes, tomato tart with basil pesto, courgettes and goats cheese, corn-fed chicken breast with fondant potatoes, broad beans, greens and madeira jus, ray wing with crushed potatoes, chard, samphire and shrimp butter, duck breast with green beans, passion-fruit and shallots, and puddings such as treacle tart with raspberry compote and brownie with maple and pecan ice-cream; they may offer a two- and three-course set menu.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms