This gastro-pub with rooms is a perfect base for those visiting St. Ives, Penzance, or perhaps walking the South West Coastal footpath. It has marvellous views overlooking the Atlantic.
The menu changes on a daily basis, but is particularly strong on local fish. But what ever's good and local makes an appearance as the seasons progress.
A Spring menu offered 'Breast of Pigeon with Celeriac Rémoulade'; 'Pork Rillettes, Pickled Shallots, with Parsley and Mustard Relish'; 'Cornish Asparagus with a Poached Egg' and 'Grilled Sardines with Tapenade' among the short list of starters.
With 'Pork Collar, braised in Buttermilk, with Butterbeans and Purple Sprouting Broccoli'; 'Grey Mullet Fillet with braised Chard and Puy Lentils'; 'Whole Plaice, Crab Butter, Cornish New Potatoes and Spinach' and 'Chicory and Wild Greens Risotto' among the listed mains.
Tempting desserts might include 'Chocolate and Candied Orange Parfait'; 'Praline & Almond Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream' and a selection of organic Cornish Ice Cream. There are a few top-class English Farmhouse Cheeses in peak condition.
The excellent Felin Fach Griffin (q.v.) in South Wales is in the same ownership.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.30-14.30 (Sun 12.00); mains about £14 to £20; set L £16 (2 courses), £19 (3 courses); set L Sun £18 (2 courses), £23 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week, 18.30-21.00; mains about £14 to £20
- Seats: 50, plus about 40 outside
- Wine: an interesting list, covers the world and kicks off at around the £18 mark; about 10 varieties are offered by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Penzance Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 24th & 25th December, 4 days Jan.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available