Find this deservedly-popular foodie inn just off the A30 - so as well as operating as a 'local', it makes a handy stop for travellers. Dating from the 16th century, the building has a certain history - including the fact that John Wesley once preached from above its pillared entrance.
On the food front, you find a mix of the traditional pub and modern brasserie influences, plus a blackboard with more ambitious dishes. Lunch brings freshly-cut sandwiches plus dishes from the carte.
An early summer version included 'Smoked Mackerel fillet with Cornish New Potatoes in a Mint & Shallot Dressing'; 'Homemade Fishcake with Sweet Chili & Mixed Leaves' and 'Goats Cheese, Beetroot Carpaccio & Rocket Salad' among the starters.
'Char-Grilled Homemade Burger with Fries'; 'Sun-Blushed Tomato, Mozzarella & Spinach Risotto'; 'Lemon & Garlic-Marinated Chicken Breast with Couscous, Rocket Salad & Basil Dressing'; 'Roasted Sea Bass with Crispy Fennel & Basil Salad' and 'Char-Grilled Sirloin Steak with Tomato and Red Onion Salad & Fries' listed among the mains. They also offer their own pies - such as 'Roasted Chicken with Smoked Bacon & Chestnut Mushrooms' - which are very popular.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Baked Cheesecake of the Day with Cornish Clotted cream'; 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce' or 'Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sauce' from their selection of desserts.
Cream Teas are served during warmer months.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; (plus Cream Teas in summer months); mains about £12 to £20
- Dinner: all week18.00-22.00; mains about £12 to £20
- Wine: a concise list travels the world, offering fair mark-ups
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available