Idyllically placed waterside inn with lots of atmosphere in beamed and flagstoned rooms, and all-day food
The good pub guide review
This medieval thatched pub has rambling, interconnected rooms with low beams, beautifully polished big flagstones and three large log fires in high hearths (to protect them against tidal floods); also, cosy alcoves, cushioned built-in wall seats and pubby tables and chairs, maps, yacht pictures, oars and ships' wheels; church candles help with the lighting. There's also a back cabin bar with pale farmhouse chairs, high-backed settles and a model galleon in a big glass cabinet. St Austell Hicks, Proper Job, Trelawny and Tribute on handpump, 23 wines by the glass and 18 malt whiskies. Upstairs, the attractive dining room has exposed oak vaulting, dark tables and chairs on pale oak flooring and large brass bells and lanterns. Because of the pub's popularity, parking is extremely difficult at peak times ' however, you can also reach it by walking or cycling along the estuary bordered by wild flowers or arrive (as some customers do) by boat. In fine weather you can sit with your drink on the long floating pontoon and watch children crabbing. Wheelchair access.
The good pub guide food review
As well as breakfast (9.30-11am) and sandwiches (until 5pm), the popular all-day food includes local mussels with cream, cider, honey and spring onions, ham hock with spiced apple chutney and toasted focaccia, crayfish salad with avocado mayonnaise, ploughman's or vegan board, home-made burger in a brioche bun with chips, breaded scampi with chips, roast butternut squash risotto, and puddings such as pistachio and golden syrup sponge, strawber