Light and airy bar rooms in friendly pub with four real ales, good wine, imaginative food and seats on pretty back terraces
The good pub guide review
Just 50 metres from the coast-to-coast Portreath to Devoran Mineral Tramways cycle path, this charming pub proves popular with cyclists and walkers. You can even arrive by boat ' provided the tide is right ' as it's just up the hill from Devoran Quay. The easy-going, roomy bar has an interesting woodburner set halfway up one wall, a cushioned window seat, wall settles and a few bar stools around just three tables on stripped boards, and bar chairs by the counter. Black Sheep, Sharps Atlantic and Doom Bar and Skinners Betty Stogs on handpump and good wines by the glass (including prosecco). Off to the left is an airy room with pictures by local artists (for sale), built-in cushioned wall seating, plush stools and a couple of big tables on the dark slate floor. To the other side of the bar is another light room with more settles and farmhouse chairs, attractive blue and white striped cushions and more sailing photographs; darts and board games. As well as benches outside at the front looking down through the trees to the water, there's a series of snug little back terraces with picnic-sets and chairs and tables. Nearby parking is limited unless you arrive early. Wheelchair access through a side door.
The good pub guide food review
Good quality food using local produce includes lunchtime sandwiches, mussels in white wine with fries, roasted butternut squash with pesto, roasted pine nuts, feta and pomegranate finished with rocket and herb oil, burgers with toppings and triple-cooked chips, fish pie, rump steak, a choice of three curries, beer-battered catch of the day or halloumi, breaded scampi, and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding and lemon tart.