Friendly pub overlooking harbour with fishing paraphernalia, real ales and carefully prepared food
The good pub guide review
This family-run inn right by Polperro's busy harbour is known locally as 'the Blue'. Traditional furnishings include a small winged settle and a polished pew, wooden flooring, fishing regalia, photographs and pictures by local artists, lots of candles and a solid wood bar counter. There's St Austell Tribute and Sharps Own plus up to three guests from Cornish or Devon breweries on handpump and a growing choice of gins and rums, served by the helpful, long-serving licensees. One window seat looks down on the harbour, while another looks out past rocks to the sea. Background music and board games. There are seats on the terrace outside and more in an amphitheatre-style area upstairs. The pub is as enjoyable and as popular as ever, so expect to find it packed at peak times. Note that families must use the upstairs room only.
The good pub guide food review
The reasonably priced food includes sandwiches (the crab is popular), crab bruschetta with lime and yoghurt dressing, salt and pepper squid, chickpea and vegetable burger with sweet chilli dipping sauce, tempura-style fish and chips, honey and cider roasted ham with eggs and pineapple chutney, a fresh fish dish of the day, a pie of the day, chicken tikka with minted rice, couscous-stuffed red pepper, and puddings.
Blue Peter, Quay Road, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2QZ