Traditional local with interesting food and drink, friendly staff and suntrap back courtyard
The good pub guide review
This rambling inn is situated near a quaint 13th-c church and ancient river bridge. The unassuming and friendly bar, which is long and narrow, has a mix of pubby tables and seats, local photographs on pale blue plank panelling at one end and nice, mainly local prints (for sale) on walls above a coal-effect stove at the snug inner end; there's also a small front alcove. The ornately carved bar counter, with comfortable leatherette stools, dispenses Sharps Atlantic and Original and Skinners Betty Stogs on handpump, ten reasonably priced wines by the glass, 20 malt whiskies and two local ciders; background music, darts, board games and TV. The sheltered back courtyard is not large but has some attractive and unusual plants, and is a real suntrap (with an extendable awning and outside heaters). Staff are friendly and welcoming. You can park in several of the nearby streets or the (free) town car park.
The good pub guide food review
From a seasonal menu, the reliably good food includes Fowey mussels in velouté or tomato marinière sauce, spinach falafels with tahini and pitta bread, seafood chowder, vegetarian or pork and beef burger with trimmings, barbecued ribs, battered cod and chips, breaded scampi, and puddings such as ginger and black treacle sponge and apple pie with smoked cheddar cheese.