Chatty atmosphere in nice old pub, with traditional rooms and well liked food and drink; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
Situated just ten minutes by car from the Eden Project, this characterful white-painted long house dates in part back to the 12th c. A good mix of customers includes both visitors and locals. The main bar has a woodburning stove in a huge fireplace, traditional settles on big flagstones, church and other wooden chairs around all sorts of tables, old Cornwall photographs and boarded ceilings with beams. Sharps Doom Bar and Skinners Betty Stogs plus a guest such as Harbour IPA on handpump, several wines by the glass and local cider. A couple of other rooms have high-backed black leather dining chairs and built-in cushioned pews, there's another (smaller) woodburning stove and a simply furnished conservatory. The porch has a huge well with a glass top and the quiet, pretty garden has picnic-sets. The bedrooms (in separate buildings) are clean and comfortable and overlook the rustic garden; breakfasts are good.
The good pub guide food review
Pleasing food includes lunchtime sandwiches, herb-marinated grilled halloumi with hummus and roasted walnuts, squid with garlic mayonnaise, crispy fried whitebait, home-made fishcakes with salad and chilli sauce, pan-fried hake with salsa, vegetables and crushed potatoes, local scallops with bacon and garlic butter, mushroom and spinach tart topped with blue cheese, and pub classics such as beer-battered cod and chips and ham, egg and chips. Desserts include brownies, lemon tart and champagne jelly. The Sunday roasts are popular.