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Bar, British, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 7 September 2021

Quite a strange boozer, closes at 7pm, I’m assuming the landlady doesn’t want to miss Corrie Sat listening to 2 locals sounded like Alan Partridge talking to Alan Partridge, channeling the Peter Purves anecdote, pure BS, local ale’s not bad, not overly friendly but they’ve...been inundated with staycationers who by all accounts haven’t been the most polite visitors.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2019

I've started a tour of Cornwall, having lived there for a few years thought I should see more than the usual day to day sites and scenes. This is how I found this pub. Tucked away a bit, I entered the old house turned pub...to be greeted by obvious locals. Feeling a little uncomfortable I ordered a pint and was greeted with a smile. I sat on my own and listened to them chat and confirmed my suspicions that everyone there knew each other. I was happy enough to get another drink (it cost £7.30 for 2 pints) and took in the unique style of the place. It is worth a visit but don't expect to be greeted with a happy go lucky atmosphere. Being a well-traveled man I understand I'm the odd one out and I accept this. It's a nice little pub seating 30 at a push I would say. Worth a couple of drinks. Didn't eat but food looked great.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 29 September 2019

Made to feel like we were being a nuisance while ordering a roast dinner and a drinks , the lady who cooks he food is lovely absolutely no complaints there but the bar man gave of a horrible vibe and me and my friend felt...uncomfortable going up to order another drink as it seemed as if we were being a nuisance. We are both Cornish and local but were made to feel like we weren't welcome. It's a shame because the food itself is good but we definitely won't be coming back, sort your attitude out!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 25 August 2019

We were staying locally, and as responsible tourists we decided to walk to this pub for a drink. On arrival at 2055 on a Saturday night in August, we were astonished to find the venue in total darkness. We would have loved to have been...able to properly review this establishment, but the owner didn’t give us the chance. This venue is apparently known for its “flexible hours” and if, and I stress IF the owner had bothered to put a sign on the door explaining the rationale for closing we might have felt a little more sympathetic, but when one goes to the only accessible pub nearby on a Saturday night you have an expectation of it being open. We understand there can be reasons why venues need to close in extremis, but customers have, I suggest, a reasonable expectation of communication. It’s all very well the owner offering explanations that they hadn’t had customers for some time, but strangely we are not mind readers thus when you arrive at a pub expecting it to be open and it’s closed without any explanation seems dismissive of customers and their needs. I bought my partner on a very special weekend culminating in lunch at Paul Ainsworth @No.6. This experience left the only bitter taste in our mouths, as you see by my reviews I visit a lot of venues ranging from local cafes to Michelin 3* restaurants. My expectation of each venue is based upon what the venue offers, this venue offered us absolutely nothing, apart from maybe contempt by not bothering to explain why it’s closed. It makes me very sad that this establishment thinks so little of potential customers ShameMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

We have moved to the area recently and thought we would give this pub a try..Sunday Roast was superb staff and locals very friendly..Give this place a try...I think I've now found my local pub!!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 July 2019

As soon as we walked in the whole pub stopped stopped what they were doing stared at us as if to say what are you doing here. We wanted to stop for lunch but couldn't even have finish our drinks. 10minutes of eyes on you...is too much. Not to mention the non locals price for 2 cokes of, £7.80. Funnily enough my wife is cornish. An absolutely pathetic place. Save your time and money unless your a local.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

This pub is not a tourist pub but an old fashioned local pub. we had fish and Chips which was a good size but the fish was way over cooked. The sausage and mash came with over cooked carrots and the sausages were either poor...quality or lost their flavour as they were over cooked. the mash was not very hot. The other food that came out looked better, so perhaps we were unlucky. The staff were friendly and if you want a local pub for a beer it is great but don't bother with the food.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 20 May 2019

Found this pub on the way back from Mevigissey. Typical old pub. Quite dated inside but friendly welcome by the man serving behind the bar. Ordered sandwiches in the bar. Tuna with mayo and sausage. Well filled sandwiches. Fresh bread and a good sized side...salad. Food obviously popular with locals as others eating in the bar area. Good selection of pub food.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 18 May 2019

Called in after a visit to Wheal Martyn. Small local pub with friendly landlord and locals. Had the sausage baguette, very filing with a good tasty sausages. Tidy little pub off the beaten track

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

This pub is a bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort. Four of went in for lunch having visited a local attraction. Three of us had the sausage baguette and I had the egg mayo baguette. The meat baguettes had large good...quality sausages within and my egg mayo had home made mayo which is a first for me. Normally I get egg mayo that has come out of a container in the fridge but this was obviously home made. The menu is short and sweet but I would go back again for a full meal. Small pub but very well maintained and clean with a friendly host.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5