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“Still the perfect village pub with food.”
Review of Rod & Line Pub

Rod & Line Pub
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Saltash
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 27 June 2018

So entertained by the minimum scores and self-righteous sounding recent reviews of ‘Paula P’ and ‘roz r’, we decided to bring a large mixed group of friends along to share the experience. A fantastic session, the weather, the ale, the friendly locals and helpful efficient staff, some music (which may have been impromptu) and especially the seafood supper. Nothing could have made it better other than one of us not having to sacrifice, as designated driver, their share of the booze. We have come here several times a year for two or three decades or more and can not recommend it too highly. What a pity that P & r did not seem to have troubled to read the thread of reviews before choosing to come here. Some people do seem to tantalise themselves with exposure to perceived trauma and then revel in the predictable shock horror damning description of an experience that most of us would regard as heavenly. We must presume that P & r are unlikely to return.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We are regulars and never had a bad meal.The pub has just had an external re dec in canary yellow and blue,so you can’t miss it .Definitely worth a visit

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Log fire, fab fish menu, local beers and great music.
Well worth a visit for lunch winter to summer, popular with locals and visitors. Just off the A38 when you are in need of sustainance.

1  Thank Tom A
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Lots of fish dishes, hard to choose. Opted for goujons. Very tasty. Staff very helpful.
Decoration unusual but interesting.

1  Thank BryanFlora
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We visited a couple of years ago and enjoyed the food so much that we decided that another visit was due. The village of Tideford straddles the main Plymouth to Liskeard road and the village pub, for that is what this is, is a short distance off it. The building is not of a welcoming appearance and is set back. To approach the pub one has to negotiate a woodyard of it's own making where it's winter fire fuel is heaped up. It also seems to be a dump for rubbish. Inside, the building is run down and tired with a dire need of a total make-over. On the face of it a visitor could be deterred long before they step inside the building. HOWEVER, the staff are very friendly and helpful without being pushy. I little bit familiar if you mind being addressed as "my lovely" but that is Cornwall for you. No menus as such. Just blackboards above the fireplace. Not at all user-friendly, as to view what is on offer one has to peer over other diners in full eating mode. Very disconcerting for them. If anything, the meals were overpriced. This is not a fine-dining establishment and pricing should reflect that. A good selection of food on offer and majoring on crab and lobster. As a meat eater, I settled on a steak and my partner had a home-made beef burger. These were presented without frills but for all that were wholesome and cooked to perfection. The steak nearly melted when it hit my tongue it was so tender. The only shortcoming was that the steak was poorly seasoned and, indeed, probably not seasoned at all making it bland. Plenty of farm mushrooms (in fact, it seemed like an oversupply) added to the plate but I would have preferred own-prepared chips as those supplied were obviously from a supplier and rather dry to eat. Our visit served it's purpose as being a pleasant experience to charge up our food batteries and we will go again but it is not everyone's cup of tea if one is fastidious on ones surroundings.

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2  Thank Jim S
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