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“great views good cup of tea”

The Engine House at Compton Park
Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Callington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Compton Park nestles on the warm southern slopes of Kit Hill. Kit Hill once owned by Prince Charles, but given to the people to celebrate the birth of Prince William, Kit Hill is a 400 acre Country Park towering above the beautiful Cornish and Devon countryside to the height of 1000 foot, giving views of both the north and south coast of Cornwall and Devon from its summit. Compton Park is a six acre peaceful site affording panoramic views of both Cornwall and Devon, the views stretch from Plymouth and its Mew Stone in the east, way out to sea and the Eddystone lighthouse some twelve miles out to sea, along the Cornish coast to the high ground above Looe, all the way down to the white peaks of the Cornish clay tips and the Eden Project to the west, and then back along the eastern slopes of Bodmin Moor and all the way up to Davidstowe Moor and the North Cornish Coast. Compton Park closest village is Kelly Bray, a five minute walk away , which has a local pub and a laundrette. For larger shops Compton Park sits over the top of Callington, an ancient Cornish town with its mural project and pleasant town centre, providing everything that people require, food shops, hardware stores, banking and old Cornish pubs. Callington is a twelve minute walk from Compton Park The site at Compton Park is a gently sloping grassed site, with access straight onto Kit Hill and its many beautiful walks and horse trails leading to the stunning Tamar Valley area of outstanding natural beauty (A,O,N,B) and its many attractions from National Trust stately homes to Old Cornish riverside ports and villages, and peaceful wooded walks. A little further is Plymouth a twenty minute drive, with its historic Barbican and all the major retailers one would expect to find. To the south a twenty five minute drive are the famous old fishing villages of Looe and Polperro, further down the coast is Fowey, a very old Cornish port and Polruan, just across the water, and now you are in Eden Project country. Location Compton Park is a peaceful, simple and unspoilt site formerly the site of an old Cornish tin mine, with the old Cornish Steam Engine house now single storey, tastefully converted to provide showers, toilets, washing facilities and the Engine House Tea Rooms where hot home cooked meals are served Compton Park is very easy to find, if you are coming to Cornwall through the Dartmoor National Park, then head for Tavistock, then the A390 for Callington, cross the Cornish - Devon border at Gunnislake and just before reaching Callington at the crossroad's of Fullaford road and Florence road turn right and up the hill of Florence road, half a mile Compton Park is on your right. From Plymouth / Saltash take the A388 towards Callington, you will be greeted by a roundabout on the outskirts of Callington, go straight across staying on the A388 heading for Launceston, straight through the traffic lights and along Launceston road for one mile brings you to Kelly Bray, turn right along Florence road, after half a mile Compton Park is on your left. If you are coming to Cornwall via A30 get to Launceston and head for the A388 to Callington. Coming into Kelly Bray the village before Callington, take the third on your left along Florence Road and again Compton Park is half a mile on your left.
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Nice place near KIt hill had a nice cup of tea after a windy walk. Views lovely! Service friendly & welcoming

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Not been since new function room added Went up to have a look and began to compliment but was told to go down and wait to be served.No menu.several tables waiting to order family of 4 walked out and so did we after 10 mins.What a shame as it used to be welcoming and good basic food..Will not go back.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Always great value and nice atmosphere. Portions are huge. You wont leave hungry. Some meals (chicken and Ham Pie) the best i have had any where. A great extension with new bar area and comfy chairs opened this weekend. Drinks at very fair prices too. I have never written a review before but this place is worth praise.

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Thank Regular256
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Not sure what happened regarding the last comment, we go to the Engine House every weekend normally to make the most of the roast! We have never had a problem, best food we have ever had great service fresh and quick!! Have recommended loads of people to this restaurant and camp site who have never had a problem! Thanks!!

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Thank Sarah Z
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I called in to check they had plenty of roast beef one Sunday, Yes they had . I said I would pick up my son and hubby and be back in 20 mins,could they save us 3 yes no problem said the waitress.
When we returned 20 mins later we were told they had sold out of beef and only had roast chicken..... 2 against 1. so we stayed, my son ordered a 1/2 lb burger my husband and I ordered roast chicken Roast chicken can be nice too with all the trimmings. after sometime It arrived. my sons burger was inedible, two thin cheap( the frozen ones) burgers together in a bun .tasted like dog food. he couldn't eat it .Our chicken was a solid fillet unsliced with roast pots and veg but no extras and packet gravy, Its was lemon pepper chicken fillet which I noticed was also on the menu. all together very disappointing. As a chef, I appreciate a good home cooked roast, and Im sure they do a good roast here,.But the way this was handled was really bad and unprofessional as if we wouldn't know the difference. Im also totally surprised about the burger, How little effort it is to buy lean beef and serve a delicious homemade burger. They have lost 3 good customers.we wont be back.

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Thank MeeshellPlymouth
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