We arrived at the hotel/pub, frontage looked resonable as on the website, however once parked, the outside view of the rooms was shabby at best,. We ventured towards the bar, looking in a window to see a disgusting filthy kitchen area. We entered the pub to find pride of place a pool table (which the only staff there were busy playing a game, unless outside the front door smoking). The so called family freindly restaurant looked as if it hadn't seen a clean cloth for many a day, with ketchup running down the sides of the sauce bottles.
I felt completly vulnerable and out of place and after a matter of a few minutes whilst having a drink( glass none too clean) we left without mentioning that a room had been booked because to stay was absolutely out of the question. Having asked the locals in St Austell once settled there, we realised that we had had a lucky escape as they were surprised to hear that the rooms at the Cornish ARms were booked out for longer than an hour at a time.
It has however turned out to be a very expensive escape, we offered to pay for one night plus deposit as the canleation was late, but the landlord once we advised we could not stay insisted very aggresivley on taking the full amount (4 nights) from our credit card account before we could do anything about it, stating to us that he was a busniess man and could have let the room 10 times. (Perhaps this was the hourly rate he was referring to).
We would not advised anyone to book accomodation in this pub!!!
- Also Known As:
- Cornish Arms St Blazey, Cornwall