I've just read by chance the reviews for this delightful pub, and have to confess I'm very confused. The are two extremes of reviews here, and in my mind there should only be one type of review. We called in on 21st June, going to see our daughter, and requested food. We learned early on that the young couple had only taken over the pub a few days earlier, so we had some concern about their capabilities. How wrong we were! The visit, from start (meeting the delightful beagle, Watson) to chatting with the locals then finally being able to thank the chef personally for an absolutely delicious meal. Who would have thought Mac'n'cheese would match up so well with crab?! And my belly pork was an absolute dream. My husband chose the home made burger in home made sour dough bap, and struggled to eat it all. He didn't leave a single chip, though -it sounds mad but those were the best chips I have EVER tasted!
My husband reluctantly admitted defeat and had ice cream as dessert. I opted for the fruit scone souffle with strawberryy jam ice cream and clotted cream custard, and was so delighted to eat the lot! Cornish cream tea in such an original way! As the waitress (turned out to be new Manageress!) told me, it's light as air, so even if you're full there's room for this dessert! Our daughter wants to come with us next time, she got fed up with our raving about the meal we had on the way to see her, and was unimpressed when we couldn't eat the evening meal she had prepared for us!
So, these rather negative reviews... No idea where these people usually eat, but we found the staff extremely obliging, the locals very friendly (towards us and the new staff, a very good sign, I would think) the pub totally charming, and the food an absolute delight. Come and try for yourselves. And even better - the new staff were preparing to reopen the adjoining cafe, which had been closed by former managers with the shelves still full of stock. Breakfast food, coffees and teas, along no doubt with the obligatory Cornish cream teas. We'll be back! The very best of luck to the new management, they look like they're prepared to work their socks off as well as integrate into the village. Well done so far too the young couple (names escape me but they did introduce themselves).
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