Harden's survey result
Rick Stein’s large, “lively” village gastropub feels very much like the “relaxed” local watering hole it is, rather than a more fancy, foodie destination; and wins solid ratings for its “delicious”, straightforward cooking, “well conditioned beers” and “decent wine list”.
On the one hand, many regulars hail the Stein family’s big, “bustling” inn as a “perfect neighbourhood spot”, offering “real value for money” cooking in a still-pub-like setting (“good for a casual drink”), and a no-nonsense, ‘welcome all comers’ approach (“it’s the first time we’ve seen nearly as many well-behaved dogs as guests for Sunday lunch”). On the downside, service can be “lacklustre” and “the slightly barn like interior detracts from the experience”.
Now with a “beautifully executed” extension out back, Rick Stein’s “family-friendly” inn scores warm reports for “food that – while very pubby – is all of it delicious and well-sourced”. Service can be “chaotic”, and it’s “probably best to avoid if you don’t like dogs hanging around your table”, but these are the only complaints.
From the “wholesome Cornish grub” to the “very helpful staff”, the Stein-empire’s “lovely old village inn” is both “an excellent restaurant, and a busy local”... but watch out – being “really busy”, it can “sometimes run out of food!”
The Cornish Arms Restaurant Diner Reviews
"20 golfers at 7.30 on a Friday evening ! Handled very efficiently by the delightful staff. Good quality pub grub"
|Wine per bottle||£18.50|
Churchtown, St Merryn, PL28 8ND
|Monday||12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm|