RestaurantsCornwallSt MerrynPL28

survey result

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

TV chef Rick Stein’s “highly recommended” village gastroboozer continues to put in a creditable performance, even if it’s more of a decent place to booze and graze than a foodie magnet. The canine-averse should be prepared – it's a “dog-friendly” sort of spot (i.e. “too many dogs”).

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

TV chef Rick Stein’s “highly recommended” village gastroboozer continues to put in a creditable performance, even if it’s more of a decent place to booze and graze than a foodie magnet. The canine-averse should be prepared – it’s a “dog-friendly” sort of spot (i.e. “too many dogs”).

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

Summary

£42
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
No dress code
50

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£7.95 £13.00 £5.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.50
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Churchtown, St Merryn, PL28 8ND
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm

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