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The Stein family’s large and characterful village pub is very much a regular Cornish boozer and to regulars that’s always been part of its appeal (alongside its dog-friendliness). If Rick’s TV stardom is the draw, though, it can seem “all a bit ordinary. The food was okay, but the burger, say, was standard pub grub. If you’re going to put your name to something, make it excellent!” (Stuck for accommodation? Go glamping in one of five new ‘shepherd’s huts’ recently installed in the garden.)
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”).
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”).
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”.
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"My wife and I were driving from Padstow to Newquay and we saw this place. We were looking for somewhere to eat so thought as it’s a Rick Steins, it would be worth a try. How wrong were we. I walked to the main entrance only to be brushed aside by a waiter who saw me through the glass door but clearly didn’t think a customer should have right of way. Not a great start. Then it just got worse. The restaurant was about 10% full. Many empty tables. I asked if they had a table for two to a waitress. She said she would get someone. This turned out to be the fella that stormed me out of the way. I asked him for a table and again was told he would ask someone. He disappeared. A young lad then appeared and began to speak to a lady looking to book for the evening. No one seemed to know what to do. Eventually the lady was booked in. ( poor sole). Instead of apologising for the wait, I was totally ignored. At this point I complained to him and left. Clearly having the Rick Stein name means the customer is not important as another mug will be suckered in soon enough. DON’T BE THAT SUCKER ."
|Wine per bottle||£19.95|
Churchtown, St Merryn, PL28 8ND
|Monday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑11 pm|