RestaurantsCornwallSt MerrynPL28

survey result

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Rick Stein’s large, much extended village pub has had its ups and downs in the past, but continues its recent upward curve; the worst that anyone had to say about the British pub grub on offer is that it was “OK” (and one fan praised the vegetable tart as a “little pie of dreams”). If the “barn-like dining area” doesn’t appeal, opt for the garden in summer – or make a night of it in one of the six new ‘shepherds’ huts’ on the property (far less rustic than they sound).

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Stein empire’s village pub has been much-extended over the years and nowadays feels much more restauranty and professional than when the family first took it over in 2009. Results in prior years have been up-and-down, but ratings were good this year – “had mixed expectations for this, but the food was enjoyable, and pretty reasonably priced given its good execution”.

Summary

£54
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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.)

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”).

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Have you eaten at The Cornish Arms?

Churchtown, St Merryn, PL28 8ND

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
50

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.90 £20.50 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Churchtown, St Merryn, PL28 8ND
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑11 pm

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