Phil's World Pub Guides - Cornwall, UK

Pub Comments Location
Harbourside Inn If you're looking for an olde worlde harbourside pub you're out of luck. On the other hand if you want excellent ales and good food in comfortable surroundings this is the place. Some rough stonework and some modern brick inside, and a ship shaped bar counter.
Last visited July 2010.
Charlestown Road
Rashleigh Arms Fake marine decor and the usual maritime bric-a-brac in this pleasant two bar boozer. The menu looks good and the large outside seating area was busy with diners when I visited on a sunny Saturday. St. Austell beers plus guests.
Last visited July 2010.
Charlestown / Duporth Road
Cafe Bar A Sharps' seasonal ale on hand pump was an unexpected and very welcome bonus in this large touristy food court in the middle of the Eden Project.
Last visited July 2010.
Oddfellows Arms A proper local boozer - One small bar traditionally decorated and busy with lively regulars, serving excellent real ale and well deserving its entry in the Good Beer Guide. I particularly enjoyed the unexpected choice of music when I visited - a trance mix!
Last visited July 2010.
New Street / Quay Hill (Up the steps.)
Bell Inn The only real ale was Sharp's Doom Bar, but it was spot on so no complaints. A slightly quaint atmospheric two-sided pub. There's no sign for the gents, you'll find it down the stairs.
Last visited July 2010.
Menage Street
Longships No real ale but, located at the end of England, it has to be done. A wooden ship shaped bar counter in a modern conservatory, part of the Land's End Hotel.
Last visited July 2010.
Top House Presumably the second most southerly pub on the mainland, being just up the road from the Witch Ball! A pleasant rather quirky multi-room interior, and a fine pint of St Austell's ales.
Last visited July 2010.
Witch Ball The southernmost pub on the English mainland. One comfortable bar plus two dining areas and also a courtyard out front with tables. Good food, sandwiches, fish and chips etc lunchtime and a more extensive menu in the evening. Excellent ales from Skinners. Watch out for the low ceiling!
Last visited July 2010.
Ship Inn Beers from St. Austell Brewery in this pub with a rather fine interior, wood beams and stone floor, located right by the picturesque harbour.
Last visited July 2010.
Par Inn A plain friendly local pub with one room, selling a surprisingly large amount of keg Tetley despite having excellent St Austell ales.
Last visited July 2010.
Harbour Road / Par Green
Royal Inn One room with wooden floor and rough stone walls in this pleasant pub with a restaurant attached. Quality real ale from Sharp's plus guests, and superb food served in the bar - I didn't try the restaurant. Residential block at the back with comfortable rooms. Highly recommended.
Last visited July 2010.
Eastcliffe Road / Southpark Road
Ship Inn I found a mixture of locals and tourists in this very pleasant two room pub, busy on a Friday night. The roof beams' decoration includes a massive collection of jugs. Food looks good.
Last visited July 2010.
Polmear Road, Polmear
Welcome Home Traditional plain local boozer with more regulars than tourists, in one U shaped room around the counter plus a few tables at the front. Real ale from St Austell was spot on. Note the impressively filled trophy cabinet.
Last visited July 2010.
Par Green
Wetherspoon's Tremenheere The usual Wetherspoon's formula of excellent cheap ale and food, in a large split level pub with a long frontage onto the main street.
Last visited July 2010.
Market Place
Hicks' Bar Located in the Saint Austell Brewery is this pleasant bar, nicely done out with rough stone walls and wooden floor and decorated with barrels and brewing paraphernalia. Spot on beer as you would expect in the brewery tap, and the food is also great - I recommend the beef in Tribute Ale pasty. Free beer if you're doing the brewery tour, which I also highly recommend.
Last visited July 2010.
Trevarthian Road
Wetherspoon's Rann Wartha A wood-panelled maritime theme to the decor in this medium sized Wetherspoon's. Unusually, there's a dance floor and a DJ booth, and when I visited early Saturday evening they were putting out the special cocktail and shots menus, so I expect it's a bit noisy later on. The usual Wetherspoons excellent ale and food.
Last visited July 2010.
Biddick's Court (Hidden up a side street.)
White Hart Hotel I thought this was a pub but I entered to find a rather strange mixture of hotel reception, lounge and bar all in one room, but with a perfect pint of St. Austell Tribute and a comfy chair who's complaining? There's a dining room next door.
Last visited July 2010.
Church Street
New Inn A splendid traditional country pub, very comfortable, decorated with the inevitable horse brasses etc. Real ale from Skinner's plus guests, and the food looks good.
Last visited July 2010.

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