We dined three times in the Blue Peter during our recent stay in Polperro, each time the food was faultless, the beer excellent, and the staff friendly and welcoming. Yes, you might have to wait a while at busy times, but everything is cooked freshly to order, and is usually locally sourced ingredients, especially the fish and seafood for which the pub is so well known. Who could complain about having to wait anyway, in such a quirky and friendly little pub?
The staff are great, always pleased to see you, and the ales, of which there are usually at least 3 on offer, are well-kept and served at just the right temperature.
The last night we dined there, I chose the beef and ale pie, whilst my wife opted for the rib-eye steak. Both were served with vegetables and new potatoes, and there was nothing on either plate that wasn't perfectly cooked. The menu can alter a little from day to day, according to what fish the local fisherman land, but if you have a specific requirement such as scallops, monkfish, crab or lobster, let the staff know, and they will ensure they obtain what you require from the fishing boats for the following evening's meal.
As ever in the Blue Peter, it's filled with locals, fisherman, hikers and holidaymakers. There's a dining room upstairs or you are welcome to eat in the pub, although the wooden floors might mean you have to wedge a beer mat beneath your table leg to stop it wobbling, all part of the dining experience here anyway! There's a roaring log fire during the colder months, dogs are welcomed and will receive a biscuit, and there's often live , albeit relatively laid back music on Sunday lunchtimes. The walls and rafters are festooned with all types of paraphernalia, as well as photos of the locals at various village events.
I've been a regular in this pub ever since the "new" owners took it on more than 10 years ago. It has never been less than perfect in my opinion, and should be a "must visit" on any trip to Polperro.
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