Popped into the Idle Rocks for an early evening drink on a gloriously sunny day in July. The first slight embarrassment was that when we came in the front door and headed towards the bar area we were stopped by the receptionist who specifically broke of her phone conversation and looked horrified at the thought of us being able to have a drink on the terrace (we were dressed fairly smartly as it happens). I can see the terrace clearly from our accommodation in St Mawes so I knew there was plenty of room even for a non-resident, to enjoy a drink and once we got through to the bar we were told of course it was fine and were shown a great table on the terrace and given drinks menus. Then we waited. Waited some more and after 15 mins I went inside to see if someone could come and serve us. There were 4 waitresses with trays stood by the bar so I'm not sure why they were giving the terrace a wide berth. Then the chap who seemed to be running the small team came out and was very pleasant and recommended and excellent Cornish Pilsner for me and my wife had a delicious elderflower presse, also delicious. It was a very enjoyable half hour and then when our glasses were empty we may have had another but no sign of anyone to ask us! After 15 minutes we decided to get up and pay inside and there they all were again! The chap was very pleasant again as we paid at the till station and he has definite potential but the whole team just seem to need some STAFF TRAINING! Don't be put off giving it a go but be prepared to do a lot of your own leg work to get some attention.
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