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“Wonderful meal”
Review of The Cornish Arms

The Cornish Arms
Ranked #7 of 18 Restaurants in St Merryn
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Cornish Arms in St. Merryn, offers a simple British pub menu, with dishes like real beef burgers, mussels and chips and scampi in the basket. Expect some of St Austell Brewery's best ales and a great selection of wines. In summer, sit outside in fresh Cornish air and soak up the sunshine with a glass of something cold. In autumn, cosy up by our log fires with some comfort food whilst watching the world go by. We have a large free car park and well behaved dogs are welcome in the pub on their leads and in our large beer garden.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to Cornish arms with our dog. Lovely prompt service and wonderful meal. Both had chicken and mushroom pie - delicious just hit the spot.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank paddocksjen
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

There are so many great places to eat in Cornwall and this just isn’t one of them. Felt like a Harvester as a recent reviewer commented, and the food was pretty poor. Such a shame as good position but just feels like a money making machine with no warmth! Stick to what you do best Rick Stein!!

Date of visit: January 2020
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1  Thank GLB103
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

We called in mid afternoon on a Sunday with the hope of getting lunch. Luckily, though it was fairly busy, we were seated straight away. The staff are mostly young people, & do a really good job, staying on top of things & being efficient, but also really nice & personable. Our waitress Ruth was really nice and should be commended. Stein training must also be doing the right thing.
Our food was absolutely wonderful. Our starters of Devilled Kidneys on toast, & Butternut squash soup, then mains of Topside of Beef & Mushroom & Spinach pie were so tasty & a good size. The bread was really good too. The veg that came separately with our mains was plentiful, & varied.
All in all, it would be hard to get a better Sunday lunch. No room for dessert, but they looked so good!
Another one to return to.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Patricia2709
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

Brilliant can’t fault it. Fun place with happy clientele. Prices are just right and you can occasionally view the great man.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Pinklington
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Oh my goodness. So yes, New Year’s Day dinner is going to be busy. But that was one of the most stressful dining experiences I’ve had. Service was slow, chaotic and lassez faire. Food mediocre. Atmosphere non existent. The racket of staff throwing bottles into the bottle bins, dropping trays of glasses and dragging tables across the floor had to heard to be believed. They’d crammed in the tables so you had waiting staff squeezing down your table to get behind you along with other diners who could find no other way through. The bar was just covered in empties, the whole thing was like an over priced Harvester. 55 minutes and we couldn’t wait to get out. At what worked out at £1 a minute for 2 drinks and 2 mains (fish good, scampi bought in) I really wish we hadn’t bothered. So my advice, on a quieter day, probably fine but moderate your food expectations - the Stein name is not well represented here. On a busy day, give it a miss.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank Loves_to_travelOxon
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