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“Simple, friendly, tasty.”
Review of The Cuddy Shack - CLOSED

The Cuddy Shack
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Only been the once. Very out of the way but a couple of good cups of tea and deli sandwiches. Friendly lady behind the counter and an older gentleman who either had a boat or worked in the yard.

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11  Thank Cr0wM
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

You won't find it unless you know it's there and are determined to find it. Best to look briefly at the website. It is literally a shack to the side of the notional entrance to this isolated and very out of the way boat yard down some long narrow lanes perhaps a mile south of Landrake, nearer to St Erney and probably more easily accessible by boat from the upper reaches of the tidal Lynher.

The slick website page which belongs to the Boat World business gives no idea of how it actually is. It is this small dilapidated hut with a couple of rooms and a little overhanging roof at front covering a few extra table, surrounded (as I remember it) by some bamboo fencing. It is an absolute delight. You park anywhere close by, perhaps the flat cleared area a few yards back by the disused quarry. Inside the right hand door is a cluttered, busy and obviously working kitchen. Some listed items include deli sandwiches and lots more. When we were here, the lady chef was making a vast number of excellent pasties. I wished we had been able to stay for more than the smallest snack and cup of tea but we had wandered down here from an excellent fish lunch at the Rod and Line in Tideford.

The boat yard looks a bit of a mess but has that air of controlled chaos and there was a good deal of coming and going and a good many boasting and out of the water. While we were here there was plenty to see although the main feel is of an isolated rural setting by the river. The Cuddy Shack kept reminding us of a Beverly Hillbillies outbuilding or the like. None the worse for that. Almost charming and no doubt you will pick up the cultural waypoint. What I am trying to describe here is a likeable off the wall backwoods spot for tea and munches. Never previously been anywhere like it. Very friendly. Not the slimmest hint of tourist ripoff Cornwall here. Try it. Open from early morning till mid afternoon and it seems they close it when ever the nearby Sail Loft bar/restaurant is open which seems to be weekends lunch till late.

Please don't let Tripadvisor shift this listing to the underused Landrake heading or no one will ever find the Caddy Shack or my stumbling review..

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11  Thank PlongeurV
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