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“Outstanding pub”

The Barley Sheaf at Gorran
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Gorran
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Recently refurbished family and dog friendly village pub. A "Freehouse" Specialising in real ales and locally sourced quality food. Sunday lunch a speciality - booking advised. Also fish & chips available to take away tues - sat evenings between 6 & 7.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We didn't try the food but if the beer is anything to go by, I can believe it's amazing. We were so impressed by the pub we went straight back the next evening. The location is amazing, it's brilliant inside and had a lovely atmosphere. Someone in there knows real ale, because they had an amazing selection all of which were fabulous!

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Thank BrownLongEaredOwl
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed in Gorran Haven for a week and visited the Barley Sheath on three occasions. The atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. The renovation has been done very tastefully, trying to keep a lot of the original features but with a modern twist. We ate in the restaurant on our last night. My husband and I both had the Steak and Ale pie with chips. Very tasteful and plenty of meat inside the pie. Well worth a visit if our in the area.

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Thank Claire C
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Lunch today was a very pleasant experience. If there have been recent staffing issues in the kitchen, as reported in an earlier post, then these seem to have been resolved. All the meals for our large party were promptly brought to the table, were entirely satisfactory, and represented good value.

Clearly, a lot of investment has gone into the renovation of this establishment, and on today's showing, it deserves to be a successful venture.

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Thank Anon A
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We went here for a couple of drinks whilst staying in Gorran Haven. The staff were very friendly and the selection of ales was more than adequate, a pleasant surprise.

The car park is just across the road and there was plenty of space when we went. It was dark and cold so we didn't visit the outside garden area which looked from the window like it was very pleasant, a marquee had been erected over the decking area.

The inside was very cosy and there was a pool table and table football. The table football was free and the pool cost 60p a go.

We had an excellent time and was a lovely place to go and get some time away from the kids for a couple of hours.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Jason K
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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended this place from a local in town. After supportive evidence from good old trip advisor we decided to try it.

Upon arrival we found the car park opposite and then entered the place. Very modern surroundings but soft and cosy. Very impressive.

The manageress and waitress were very professional throughout although the manageress did say the fish pie came with loads of mash which wasn't true, it came with a pastry top, which is a bit strange if not unheard of.

The mackerel pâté starters were lovely but the moules I had were very disappointed. Lacking a lot of flavour and I'm not sure they were that fresh as I'm not feeling too great at the moment as I write this. The fish and chips as my main were good if a bit on the small side.

We didn't go for desserts. We suspect a different chef was on this eve so that combined with other factors means I give it a 3 instead of a 2 overall. Try if you're in the area.

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Thank Swisheavy
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Anne-Marie W, Owner at The Barley Sheaf at Gorran, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2013

Dear Customer,

You are absolutely right, it was a different chef working in very difficult circumstances.

Our chef who has worked with us for 2 years decided to walk out without any notice at 3pm that day. We quickly arranged an agency chef, when he arrived he found that we had been left with very little food to cook that evening, an explanation for your pastry topped fish pie!

We can only apologise profusely and hope that you will try us again next time you’re visiting. Thank you for your other kind comments they are much appreciated.

Tom & Anne-Marie White
Owners

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