We visited recently on a Sunday for a roast dinner. We were greeted by a friendly gentleman who served us our drinks and took our food orders. In fact he was polite and courteous throughout our visit and I could not fault the service in this respect.
The inside dining area is small with about 5 or 6 tables but we were the only ones in the dining area when we arrived. The inside is typical of a very old Cornish pub with stone walls, old wall paper and dated curtains. It smells a little musty and there are a few cobwebs and some dusty shelves above the fireplace. However, I am sure the dated decor is deliberate to keep with the theme of the building.
We were the only people waiting for our meals and it took about 30 minutes to come. The portion was very generous with a massive helping of meat and lots of vegetables. It was a little bland for my liking, I felt that the vegetables lacked flavour and I am convinced the swede and carrot mash and yorkshire puds were aunt bessies but I can't be sure. The meat was tasty though. My husband did not enjoy his roast dinner at all, but a couple who came just after us told us that they enjoyed theres so I think it really is down to individual taste.
The meal was cheap though at £6.95 compared to roast dinners in other pubs in the area where you are looking at about a tenner.
The menu had a selection of meals available from lasagne to fishcakes. The only thing that I disliked about the menus were that they were paper leaflets and were all covered in splashes of food/gravy. It turned by stomach a little so I think it would be an idea for them to be laminated.
If you like the sort of pub where you feel like you have gone back in time then this is perfect. If you prefer a more modern feel then I would avoid it. Ignore bad reviews about the service though as this was excellent, we were asked if we enjoyed the food and there was no fuss when we asked for extra sauces etc.
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