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Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown

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user reviews of Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown

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This pub is apparently designed to be to tourists, what a combine harvester is to wheat stalks.

That said, it's still about OK, really. The atmosphere in the bar area over Christmas was lively enough, and the range of beers were well kept.

Matters were helped greatly, by a careful choice of music of broad appeal - which is just as well as it was quite loud. The list was peppered with classics, such as Fats Domino, the King, and so on.

I'm not sure what it would be like in peak season, mind, when the locals would be more heavily outnumbered.

Whatever, if you're of that age, and it seems too warm - for you - then you can always put the door on the hook. Can't you, Mrs. Pashmina?

Seven is maybe generous, but I'll stick at that.

Hulots_hat - 29 Dec 2018 20:35
This used to be a nice pub but its been transformed into a tourist hotel/eaterie and lost its soul along the way. The food is OK and so is the beer but the prices have gone up dramatically. I used to go here quite frequently but no more. Still, they seem to be minting it so probably won't care. The next step will be 'winter closing'.
DavidtheWomble - 6 Apr 2016 20:39
Overall, not very impressive.
Large TV screen showing Sky Sports without the sound turned down.
St Austell Harvest Moon one of the beers on the pumps - Far too fruity for me. Great burgers, though.
If I went back, I would prefer to sit in the garden and drink wine.
Phantom_Pigeon - 29 Sep 2014 11:56
Big place with big outside terrace. Combination of locals (oap) and tourists. Price check: Proper Job 2.90, Trelawney 3.20, Betty Stogs 3.30 and (it was off at the time) Dartmoor Best 2.90 .
Hommel - 11 Jun 2012 22:13
A very big pub, and could feel a bit souless if empty... Generally I have to agree with other comments though; Good food and friendly staff. Not sure St.Austell ales are the best, but HSD is a decent strong ale and Proper job is okay too...
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 5 May 2012 16:58
best pub in the St Austell area, easily!
cmofish - 9 Sep 2011 14:16
I have to agree with nuckster1511.

This is the most welcoming pub in Charlestown by a country mile. As a local I don't mind waiting to be served because we have to recognise that food and tourists help to keep pubs like this going.
The food is good, honest and well priced.
The Beer is kept superbly and St Austell Ales are up there with the best in the country.
The staff on the whole are welcoming and in the pub area the atmosphere is excellent. This is a pub where customers come first, we even recevied a free drink on Christamas Day, which when compared to the other pub near the harbour (see my other review) was appreciated by one and all.
There is also an excellent beer garden for the warmer days.
Everybody welcome, my only gripe is closing time 11pm! I'd like another couple of hours at the weekend to appreciate the place even more! Enjoy
Acky1 - 13 Jan 2011 12:26
Lovely looking pub with very nice beer garden. Good range of local ales. Didnt try any food but what I saw looked very tasty.
realalechav - 4 Sep 2010 19:57
Good for a big pub, locals and tourists use it, charlestown on doorstep, crab sandwiches were great, betty stoggs on tap so not just usual st austell brewery fare.
parmantom - 28 Jul 2010 11:07
A game of two halves....

Very much a hotel/lounge/brasserie on one side,yet transformed to a living,breathing proper boozer on the other (Public) side!

Top notch St Austell brews plus a couple of guests,superb food and very welcoming to adults/kids/dogs...unlike somwhere a bit closer to the Harbour....!
nuckster1511 - 23 Feb 2010 21:05
Good food, friendly staff, perfect pints - but beware the migrane inducing carpet in the dining area (hideous, just hideous)
saido - 18 Aug 2009 10:55
stayed here for the weekend and was a very pleasureable experiance,the staff were very welcoming,the food spot on and the rooms excellent.keep up the good work
anonymous - 16 Mar 2009 09:44
A superb pub,the very large bar gives plenty of space to the customer,a couple televisions in the bar for the sports fans to watch the football and rugby.A good selection of ales available,Tribute and proper job by St Austell,Horizon by Wadworth's and rev james by Brains of cardiff was on when i called in on sunday 20/04/08.The lounge area was kitted out for meals with the carvery doing very well indeed very busy.They also have quite alot of entertainment here with singers coming from around the country to perform here.A top rated pub in my view.
mattchapman - 24 Apr 2008 07:26
Wonderful food and real ale. Short walk to charlestown harbor and the pirate museum.
lanem - 4 Mar 2006 22:55

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