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The Cornish Arms, St Merryn - pub details

Address: Churchtown, St Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8ND [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7271) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Brewery: St. Austell Brewery Co.

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 22 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Farmers Arms, St Merryn (0.6 miles), Harlyn Inn, Harlyn Bay (0.9 miles)

user reviews of the Cornish Arms, St Merryn

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Fundamentally a restaurant with pub residue round the corner. Competitive seating in the summer, Staff are generally bubbly, on the day we visited it was helter skelter for tables, quite alot of tourists in fancy cars elbowing onto vacated tables ( all bright colours and showiness) so not altogether pleasant - but expected for the brand attached. worth it for the space, rural views and child friendly.

parmantom - 1 Apr 2011 11:09
Tried it recently and very disappointed. Fish pie had two mussels and two prawns in it. Very dry and not value for money. My wife had char-grilled chicken that wa lost on a dinner plate. would have looked better on a saucer.
Farmers Arms very close to this pub is much better value.
Sideways - 27 Sep 2010 18:30
Visited this pub whilst on vacation with 6 friends; we had read favourable reviews and wanted to check it out as we knew it was part of the Rick Stein group. Whilst the prices are reasonable we were thouroughly disappointed with the food and the service. The chips were all undercooked and the cheese provided with the ploughmans was tasteless. Two of the dishes that we had ordered were unavailable but we were not advised of this until the time everyone elses food was brought to the table. The side dishes of veg and salad where not brought out until we were half way through our mains. At the end of the meal we told the waitress how disappointed we were with the food and she merely replied that it was not their fault as we had ordered as three separate groups for the table. Would not visit this pub again for food and would not recommend to a friend.
nad1984 - 12 Apr 2010 22:41
On Valentines day I visited this pub for Sunday lunch together with my Wife, Daughter and her family. The Sunday roast was probably the best pub roast I have ever enjoyed. The beef was lean, tender and cooked to perfection (pinkish but not running with blood). Roast potatoes, onion gravy and a selection of five vegetables. The price was reasonable and there was no salad garnish that is so unsuitable with hot dishes but ubiquitous in most pubs these days. The beers were excellent too, considering they were Cornish ales!. The service was efficient and very friendly.
After returning home I found some holiday pictures from 7 years ago taken in the bar area. Apart from the colour of the walls behind the bar little has changed in this area.

Well done Rick Stein. Would you like to open a similar establishment in Bristol?
HughDavidson - 16 Feb 2010 19:08
We visited in October 2009 having heard that this was Rick Steins's pub. We went on our wedding anniversary for lunch - the pub was very quiet, not at all busy, very friendly service. I had steak and my husband had steak & tribute pie, food was lovely, priced in line with other pub grub. We enjoyed it so much we went for a second visit taking our daughter & partner and also our dog (who was made to feel most welcome).
I can personally recommend the cornish rattler (local cider)
maggie67 - 9 Jan 2010 11:59

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