St Austell Road, PAR, PL24 2SL
Three generations of the Lafferty family have so far held the keys to this 16th-century free house, where Sharp's Doom Bar and St Austell Tribute real ales, and Healey's Cornish Rattler cider declare its loyalty to the Royal Duchy. The three dining areas do likewise by offering prime-cut Cornish steaks and other locally sourced dishes, typically battered cod and chips; lamb rogan josh with chickpeas and spinach; home-made beef stew with herb dumplings; and pesto chicken with penne pasta and red peppers. Special deals are available on Tuesday grill nights. Guest rooms are named after Cornish locations.