Trevaunance Cove, ST AGNES, TR5 0RT
"I can see the sea" will doubtless be heard from any children in the car as you approach this place, just before St Agnes' relatively secret 'best' beach and redundant harbour. During its time, the whitewashed, three-storey building fulfilled many functions, not least as a smugglers' rendezvous - secret tunnel and all. The roof timbers are spars from a wreck (hence the name), while nautical artefacts recall its time as a chandlery. Assorted furnishings, open fires and dressed stone walls provide additional character in the warren of rooms, including the summer-only, ocean-facing Fitty Pysk seafood bistro. Up to six hand-pulled real ales, including those from the on-site microbrewery, are served in the three fire-warmed bars, as are Rattler Cornish cider and a few English wines. A seasonal bar menu features salt n' pepper squid with sweet chilli sauce; a kilo of Cornish mussels cooked in Driftwood beer with fennel, shallots and cream; twice baked cheese soufflé with smoked cheese sauce. Beer festivals are in mid March and early May.
Tel: 01872 552428
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Driftwood Spars, Sharp's Doom Bar, guest ales
All day all week
11-11 (Fri-Sat 11am-1am 25 Dec 11am-2pm)
Coach parties catered.