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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year

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.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-11 (Fri-Sat 11am-1am 25 Dec 11am-2pm)
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6-9.30 (winter 6.30-8.30)

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Driftwood Spars, Sharp's Doom Bar, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Healey's Cornish Rattler, Thatchers

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Mid Mar (mini beer festival) & Early May BH wknd


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A30 onto B3285, through St Agnes, down steep hill, left at Peterville Inn, follow Trevaunance Cove sign

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