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Popular pub and fine dining restaurant on the Cornish coast

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

This listed 16th-century coaching inn with its castellated tower sits on one of England’s most stunning coastlines, at the end of a glorious wooded valley where the rivers Jordan and Valency meet; in 1852 it was renamed in honour of the Duke of Wellington. Known affectionately as ‘The Welly’ by both locals and loyal guests, it retains much of its original charm as in the traditional Long Bar, complete with minstrels’ gallery, where a good selection of Cornish ales, ciders such as Cornish Rattler, and malt whiskies are to be found. Bar snacks here embrace sandwiches and soup of the day, along with small plates. For a proper lunch, look to the blackboard for daily specials or the carte for the likes of beer-battered haddock and chips; slow-cooked pork belly with dauphinoise potatoes, cauliflower and curry oil; and winter vegetable risotto, parmesan and truffle oil. Follow perhaps with prune tart and Armagnac ice cream; or sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce and clotted cream. For fine dining, head to the first floor to find the Waterloo Restaurant. The kitchen team prepares fresh local produce – none fresher or more local than the seafood landed by the boats in the harbour a few yards away. Starters may include Cornish mussels with cider and clotted cream, then continue with grilled sea bass, fennel, dill, French beans, potatoes and mustard; and finally summer fruit cheesecake, raspberries and jelly. Children are well catered for with their own menu, and some adult main courses can be served in half-size portions.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-11
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Friday 12-3, Saturday to Sunday 12-9
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Friday 6-9, Saturday to Sunday 12-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: St Austell Tribute, Sharp's Doom Bar, Skinner's Betty Stogs
  • Real ciders: Cornish Orchards, Healey's Cornish Rattler

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A30/A395 at Davidstow follow Boscastle signs. B3266 to village. Right into New Road

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