Popular pub and fine dining restaurant on the Cornish coast
At a glance
AA Pick of the Pubs
Open all year
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, plus specials from the blackboard. For fine dining, head to the award-winning restaurant on the first floor. 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. Children are well catered for with their own menu, and some adult main courses can be served in half-size portions.