Great Pub Food

Motivated by being able to create dishes using great fresh & local produce we are proud to have a fantastic team in our kitchen that is led so ably by Executive Head Chef James (on the left) with young Chef Apprentice Aaron in the front with dark curly hair ( Blake to his side has moved on ) and then 2nd Chefs Adam, Tania and Stuart. Since this photo was taken we've expanded the team even more to include Nick our new Chef de Partie, and Dumitru our great KP. 

Traditional, Quality and Value are key words in every aspect of our business, and James and his team believe in going the extra inch every time - particularly where our food & menu's are concerned.  

At this time of the year our minds and menu's are still looking to warming, comforting foods but with a nod towards the impending Summer: Home-made pies, luscious stews and fantastic local seasonal vegetables to use. How about a great Seafood Platter with fresh Salcombe Crab, fantastic smooth and tasty Smoked Salmon and Smoked Mackerel?  Ham & Cheese platters or hot Sausage and mini Pork Bite platters? Or what about sharing a tasty Camembert studded with Rosemary & Garlic?

Alongside that there's crab open sandwiches - no mayo or Brown meat to 'fill' them out - just beautiful pure white Salcombe Crabmeat! Home made Cod fish fingers and Coronation Chicken are just a few of the dishes we offer till 5.30 alongside great pub classics like Sausage & Chips, Ham, Eggs & Chips or how about a homecooked Curry?

Evenings see a switch to a Dinner menu a little more elegant. Sirloin or Fillet Steaks from our local farmer, slow roasted Lamb shoulder, Double Baked Pork  or maybe one of three great vegetarian options.  Sunday lunch sees a choice of 3 meats: Roast Beef, Pork or luscious Lamb - all served with Roast Potatoes, fresh seasonal Vegetables, Cauliflower Cheese - and all for only £11.

These are just a few things on our menu at the moment, and that always includes some fabulous 'specials'.  95% of our menu is made on site by our talented team of Chefs - including Ice Cream! Anyone with a dietary requirement outside of what we offer on the menu or a special request can almost always be catered for - you just have to ask.   

We are all incredibly proud that our food is sourced from within the wonderful larder of the West Country wherever possible.

For example, the Beef we use comes from Graham Letherbridge’s farm – Holesome Park - less than 5
miles away, he has mostly pedigree British White cows and some Angus Cross. The animals are reared on natural diets which can include grass, turnips, hay, home-grown cereals (wheat and barley). They are grazed on land at Soar Mill, Hallsands and Bolberry.  All of this leads to the meat having a succulent full flavoured taste. Our Chefs here trim and cut the Beef by hand, producing joints and prime steaks.   Venison when we use it is farmed at Plympton, and our Pork for Sunday roast comes from the great Maunders Butchers in Kingsbridge High Street - moist, fabulous and bags of flavour! 

We’re right by the sea so of course we use as much fresh Fish as possible, and sourced from one of the most respected firms in the business; Kingfisher of Brixham, they are as passionate about Fish as we are!
With almost 30 years in the industry, Kingfisher has become a kite-mark for quality fish, known throughout the country. They source their fish from Brixham, Plymouth, Looe and Newlyn, trading some of the finest produce in the West Country and they only supply fish from sustainable sources.  The Crab we use is only ever fresh from Salcombe Crab Traders 

The milk, cheese and eggs we use are sourced from the West Country as much as possible and some of the eggs are from the Chickens at the top of the pubs garden!  Last but not least our Cheese is from Taw Valley Creamery in North Tawton, the Cornish Yarg is from Lynher Dairies in Cornwall and the Devon Blue is from Ticklemore Cheese in Totnes.  We also work hard to help support our environment by re-cycling food waste, glass, cardboard and paper and we use energy efficient light bulbs where ever possible

Children have their own menu and a variety of toys and books to keep them amused, and you can be sure that their food is made from the same fresh ingredients as your food is from! We serve food every day (except Christmas Day) from 12 noon through to 9 in the evening
Holders of Taste of the West Gold Award – 2014
Winners of Family Dining Experience – Devon Life 2014
St Austell Tenants of the Year 2014
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