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 and Kaytie our new Chef de Parties.
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. 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.
At last the Summer seems to be making an appearance and with that come some lighter dishes on our menu's, a special Garden Menu for the evening to allow you to make the most of balmy summer evenings and a fuller menu for if you want to eat inside in our beautiful pub. The childrens menu is made up of the same brilliant ingredients as the grown ups and this year we've introduced a little platter for toddlers to enjoy. We also have a selection of toys and books to keep them amused. All of our menu's are at the bottom of this page - just click!
We are all incredibly proud that the majority of our food is sourced from within the wonderful larder of the West Country wherever possible. For example, the Beef (and Beefburgers) we use comes from Graham Letherbridge’s farm – Holesome Park - less than 5 miles away from us. The cattle 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.
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 all sourced from the West Country with the addition this season of an absolutely fantastic Cornish Brie. 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
Holders of Taste of the West Gold Award – 2014
Winners of Family Dining Experience – Devon Life 2014
St Austell Tenants of the Year 2014
Evening Garden Menu