St Tudy Inn, Bodmin, Cornwall
Wherever you are in Cornwall the coast is never far away, though inland can be just as beautiful, offering some of the most peaceful escapes. St Tudy Inn, located in the charming and picturesque village of Saint Tudy, is one of those places you stumble upon, then don't want to leave. The beautifully renovated 17th-century inn has recently been taken over by Harbour Brewing Co, and a with a new head chef on board, possesses some outstanding culinary credentials with a cosy vibe throughout. This renowned gastropub is for those in search of somewhere to linger, with four en-suite bedrooms where style and comfort are cleverly merged; think understated luxury with an effortless, stripped-back style, with contemporary flavours at the core.
Your expert reviewer
Sitting at the benches to the pub's entranceway with a local beverage offers a picture-perfect taste of rural village life.
Located in the heart of the Cornish countryside, the village of St Tudy is an idyllic retreat. The beach at Polzeath is a 20-minute drive away.
By car: around 5 hours from London and Manchester, and 2 hours 30 minutes from Bristol. Free parking available.
By train: direct trains to Bodmin Parkway from London, Bristol and Birmingham. The hotel is a 25-minute drive from the station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Lovers of great seasonal food and handcrafted Cornish ales and beers - of which there is a fabulous selection - will simply adore what St Tudy Inn does best. Full of eye-grabbing features including a built-in fireplace, large exposed beams and vintage pieces which help provide a unique and relaxed environment.
Service & Facilities
Perfectly positioned picnic benches at the front of the pub offer a fitting perch to idly people-watch the village life beyond. There is one dog friendly room available where you will find a blanket and bowl. Dogs are welcome to join you in the bar area, as well as in one half of the restaurant, and will be spoilt by friendliest staff with lots of fuss and treats.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Dog-friendly Room 1 provided a quiet, light-filled space to hunker down with our four-legged friend after a day of exploring the surrounding countryside. King-size beds, digital showers and heated mirrors add a luxe vibe to the cosiest bedrooms in the Cornish countryside.
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The artfully-styled plates won us over; head chef James Lean's creative dishes add an exciting twist to the variety of local seafood and game. Fresh produce doesn't get much better than the shell-on prawns, followed by pan-fried hake and crushed potatoes, and for something sweet, don't deny yourself the sticky toffee pudding.
Bar & Restaurant: modern British cusine, seasonal produce. Mains include rabbit wellington, roasted quail and fish and chips. Open Tue-Sun from midday.
Rooms available from £117 per night
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