A proper pub in north Cornwall

The Cornish Arms is a local village pub with good real ales from St Austell Brewery and simple, classic pub menu where everyone is welcome.

Join us in the Cornish countryside for traditional British favourites like fish and chips, burgers, ham, egg and chips and steak and ale pie, or if a few quiet pints are what you fancy, pull up a stool or grab a table in our drinkers’ bar where you can also order a few bar bites to round off a very pleasing time indeed.

During the winter cosy up by the fire after a bracing coastal walk to enjoy a glorious Sunday roast cooked by Head Chef Ash and team. Cornish beef with all the trimmings will be the hero on the menu, of course. You just need to choose between a glass of decent red or a pint of your favourite St Austell Brewery ale to complete a very pleasing few hours with friends and family.

Throughout the summer months, our beer garden welcomes a woodfired pizza menu. The perfect addition to lazy, alfresco supper in the Cornish sunshine with a glass of something cold. Our pizza chefs are in action every day between 3 and 9pm and we think you’ll love the prawn, confit garlic and chilli pizza. It’s fab.

Booking is strongly advisable as we can get very busy.


Rick’s latest series that takes you on a culinary adventure across Great Britain. From Cumbria to Bristol and Suffolk to Belfast, he explores the diverse food and drink that people love today. The series showcases 30 dishes, one of which you’ll find on our menu…

Shepherd’s Pie
Dishes don’t come anymore comforting than this. This is Rick’s mum’s recipe which he cooked with Jack during an episode. Enjoy with a decent glass of red for maximum enjoyment.

Hear from our customers

Nice birthday meal here. Nice atmosphere, good service very attentive, and the food was nice, had the steak and it was cooked perfectly as requested

- Matt

Excellent service very friendly staff who knew how to serve you with a smile. Excellent food wish we lived closer.

- Sue

St Austell Brewery was founded in 1851 (yes you read that correctly) by Cornishman Walter Hicks. Over 150 years on, they remain independent and family owned – very much like us. About St Austell Brewery The brewery’s family of pubs, inns and hotels is currently sitting at around 165, spanning the South West from Bristol...

Lazy Sundays in the Cornish countryside. Sunday stay including a two course roast in our traditional pub and late checkout. Check in to your secluded shepherd’s hut before a two course Sunday lunch and glass of wine, or two, at The Cornish Arms, just a few steps away. Full of your Cornish roast, relax with...

Words by Sophie Farrah  The youngest of three, Charlie Stein was born in Padstow in 1985, ten years after Rick and Jill first opened their small seafood bistro on the harbour. “85 is a good vintage. I don’t get to drink enough of it,” he laughs.  He was brought up by the sea in Cornwall,...