The St Tudy Inn Pub with rooms in St Tudy, Cornwall

Prices from:
£135 per night

David Hancock says:

  • Fabulous foodie inn; off the beaten track
  • Chef Emily; rustic cooking; great flavours
  • Daily menus champion local produce
  • Simple, elegant rooms in converted barn
  • Close to moor and sea

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Overview

The St Tudy Inn St Tudy, Cornwall, PL30 3NN

The personal touch

Having successfully run The Harbour Restaurant in Port Isaac for 6 years, talented chef Emily Scott moved inland in 2013 with exciting plans to transform the fortunes of the 17th-century St Tudy Inn. Well off-the-beaten-track, nestled in a sleepy village in the tranquil and beautiful Camel Valley, yet within easy reach of both Bodmin Moor and Cornwall’s rugged north coast, chef-patron Emily has worked hard to create a fabulous little foodie inn that draws discerning diners from far and wide. The St Tudy Inn is firmly on Cornwall’s culinary map, thanks to her rustic seasonal menus that champion local and regional suppliers, and the elegant, understated rooms, added in 2017, are definitely the icing on the cake – it’s now a food lovers paradise, the perfect destination inn. What’s more, it’s still a pub, with a warm welcome and proper bar for locals to enjoy a pint of St Tudy Ale by the fire. Elsewhere, the three cosy dining areas have a cool, minimalist feel with soft Farrow & Ball hues and black-and-white prints on the walls, slate or wood floors, old settles and benches at mix and match pine tables, a warming wood-burning stove in the open fireplace, fresh flowers from the garden, and simple white plates, glassware and linen napkins. It’s all very elegant and stylish, yet a relaxing and calming place in which to savour some fantastic food. You won’t want to leave, so push the boat out and book a room for the whole weekend.

Sticky fingers

Children are allowed in pub but not overnight in the rooms.

Muddy paws

Dogs are welcome in the bar and on the terrace but not in the rooms. 

Alfresco

The decked rear terrace with smart tables and brollies is a tranquil spot for summer alfresco drinking and dining. Watch village life go by with a pint of Doom Bar at one of the front benches.

What’s the damage?

4 doubles: £135 – £150; dinner, B&B £195 – £210 (minimum 2-night stay at weekends)

What else?

All credit cards taken

Alfresco dining

Private dining

Parking

Gongs

Waitrose Good Food Guide; Michelin Bib Gourmand; Top 50 Gastopubs

Sleep

The St Tudy Inn St Tudy, Cornwall, PL30 3NN

Do not disturb

An idyllic Cornish stone barn adjacent to the pub houses the four stylishly appointed bedrooms, which opened in 2017 following a painstaking renovation by Emily’s father James, who is a property developer with impeccable taste. The result is impressive, two gorgeous rooms with en suite shower rooms on the ground floor and a further two upstairs. In keeping with the pub, the look and feel is simple, elegant and calming, perfect for a relaxing country escape away from the hustle and bustle. Expect cool grey hues (Farrow & Ball), New England style shutters, luxurious king-size beds with crisp linen, sumptuous headboards and blue and red scatter cushions adding a welcome splash of colour – all very inviting indeed after a day’s walking on the moors. Neat, fully tiled bathrooms feature slate and chrome, digital monsoon showers, motion sensor lighting, heated mirrors, and posh Bramley products. Thoughtful details touches include fresh flowers, Nespresso machines, quality teas and homemade brownies on arrival. Plans are afoot to eventually add more rooms upstairs in the pub and in another converted outbuilding, so watch this space.

What’s the damage?

4 doubles: £135 – £150; dinner, B&B £195 – £210 (minimum 2-night stay at weekends)

What else?

All credit cards taken

Alfresco dining

Private dining

Parking

Gongs

Waitrose Good Food Guide; Michelin Bib Gourmand; Top 50 Gastopubs

Eat & Drink

The St Tudy Inn St Tudy, Cornwall, PL30 3NN

Mastering the menu

(Starters: £6.50-£9; Main Courses: £13-£21; Desserts £7.50)

Emily heads up the kitchen and her simple, rustic cooking is inspired by classic French regional cooking, notable Burgundy where she trained to be chef. Her short daily menus evolve with the seasons and showcase top-notch ingredients that are available locally, so expect plenty of spanking fresh fish cooked simply and skillfully, while local game, meat and vegetables are all given the respect they deserve, with the emphasis on rustic simplicity, allowing the flavours of each dish to shine through. In the bar, nibble on houmous, sesame, chilli and coriander flatbread or accompany your pint with a sole in a role, served with fries and dill mayonnaise. Kick off a memorable three-course meal with local asparagus, mimosa, capers and mustard dressing, or Newlyn crab, chargrilled focaccia, pickled chilli, coriander, and lime mayonnaise. For main course, perhaps choose slow-cooked lamb shoulder, cumin roasted cauliflower and tagine style couscous, or spring risotto of broad beans, asparagus, peas and wild garlic. Round off with orange and almond cake with vanilla crème fraiche. Pub classics are not forgotten, try the St Tudy ale battered fish and hand-cut chips with peas and tartare sauce. To quaff, there’s local ale and a fine global wine list (21 by the glass) that includes fizz from the Camel Valley Vineyard and a fine Bordeaux, Chateau Civrac, which is handmade by St Tudy Inn’s co-owner Mark Hellyar.

Time to Eat

Breakfast: 8am – 10am

Lunch: 12 noon – 2.30pm

Dinner: 6.30pm – 9pm (no food Sunday evening)

Time at the bar

11am – 11pm (10pm Sunday)

What’s the damage?

4 doubles: £135 – £150; dinner, B&B £195 – £210 (minimum 2-night stay at weekends)

What else?

All credit cards taken

Alfresco dining

Private dining

Parking

Gongs

Waitrose Good Food Guide; Michelin Bib Gourmand; Top 50 Gastopubs

Food Trail

Take it back home
Tour the brewery that brewed your favourite pint, visit the shop on the farm that reared your delicious Sunday roast beef, and seek out the roadside stalls selling the local crab and samphire on the inn’s menu, the Food Trail features the local artisan producers and suppliers where you can buy to enjoy at home.

Change of scenery
Looking for a pub for lunch following a country walk, a different venue for dinner, or a good café for coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea, then the best in the area are listed below. If you find a new and exciting eatery in the area that’s worthy of a mention on the Food Trail, then please to do let us know – gabrielle@innplaces.co.uk.

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Getting there

Location, Location, Location

By Road: St Tudy is signposted off the A39 between Camelford and Wadebridge and the B3266 6 miles south of Camelford

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Bodmin (8.5 miles), an easy taxi ride away

Address:

, St Tudy, Cornwall, PL30 3NN

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