Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
Open from 9 July 2020 with safety rules in place, for drinks and food. Call the pub to book a table where possible, to avoid disappointment.
See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.
A quiet, welcoming 500-year old pub, once the haunt of smugglers, who used to use a shaft from the pub to a still-existing underground tunnel. The two traditional bars remain, although the lounge also doubles as a restaurant area with a separate attached snug also mostly used for dining; a third restaurant is housed in a more recent extension. Accommodation is in two ensuite double rooms. The pub name derives from the old Cornish 'als yffrin' meaning 'Cliffs of Hell', relating to the many wrecks along this stretch of coast. Bus services here are extremely limited, with more options on the main A3083, 3.6km away. The guest beers are reduced to two in the winter months