Red River Inn

1 Prosper Hill
Gwithian
TR27 5BW
Telephone(01736) 753223
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessGamesParkingSmokingDog FriendlyWiFiServes LocAleLive MusicBeer Festivals
Opening times: 12:00-23:00; winter closed Mon; 12:00-14:00, 17:30-23:00 Tue-Fri; 12:00-23:00 Sat; 12:00-23:00 Sun
Regular beers: Sharp's Sea Fury

This pleasant, convivial and family-friendly free house is well worth seeking out among the sand dunes of Hayle Towans; the pub now also incorporates the village shop (open in summer). The long bar room has a wood floor and panels, some chapel seating, and a wood-burning stove. There are no noisy machines or TV in the bar. Good freshly cooked food is available 1200-1400 & 1800-2100 Mon-Fri and also through the afternoon Saturdays and Sundays; there may also a garden barbecue on summer evenings from 1700-1900. Changing beers, three in winter, up to five in summer, are rotated regularly; beer festivals are held at Easter and in the autumn. The pub name refers to the nearby river, which once ran red with tin ore processing waste from the district's mine workings. Bus services to the village run mainly only in the summer season, although a regular hourly service (T2) is found at Treeve (Bar Lane), 1750m walk away.