Bencoolen

Bencoolen Road
Bude
EX23 8PJ
Telephone(01288) 354694
Real AleReal FireFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsParkingSmokingRestaurantWiFiLive Music
Opening times: 12:00-24:00 Mon-Sat; 12:00-24:00 Sun
Regular beers: Dartmoor Legend, Sharp's Doom Bar, St Austell Tribute, St Austell Proper Job

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Friendly and spacious pub, with a huge U-shaped bar at its centre, welcoming all ages and varieties of customer. Four handpumps on the bar but the beer is usually fetched from the cellar and gravity fed. The pub is named after a locally-wrecked ship, which foundered in Oct 1862 on its way from Liverpool to Bombay - some of the ship's timbers were used in the pub's construction, and it is the home of local singing group, the 'Bencoolen Wreckers'. Take time to read the account of the wreck, which occupies one of the walls. As well as bar food there is an attached restaurant serving a la carte international cuisine with a Spanish flair.