Bencoolen

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

Friendly and spacious pub, with a huge U-shaped bar at its centre, welcoming all ages and varieties of customer. All beers can be served by gravity on request; the guest beer appears in summer (and is probably a local brew), with several others during Beer Jazz Week. 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.