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Punchbowl & Ladle

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Opening times: Mon–Thu 10:30-23:00; Fri and Sat 10:30-24:00; Sun 12:00-23:00

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:

Open again for food and drink from 3 August. Mealtimes: 12:00-15:00, 18:00-23:00

Regular beers: St Austell Cornish Best Bitter, St Austell Tribute, St Austell Proper Job, St Austell Hicks

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Dating from the 15th century, this is a rambling and somewhat food-orientated 2-bar thatched country pub on split levels, with lots of cosy nooks and a separate restaurant area. Carpeted throughout, the main bar area usually enjoys a lively mix of local drinkers and diners, while the smaller bar to the rear is mainly used by locals enjoying a quieter beer and a chat; the background music is usually subdued. Several inglenooks and snugs help give the pub a cosy atmosphere. The décor has a nautical flavour, with plenty of bric-a-brac (miniatures, brasses, mugs and a large collection of bottle openers) and pictures of sailing ships mixed in with old local scenes. A large model ship and a fish tank are also fixtures. Food is available daily, with 'light bites' (coffees, cream teas etc.) also offered 12:00-18:00 in summer. Note the punchbowl and ladle picked out in the thatch. Many more buses leave from Playing Place, 1100 metres away.