Pirate InnAlverton Road
Typical example of a two-bar Cornish country pub, in an old granite building dating back to 1624 and converted from a farmhouse in the 1950s as the land was developed on the edge of town. The separate, carpeted and roomy lounge bar, which is heated by a wood-burning stove in winter, extends into a raised dining area with bare floorboards and an impressive old stone fireplace. The capacious garden, which has a children's play area, is well-stocked with trees and shrubs lending an almost rural feel to this town pub. Buses from the stations stop almost outside the door.