Residents of the nearby towns of Camborne and Redruth are irresistibly drawn to this lively country pub, built with a mix of granite and other local stone generated by former mining activities, and set high among the old copper mines near the distinctive landmark of Carn Brea. There are two bars, the larger one overlooked by a granite fireplace and massive cast-iron coal fired cooking range, the smaller having more of a public bar style of operation and where families with children are welcome. The pub hosts some form of live entertainment most nights, as well as Sunday lunchtime when there is a raffle in support of local charities. The range of up to eight ales is largely unchanging but usually features Lushingtons or another Skinner's brew. Food is available all day. The Countryman was once a grocery shop for the local miners.