Polgooth InnRicketts Lane
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Large, tastefully modernised village local with a welcoming log fire in winter, set in a secluded rural valley. The building once belonged to the local tin mine, and some of its timbers were recycled from mine use. The bar, which is an unusual 'W' shape, may feature one of St Austell's seasonal beers or 'small batch' brews. Food is an important part of the pub's business, but not exclusively so: locals also frequent the bar simply to enjoy a drink or two. The food servery operates daily, and there is a separate dining room. Families and dogs are welcome; there is an outside playground for the children. More buses (incl eves) between Mevagissey and St Austell pass London Apprentice, 15min walk down the valley.