Karma St MartinsLower Town
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This plush hotel is perhaps an unlikely outlet for real ale, but the 'Karma Bar' operates as a pub and indeed' sports two handpumps. They dispense brews usually rotated between St. Austell brewery's beers, although the real ale may not always be available in winter. The bar room itself is a large, open-plan and well-furnished space facing the beach and the island views beyond, with a spacious beer garden in between. Food is a central feature here, although you are welcome to come in just for a drink or two. Decor features pictures of old Naval ships, and a potrait of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, who lost his ships and 2000 sailors (including himself) in the worst shipwreck in Islands history in 1707.