'frontCustom House Quay
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
Open from 12 April, outside drinks only
See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.
Styling itself 'the bar on the quay', this small, brown, darkish one-bar pub designed in cellar style with wooden floor and low, vaulted ceiling is tucked away beneath Trago Mills store facing the river over Custom House Quay. It was a finalist in CAMRA's national Pub of the Year competition in 2011, reaching the top four pubs in the country, and Cornwall Camra's branch Pub of the Year in 2012. The bar front is decorated with old wooden cask ends, and is surmounted by 14 handpumps, not all of them necessarily in use. 12 are dedicated to real ales, and 2 to ciders. A few foreign craft beers are also available. Live entertainment may include themed musical evenings including such as Breton folk music or 'open mic' sessions. No food, but you may bring your own if you wish. On cold winter days there may even be mulled ales available to warm the spirit! Outside seating (limited) is on the quay, which also doubles as a public pay-and-display parking area if you arrive by car. The pub is also an outlet for alcoholic ginger beer (Grandma's Weapons Grade) from Wheal Maiden Cider. Wheelchair access to the bar only.