The St Tudy Inn

Bodmin, Cornwall

With 'a blissful location in a chocolate box village’ close to Bodmin Moor, the Camel Trail and the Padstow/Rock coast, this 17th-century inn turned gastropub-with-rooms is ‘in every sense charming’, writes a Guide insider in 2019. More

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With ‘a blissful location in a chocolate box village’ close to Bodmin Moor, the Camel Trail and the Padstow/Rock coast, this 17th-century inn turned gastropub-with-rooms is ‘in every sense charming’, writes a Guide inspector in 2019. It is owned by wine-producer Mark Hellyar and chef/director Emily Scott. Bedrooms, in a converted barn, are decorated in soft Farrow & Ball greys, with ‘carefully chosen fabrics’, a king-size bed. Extras include ‘lovely Bramley toiletries, a coffee machine, fresh milk, mini-meringues’. A shower room was snug but well designed. It is Ms Scott’s cooking, though, that is the big draw. ‘This is a smart pub, basically’, but the food, in bar and dining areas, is more ‘restaurant standard’, from a ‘nicely varied menu using local and foraged ingredients’. Maybe risotto, nettle, wild garlic, Parmesan, mustard frills; fish stew, haddock, gurnard, mussels, saffron aïoli. Portions were perfectly formed but small. Flavours on the night lacked a wow factor, but ‘the waiter took the time to talk us through each dish’. ‘Breakfast was lovely – avocado on sourdough, eggs and asparagus’, though the buffet was a bit sparse. ‘I would definitely go back.’

Hotel details

Address

St Tudy
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL30 3NN
England

Telephone

01208 850656

Bedrooms

4. In converted barn annexe, 2 on ground floor.

Open

bar and dining room closed Sun pm, Mon.

Facilities

bar, dining room, terrace, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed by arrangement in 
1 bedroom, bar, not dining room.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £150–£165, D,B&B £210–£225. À la carte £30. 2-night min. stay at weekends.

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