The Cornish Arms

“Simple British pub food the Rick Stein way” - AA Inspector



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St Merryn, just outside Padstow, is home to this ancient pub, part of the Stein portfolio. Situated across the road from the parish church and overlooking a peaceful valley, it remains very much the village boozer. It oozes character, with slate floors, beams and roaring log fires, and they’ve kept the food offering equally traditional. Start with crispy mackerel salad or half pint of prawns, continue with traditional battered fish and chips: or curries from Rick's travels; and finish with sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream. Wash it down with a glass of Chalky’s Bite. Check with the pub for details of special seasonal offers throughout the year.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Cornish Arms
Churchtown, ST MERRYN, PL28 8ND
Phone : 01841 532700


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Room Rates
  • Main course from: £1
Opening times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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