The Polgooth Inn is a beautiful, gem of a pub to spend a sunny autumn afternoon. Every time I've been there, I've been super impressed with the food. Tracey and I wanted a catch up and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to have a spot of lunch in the sunshine. Situated in St Austell, it's only a ten minute drive from my house. Feeling like a traditional cornish pub, it has a wonderful place to tie up horses, a selection of blankets by the entrance for those cool evenings we're having, and generally every little, warm and friendly detail is catered for.
We grabbed a drink and sat in the sunshine, Tracey's beautiful daughter making us laugh talking about the cows going for their lunch. Boasting spectacular views, as the sun gleamed, we unwrapped the presents that I'd bought for the girls' birthdays. (Check out the amazing gift bag!)
The staff were attentive and welcoming, as well as engaging with the little ones when they came outside. Our food arrived swiftly from ordering, and at £12.00 for this delicious homemade gourmet burger (from local produce) and hand-cut chips, I was in burger-heaven. Since it was a little earlier than I'm used to eating, I sadly couldn't devour it all, but goddammit I gave it a good crack! Tracey was equally as delighted with her meal, and after a little wander around, we left with very full bellies.
If you're in St Austell, Cornwall, and looking for an affordable, welcoming and delicious meal, always seriously consider popping to Polgooth Inn.
Love Sophie Xx