The Royal Oak
Open all day
The Royal Oak
This pub is on the outer edge of the town and up a hill. The car park is a little difficult to negotiate, but welcome as there is nowhere else to park. Lostwithiel is the ancient capital of Cornwall and the pub has been here since the 13th century (allegedly there is a smuggler's tunnel running to the nearby Restormel Castle). You enter from the car park into a corridor and the public bar is in front of you. This has a traditional stone floor. It can get a little loud in here at times. This may well be because it has a low ceiling and is not a large room. It also nestles close to the kitchen and so you can involuntary salivate while in here. The lounge bar is to the left of the public bar and has a carpeted floor. The lounge also forms part of the restaurant which has stone walls with pictures and farm objects on the walls.
The beers were all served with sparkler and heads, though you can ask for it without. There was only one guest on at the time of visit. They also stock unusual bottled beers. The house beer is made by the local Keltek Brewery.
Food is served here both lunch and evenings, though book if you wish to get into the restaurant. We enjoyed our food and would recommend the local produce.
Globe Inn, 3 North St, PL22 0EG. (01208) 872501. Sharp's, Skinner's.
S: £43pn, D: £75pn.