A30, Junction Mitchell; 2 minutes
(breakfast until 11.30am, lunch from noon, evening menu until 9pm)
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
The old A30 runs through the historic village of Mitchell. The Plume of Feathers, its 16th-century inn, melds old-world charm with modernity in an old-fashioned pub with an eye-catching glass-roofed extension.
Head chef Andrew Dudley weaves the seasons' magic into his menus. Fresh-scented herbs from the veggie patch enhance the flavours of nature's vast local larder: expect tasty ham and egg with cheesy leek croquettes or locally caught hake with braised leeks and a buttery ham hock and onion mash. Carnivores take note: Wednesday is steak night. There is a big and airy dining room, and a lush green lawn with a dedicated wildlife area stretches up a gentle slope at the rear: perfect if you’ve struck heatwave gold.
There are 20 stylish rooms at the rear (some dog-friendly rooms are available on request) from which you can explore Cornwall and its northern coastline, from foodie Padstowe south to Perranporth or east to Eden.
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