Local Pub and Cafes

Eating out! So much choice, it’s going to be tough to make a decision if you are only staying for a short while.

The closest pub that can be walked to is The Rising Sun, a typical English pub, which serves good pub food, including and excellent vegetarian and vegan menu. You do need good knees to take the shortest route down to it and lots of puff, or at least five pints to get back up. It doesn’t get a lot better than the Rising Sun for a selection of real ales! 

The Boot Inn in Calstock (5 minutes drive or you can take the train) has been excellent and they serve the very best Sunday lunch for miles around. 

There is also the Tamar Inn which serves great beer and good pub food near the river Tamar. Image result for photos of the Tamar Inn










The White Hart, in Chilsworthy, is a really traditional ‘local’, 5 minutes by car. The beer is fantastic, so much so they will be in Camra’s Real Ale guide next year. Even better, the pub and just been awarded Camra’s Best Pub in Cornwall award!

They serve locally sourced, home cooked food at very reasonable prices.

It has almost as beautiful views over the Tamar Valley as we do! 

We have also found the Royal Inn, at Horsebridge,  provides consistently excellent pub food, which is about 15 minutes away by car. About the same distance away but towards Saltash the Who’d of Thought It has been enjoyed by guests.

Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea

For the afternoon tea, and the best cakes ever, drop into Liche, in Calstock. Rustic and quirky, Liche is far more than a teashop. Serving a wide range of Brew Tea Co teas and Cornish brand Origin speciality barista coffee, Lishe also makes, soups, smoothies and savouries every day.

We now have a cafe in Gunnislake, the Koffi Lodge, which is very friendly and serves excellent cakes – I can vouch for that! 

There is also the working Boat Yard in Calstock as you walk along the river Tamar towards Cotehele House. Purchase home made cake, make a mug of tea and just sit by the river and watch the world go by. 



Regarding a truly special night out, whether it’s your special day or you need an excuse, we have the best restaurant in the whole region just 5 miles away in Callington. Langman’s Restaurant offers a seven course tasting menu for Mother’s Day, St Piran’s Day, Burn’s Night and other special events in the calendar. It also has specialist Cornish Seafood, and Game menus detailed in their Event page.

Then we have a couple of pretty popular restaurants in Tavistock, which is just a 10 minute drive, including The Bedford Hotel, Robertsons, Taylors Restaurant, and the Cornish Inn.

Should you need a taxi, we have two excellent local firms, Darren’s Cars, 07861 303101, based in Albaston and Kit Hill Cars, 07920 473747, based near Callington.


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The Rising Sun Pub Calstock Rd, Gunnislake PL18 9BX No website
Robertson’s Restaurant Pepper Street, Tavistock PL19 0BD https://www.robertsonstavistock.co.uk/contact/
The Boot Inn Fore St, Calstock PL18 9RN No website
The Tamar Inn The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA www.tamarinn.com/
Langman’s Restaurant 3 Church St, Callington PL17 7RE www.langmansrestaurant.co.uk
The White Hart The Street, Gunnislake, Chilsworthy PL18 9PB www.whitehartchilsworthy.com
The Bedford Hotel 1 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8BB www.bedford-hotel.co.uk
Taylors Restaurant Taylor Square, Tavistock PL19 0DG www.taylorstavistock.co.uk
The Cornish Inn 15 West St, Tavistock PL19 8AN www.thecornisharmstavistock.co.uk
The Royal Inn Horsebridge PL19 8PJ www.royalinn.co.uk
The Who’d Have Thought It Inn St Dominick, Cornwall PL12 6TG www.whodcornwall.co.uk