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Nestled in a sleepy village in the tranquil Camel Valley yet within easy reach of both Bodmin Moor and Cornwall's rugged north coast, step inside and be wowed by this stunning 17th-century inn. Its fortunes were recently revived by talented chef-owner Emily Scott.

Locally known as a fabulous foodie favourite, Emily's cooking draws discerning diners from far and wide and thanks to her rustic seasonal menus that champion local and regional suppliers, it's firmly on Cornwall's culinary map. Despite its foodie reputation and elegant rooms, the inn is definitely still a pub which offers a warm welcome and proper bar for locals to enjoy a pint of St Tudy Ale by the fire.

Elsewhere, the three cosy dining areas have a cool, minimalist feel with soft Farrow & Ball hues and black-and-white prints on the walls, wooden floors, a warming wood-burning stove in the open fireplace, fresh flowers from the garden and simple white plates, glassware and linen napkins. The decked rear terrace with smart tables and brollies provides a tranquil spot for summer alfresco drinking and dining. You won't want to leave, so push the boat out and book a room for the whole weekend.

Rooms from

Doubles: £140

Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Alfresco & private dining
  • Parking available
  • Dogs allowed in Room 1

Scenic and serene
With its soothing rooms and off-the-beaten-track location, the inn is the perfect spot for a relaxing country escape away from the hustle and bustle.

Dog friendly
Your four legged friend will be made very welcome in the bar, terrace and overnight in Room 1.

Outdoor adventures
With wonderful walking on the doorstep, spend a day exploring the Bodmin Moors or rugged Cornish coastline.

Fine dining
A dining destination, the kitchen prizes rustic cooking inspired by classic French cuisine, notably Burgundy where Emily Scott trained as a chef.


An idyllic Cornish stone barn adjacent to the pub houses the four stylish and tastefully decorated bedrooms.

In keeping with the pub, the look and feel is simple, elegant and calming, perfect for a relaxing country escape away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Expect cool grey hues (Farrow & Ball), New England style shutters, luxurious king-size beds with crisp linen, sumptuous headboards and blue and red scatter cushions adding a welcome splash of colour - all very inviting indeed after a day's walking on the moors.

Neat, tiled bathrooms feature digital monsoon showers, motion sensor lighting, heated mirrors, and posh Bramley products. Thoughtful touches include fresh flowers, Nespresso machines, quality teas and homemade sweet treats on arrival. Breakfast at the inn will certainly set you up for a day's exploring the Cornish coast - homemade granola, organic yogurt, honey, seasonal fruits, freshly baked bread and delicious jams, and local sausages, bacon, vine tomatoes and free range eggs served how you like them.

Restaurant & bar

Emily heads up the kitchen and her simple, rustic cooking is inspired by classic French regional cooking, notable Burgundy where she trained to be chef.

Her short daily menus evolve with the seasons and showcase top-notch local ingredients, so expect plenty of fresh fish cooked simply and skilfully, perhaps local hake, warm tartare and pickled samphire. Local game, meat and vegetables are all given the respect they deserve, with the emphasis on rustic simplicity allowing the flavours of each dish to shine.

Pub classics are not forgotten, so indulge in the St. Tudy ale battered fish and hand-cut chips with peas and tartare sauce. To quaff, there's local Monty Dog Pale Ale from Harbour Brewing Co and a fine global wine list (21 by the glass) that includes fizz from the Camel Valley Vineyard, a fine Bordeaux, Chateau Civrac, and a one off Malbec blend {E+M}2 made by Emily.

Getting here


Nearest train station: Bodmin
Taxi from station: 17min
Drive: Padstow 35min; Truro 46min; Plymouth 1hr 5min


St Tudy Inn, St Tudy, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 3NN

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