The Pickwick Inn and Oliver’s Restaurant, St Issey

What the Dickens! In Cornwall? Well, yes, it seems it is not as incongruous as it sounds.

In 1842, Dickens visited Padstow in Cornwall, resulting in his writing the much-loved classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’. Dickens was visiting Dr Miles Marley (upon whom Marley’s ghost is said to be based) who is buried at St Endellion Church, near Port Isaac. Marley’s son, Dr Henry Marley, practised at Padstow and died at St Issey in 1908. There you have the connection.

The Pickwick Inn is rather in the middle of nowhere but has been welcoming visitors for over forty years. The proprietors are Eddie, an old-school style landlord, and his wife Jenny, who are both still very hands-on in their pub and 100 seat restaurant.

Their team’s lovingly created offerings are locally-sourced, cooked by talented chefs who turn their hands to seafood, game and seasonal produce, some foraged.

Light and bright surroundings, great menu choice and freshly-cooked food, Oliver’s known for its generous portions, so is ideal for families, or bar food is available in the inn.

You get the best of both worlds here with an old world pub vibe and a fresh, airy restaurant with a fantastic view. This popular Dickensian style bar and bright modern dining room is exactly what you need to cater for all your family’s tastes.

 

 

 

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