The Barley Sheaf

Gorran Churchtown, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6HN
The Barley Sheaf, St Austell

Hyper-local pub dining at The Barley Sheaf

Chef proprietor Tim Kendall took over The Barley Sheaf in February 2020 and, despite the difficult timing, has built a cracking reputation for delicious and well‑executed dishes which perfectly reflect the surrounding seascape and countryside.

Decorated in earthy heritage tones with a slate floor and local artwork on the walls, this country inn is smart enough for occasion dining yet so easygoing that no‑one would raise an eyebrow if you turned up with a four‑legged friend in tow.

A rich abundance of produce from the farms and coast of Cornwall and the South West are reflected in the cooking, and Tim and team make a great effort to use fruit and veg grown by local parishioners.

The chef’s crowd‑pleasing pub classics – favourites include gourmet bangers and mash – sit alongside more adventurous fare such as wood pigeon with beetroot, black pudding, savoury granola and red chard.

Vegetarians and vegans aren’t left out: dishes like miso‑glazed aubergine with aubergine caviar, red pepper, pimento beans and a spicy Moroccan sauce are contemporary and innovative.

Tim also puts a local spin on trad puddings, including a white chocolate mousse dish crafted using Cornish fairings.

Suggested wine pairings and tipples by the glass make it easy to match your dish with something decent from a 40‑strong wine list.

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Chef(s): Tim Kendall
3 course dinner from: £30
Seats: 55
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