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 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 dining 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 to something decent from a 40-strong wine list.