Review on The Tolcarne Inn

Talented chef Ben Tunnicliffe made his mark at the Abbey Restaurant where he held a Michelin star for five years until he sold it in 2008. In August 2012 he and his wife took over The Tolcarne Inn, a traditional fisherman's pub built in 1717, located harbourside in the village of Newlyn, just five minutes drive from Penzance. After a renovation, it has retained its olde worlde interiors, but is now light and airy with stained wood tables and a hotchpotch of chairs and a cosy log fire welcoming guests in winter.

Given the location, it's no surprise that fish is the big deal here, the daily menu chalked up of the blackboard is determined by the best of the catch of the day, sourced just steps away at Newlyn fish market. Starters of scallops, pork confit, cauliflower, capers and raisons could make an appearance before a main course of whole grilled plaice, Cornish earlies, Vermouth, wild mushrooms and herbs or roast fillet of hake, saffron, asparagus, crab risotto. There are irresistible desserts to finish in the shape of dark chocolate tart with homemade peanut butter ice cream or croissant pain au chocolate and banana pudding served with clotted cream.

The Tolcarne Inn has a relaxed and informal ambience, a well thought out wine list with options available by the glass, together with real ales and local ciders.

The Tolcarne Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens

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Gastro pub / Seafood


Ben Tunnicliffe

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Tolcarne Inn

  • Alfresco dining
  • 35 covers
  • Family Friendly


The Tolcarne Inn
TR18 5PR

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