The Windwhistle Inn

A historical setting.

"Windwhistle" does evoke a clifftop location, but is name of the local hills. Being on the brow of a range of hills, it does have a panoramic view on a clear day and you can see all the way to Glastonbury Tor & the Bristol Channel.  The original building which houses the traditional bar dates from the 17th Century and was once a notorious haunt of smugglers, highwaymen, and cut-throats. It has a romantic ‘Jamaica Inn’ type atmosphere and local folklore has it that if you looked like you had money on you, you would be lured or dragged down into the cellar and your throat slit.


Since then the building has been extended to now include a separate restaurant area for quiet dining, a large bright & airy conservatory where the famous carvery is served and a function room ideal for weddings and other large parties.

All this is set in 5 acres of beautifully maintained gardens with plenty of outdoor seating and loads of space for children (and dogs) to run off their energy after lunch. Both indoor and outdoor games are available for everyone to enjoy.


Wholesomely home made.

We serve modern pub classics with the emphasis on good quality locally sourced produce. Specials are available in addition to the menu every day and our ever popular Carvery is served through-out the day on a Sunday.


Chef/Patron Tim Robinson trained under Gary Rhodes giving him the experience to provide top quality pub food in a relaxed and friendly environment.


There is plenty of parking in our very large car park but you are also welcome to use our bike parking and our horse parking as an alternative! Walkers and dogs also very welcome.




A Bit About Us

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The Windwhistle

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Landlord & Landlady Tim & Georgie Robinson took over the running of the Windwhistle when St Austell Brewery in Cornwall bought the freehold. Having run a successful pub The Wig & Pen in Cornwalls capital city Truro they decided a return to the country was due. They bring with them Tim’s reputation for excellent food and Georgie’s well known hospitality and welcome combining the two to make your visit a memorable one. Always having been recognised for their food they recently won Best Catering House at the St Austell Brewery Estate Awards and were nominated as Best Eatery in Cornwall in the What’s On Cornwall Awards 2014.

Pub is open from 11am until 3pm and 6pm-11pm Monday to Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday & Sunday.

Food served from 12pm - 2.30pm and 6pm - 9pm Monday to Friday, 12-9pm Saturday & 12pm - 8pm Sunday.


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