In our new series exploring Cornwall’s finest beer-drinking haunts, we discover The Old Quay Inn at Devoran – a popular village pub on the banks of the Restronguet Creek.
We can’t think of many places we’d rather enjoy a pint of Betty than at The Old Quay Inn in Devoran. In the summer the garden is one of the best places in Cornwall to soak up the evening sun with a pint or two, and during the winter you’ll find us tucking into Sunday Lunch in the cosy bar, as the dog snoozes next to the fire.
John and Hannah Calland have made sure this humble little pub ticks all the boxes – it’s at the heart of the community, serves great food and boasts a fine selection of well-kept cask ale. No surprises then that it’s a regular haunt for many of the Skinner’s Team!
Accessible by bike, boat, horse and on-foot (you can drive too, but where’s the fun in that?) despite being right next to the coast-to-coast cycle and walking trail, The Old Quay Inn still remains relatively undiscovered. The terraced garden hidden away behind the pub features alcoves and sun traps – we could while away hours here…
Proper Pub Food
The team have got the food offering just right, with honest, hearty pub food which always hits the mark. The kitchen crew experiment with the daily specials, making the most of fresh local produce and particularly the catch of the day, always ensuring the seafood they use is sustainably caught. The pub is great for families and the menu is very child-friendly.
What To Drink
It has to be a pint of Betty! The pub is home to the local gig club and they seem to agree…
Why We Love The Old Quay Inn
- Perfect pub for all seasons, whether it’s winter dog walks or summer sundowners
- A real community feel, with a warm welcome guaranteed
- Great Sunday Lunches. Served on a sharing platter for that family feel (we never argue over the last roast potato, honest!)