The Plume of Feathers

Newquay, Cornwall

Good food draws the crowds at this smart bar & restaurant with rooms in a quiet village sandwiched between Cornwall’s north and south coasts


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


This is a popular bar-restaurant so enjoy being thrown together with diners, children, walkers and their hounds – especially in the summer. The central bar is lively with ales on tap and friendly staff zipping in and out of the kitchen.

MasterChef’s Nat Tallents heads up the kitchen which showcases modern dishes using local-as-can-be produce; try Cornish fish and homemade pies, lunchtime sandwiches and delicious puddings – just the sort of gastro-grub you want after a breezy walk around nearby Ladock Woods. You eat at candle-studded pine tables in front of the wood-burner or in the huge, airy conservatory.

You’re halfway between Newquay and Truro with wild surfing beaches to the north and gentle bucket-and-spade ones to the south plus heaps of Cornish highlights – Eden Project, Lanhydrock House and Gardens, Tehidy Woods – within a 30-minute drive. Head back for a deep sleep in boutique bedrooms dotted around the grounds in the converted barns, stables and hen houses.

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We think you'll love

  • That your dogs are welcome in the restaurant and in the bedrooms
  • The super food from very local ingredients – Sunday lunch is fab
  • Being at the coast in 20-minutes
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Home truths

  • The restaurant and bar get very busy at weekends and holidays
  • There’s not much else to do in the village, especially at night


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast from £3.50. Lunch from £7. Dinner from £12. Sunday lunch £12.


Nightly price
from £100
Dogs £15 per night.
1 Family room for 4
From £130
11 Doubles
From £100


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The neighbourhood

Just off the A30 in the quiet (now that the bypass skims around it) village of Mitchell, equidistant between Newquay and Truro you’ll find The Plume. This is prime cycling country with lots of routes and good walks all around you, try the easy five-mile circular at Ladock Woods (10-minute drive) or nip up to iconic Fistral beach in Newquay to catch some waves. A visit to the St Austell Brewery (40-minutes) is good for craft beer fans while Eden Project, Lanhydrock House and Gardens and Tehidy Woods are all within half an hour’s drive.

Local points of interest from Daniel & Jacqui

  • The Plume of Feathers was originally a 16-century coaching inn which has been lovingly renovated bridging the gap between boutique B&B and traditional Cornish Pub.
  • Part of the restaurant is actually built directly over a natural spring well. Do you dare to gaze through the glass into its depths below? Come take a look next time you are visiting.
  • Centered between Newquay and Truro, just off the A30, The Plume of Feathers is the perfect location for exploring everything Cornwall has to offer. The Eden project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, beaches, shops are just a stones throw away.
  • Did you know we cater for functions; wedding, conferences, businesses and much more. With our light and airy conservatory for large parties or just having a business breakfast by the fire. The Plume can cater for your needs.


Daniel & Jacqui

Daniel and Jacqui bought the derelict Plume in 2000 and have created a thriving pub-restaurant with an emphasis on serving freshly cooked local produce at sensible prices. Out in the grounds they have converted the original barns, stables and hen houses into eight bedrooms. They’ve both been in the restaurant business for over forty years and are passionate about going the extra mile and delighting their customers.