After a year-long refurbishment, the former Crown opened up shop in 2011 – with a change of name and a stylish new feel. Colourful cushions and striped bar stools, striking red and blue walls, deep leather sofas and a table laden with magazines and games combine to create a super-cosy feel. Quaff Keystone Brewery’s Sibeth Ale and mussels and chips at scrubbed tables – or follow glass-enclosed corridors across babbling Collyer’s Brook to the dining room, furnished in relaxed country-house style. Jazzy rugs, old tables, a wall of shelves stacked with wine bottles and books create an easy mood, so settle down and enjoy chef Tom Shaw’s imaginative cooking. Dishes include treats such as goat’s curd cigar with roasted baby beetroot and truffle honey, Cornish fish stew, spaghetti alla norma and banana tarte tatin. Delve into the wines – the list is eclectic – and stay the night. Fabulous rooms, named after ‘butterfly’ in various languages, ooze comfort and warmth. Rich colours and fabrics, fine linen and goose down, swish bathrooms and quirky details are there to seduce you; the best, Mallyshag has a fashionable roll top tub in the room.