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Red River Inn, Gwithian

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Nothing special. Beer OK, but food is clearly the reason why people come here
Wilson_MacDonald - 8 Aug 2018 19:40
Re - visited the pub this week. Different selection of ales and a different day time barman, but this one also knew his stuff. Still as good as ever!
Thewriter - 23 Sep 2012 15:54
Was staying in the area and only pooped in for a quick pint on the first evening - ended up going in every day for 'early doors'. Was so impressed thast I didn't bother going in any of the other local pubs.I believe this pub changed hands in May 2011 so can't comment about it before, but I received excellent service, enjoyed good quality beer and good food, both at realistic prices. Was particularly impressed with the vitality of the bar and waiting staff, and one of the lads behind the bar really knew his beers, and was recommending other local brews to me. The decor is unpretentious basic - reminded me of the pubs of my youth in the '70's, but immacultely clean and no juke box or fruit machine.
Thewriter - 5 Oct 2011 19:54
A great pub visited for the first time on Sunday. I had done some research before hand as I wanted a decent ale pub that was dog friendly as I was arranging to cycle there to meet my parents with their dog. All I can say is I chose well! The staff were very friendly, a decent selection of ales on offer of which I had the Skinners royal wedding and the Otter - both the beers were in perfect condition. Due to the sunny weather the beer garden was most welcome. Didn't eat as but the Sunday roasts being served looked very good and people eating them were leaving clean plates. I will definitely come back next time I come down to visit the parents.
glamrox - 12 Apr 2011 16:50
Nice range of beers and a clean well kept bar. Although we didn't eat there, the food looked excellent and most people commented on how good it was. The decoration and furniture is very basic, with bare painted walls and wooden flooring, looking like an old schoolroom. The landlord, whilst quite pleasant and welcoming at first, gave the distinct impression that it was a chore to have to be there, and couldn't wait for closing time, telling everyone how many long hours he worked every day and how it was 2.30pm closing and indeed, he had everyone out and the inn shut and locked by that time. Perhaps it was his broken wrist and bad foot that made him a bit crabby..... or perhaps just caught him on an off day, which was a shame as it somewhat spoilt the visit. However, I hope he recovers soon as this could be a first class pub.
arfajob - 1 Nov 2010 19:58
This pub gets better and better. Stayed at the campsite opposite and ate early - but I would advise you book in the peak seasons. Range of beers was plentiful to get me through the night, many of which were local. Hurrah for the landlord who has turned this pub around and must now be making oodles of repeat business. Pub is also Dog and Child friendly.
normality2000 - 4 Aug 2010 20:17
lovely pub, very friendly staff and nice local art on the walls. Popular with the local surfing tourists and hence busy at weekends (good campsite opposite). Great local beers, some less commonly available on tap. Nice food too, lovely fresh fish.
zedhorn - 12 Apr 2010 20:21
have to agree with swooga, ales were great but i felt like i was sitting in a railway waiting room
vinnnie - 13 Nov 2008 13:51
A bit disappointed after all the previous reviews, more like a long, thin, featureless room with no atmosphere. Decent beer though.
awooga - 3 Sep 2008 11:14
We spent a most enjoyable hour or so here this summer, drinking a couple of pints of beautifully-kept local cask ale, while my wife had a pot of tea which, when it was ready, one of the locals brought outside to where we were enjoying the sunshine in the spacious garden.

A fine community pub which welcomes tourists as well as regulars. First class!

Cheers,
Alph_river - 29 Nov 2007 17:07
A fantastic pub serving great food,with 5 real ales excellent friendly staff, Tracey and Alex are absolute stars and can't ever do enough to help, be warned though if you want a table then book in advance as it gets really busy
chappers2341 - 9 Jul 2007 07:36
Fantastic pub! A row of about 6 real ales that the friendly landlord is fanatical about. He even showed me his cellar! My girlfriend is normally a lager drinker but got pissed as a fart on the excellent Spitfire last time we were there and was converted when she woke up without a hangover! Excellent food, reasonably priced and very efficient, friendly service. So nice to see a pub run so well by obviously enthusiastic owners. Shame I only get to go there when we're on holiday.
matt33 - 5 May 2007 22:12
A chance visit recently to this pub, rersulted in one of the best evenings for a long time. The pub is warm and friendly the staff quick and polite, the food is very good pub food at a sensible price and most importantly the beer is kept in first class order by a Landlord who is enthusiastic about beer and clearly knows his stuff. Live music a regular feature of the pub leaning towards the jazz blues folk side of life.

A pub to be highly recommended. Get your act together CAMRA get it in the guide!
anjen - 5 Nov 2006 11:35
A really great pub, its worth going there just to see the pretty serving maids, and I mean pretty.

Really friendly welcoming atmosphere. Although I haven't tried it yet, the food looks really good too. It obviously must be by the number of people eating there.

Have just bought a bike so can sample the good selection of beers, something I can't do if driving. Hope to make it my local

Lloyd
Lloyd - 7 Aug 2006 06:51
New Landlord and staff brilliant a great evening even though its out of the way in Winter,Locals are a great laugh
doombarkid - 25 Nov 2005 20:41
The red river is a great little pub. The real ales are fantastic, and the welcoming friendly atmosphere is great. Obviously under new ownership since that first comment was posted, the landlord and lady are really welcoming.
A real Cornish pub (with real Cornish ales), which oozes everything that is good in the world.

Peter Brown- Essex
anonymous - 18 Sep 2005 19:44
This pub has been extensively re-furbished and now has a nice friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Dog and child friendly with the benefit of good home cooked food well worth a visit if you are in the area.
baroni - 28 Apr 2005 17:44
It's changed its name to 'Red River Inn' after the nearby river
Andy Ward - andy@cornish-riviera.co.uk - 9 Feb 2005 22:09
nice building in nice location near to camp sites shame about the staff. Landlord and landlady are the rudest and most unhelpful pub management team i have ever encountered.It is of no wonder that the place was practically empty every tim i passed by be warned dont go there.
c goodyear - 22 Aug 2004 14:12

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