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The Barley Sheaf

4.9
4.9
128 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

We welcome all ages and four legged friends are welcome in our bar and downstairs restaurant. For us, its about just doing everything the best we can - sending out the best food; pouring the finest drinks; making people feel at home - ultimately sending you away happy. With our seasonal menu you know that the ingredients are fresh and well chosen. Our menu changes regularly and it takes a great deal of knowledge, experience and focus to deliver.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Bar
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01726 843330

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tim Kendall

  • Neighborhood

    St Austell

  • Parking details

    Opposite The Barley Sheaf - 40 spaces max

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    5 stars in every area. Great food, lovely service, nice atmosphere. Couldn't fault anything.

  2. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was next level, would and will recommend Exceptional Thankyou

  3. LS

    LizS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious lunch at the Barley this week. Recommend the catch of the day and the ravioli and as for the sticky toffee pudding - faultless.

  4. L

    Louise

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous welcome and food as good as ever - loved sitting by the fire with cocktails!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Sunday Roast was fabulous.

  6. DM

    DaveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great choice and wonderful presentation. This was supported wth a warm first class service that gave attention to detail. Overall a an exceptional evening it that I would reccomend to good food lovers.

  7. CB

    ClareB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, really outstanding, and now better soft drinks and more beers to chose from, more craft beers would make it even more fantastic, the place and food wonderful, can't recommend enough

  8. A

    Adrian

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic evening with incredible food and service.

  9. A

    Ashley777

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to this amazing place Wednesday 24th November,whilst on holiday last week. Cant praise this place enough. Beautiful interior, very friendly and helpful staff, if that's not enough the most unbelievable food. Choose this place, you wont regret it

  10. JR

    JeremyR

    Berkshire

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Dined two times in a week - on holiday - and the quality of the food varied. Mushroom starter cold and wet in the middle (from freezer?), steak nice taste but very tough and not very nice. Lamb dish fab though. Finally, don’t like staff standing over me when paying the bill and the tip page comes up on the machine - I chickened out and paid £5 but never received a thank you! So mixed feelings i out this place.

  11. J

    Jane1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, prompt service. Excellent food, well presented and very hot.

  12. FF

    FionaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere very happy and helpful staff . Outstanding food would recomend to anyone , will be visiting again most definitely

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great everything

  14. AF

    AndrewF

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality food and very friendly service. Highly recommended.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was perfect as usual. It’s the best food around. Friendly staff

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round .

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful. Food was fantastic. Service excellent. The only let down, was the lack of patrons! Please people, visit this fabulous 'gastro pub'. You will not be disappointed.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply wonderful. Great friendly staff with a warm welcome and excellent service. Food was simply superb, compliments to the chef, the Hake was juuuust cooked, 😋😋 Wine list really good too. Would definitely recommend and would definitely come back. Thank you!

  19. S

    Simon

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Excellent food prepared with skill. The three course lunch menu is great value. I highly recommend this pub.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great birthday meal with family.

  21. MW

    MatthewW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was by far an excellent evening. We enjoy eating out and have tried a few restaurants which should be better than this local restaurant. Some reasonably famous chefs and in my opinion this was better. The food was certainly comparable with the best we've eaten. Excellent preparation and tastes brilliant. The staff knew their food and helped me chose between two dishes. We were treated like well known customers, despite it being our first visit, I wish it was my local

  22. C

    Celliwic

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely not typical pub grub. It is so much better. On a par (or better) than our now defunct Langmans. Superb service and food cooked to perfection. This is on our ‘must do that again’ list.

  23. JN

    JNRP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have never given a restaurant review before but had to make this the first ! This food deserves a Michelin star and The Barley Sheaf should definitely feature in every food guide. Great ambience, friendly staff, amazing value for money and simply superb cooking. Well done to all The Barley Sheaf team !

  24. A

    Andrew

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent. Beautifully prepared and presented, just the right quantity and most importantly tasted fantastic. By far and away the best meal we have had in Cornwall on our Holiday this year. In fact it was so good we came back for a second meal later in the week.

  25. A

    Annt

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our meals so very much, especially the fresh produce from the nearby Cotna Retreat where we were staying, their tomatoes are incredible! Portion size, seasoning, presentation were all absolutely perfect, staff were all superb and the restaurant was full. The selection of fantastic local beers, gin and ciders at the bar kept us returning for drinks over the weekend. Just wish it was our local, sadly with an 800 mile round trip we may never visit again …

  26. LH

    LorraineH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice food , very good service staff very nice would recommend

  27. L

    Laura

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A warm welcome, delicious food and excellent wines

  28. RH

    RogerH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food at a good price. Highly recommend that you dine here if you’re in the area

  29. TB

    TobyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dog friendly and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Very attentive staff.

  30. MG

    MattG

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent varied menu with daily changing specials, using locally sourced produce. The best meal we had during our stay on The Roseland.

  31. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb original and delicious food. Friendly and relaxed but attentive staff. Really excellent.

  32. P

    Portscathogirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our meal at the Barley Sheaf was top notch - delicious food, all beautifully presented with friendly and professional service. We have recently moved to the area and are delighted to have such a great restaurant on our doorstep.

  33. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    A decent pub with a pleasant upstairs dining room. Very happy with my food choice. The home made scotch egg starter was particularly excellent. Gorran can be a tricky place to get to though, a SatNav is essential for non-locals.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place, great food.

  35. VG

    VivienG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous customer service, lovely dining experience, will definitely return when back in Cornwall again.

  36. R

    Ronnie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The Barley sheaf layout was very good, service staff very friendly speedy, and efficient. Probably the menu could be increased with a more variety. However the fish and chips were the best I have tasted

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent lunch - superb food - very friendly and welcoming including our dog Poppy who now features on their Facebook page! Will look forward to returning again.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food as always, love the smoked mash! Fish and chips are superb too. Love this place now they have an excellent chef👍

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal! Super friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. All locally sourced produce. We all got different types of fish dishes which were all delicious. Highly reccommend!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. The dog was welcome too

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The Barley Sheaf is rated 4.9 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

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  • Neighborhood

    St Austell

  • Hours of operation

    Bar
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Opposite The Barley Sheaf - 40 spaces max

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Kendall

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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