The Plume of Feathers

4.6
1233 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Plume of Feathers in Mitchell sits in the heart of the Cornish countryside – right on a junction of the A30.
Everything about this 16th Century coaching inn suggests quality and attention to detail – from the cosy bar and restaurant with its attached airy conservatory to the 20 luxurious boutique bedrooms, some converted from original buildings such as The Hen House and The Tack Room.
Head chef Andrew Dudley makes the most of fresh, quality, produce, sourced locally, to create exciting seasonal menus and specials and there are plenty of wines, beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic choices to accompany your meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1233 people are saying
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KellyR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food and service definitely be returning

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Suzie
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal again as always, love going back to The Plume. Friendly staff and like the new lay out for accommodating the dogs.

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nickm
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service,nice clean restaurant. Overall the whole evening was brilliant, lots of parking and the staff very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

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DavidS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The conservatory is light and airy and perfect for our family lunch. Good food and drink and efficient service. Top class all round.

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Susie
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and choice, well presented. Friendly team, professional service.
Can highly recommend!

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JuliaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is lovely. Sometimes the service is very slow. Overall very good though.

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RoseS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Sadly not a pleasant experience this time. Only one lady serving food arrived wrong was replaced but still had to ask several times for things to be changed. Food not great

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JudithF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The conservatory at the Plume is lovely, light and airy. The service was very good. We have eaten there before and out of 5 diners 3 of us had fish and chips, on previous visits these have been excellent with a light crispy almost tempura batter, not so yesterday which disappointed . 2 of our 5 coffees had to be returned to be warmed up so not 5 stars on this occasion.

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Charlie
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, very spacious and beautiful decor. Food was delicous and service was good. All the staff were really welcoming and friendly

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PamM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was very slow. It took over 35 minutes to get drinks! Poor allergen advice on the menu resulting in my son having a reaction and a hospital visit!!

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TerryH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS A first time local visitor there to meet old friends who are down in Cornwall for our wedding.
What can we say? First class in every way. The young waiter who was tall and wore glasses was about as good as it gets. We will be back soon.

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MaryV
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We found this pub in June when things were still a little difficult to find a place open. We liked it so much came back for a second visit. Am sure will not be the last as we visit this area of Cornwall a lot.

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martinw
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Pub/ Hotel was recommended to us, so we booked it on-line with no hassle.
We were shown straight to a Table and drinks order taken.
It was Steak Night so we ordered 2 Steaks although there were lots of other options.
The Steaks came cooked as requested Hot as well.
Plenty of Deserts available we selected and came quite quick.
Bill was a lot cheaper than we expected.
Great Eatery, fully recommended

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DeborahC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to impress the, the ambience is always lovely, the food last night was incredible, I had the Vegetarian curry which was amazing, such a depth of flavour!

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SteveK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table for 5.30 pm on the 15th/08/21 I did so because it’s my wife & I’s 5th wedding anniversary I booked because I had eaten at your restaurant several years ago & enjoyed a great variety in the menu & excellently cooked food.
When I saw the menu that we were presented with at our table I immediately realised that this was no better than we could have found in dozens of “plastic pubs” across the U.K. & the waitress could not tell us the difference between a sirloin & a rump steak things were not looking good ...she also left our table without pouring the bottle of Prosecco we had ordered, I immediately felt that this was not the sign the quality restaurant I had visited before.
When our food arrived the steak was tough & the sauce was cold & the only option of vegetables was broccoli & that was it ... in short we were so upset with the bad quality of food & service that we cancelled our meal & left... I send this e-mail not to be one if those people that moans about everything but to let you how upset we were on what was supposed to be a special evening for us ... so much so that I will simply not bother ever booking a meal at your restaurant again.

Yours Sincerely

Mr & Mrs S.Kilby

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Debbie
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We book at the last minute on the way home from Truro.
Food, service, staff excellent, couldn’t fault it.
Will definitely be back A+

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LouiseT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant lovely food and fab customer service.

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lynda
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 92 year young father for a quiet lunch and it was perfect
He had fish and chips and I had the salmon
All delicious

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MicheleFarrow
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. Attentive staff. We will defintely book again.

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HelenB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent price!!! One of the best places to eat in Cornwall by far!! Would highly recommend

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Saunders
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

First of all the food was amazing, lovely quality and would recommend the food.
We however felt the service was fairly poor, we arrived for our booking at 11am and was asked if we wanted lunch or breakfast. We though being 11am it would have only been breakfast but since offered we decided to go for lunch. We were then told lunch can't be ordered until 12 and no menus were printed yet to look at before being left with a drinks menu. A hour before ordering was too long to wait with a child so asked if we could have breakfast instead and was told "the breakfast has finished now and the kitchen is being cleaned down". The kitchen kindly did us breakfast but it felt like a big problem which confused us as 5 minutes before we were offered breakfast (however some walk ins came in at 11:30 and ordered breakfast with no issues). Our order was incorrect and when breakfast did come out correctly we were missing toast on one of the portions which became a problem when asking for it.
As I said the food was amazing but unsure if we would visit again due to being made to feel like an inconvenience which is a shame as we had heard such amazing things and had saved coming for my husbands birthday.

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KarenA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The ambience and food were lovely. Great environment too. Sadly service was a little slow but we understand that is prevalent within the sector given Covid and staff constraints!
We really did have a lovely evening though there was one man in the bar area who got increasingly louder as the night wore on and who spoilt the ambience.
But if we were back in the locality we would still go again.
Thank you for a nice evening. 😊

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TonyT
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A good evening as usual. All the food was great! Ham, egg and chips very filling but very tasty with lots of tasty pickles and slaw, the egg was actually a scotch egg with a runny yolk! Also Malaysian chicken for my wife who said it was lovely, as well as a brownie for pudding! We were in the conservatory and it was full and noisy. Service was good if a little slow, 45 minute from sitting down to food on the table. But who knows what the kitchen was having to cope with, Covid restrictions and a full restaurant to boot. Would definitely recommend.

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KelvinS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a nice evening meal at the Plume of Feathers. The food was really good unfortunately the service was quite slow. This maybe due to staffing levels due to C19??
I only wish we had a pub like this close to where we live as it's a really nice place
We will go back again next time we are down in Newquay, especially as we could top-up our Tesla!

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MelS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was all pleasant but not amazing. Wrong order delivered (a sandwich rather than the salad that was ordered) but quickly rectified.

Fries in the mug weren’t particularly good value - approx. 10p per chip.

Overall, it didn’t seem overly busy yet I noticed all 6 tables in the conservatory were all waiting at the same time to have their plates cleared despite finishing eating awhile ago. The waiting staff seemed to have disappeared.

I would think maximising the spend per table is important but taking ages to clear main courses kind of puts people off ordering deserts and coffees.

Waiting staff were polite, food was nice but would we regularly go back, possibly not.

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in nice atmosphere - worth a visit if nearby

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MarionC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was fine and our waitress was lovely. We feel that the menu should change, as it has been the same for a long time. There were no specials, so really not enough choice.

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LisaM
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not a good experience, very unorganised, could of been a lot better, needs reviewing and look at the value for money on the size of potions, burger not very nice

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StuartM
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual ..
I will be back again ASAP !

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Simmmmmmm
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been staying in Newquay on holiday for the last few days and we booked here for lunch with our 18 month old son. We sat in the conservatory which was very clean and bright. The young waitress was so polite and pleasant. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Our son didn’t like his meal but nothing was too much trouble for the waitress who brought some bread out. We loved our starter and main. The food was tasty and large servings. Plenty of parking. Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My partner and I came here on our holiday following it’s good reviews on here and we weren’t disappointed. Absolutely fabulous food and great selection on the menu, lots of pub classics but other exciting bits too and all served immaculately. Staff were friendly. Plenty of car parking and nice building. We were in the conservatory extension - would have preferred the other room we saw when we arrived inside but still nice, just a bit less atmosphere. Would definitely come again on future holidays!

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PeteD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely service and very nice ambience ,
Nicer in the main pub than the conservatory.

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AnneH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service ran very smoothly despite staff shortage - well done

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Newquaygreen
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and nicely presented. Service at table was quick and friendly.
Noise level is higher than it once was as they have taken out the carpets to reveal wooden floors.

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Minky
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Excellent venue & gourmet food. Sadly our experience was let down by poor service, inexperienced staff that were totally unattentive. This was a complete contrast to last year's management and personnel.

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RobF
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal, great food and good service

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Megr
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The loveliest restaurant. Food is brilliant we came for a Sunday dinner, everything was so tasty. Staff was so friendly and welcoming. We came again last night and the food was brilliant. If we come back to Cornwall we’ll be coming back

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MAYJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal with you on Tuesday evening. The new decor is very pleasing and relaxing. We were pleased to be seated in the airy conservatory on a hot evening and widely spaced between tables during these pandemic times.

The food was delicious. The marmalade chutney with my duck pate was perfect. The flavours in all the dishes were complimentary to the main ingredient. Would loved to have tried the puddings but we could only manage a small sorbet.

Would recommend and return as so many things I would like to try on the menu.

Thank you for a lovely evening

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NeilK
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service excellent value

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DebbieA
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

There wasn’t much vegan food, I would like to see more fish dishes because we are coastal

FAQs

The Plume of Feathers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01872 510387.

The Plume of Feathers is rated 4.6 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.