When you visit the Pandora, it's easy to forget you're in the 21st century. Its spectacular setting on the edge of Restronguet Creek is timeless. Parts of the Inn date back to the 13th Century and, with its flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and thatched roof it's not difficult to believe that little has changed since that time.
which makes it even harder to believe that the Pandora Inn was severely damaged by fire on 24 March 2011. The building has been carefully restored and
re-opened for business less than a year later on 9 March 2012. Great attention was paid to retaining as much of the inn's original features and the ground floor is virtually unchanged.
Upstairs, however, itâ€™s a different story. The first floor dining area is now a stunningly beautiful vaulted room with traditionally pegged green oak beams. The blaze gave the owners an opportunity to give the Pandora a â€˜qualityâ€™ facelift. Ugly 1970s additions were destroyed in the fire and, with its Grade II listing, the Pandora could only be restored with traditional materials and building methods.
Publicans John Milan and Steve Bellman have been at the helm of the Pandora since 1999. Their attention to detail in everything â€“ from the food and service to the dÃ©cor and furniture â€“ has established the Pandora as an award-winning pub and also ensured its restoration to such a high standard.
While The Pandora's wonderful setting remains unchanged, everything else in this cosy traditional inn is 21st century comfort and quality.
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|Chef Tom Milby uses the freshest, local, seasonal produce. There's an extensive wine list and traditional real ales from St Austell Brewery.
Combine this with a spectacular setting, roaring log fires and a warm welcome from your managers Catherine and Lester Croft and a trip to the Pandora is a must.
PS. And you can even bring your four-legged friends with you as well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the downstairs bar area.
We are featured on the 'Dog Friendly Cornish Pubs' website