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Sawles Arms Inn

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| Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XH, England
+44 1726 850317
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Sawles Arms over the course of four nights for meals and drinks in April 2017 whilst on a short break in Cornwall. We found a warm and instant welcome from Carol, the landlady, and all the locals in the bar who made us feel at home right away. The Sawles Arms is bright and airy with a... More 

Thank Kev C
carole w, Owner at Sawles Arms Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went in most evenings (early) while staying nearby. Nice blazing fire, good beer, friendly landlady (Carole) and sociable local people. Excellent atmosphere, lots of leg-pulling, a real fun time. We didn't eat there, as we were self-catering nearby, so it was the beer and the chit-chat for us. Really pleased to have found such a welcoming place. Beer garden round... More 

Thank PubFan2014
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I have travelled around to different places on Sundays to have my roast dinner and have called into the SAWLES ARMS A couple of time and in my opinion they are among the best around. If you like a traditional home cooked roast in an old traditional pub in front of an open log/coal fire with the locals adding to... More 

Thank Paddy D
carole w, Owner at Sawles Arms Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Paddy D, we're glad you enjoyed your roast and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very Friendly Atmosphere, with Open Fire, Horse Brasses and Old Village Photos. Food wise, don't expect 2 peas & a half peeled carrot,.. haute cuisine. The food here Fills the Plate, is as near Home Cooking as you'll get, Sourced as Locally as Possible and Cooked to Perfection. It's not on our doorstep but we call in at least once... More 

Thank UKLoopy
Guildford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I can't remember the last time I was in such a genuine local pub. The landlady, Carol, made us welcome from the start, as did the regulars. This is the place I would go if I lived locally. In fact this is the kind of place that makes you think how nice it would be to live locally! The St... More 

Thank Ippians413
St Austell, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This lovely olde worlde village pub was recommended to our disabled group. A lovely welcome, our music man was permitted to play his guitar while we sang along. The food is amazing value, particularly the liver and bacon. The best bit? The staff, the landlady chef was heard singing along in the kitchen then was seen dancing in the bar... More 

Thank 1karen8592
Linslade, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

One of the most friendly local pubs I have been in. We had a very acceptable pasty and a drink and when we left all the customers said goodbye!

Thank Claire D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Oh my goodness!! This pub was recommended by the owner of our B & B and, as it was only a stroll away we gave it a go. To be fair the man behind the bar (who we assume was the landlord) was friendly and the meal was average - we had steak & ale pie & chips which was... More 

Thank Judith H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Live just down the road from this pub. Generally a very quite place, but beer is excellent, food good and the locals very friendly. Great place to pop into and just have a nice beer standing at the bar chatting with friends or Carol the landlady. Don't expect a rave or a wild atmosphere, just more of a 'dreckly' feel......Brilliant.

1 Thank Simon S
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Real value for money and excellent quality in a friendly local inn. Quantities were more than generous. Not sure they have a healthy profit margin but great for customers!

Thank Ann K

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 850317

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