Old Albion Inn
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The entrance to an old underground smugglers’ tunnel in the lounge, the original pasty ovens in the two main hearths and the water well located beneath the old bar (from which until recently the pub drew its water) all hint at the Old Albion’s long and fascinating past. Meanwhile, modern day enticements include the wonderful hospitality of the owners and staff, the well-stocked bar and the pleasing food menu. My eye was drawn to the sharing and ploughman’s boards. In terms of main courses, the likes of slow-cooked pork belly, chargrilled local sausages and moules marinières vie for attention among classic burgers, steaks and fish dishes. Fish is something of a speciality here and it is sustainably sourced from suppliers who provide only the freshest catches. Thoughtful children’s choices are also available. Pubs like this one, located in the pretty village of Crantock, are real Cornish treasures.