The Hawkins Arms
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
In Zelah sits a little gem, tucked away from the bustling tourist traps. Once a coaching inn, The Hawkins Arms is one of the oldest pubs in Cornwall, named in honour of seafarer Sir Richard Hawkins, and is the ideal base for exploring the surrounding region. Having gone from strength to strength over the years, this pub has garnered praise from locals and visitors alike for its superb service and first-rate food. Owners Adam and Alex are passionate about their work and ensure every guest leaves with a smile on their face.
Striking a balance between contemporary dining and the traditional pub experience, this venue is on to a winner. Quality, local produce takes centre stage on the menu and changing specials board, showcasing the chef’s talent and dedication to creating excellent food. Why not tuck into the likes of delicious potted ham hock terrine with piccalilli and a homemade Scotch egg to start, and follow with the popular gammon steak on a bed of bubble and squeak, served with a poached egg and creamy Stilton sauce. A well-regarded Sunday roast is served weekly and offers extremely good value for money. Although the portions are very generous, make sure to leave enough room to sample one of the homemade desserts, such as the legendary sticky toffee pudding.
Not just your ordinary pub, The Hawkins Arms is a little bit special and well worth a visit.