Local Review and Comments

The Rifle Volunteer was built as a mine captain's house in around 1800, then converted to a coaching inn during the mid-19th century; it now plays host to the village post office four times a week.

The main bar has been opened out to accommodate a modern conservatory, popular with diners for the view out over the garden.

A separate public bar caters for more dedicated drinkers and hosts the pool table and dartboard. There is an outside play area for the children. The guest beer is regularly varied and usually Cornish.

Meals are cooked using locally-sourced ingredients; food is available, Please See "about" page for kitchen opening times.The pub offers panoramic views across

the Tamar Valley and is in good walking country. It is also on the Tamar Valley Rail Ale Trail - the railway station is 1.5 km away along the A390.

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Review no 1: "Lovely view and atmosphere."

  • Star Rating 5


  • Party of 5.

    We sat in the conservatory which had excellent views. The food was lovely, as was he service. Couldn't fault this place. Definitely recommend.

    Visited June 2017




    Review No 2: “Lunch stop”

  • Star Rating 4


  • Lovely seating areas greet you - mixture of comfy chairs, dining tables and snug areas next to a wood burner.

    Daily specials and lunch menu - good choice of beers and guest ciders. Bar staff friendly - very prompt service.

    Well presented good but only niggle was jacket potato had caught in the microwave so was hard in places but plenty of tuna mayo and salad.

    Husband had fish and chips - hand cooked xx Value for money. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Will return. Dog friendly. Clean toilets.

    Visited June 2017



    Review No 3: “Excellent food, lovely setting, friendly staff”

  • Star Rating 5


  • We called for an evening meal last Thursday, and had an excellent meal.

    Good choice, well cooked and presented. The burgers were great, looked and tasted homemade.

    The lasagne delicious and the mushroom stroganoff wonderful. The desserts were great too.

    Visited May 2017



    Review No 4: “Sunday Lunch”

  • Star Rating 4


  • We decided to try The Rifle Volunteer for Sunday lunch. We had just left the donkey sanctuary and needed food.

    The car park is large and easy to access. The pub is traditional and has a good range of drinks. We were greeted by the landlord and team which was welcoming and warm.

    They Quickly arranged a table to accommodate us and we sat down. Menu was not extensive but 4 options of meat on the Sunday lunch menu..

    We all ordered and didn't have to wait too long. The food quality and portion size was good. Some elements homemade and the rest pre cooked. We had to ask for more gravy on more than one occasion.

    All ordered desserts and selected for several options presented on chalk boards as well as the menu. Again received quickly and we devoured without leaving a scrap.

    Overall a good experience and would use again. Great team.

    Visited May 2017




    Review No 5: “Pleasant Afternoon Refreshment”

  • Star Rating 4


  • Having been out for lunch in deepest Cornwall, or coach stopped here for a few drinks on the way home.

    Although our arrival must have startled the barman, there was over twenty of us, the friendly barman made us welcome and quickly served the thirsty travellers

    however he did forget one person's coffee. A nice clean and tidy pub with excellent views.

    Visited April 2017



    Review No 6: “Evening meals at The RV”

  • Star Rating 5


  • Called in for weekday lunch.

    Greeted by bar staff. sat in conservatory end & were attended to quickly - only a handful of customers around.

    Chose crabcakes as starters - very well cooked; had pie & big chips, roast & chips and curry & all were enjoyed. had variety of desserts & coffees.

    Tipped the waitress for super service & stayed for about 3 hours.


    Visited Jan 2017




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