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The Weary Friar Inn pillaton, Saltash, PL12 6QS
if you want solid comfort and a feeling of things as they used to be, you'll come to this famous old 12th century inn. It lies next to the church
of St Odulphus, in the old Cornish village of Pillaton, tucked away among the charming winding lanes so typical of this county, yet only 15 mins from the Tamar Bridge. Here you will find real atmosphere and the unselfconscious dignity of great age; for the Weary Friar originally housed the builders of the church and then became a rest-house inn.

Today it welcomes you to good food and cheerful service. The large stone fireplaces, the copper and brass and the dark beams contrast strongly with the white walls, but the Weary Friar moves with the times too. There are fitted carpets everywhere and every bedroom is heated and has it's own bathroom, built in wardrobe and colour telvision. We are famous for our cuisine and very proud of our reputation. Luncheon and dinner menus are a la carte or table d'hote. The restaurant is open to non-residents who have often come a long way to eat some of the house specialities.

Pillaton is ideally situated for visiting the lovely spots of East Cornwall and West Devon. Just below the village is Lynher Valley where the river tumbles over weirs and under bridges. It is full of salmon and trout, ask about the fishing. Whether you have been golfing, fishing, touring, riding, sailing, swimming or mearly walking in the lovely lanes that have so little holiday traffic, it is pleasant to find yourself, at evenfall, far from the madding crowd, deep in the cornish countryside. Not only are we a good place to come and visit during the summer, but also 'out of season'; for spring comes early and our autumns are generally warm; and best of all, at Christmas the Weary Friar really comes into it's own. Tall red candles, holly, ivy and mistletoe are everywhere. The yule log burns and the morris dancers pay us a visit and the carolers call. Inside, the punch flows and christmas fare abounds; a truly old-fashioned english country scene
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88% recommended this accommodation to a friend 88% would stay again
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Lovely quaint inn, friendly and helpful staff. Food was of excellent standard, breakfast set you up for the day. Evening meals were first class and service really good.

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M Vittles

From Fareham, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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pillaton break
OK but website mentioned dog welcome.
No, dog unwelcome.

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b kings

From Dursley, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Very friendly staff snd a nice relaxed welcome. Very quiet country accommodation. Excellent food anf girst class service. Just stayed one night to play golf on thr region. Would not hesitate to stay sgsin. Proper Job!!

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P Thomas

From St Ives, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Simple clean accommodation. Good value food. Carpets threadbare.

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J Scoble

From London , UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The meals morning and evening offered a wide choice and were well cooked and served. Friendly atmosphere in the bar and all the staff were pleasant. Although in Cornwall to attend a funeral, this stay brightened up a sad weekend.

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R Wimbleton

From Mansfield, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

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The Weary Friar
The staff were very friendly, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The pub was warm and cosy and also very popular, so it may be advisable to book a table. The food was excellent; good sized portions and value for money. We would have liked to visit the Church that the friars had built adjacent to the pub but we didn't have time.

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R Keeler

From Robertsbridge, UK
Who stayed in February 2014

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Will not be returning
Room bitterly cold and overlooked the untidy back yard. Had to borrow hot water bottles from relatives living nearby. Door to room was extremely difficult to open and close - this could have proved fatal if there was a fire. Landlord's excuse - the painters had just been in - but there was no sign or smell of new paint. Pillows very flat and no spare. Cushions on bed (which were old and did not match the rest of decor) had to be used as extra pillow. Extractor fan in en suite did not work. These points should have been picked up when room was serviced during our stay, but bed was as we left it and only signs of service was cleaning fluid down toilet and replenishment of tea making products. En suite floor carpeted - unhygenic. Very basic accommodation - very overpriced for what was provided. Breakfast was ok but very basic and very cheap products used. When cutlery accidently dropped onto floor by us and the only other couple staying, the landlords were both present in the room but, despite the clatter, no notice was taken by them whatsover (one of them should have gone to obtain replacement cutlery for us). Evening meal was very bad - soup was disgusting and was sent back and thai red chicken curry was bought in commercial junk - worse than a cheap high street takeaway. When paying bill on checking out our comments were met with no apologies - just "nobody else complains" - needless to say this was our first and will be our last visit !

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Harold G

From Wigan, UK
Who stayed in November 2013

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Great Stay at Weary Friar
two very enjoyable days.friendly staff and locals,great atmosphere and good food and ales.would certainly recommend.

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p sturman

From Louth, UK
Who stayed in September 2013

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Excellent stay the weary friar, food was very good ,staff very helpful, rooms clean but abit dated
Would definitely stay again . Value for money.

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Garry S

From Liverpool, UK
Who stayed in September 2013

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very friendly country pub
Lovely pub, great landlord and landlady, great character to the pub. Rooms need to be updated for the price. More tea in tin, only one sachet!! 1 pack biscuits , and two pillows each not 1. But these are minor tweeks, great breakfast, , very welcoming.

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j gray

From padstow, UK
Who stayed in August 2013

Couple

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