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The Cornish Arms is set in the heart of Tavistock at the foothills of Dartmoor in the rolling countryside of Devon.

The Cornish Arms is a thriving great British pub set on the foothills of Dartmoor in the Stannary town of Tavistock. The focus of The Cornish Arms and the ethos of John, Emma and The Team are to operate a pub which they would love to come to use themselves. A place serving unpretentious food, fantastic beer and wine offering, great value for money and accessible for all to enjoy.

Since opening the pub in May 2013 The Cornish Arms has flourished as a destination pub. Having been placed as one of the top 50 Gastro Pubs in the UK, within 6 months of opening, and has gone on to be included in 2013 2014 2015 and 2016. In 2014 the pub gained a Michelin Bib Gourmand which has been retained to date.
2015 saw the pub win Food Pub of the Year at the annual St Austell estate award and John Hooker, chef proprietor was named Chef of the Year in the Coveted Trencherman's awards.

At the start of this year at the annual St Austell estate awards The Cornish Arms was named Customer Service Pub of the Year.

With John Hooker’s pedigree as a chef, having held 3AA Rosettes, featured in the Good Food Guide and competing on BBC 2’s Great British Menu in 2010 and 2011, he will be making the most of the best ingredients from the South West cooked with the seasons produce and using classic combinations with big hearty flavours.

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Top 50 Gastro Pubs 2020

Published on 28/01/2020

Once again the UK's finest food critics have been out and about in force, voting in the annual Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards.......and this pub has made it onto their list. So make sure you book yourself a table. You can be sure it will be well, well worth it.

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Beer Day Britain 2018

Happening on 15/06/2018 [Expired]

Friday 15th June marks the annual celebration of the nation's best-loved bevvy - real ale! So why not come down and join us in raising a glass of the good stuff and say #CheersToBeer!

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub 2018

Published on 30/01/2018 [Expired]

We are delighted to announce that we have been voted as one of the top 50 gastropubs in the UK in the Estrella Damm Awards 2018!

The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards are voted for by top foodies and hospitality experts. These include gastropub operators (who can’t vote for their own…