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The Barley Sheaf

4.9
4.9
119 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

We welcome all ages and four legged friends are welcome in our bar and downstairs restaurant. For us, its about just doing everything the best we can - sending out the best food; pouring the finest drinks; making people feel at home - ultimately sending you away happy. With our seasonal menu you know that the ingredients are fresh and well chosen. Our menu changes regularly and it takes a great deal of knowledge, experience and focus to deliver.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Wed–Sun 12:00–21:00
    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01726 843330

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tim Kendall

  • Area

    St Austell

  • Parking Details

    Opposite The Barley Sheaf - 40 spaces max

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Group Bookings

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    Healthy

  • Cornwall

    Lunch

  • Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cornwall

    Romance

  • Cornwall

    Special Occasions

  • Cornwall

    British

  • South Coast

    Best Overall

  • South Coast

    Best Food

  • South Coast

    Best Service

  • South Coast

    Best Ambience

  • South Coast

    Best Value

  • South Coast

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. JR

    JeremyR

    Berkshire

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Dined two times in a week - on holiday - and the quality of the food varied. Mushroom starter cold and wet in the middle (from freezer?), steak nice taste but very tough and not very nice. Lamb dish fab though. Finally, don’t like staff standing over me when paying the bill and the tip page comes up on the machine - I chickened out and paid £5 but never received a thank you! So mixed feelings i out this place.

  2. J

    Jane1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, prompt service. Excellent food, well presented and very hot.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great everything

  4. FF

    FionaF

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere very happy and helpful staff . Outstanding food would recomend to anyone , will be visiting again most definitely

  5. AF

    AndrewF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality food and very friendly service. Highly recommended.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was perfect as usual. It’s the best food around. Friendly staff

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round .

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful. Food was fantastic. Service excellent. The only let down, was the lack of patrons! Please people, visit this fabulous 'gastro pub'. You will not be disappointed.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply wonderful. Great friendly staff with a warm welcome and excellent service. Food was simply superb, compliments to the chef, the Hake was juuuust cooked, 😋😋 Wine list really good too. Would definitely recommend and would definitely come back. Thank you!

  10. S

    Simon

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Excellent food prepared with skill. The three course lunch menu is great value. I highly recommend this pub.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great birthday meal with family.

  12. MW

    MatthewW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was by far an excellent evening. We enjoy eating out and have tried a few restaurants which should be better than this local restaurant. Some reasonably famous chefs and in my opinion this was better. The food was certainly comparable with the best we've eaten. Excellent preparation and tastes brilliant. The staff knew their food and helped me chose between two dishes. We were treated like well known customers, despite it being our first visit, I wish it was my local

  13. C

    Celliwic

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely not typical pub grub. It is so much better. On a par (or better) than our now defunct Langmans. Superb service and food cooked to perfection. This is on our ‘must do that again’ list.

  14. JN

    JNRP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have never given a restaurant review before but had to make this the first ! This food deserves a Michelin star and The Barley Sheaf should definitely feature in every food guide. Great ambience, friendly staff, amazing value for money and simply superb cooking. Well done to all The Barley Sheaf team !

  15. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent. Beautifully prepared and presented, just the right quantity and most importantly tasted fantastic. By far and away the best meal we have had in Cornwall on our Holiday this year. In fact it was so good we came back for a second meal later in the week.

  16. A

    Annt

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our meals so very much, especially the fresh produce from the nearby Cotna Retreat where we were staying, their tomatoes are incredible! Portion size, seasoning, presentation were all absolutely perfect, staff were all superb and the restaurant was full. The selection of fantastic local beers, gin and ciders at the bar kept us returning for drinks over the weekend. Just wish it was our local, sadly with an 800 mile round trip we may never visit again …

  17. LH

    LorraineH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice food , very good service staff very nice would recommend

  18. L

    Laura

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A warm welcome, delicious food and excellent wines

  19. RH

    RogerH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food at a good price. Highly recommend that you dine here if you’re in the area

  20. TB

    TobyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dog friendly and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Very attentive staff.

  21. MG

    MattG

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent varied menu with daily changing specials, using locally sourced produce. The best meal we had during our stay on The Roseland.

  22. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb original and delicious food. Friendly and relaxed but attentive staff. Really excellent.

  23. P

    Portscathogirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our meal at the Barley Sheaf was top notch - delicious food, all beautifully presented with friendly and professional service. We have recently moved to the area and are delighted to have such a great restaurant on our doorstep.

  24. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    A decent pub with a pleasant upstairs dining room. Very happy with my food choice. The home made scotch egg starter was particularly excellent. Gorran can be a tricky place to get to though, a SatNav is essential for non-locals.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place, great food.

  26. VG

    VivienG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous customer service, lovely dining experience, will definitely return when back in Cornwall again.

  27. R

    Ronnie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The Barley sheaf layout was very good, service staff very friendly speedy, and efficient. Probably the menu could be increased with a more variety. However the fish and chips were the best I have tasted

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent lunch - superb food - very friendly and welcoming including our dog Poppy who now features on their Facebook page! Will look forward to returning again.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food as always, love the smoked mash! Fish and chips are superb too. Love this place now they have an excellent chef👍

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal! Super friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. All locally sourced produce. We all got different types of fish dishes which were all delicious. Highly reccommend!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. The dog was welcome too

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great staff

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food and good service

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food

  35. MM

    MalcolmM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Barley Sheaf.

  36. M

    Melnation

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    My first time in Cornwall where we used OpenTable to book dinners. The Barley Sheaf is off the beaten path but SO worth it! The ingredients are all locally sourced and treated with a reverence that is seen in Michelin starred restaurants. I would not be surprised to see the chef/s cooking on GBM in the future. Excellent seafood, clever combinations and lovely coffee. They have recently changed their beans, so heartily recommend a flat white.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic flavours in beautifully presented dishes!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and friendly service

  39. HB

    HelenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have had two really good meals in the restaurant and another evening enjoying a glass of wine. This is a great pub and we’re looking forward to returning when it reopens

  40. s

    saram

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is our third visit to the Barley Sheaf and it has never disappointed us. The food is superb, great value and the service is friendly but still very professional. We are delighted to support such a good chef and will happily re visit just as soon as we are allowed to !! With all the lovely food on the menu, I would happily go every week !!

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The Barley Sheaf is rated 4.9 stars by 119 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Barley Sheaf

Gorran Churchtown Saint Austell, Cornwall PL26 6HN

  • Area

    St Austell

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Wed–Sun 12:00–21:00
    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Opposite The Barley Sheaf - 40 spaces max

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tim Kendall

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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