The Tolcarne Inn is a historic maritime pub, nestled next to the sea wall in Newlyn – one of the UK’s most important fishing ports. Chef and restaurateur Ben Tunnicliffe has created an irresistible dining destination for seafood lovers, where a chalkboard menu evolves to reflect seasonal abundance.
The catch of the day is served alongside fresh produce sourced from small local growers; Ben’s ethos is to combine flavours simply and instinctively, letting the quality of the ingredients speak for themselves. With a friendly welcomed guaranteed, well-kept local ales and ciders, and regular live jazz sessions, The Tolcarne Inn is a relaxed setting in which to enjoy Cornwall’s famous food culture at its very best.
Ben’s chalkboard-style menu reads like an ode to the sea. Mackerel, cod, brill, bream, scallops, crab, mussels, bass, john dory – all of these and more feature according to seasonal abundance. Working closely with local fishmongers ensures that the freshest fish is delivered to their door each day. It also enables them to play a part in safeguarding the sustainability of Cornwall’s precious fisheries for future generations.
The catch of the day is complimented by fresh produce sourced from small local growers, market gardens and community farms. The harvest from land and sea is combined instinctively and with a lightness of touch; Ben’s signature style allows the finest ingredients to speak for themselves. There are vegetarian options, and dishes can be adapted for children or specific dietary requirements. The pub serves a traditional Sunday roast, and Ben’s desserts are legendary.
Open 7 days a week: 11.30 until late, serving real ales, local ciders, refreshments, coffee and homemade cakes.