The Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn; Fish, Fires & Friendly Faces
Newlyn is famous for its fish, being one of the only ancient harbours still operating and the largest finishing ports in the UK, if you’re looking for fresh seafood, it makes sense to head here. The Tolcarne Inn is a historic Inn in Newlyn, owned and run by Michelin Star chef, Ben Tunnicliffe. Tucked into this utterly charming 300 year old pub, you’ll find a delightful offering of fresh food on the menu, serving whatever is fresh that day.
As soon as you walk into The Tolcarne, you can feel the warmth. It’s small yet perfectly formed, offering ample seating enjoying the crackling of the wood fires and the touches of nautical art and characterful touches. We headed in one January evening and settled in for the 3 course menu.
To start, we had a beautiful caramelised onion soup and the mackerel. Following this, we had the hake and the seabass and rounded off with a dessert of rhubarb trifle and hot chocolate pudding. Every course was so beautifully cooked, packed full of flavour and texture and so delicious, we were sad when it came to an end. The menu offers many different fish options, if you’re a fan of fish then, like me, you could have anything off the menu and be confident it would be fantastic.
A cosy spot to spend the evening, the staff here are so welcoming and friendly, you feel almost like you’re in a friends living room by the fire.
Highly recommend stopping off here when in the area, find The Tolcarne Inn online here.