As of the 30th March 2009 Darren Littlewood & Alan Thomas will be the new landlords of The Ring O’ Bells in Priston. Alan has worked as head chef in 5 star hotels and Darren in award winning pubs.
Being chefs food features right up there in our plans for the pub and the kitchen will be open seven days a week, everything from bread to chutney to the mayonnaise in your tartare sauce will be made on the premises, our fish will be supplied by Cornish day boats, our meat from local award winning butchers and our veg from local growers. We have no desire to turn the pub into a fancy restaurant with inflated prices and snooty service, this is going to be good value pub food.
Of course real ales will still feature strongly and we will be using local breweries for monthly guest ales, we are also increasing the wine list and adding some premium spirits, bottled beers and organic cider. The rooms above the pub will now be available for bed and breakfast, we have 3 luxury double rooms and you get your own personal chef to cook breakfast. Once a month we will host a quiz & curry night at the pub with a share of the proceeds going to good causes in the village.
We are really keen to hear your opinions too and would love to find some local village suppliers for our kitchen, we have set a blog up so you can leave your comments or you can email us at,, or just drop in for a chat!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Real pub food

If you haven't visited us for lunch or dinner yet here are a few photo's of our delicious food:

1 comment:

  1. We arrived on a cold day hoping for a light lunch and were disappointed to find only cold salads available, no soup or sandwich/baguette options. There was a larger choice of more expensive meals,and some of these looked interesting, but we were faced with a choice of a salad or a larger, pricier meal than we wanted.

    The pub was cold and despite not removing our outside coats we never warmed up. According to a local resident there is a real fire in the evening at the bar end (not near the tables) but at lunchtime the atmosphere is always cold, so they do not go in very often.

    This pub is in an attractive village and could do really well during the day - however there were only two other people present during our visit, and we would not choose to return. A warmer welcome elsewhere would be preferable.