The Cornish Arms – Rick Stein

Based on Rick’s famous recipes and overseen by Head Chef Julian Pickup, The Cornish Arms in St. Merryn offers a simple British pub menu, with dishes like real beef burgers, mussels and chips and scampi in the basket. Expect some of St Austell Brewery’s best ales and a great selection of wines.
There is a large free car park and well behaved dogs are welcome in the pub on their leads and in the beer garden too. They also now take bookings at The Cornish Arms. 

The Cornish Arms - Rick Stein

The Cornish Arms, St Merryn, Padstow, PL28 8ND

01841 532700


Sample Menu


Squid | Coated in semolina with aioli | £7.95

Dukkah salad | Maple roasted pumpkin and feta | £5.95

Butternut squash soup | With sourdough bread and butter | £5.95

Devilled kidneys | With mushrooms on toast | £8.95

Half pint of prawns | Sourdough and mayonnaise | £8.95

Baked whole Camembert for two | New potatoes, gherkins, pickle and bread | £14.95

West Country mussels | In a black bean sauce with bread and butter | £8.95 (Available as main size with fries £14.95)

Grilled Mount's Bay sardines | With a Parmesan crust | £7.95

Pork and hern terrine | Served with toasted sourdough and beetroot chutney | £7.95


Battered cod and thin cut chips | With tartare sauce and mushy peas | £14.95

Ham, egg and thin cut chips | Tywardreath ham and free range eggs | £14.95

Carne con chile | A spicy authentic Mexican chilli with cubes of beef | £13.95

Steak and ale pie | Served with mash, seasonal veg and gravy £14.95

Mushroom and spinach pie | Served with mash, seasonal veg and gravy | £14.95

6oz Hamburger | Minced chuck steak served with Monterey Jack cheese, mayonnaise, chipotle chilli relish and thin cut chips | £12.95

Rump steak | 10oz rump steak for Launceston based butcher Phillip Warren. Served with thin cut chips, rocket and tomato, thyme and shallot salad | £19.95 | Add bone marrow sauce for £2.95

Whole roasted plaice | With red peppers, oregano. Served with minted new potatoes | £14.95

Chickpea and quinoa falafel burger | Served with thin cut chips | £10.95


Pau bhaji | Potato based curry with finely chopped vegetables | £6.95 (From Rick's India)
Available as a main with rice and a chapati £13.95

Pondicherry cod curry | A fragrant Southern Indian curry served with rice and chapati | £14.95 (From Rick's India)

Chicken piri piri | Chargrilled chicken thighs and legs with chillies, garlic, oil and lemon. Served with thin cut chips, coleslaw and aioli | £13.95 (From Rick's Long Weekends)


Mrs Bell's blue | Celery, grapes, honey and walnuts | £7.95

Cheesecake | Served with a berry coulis | £5.95

Treleavens Cornish ice cream or sorbet | Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla or salted caramel. Citrus, raspberry, mango or ruby orange | £5.95

Sticky toffee pudding | Served with clotted cream | £5.95

Mexican rice pudding | With mango and honeycomb | £5.95

White chocolate and raspberry fool | £5.95