Driftwood Spars

Foodie pub for beer lovers on the Cornish coast

Located in the beautiful Trevaunance Cove in St. Agnes (aka Poldark country) you can expect a warm and friendly welcome at Driftwood Spars whatever the time of year.

The 17th century building has been a B&B and public house for many years. The name hints at its local history – the ceiling beams in the bars contain spars from some of the ships that have been wrecked on Trevaunance Cove, the local beach.

Driftwood Spars offers four-star guest accommodation (AA) with 15 bedrooms, three cosy bars (all with wood burning stoves), two beer gardens, its own on-site brewery, and a takeaway fish and chip shop ‘Lewsey Lou’s’. All of which welcome dogs, with refined dining reserved for the Seaview dining in summer.

Beer lovers will enjoy the interesting amber offerings, with brews from the inhouse microbrewery supplemented by a strong range from further afield. The brewery’s real ale was even named CAMRA Kernow pub of the year 2009 and there’s a Driftwood beer festival twice a year in March and May.

A much loved and integral part of the local community, The Driftwood Spars hosts lots of popular local events across the year including an open mic night on the first and third Sundays of every month, an annual fancy dress party on New Year’s Eve, fireworks on Bonfire Night and plays a key part in the frosty Christmas Day swim at Trevaunance Cove.

Sample menu

Insider’s tips

St. Agnes is a vibrant village with a strong local community. It used to produce the best tin in the world (according to local legend) and has been named a World Heritage site. The walking is stunning in and around the area; we are located just off the Southwest Coastal Path.

Trevaunance Cove, St. Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RT

01872 552428

Opening hours

Open 7 days a week:
Pub opening times 11am – 11pm
Breakfast 8.30am – 9.30am
Lunch 12noon – 2.30pm
Dinner in pub 6pm – 9pm
Seaview dining room open in summer

Chef: Lewis Keal

Owner: Louise Treseder

Bedroom rate: £64

Bedrooms: 15

  • Kids welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Microbrewery
  • Gluten free options
  • Beer garden
  • Wedding venue
  • Online booking


Cornish crab cocktail, crispy iceberg, radicchio, lime mayonnaise and warm homemade soda bread, £7.75


Canon of crispy roasted belly pork with boulangere potatoes, prune puree, roasted carrots, seasonal greens glazed and a rich apple jus, £14.95


Baked chocolate mousse, salted caramel and whiskey ice cream, £6.25

The menu is seasonal and changes regularly, alongside daily specials which showcase’s the chef’s commitment to serving the best of fresh local produce.

Upcoming events

March 17-19: The Dark, The Light and The Saison Festival
April 28-30: Sausage and Ale Festival
October 27-29: The Festival of Two Halves


AA Dining Award 2016/17
CAMRA Kernow pub of the year 2009

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