Our Chef Casey is constantly inspired by the local produce available in the Tamar Valley, the changing seasons so evident in the grounds, and the opportunities to forage for additional ingredients to augment her menus.
We are delighted to cater for special group occasions such a birthday lunches, wedding breakfasts, anniversary dinners and scrumptious afternoon teas. For smaller groups, anyone is welcome to book afternoon tea for two, or join us for our nearly(!) monthly Eat the Seasons dinners.
And for B&B guests, our D-I-Y suppers are very popular and enable you to make the most of our cosy farmhouse style kitchen with 4-door AGA, and beautiful scrubbed pine table. We make supper and lay the table, you just pop your main course in the AGA, open a bottle of wine, and wait 20 minutes. Hey presto!
We do also offer more formal dinners – usually once a week, but please contact us for more info. And, of course we are happy to recommend and book local pubs and restaurants – please contact us to discuss your stay.
Pentillie Afternoon Tea: A selection of home made sandwiches, cakes and scones, not to mention the chef’s specials (currently passionfruit filled chocolate tartlets and mini Paris-Brest) served with freshly made tea or coffee – £18.50 per person (min. 2 people) or £25 per person to include a glass of Prosecco.
Cream teas: B&B guests who book direct will always be welcomed with home-made scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam, served with a pot of freshly made tea or coffee. Additional cream teas can be booked for £8.50 per person.
Why not order a picnic to enjoy while exploring our gardens or SE Cornwall during your stay at Pentillie. £16.50 per person to include home-made quiches, salad, fresh bread, home-made cake or brownies, Pentillie Apple Juice, water, crisps and cheese and crackers. Picnics need to be ordered by 4pm for the next day, or can be ordered in advance of your stay.
Our delicious ‘D-I-Y Supper Menu’ (gluten, dairy free and vegetarian options available) allows you to take full advantage of our wonderful guests kitchen, with cosy 4-door AGA, and scrubbed pine table. It is a bit like the honesty bar, but for food(!) and laid out in the kitchen. As hunger strikes, you pop your chosen dish in the AGA and hey presto! – delicious home-prepared supper! £18 per person. Pre-order by 12 noon or prior to arrival.
“We also sampled the ‘DIY supper’ the first night, and found it to be very tasty, relaxed and enjoyable – so much so that we booked this again for our second night.” C.G. Farnham
Formal dinners can be arranged for groups and special occasions, and unless exclusively booked, are also available for B&B guests. Please contact us to discuss dinner arrangements during your stay. Our chef Casey ensures that we offer local, seasonal produce where possible, and a variety of dishes to suit most tastes. Please contact us to find out what our food offer will be during your stay, or for recommendations on local restaurants and pubs.
Join home economist Lisa Heathcote from Delicious and the ‘real’ Mrs Patmore from Downtown Abbey for a Delicious inspired dinner on Saturday 14th January 2017. Featuring dishes inspired by the Sky 1 drama with Dawn French and Emilia Fox. Click here.
Breakfast is usually served between 8:30 and 9:30am, and again draws on the superb local produce. Dry cured bacon and tasty sausages, our very own honey and apple juice, home-made jams, granola, breads and compotes, see Sample Breakfast Menu. All good stuff, designed to set you up for the day. (We’re proud to have received the Breakfast Award from both Visit England and the AA every year since 2010.)
Other produce for our breakfasts, suppers and picnics is sourced from the Tamar Valley, Warrens the butcher in Launceston (all his meat is supplied from within a 30 mile radius), and the fish markets in Looe and Plymouth.
We have a drinks licence and a short, but carefully chosen, wine list. Soft drinks, house wines and spirits are also available in the honesty bar in the drawing room.
Allergens and Dietary Requirements: Please note that we ask anyone eating at Pentillie who suffers from an allergy of any type to inform our staff. While we take every precaution to label all allergens in foods this is not always possible, and we would hate to inadvertently cause any illness from ingredients not easily identified in dish names or descriptions e.g. celery is often used to season dishes.