The Mariners Public House

British, Gastropub·
Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of The Mariners Public House

Gold Award

The Mariners is far from your average local, and you’ll be hard pushed to find a restaurant in the area with a better view. Located on the water's edge in the Cornish town of Rock, diners are spoilt with spectacular coastal scenery, from uninterrupted views of Padstow's rolling hills, to the bay where the chefs source their oysters (which just so happen to be some of the largest we’ve ever seen).

Although the exterior is far from traditional, the menu here reads like a staunchly British gastropub, taking inspiration from local Cornish ingredients and serving them in a comforting style. The kitchen team have managed to find the perfect balance between pared back, unfussy dining whilst still keeping immaculate presentation at the forefront.

The meal starts strong with a Cornish Tamworth and sage scotch egg, combining juicy sausage meat with a fudgy yolk and impeccable seasoning, then served with punchy piccalilli. It sets the tone for an impressive meal ahead. Equally hearty dishes include Cornish cheddar rarebit, taramasalata on sourdough and fishcakes with curried mayo. The highlight, though, is the ‘Hunters snag’, which sees Cornish sausages glazed in marmalade and Pommery mustard - a delightfully sticky take on the classic canape.

Mains follow a classic pub grub theme, including a triumphant iteration of fish and chips. Triple cooked chips nail the ratio between crisp exterior and fluffy centre, while perfectly-cooked cod was soft, flaky and encased in a light batter. To top it off, house made tartare sauce, mushy peas and curry sauce only raise this faultless dish to new heights.

We finished the meal on a high with a seasonal trifle, while sipping on a glass of Camel Valley sparkling wine that’s produced just a short drive away. Without a doubt, a trip to The Mariners is a must for some proper Cornish bliss.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Gastropub
Cosy, Fun, Lively, Traditional
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Great views, Outside seating, Terrace, Waterside
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Are there gluten-free options on the menu?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu.

Helpful? 0

The Mariners Public House is featured in


Slipway, Rock, Cornwall, PL27 6LD

01208 863679 01208 863679


Opening Times

All day
Mon 11:00-23:00
Tue 11:00-23:00
Wed 11:00-23:00
Thu 11:00-23:00
Fri 11:00-23:00
Sat 11:00-23:00
Sun 11:00-23:00


Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

Book a table

Call The Mariners Public House to make a booking on:

01208 863679 01208 863679

Visit their website

Sorry, you cannot spend SquareMeal vouchers here yet.

Other restaurants we like near The Mariners Public House

Check availability