The Plume of Feathers

4.4
330 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
It's hard to believe the Plume of Feathers in Mitchell was once a run down local. Everything about this 16th Century coaching inn suggests quality and attention detail. From the cosy restaurant serving superb home cooked food to a modern looking bar with a good selection of local ales and friendly attentive service. Head chef Rich Humphries uses the best in local produce to create an exciting seasonal menu as well as a specials board that changes twice daily. Throughout the year local farmers will drop by offering the freshest ingredients the Cornish countryside has to offer including rabbit, pigeon, pheasant and deer. Fresh Cornish seafood also features heavily on the day's specials. The Plume also boasts AA 4 star, boutique lettings rooms converted from historic barns and outhouses.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, European
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Hours of Operation


Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
01872 510387
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Paul McKenna
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Parking Details
Large car park within grounds adjacent to building.
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Public Transit
Bus stop 100 yards from venue, in the middle of the village.
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Entertainment
Quiz every Tuesday

Poker machines
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 330 People Are Saying
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4.4
Service
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5.0Dined a day ago

Highly recommend. The setting is ecceptional and the food is very good.

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Very disappointed with latest visit. Normally one of our favourite restaurants. Maybe it was a holiday chef. The chips are usually the best chips ever - completely changed to chunky oily skin on soggy chips. Fish was covered in garlic pesto. Service slow. After 20 mins of finishing meal and plates still not being cleared we called the waitress over to pay the bill. Got offered desserts as we were paying.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Good food as usual, lovely atmosphere, easy to park and a place I would recommend for any dining occassion.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Friendly staff who were patient with the kids. Really good food and a lovely atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Pleasant menu and ok but not-very-enthusiastic staff with the exception of the vaguely hostile looking lady on reception who clearly very less than happy in her job. Food was desperately slow coming, and I write as someone who happily spends 3hrs over lunch. My wide had a 'Greek Salad' which had no cucumber, no green (or any other colour) pepper, no lettuce, but did have sun-dried tomato and an overbearing amount of dried herbs. Our four children (aged 20 thru 6) had a variety of dishes (Sea Bass, Mussels, Lamb Chops, kids fish & mash). Mash had a very sturdy cooked overcoat, I assume from being kept for an extensive time under a salamander. It was also caramelised having spent too long under heat and even offended the palate of my 6yr old daughter. Lamb chops (£17) numbered two and were both small and fatty. I had a whole Plaice which sadly had been annihilated by the chef and had the texture of cotton wool. By the time we'd been served mains we'd run out of time for dessert, though given what had already been served, that may have been a blessing. Total bill was £177. We've eaten twice as well for not much over half the price. There was a moment of amusement though as we walked to the car park, to see what appeared to be a moving bonfire crossing it, gradually resolve into the shape of the chef giving his vape some serious stick.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Great food, excellent service, good gluten free menu, and knowledgeable staff. Would recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

We had a lovely meal. The food was fresh and the menu tempting. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Lovely place for get together with friends and good food and drinks friendly service we go here quite a bit with friends and haven't been disappointed also great for Sunday lunch.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Had a lovely meal on the steak night. Service was excellent. The venue is dog friendly which is a major plus in their favour for us. Would recommend it.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Met up with family for lunch and was pleased to see that balloons had been put on our table as I had said the booking was for a birthday celebration - much appreciated by the birthday girl! My husband was not too well and the girls in the restaurant did all they could to make him comfortable. He enjoyed his lunch and then went out and sat in the car whilst we had coffee. Thanks to everyone we had a lovely meal and time with relatives we do not see very often..

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Delicious Sunday roast. Great pud. Hot day but lovely and cool inside.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We visit the Plume quite often and have always had excellent food and service but on this occasion we felt the Sunday roast was not up to the usual high standard . Everything was looking lovely meat, potatoes, Yorkshire, then the veg arrived vey disappointing all we had was red cabbage cream leeks and about 3carrots each not what we were used to . It will not stop us visiting the Plume but I hope in future the Sunday roast will improve .

Bill W

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Had a wonderful meal; excellent staff and service. Would definitely recommend, lovely environment and will be back.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Lovely food, staff very good even though it was busy we didn't wait too long between orders. We like going to the plume as its our local and will continue to do so.

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We booked somewhere local to us in Mitchell and had dined before in the Plume of Feathers so thought we would play safe and pre book the night before. The on line booking was good although I didn't receive a confirmation until just after 5pm on the day of the meal. We purposely asked to eat in the bar area near a tv screen as it was England's 1st match vs Tunisia and the restaurant was promoting the fact that the football was being shown.
Upon arrival we were taken to our seats that was opposite a tv and thought this is ideal - the only problem was it wasn't on. After 4 or 5 requests for the tv to be turned on (all met with different levels of lacklustre customer service i.e "Ill get my boss to sort it ...who then 3 minutes later headed out of the door never to be seen again). I actually asked to be moved nearer the other working screen if the off tv could not be activated - the one thing I didn't want was to have to move halfway through our meal. Well the teams came out, hands were shaken and they kicked off still with us facing a blank screen. After several more customers asking for it to be switched on and after our starters arrived, guess what, we moved to another table with a partial view of the other tv - just the thing I was trying to avoid when I booked over 24hrs in advance. I know the football on the tv should not be the main reason for visiting a restaurant and almost seems rude to leave such a review but on top of the sports disappointment, my wife's house salad never arrived, my coffee almost didn't as "the ticket had been lost" and no one ever came over to ask how the food was or if everything was alright. Some pretty basic mistakes in the restaurant industry.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Good meal , pleasant service. Bit noisy overall most enjoyable experience for Father’s Day.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Very pleasant early evening meal. Quick and friendly service. Convenient as a central meeting place (one of our party came from Bude and we came from West Cornwall)

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Streamlined online booking. Able to change table to the bar to accommodate friends dogs. Lovely menu with dietary requirements catered for (wheat intolerance in my case). Great looking pub with interesting well in bar. Would return in a flash. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Beautiful place to have a meal; light and airy with well-spaced tables. Staff were friendly and happy to take ownership of a small error with our order, which was quickly rectified. Food was nice, made with fresh ingredients.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Eaten at the plume before but never on weds for steak night , great food and as usual great service 👍

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Lovely lunch. Roast dinner. Staff attentive and friendly. Fab time and I will be going back asap!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

only problem with our visit was how hot it was in the conservatory need more blinds
it was very hot and we were pleased to sit in the garden after our meal
I know we don't have the extreme heat very often but it was uncomfortable

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Thank you for making my wife's Birthday a lovely occasion.
We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed our drinks.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
Very polite and friendly.
I particularly enjoyed the sticky toffee pudding, will be having that again!!
Would highly recommend and look forward to booking again soon.
Thank you all.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

First time here.Food could have been served hotter, that was the only complaint though. Nice restaurant not that far from home.Wide choice of food, will probably go again

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent as usual !

Always a safe bet for a good meal !

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Great food and excellent service - thanks! One of our party is lactose intolerant - they were well catered for. Menu could be a little more extensive and prices could be a little lower

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Love this place. There's different seating areas if you want a quieter spot away from the bar which has a tv. Great food with a changing menu - and a mean cocktail/mocktail.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Lovely tasty food that was great quality. We were attended to really quickly by friendly staff who were really helpful.
Will be lovely to return with a large group of family members for mums 70th in a few weeks!
Have already recommended it’s worth a visit to friends!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food is always good and a bit quirky. So good to take a friends or family for an interesting meal in comfortable and welcoming surroundings.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a really good meal at the Plume of Feathers. I enjoyed a delicious burger whilst my wife had a traditional roast. The meat on her plate was of very good quality - none of those dry, conveyor-belt type slices you sometimes get at places.
Being able to bring our dog was very helpful, and though this limited us to the bar area, this was quiet and cosy, lending the perfect ambience for the final meal of our holiday. My only reservation would be that the drinks were perhaps somewhat expensive - as far as I remember, I paid over £5 for a gin & tonic - but the overall experience was very satisfying, and the staff were all very polite and helpful. We would certainly come back again!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

unfortunately there was a long delay in our main courses arriving which spoiled the evening to a degree. No explanation or apology was offered even though we did ask about the food and was told it was on its way. Also one of the starters was small and therefore overpriced. Disappointing as have had good meals in the past.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good choice. Very reasonably priced main courses particularly. Tasty desserts.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Average service combined with a sweet called 'mint chocolate selection' which at £9.00 was poor value and even worse taste and so the sweet should be avoided.
This is a shame because we have eaten before at this pub/restaurant and have been pleased.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Day

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

As frequent users we like that staff remember who you are.
Only one occasion have we felt the need to inform them that all was not well with a particular dish.

That was fixed immediately with a smile and goodwill.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Booked a table for 6 people for Mother’s Day only to find we had been squashed onto a table for 4. It was so small we had to have glasses and plates removed from the table as there simply wasn’t room for everything. Larger tables were free and remained so all evening. Also, whilst not a major problem, I was sorry to see that the cloth napkins had been replaced with paper and the lovely colourful uniforms for the staff had gone.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We had two lovely meals here during our stay in Cornwall. Both times the food has been incredible, the atmosphere is lovely and you cannot fault the staff. Such a lovely pub!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very good roast beef and plenty of it. The Yorkshire pudding were a little overdone, very crisp. The white chocolate brulee did not taste of white chocolate it was however a very nice brulee.
Inside of the pub area where is cosy and darker the waiting staff uniforms look dowdy and unflattering, far too masculine for the female staff.
Overall a pleasant experience, fast service, more gravy delivered within seconds of being requested and attentive staff. Well done.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fantastic tasting food and service just busy so bit of a wait but we'll worth it

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great night! We came for my mums 50th birthday. Balloons already on the table for us without us asking. The young girl who served us was lovely and the food was amazing. Thank you :)

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