A pub in west Cornwall has reopened following a £100,000 refurbishment complete with a fish and chip shop.
The Punch-owned Star Inn in St Erth opened on Friday and will be welcoming the first customers to its fish and chip shop this Thursday. Punters will have the choice of cod, haddock and plaice, which they can enjoy with chips to eat in or takeaway for £6.95. A host of traditional chippy sides will also be available including sausages, mushy peas, curry sauce and gravy.
The fish is Norwegian frozen at sea while the potatoes are maris pipers chipped and peeled on site. The food will be fried on three Lincat electric standalone fryers and served in biodegradable boxes with wooden forks.
Martin Maycock, who runs the pub with his partner Darleen Jordan, comments: “The fish and chip menu works well for the pub because we only need to carry a few ingredients to create a good quality meal and, rather than pay chefs £25-£30 an hour, fish and chips is something we can do ourselves.”
The addition of a chip shop in the village has been welcomed by locals who, up until now, have had to travel for a chippy tea. Martin adds: “We’re actually four to five miles away from any takeaway outlet and there are about 1,700 adults in this village. There’s literally nothing but a Post Office and a village store so the locals are really pleased. Not only is their pub now renovated and looking beautiful, but it has a fish and chip shop in it also.”
The fish and chip shop will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Roast dinners will also be available on Sundays.