Boudicca (526) London, England | July 22, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
A welcoming pub on an isolated stretch of the coast road set back from the wild and wonderful north Cornish cliffs.
The Victory has four hand pumps, all with local beers (Skinners and St Austell), including Kiss Me Harder which is brewed especially for them by Skinners. The pub was originally built in the late 16th century to serve the local tin and copper mines. Close by is the Towan Cross, a place where coffin bearers would stop to rest (and, no doubt, take refreshment in the pub). In recognition of this the pub has a few death-related ornaments – a shaking stick topped with a skull and a skull resting at the bottom of the fish tank.
It’s fairly plain, with a small bar area, a small conservatory, a dining room with modern tables and chairs and a pool table room. The staff and locals were very friendly and welcoming and we were particularly taken by “Hotdog”, the four legged best friend of one of the customers, who sat on a bar stool following all the conversation intently.
(Visited 26 March 2012).