Truro Food Festival 2019

The Heron Inn will be once again demoing at The Truro Food Festival on Friday 27th September at 2.00pm on Lemon Quay. Our own Chef Director Nick Hemming & Sous Chef Daniel Ballett will take to the stage to cook up some mouthwatering dishes that you will find on the menu at The Heron Inn.

Come along and show your support for our award winning team!

Other fantastic chefs over the weekend include Jack Stein, Romy Hardeep, Katy Atlee & Donna Berry



Wednesday 16th October from 6.30pm. Booking Only Event.#

Back by popular demand! Following the successful "Meet the Chef" evening last year, we have decided to hold another fine dining evening celebrating our fantastic Cornish produce.

As you may be aware, all our ingredients are sourced by local suppliers within the South West and we believe our produce is world class. Each of our skilled chefs at The Heron Inn have created a specific course and will cook their dish for you as part of a 5 course taster menu. You will understand who cooked the dish, why the dish was developed, which ingredients were used and where they were sourced. This provides you will a clear insight into how our food operation is managed within our kitchen on a daily basis and a chance for you to meet our amazing kitchen team.

We will also be joined by Louisa Fitzpatrick from St Austell Brewery Wines who will be on hand to match each dish with a distinctive wine during the evening. Again this was very popular last year and we are pleased to welcome Louisa back this year.

We only have 60 places and these will sell fast.

If you would like to reserve a table, please contact The Heron Inn on 01872 272773. (Please note, there will be £5 per person non-refundable deposit to secure your booking)


Celebrate Christmas at The Heron Inn

Book your Christmas party with us now. We have a few selected dates available throughout December.
Call now to secure your booking or visit our website to view our fantastic menu.

Padstow Christmas Festival 2019

5th to 8th December 2019

Its that time of the year again! The Heron Inn has been invited back to demo on the festival stage for the 9th year running. Our very own chef/director Nick Hemming & his head chef Ed Tall will be cooking a few fresh seasonal dishes on Saturday 7th December at 1.00pm. 

"This is one of the best food festivals in the country and it's an honour to be invited back again. All my food heroes will also be cooking on stage over the weekend and these include Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw, Phil Vickery, Brian Turner, Jack Stein, Michael Caines & Jose Pizzaro to name just a few" Nick explains. 

Join us for the finale of another successful year at The Heron Inn and show your continued support for our team.

Photo courtesy of A Taste of the West Country and published by We Make Magazines

Gold Award Again!

The team at The Heron Inn have won another Gold Award for the second year running at the Taste of the West Awards 2019 in the Best Dining Pub Catagory.

The judges summary of their visit included "This was a memorable meal and a beautiful advernture of the taste buds! The chef/owner is very creative and clearly passionate about using only the very best ingredients with an emphasis on seasonal and local produce. We will definately be recommending this lovely inn to our friends and bring our family here, when they come and visit us"


Now Serving Breakfast Everyday

From 9.30am to 11.30am All Year (Sunday 11am)

Start the day by experiencing one of our fabulous breakfast at The Heron, whilst relaxing and taking in the stunning views across the river. All our breakfast produce is locally sourced and cooked to order.

We also serve a wide range of Brewer & Bean coffee and Teapigs teas to complement your breakfast.

You will find the following produce on your breakfast;

Wheal Rose Sausages
Dry Cured Bacon
St Exe Free Range Eggs
Chough Bakery Bread
Trewithan Dairy Butter


Food Pub of the Year 2018/19

Nick & Amanda Hemming, owners of The Heron Inn scooped a top award in January at the prestigous St Austell Brewery Estate Awards Dinner for Food Pub of the Year.

Judges were impressed their approach to fresh and seasonal ingredients used on the menus with the added focus on local sourcing, sustainable fishing and chef training program at The Heron Inn.

Nick added "We were shortlisted for this award last year and knew we had to raise our standards to compete in all awards in the South West. Winning Food Pub of the Year is a real boost for all the team at The Heron Inn and we are grateful to have a wonderful team who share our passion for the business"

Pictured. From Left to right. Ian Blunt, Sales Director St Austell Brewery. Amanda Hemming, Nick Hemming. Colin Putt, Etherington Meats.


Book "The Nest" Now!

The Nest is the new dining experience at The Heron. Sited under a new sail canopy with ambient lighting and soft furnishing, The Nest offers the best view of the river. We can dine up to 12 guests and is available to book now. Call 01872 272773 for more information. NB: Minimum of 6 people.

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