Our menu is carefully created by our award winning Chef/Owner Nick Hemming and Head Chef Russell Couling using only local seasonal ingredients from the South West. Each dish is cooked to order by the team at The Heron with flavour being the priority for our customers. You will find a great choice of daily specials that change dependant on seasonality and availablility. 

You can follow Nick at the food festivals in the South West where he is a popular face on the chefs theatre stage, including the Padstow Christmas Festival. Nick has been cooking for over 34 years and has a passion for fresh fish. His recipes are frequently published in magazines, local press & books, including The Great Cornish Food Book, Padstow Festival Cookbook & The Flavour Fest Cookbook.

"The views are simply breathtaking and being able to cook my style of food using some of the best produce in the Country is something that really excites me" says Nick

The Heron Inn recently won Highly Commended at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2019, Taste of the West Gold Award for Best Dining Pub 2017/18. The judges were really impressed with the quality of food being served and the approach to only using local produce.

In January 2019, The Heron Inn was awarded "Food Pub of the Year" at the prestigous St Austell Brewery Estate Awards Dinner. The judges were impressed by the continued strategy and growth of the business and the focus on customer service, fabulous fresh food using local ingredients as well as a great selection of beers and wines.

June 2019. "Goumet Seafood Restaurant of the Year" Food Magazine.

January 2020. "Wine House of the Year" St Austell Brewery Estate Awards.

September 2020 "Gourmet Seafood Restaurant of the Year" Food Magazine.

August 2021 "Best Destination Pub" Muddy Stillettos

May 2022 "Gold Award" Taste of the West. Best Pub Catagory

May 2022 "Semi Finalist - BII Licensee of the Year Award 2022" The British Innkeeping Institute

May 2022 "Restaurant Chef of the Year Finalist" Craft Guild of Chefs

June 2022 "Winners of the Licensee of the Year Award" The British Innkeeping Institute

May 2023 "Gold Award" Taste of the West. Best Pub Catagory

June 2023 Nick & Amanda Hemming Awarded "Ambassador" for The British Innkeeping Institute

June 2023 "Best Riverside Gastro restaurant" Lux Food & Drink Magazing

Our Local Suppliers;

Etherington Meats - Scorrier
Total Produce - Bodmin
West Country Fruits - Falmouth
Trewithan Dairy - Lostwithiel
Treleavans Ice Cream - Lostwithiel
Cornish Coffee - Redruth
S&J Seafood - Plymouth
PJ Tonkin - Penzance

We are also a member of the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide and offer fresh local, sustainable seafood all year round.

Please click on the links below to take a look at our seasonal menus. We offer a fantastic Sunday Roast using sublime ruby red beef, pork loin and lamb. These roasts change each week so book early to avoid disappointment. 

* Please note, we will closed on Christmas Day.

Contact us


Malpas, Trenhaile Terrace, Truro TR1 1SL, UK


+44 1872 272773



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