Reserve a Table at the Drifty

Covid Update: During these uncertain times we would like to reassure you that we have put measures in place to keep our staff, customers & community safe. All our tables are 2 metres apart or have mitigating features such as screens. All staff wear masks and customers are required to do so unless they are sat at a table. Our tables and chairs are cleaned & sanitised between customers – we live by the 2 stage clean, clean once followed by a sanitisation. Windows & doors are open to help ventilate, you may want to bring a jumper, if you are sitting outside wet weather gear might be useful. There is hand sanitiser at each door, so if they are closed, please use it before you open the door.

You can order online to reduce contact with people, but if this is not suitable for you a member of staff will come and take your order. Each table has a drop station where your food & drinks will be delivered too, please return empty glasses & plates here as it will prevent staff having to lean over your shoulder.

If you would like to see our risk assessment (it’s about 34 pages long), please e-mail to request a copy.

Main Bar

The historic heart of the pub and a temple to great beer! People have gathered in our cosy bar for a drink, a chat and to warm up by the log burner since time immemorial. No under 14s permitted unfortunately, but four-legged friends can keep you company whilst you enjoy a pint or two.


This relaxed, family-friendly space is perfect for catching up with friends. Little people can be kept entertained at the table with colouring, family games and our excellent Children’s Menu. And you’re welcome to bring the dog to snooze by the log burner while you relax.

Top Bar

Dine beneath the ‘spars’ or beams of our 400-year-old pub in the atmospheric top bar, with it’s vaulted ceiling and cosy mezzanine. This quieter space is ideal for couples or smaller groups, though older children and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Perfect for a relaxed lunch or dinner.


Our light, bright dining room has impressive views over Trevaunance Cove and plenty of space for larger groups. Soak up the sea views and enjoy our seasonal menus packed with local produce. Children are welcome in the Bistro. Dogs are not permitted in this space.

Lower Beer Garden

Home to the Crib Shack and located in and next to the Driftwood Spars car park. Here you can enjoy takeaway coffee and a scoop of ice cream. The lower beer garden is ideal for a pint in the sun or a bite to eat, enjoying the sea breeze and the fantastic views of the cove. This area is ideal for families who want to be outside enjoying the lively atmosphere on a sunny day. Dogs are welcome in the lower beer garden – where you will find a Dog bar serving Adam’s Ale. For 2021 due to Covid-19 this garden has been extended into our carpark so plenty of space to relax.

Cliffside Garden

Located on the southwest coastal path up a steep slope you will find our new beer garden for 2021. This area has been upgraded during lockdown 3.0 to allow more customers. When the Garden is not used for private functions it will be open for a cheeky pint in the sun. The Cliffside Bar serves a reduced drinks list delivered direct to your table – customers will be able to order takeaway food which is collected from a drop point half way down the coastal path. Live music on Sunday’s between 3.30–5.30pm from 23rd May to end of September (weather dependent).

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