Paul and Emma Ainsworth have relaunched The Mariners pub, in Rock, Cornwall, following in the footsteps fellow chef, Nathan Outlaw.
The 130-cover local, which overlooks the Camel Estuary, has a new menu and interiors. As ever, Sharp’s Brewery will continue to lead on the beer offering.
The Mariners will be open daily, offering a breakfast, cream tea, and all-day menu. Food will be served across both floors, with the pub’s ground floor for walk-ins only and upstairs available to book.
The menus, designed by Paul and joint head chefs, Joe Rozier and Tom Dawes, will focus on British classics, while championing the best of local produce.
Sharp’s signature draught beers
At The Mariners, Cornish ingredients will be at the forefront, with a ‘500 yards that way’ section giving prominence to neighbouring harbour, Porthilly. On Sundays, a traditional beef roast will be available for lunch, with options such as chicken, lamb and pork varying weekly.
At the bar, guests can expect to find a selection of Sharp’s signature draughts, including Doom Bar, Atlantic, and Wolf Rock Red IPA. Bottled options will include Aspall Premier Cru Cider, Sea Fury, an alcohol-free Cobra Zero, and, for those wanting something a little special, the Camel Valley Pilsner, a local champagne lager also by Sharp’s.
Other speciality beers include Blue Moon Belgian White, Vedett IPA, and La Trappe Trappist Blond. The short international wine list, overseen by the group’s sommelier, Elly Owen, comprises 26 bins, with 17 available by the glass from £4.95, and bottles from £19.95. A wide selection of soft drinks and spirits will also be available.
Paul Ainsworth said: “Emma and I are so excited to be re-opening The Mariners this May. I’m lucky enough to have an amazing team at the helm, including two incredible head chefs, Joe Rozier, previously at No 6, and Tom Dawes, who has worked at Rojano’s in the Square for the past seven years.
“The Mariners has been an institution since the 90s and I’m so thrilled to be a part of its great history and to continue working with one of the world’s best breweries, Sharp’s. I plan on keeping this Cornish jewel a destination for the local community and holidaymakers alike, and look forward to welcoming guests.”