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The St Just Pub Crawl

St Just is a bit further West than Penzance, not far from Cape Cornwall and Land’s End, and, despite its tiny population of 4,600, has four pubs on its picturesque town square. On Saturday, we paid them a visit.

A dog sits outside the King's Arms, St Just.
The King’s Arms, with photogenic dog and tourist-attracting red phone box.
King's Arms: service area at bar.
The bar in the cosy saloon bar at the King’s Arms, with open fire, and a bloke eating pork scratchings at the counter.

A pint of Proper Job at the King's Arms.
A pint of St Austell Proper Job at the King’s: ever-so-slightly hazy (we don’t mind that) and tasting fantastic.
The Wellington: close until further notiice.
The Wellington, one of three St Austell pubs in town, wasn’t open.
The Commercial, exterior.
The Commercial, the only free house in town, serves Doom Bar as good as we’ve had it, which isn’t saying much, and also has a pool table and a big telly.
Stained glass at the Commercial.
Stained glass above the main entrance.
The Star Inn (exterior).
One of many Star Inns in Cornwall, this is among the prettiest.
Window of the Star Inn.
The window of the Star.
Stained glass at the Star Inn.
In the corridor between the lounge and saloon.
A pint of Cornish Best at the Star Inn.
A pint of Cornish Best in the lounge, with the dartboard. (The main bar was full of rugby fans, standing room only.)
Sign for the rugby club mentioning Worthington's.
Though they’re not really pubs, for completeness, we skipped the rugby club…
Royal British Legion sign.
…but probably could have had a pint at the Legion, if we hadn’t had a bus to catch.


DrinksTube, Jamie Oliver’s drinks channel on YouTube, is launching a campaign, ‘Show Us Your Local’ (#ShowUsYourLocal on Twitter), to get people to shout about and share what makes going to the pub special. This is our contribution.