St. Austell in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... surroundings is a quiet and plesent way to spend an evening. The food and surroundings of the Seven Stars pub is particularly good, serving a wide variety of daily specials of fish and meat as well as having a good vegetarian menu with large protions at reasonable rates (mains between £6-£12). it also doubles as the St Austell Brewery's historic first pub. The Stag and O'Callahans are also recommended and are owned by the same brewery. Be aware that most will stop serving food between 8 and 9pm. By day there are a selection of shops selling pasties, cakes and sandwiches and the pubs also serve food. there are cafes, both quaint an... more
Customer St. Austell in general Reviews (2)
by - written on 19/06/03, updated on 19/06/03 (Very useful, 101 readings)
St Austell is a very small town, but is a good base for a short visit to Cornwall's many attractions. The town itself boasts the main Hight Street shops such as WH Smiths, Boots, Tesco, Superdrug, Burtons, the major Banks as well as a 5 screen cinema, 10 pin bowling alley, a working Brewery, take aways, pubs and cafes. The town lacks any non-pub night life such as restaurants, but the food served in the local pubs is excellent and inexpensive. The White Heart Hotel restaurant is not now recommended by some locals as it has recently changed ownership/management and is allegedly attempting to provide services on the cheap. the Hotel's newly ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/10/02, updated on 03/10/02 (Very useful, 568 readings)
It was way, way back in the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) that the very first porcelain was produced. Well it was easy for them as they had lots of the natural ingredients required. This was the Tang dynasty of China, obviously, as porcelain wasn't really made elsewhere until a guy named Bottger knocked up a few decent pots in Meissen, Germany in 1708. No doubt, at the time, China and Germany thought they had it all sussed, and the market sewn up, but things changed in the 1740's. For this was the period when china clay deposits were found in Cornwall in the area surrounding St.Austell. And damn good it was too. So good the Cornish named it white gold ... Read the complete review
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