John Hooker

The Cornish Arms, Tavistock

NEED TO KNOW John Hooker

Key dishes

+ Smoked haddock omelette

+ Braised ox cheek with horseradish

+ Cornish turbot roasted on the bone

Key facts

+ Wide range of beers

+ Appeared on Great British Menu

+ Had the pub since 2014

Biography

John Hooker is one of the south’s top chefs, having won three AA rosettes working at Lewtrenchard Manor in Devon.

He also appeared on BBC2’s Great British Menu after his cooking at Browns Hotel in Tavistock in 2010 turned heads.

But his heart lay away from the world of fine dining and starched tablecloths.

John and his wife Emma took on the Cornish Arms in 2014 and set to work on turning into not just a great dining destination but a proper local boozer for the community.

The Cornish Arms

15 West Street

Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8AN

01822 612145

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