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An introduction to our food

Rob Dawson who is a renowned seafood chef, was Head Chef at The Maltsters Arms from December 2013, from July 2018 Rob leased the pub, and now runs it.

His accolades include holding an AA Rosette since 1998, winner of ‘Seafood Pub of the Year’ with The Good Pub Guide, runner up of ‘Seafood Restaurant of the Year’ and achieving ‘Top 10 Places to Eat Seafood in the UK’ by Which Magazine, to name but a few.

‘Keep it simple’  has always been his motto, but his love of food was summed up well when starred by Egon Ronay. He wrote:

‘This is wonderful cooking; accurate, assured, done with love and reverence for the ingredients.’

Since his appointment Rob has transformed the menu and has quickly attracted a new following. Whilst Rob and his staff serve beautiful fish dishes, they also serve many ‘Pub Classics’ and other meat and vegetarian dishes to please all customers.

We change our menus often, in-keeping with the season and new ideas from our chefs and customers.

Dining Pub Menu

Sample menus


Sample A La Carte Menu


Rock Oysters, Shallot Vinegar, Tabasco, Red Chilli Nam Jam

Baked King Scallop in Half Shell, Lemon Buttered Leeks, Garlic, Herb Panko Crumb


Pickled Sea Bream (Escabeche)Saffron, Carrots, Bell Peppers, Coriander
Black Pudding, Chickpea, Smoked Paprika, Duck Egg
Cornish Sardines, Toast, Romesco, Herb Oil


28 Day Matured 10oz Sirloin Steak, Field Mushrooms, Fries and Sauce Béarnaise
Roasted Aubergine, Miso and Harissa, Coriander Couscous, Tahini Dressing
Please ask our Staff for Today’s Market Fish Specials

Sample Children’s menu

Fish and Chips

Chicken Goujons

Sausage, Chips, Beans

Spaghetti with Cheese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Kids’ Burger

All at £7.50

roast dinner

Sunday Roast

We have introduced Sunday Roasts once again!

The Maltsters is proud to serve 2 different types of meat roasts every Sunday; and one option to have both!

However, if a roast doesn’t tickle your fancy this Sunday; we are proud to serve a variety of different dishes for you to choose from.

Just call to book a table: 01803 732 350

Booking for Sunday lunch is advisable.

Food is served all day, however Sunday roasts are served until they run out!

Get in early!


FISH & CHIPS and MALTSTERS BURGER are available to takeaway.

Just call and collect. 01803 732 350 or pop in and have a beer or two while you wait!

Sample Quayside Menu



Bread and Salted Butter

Mixed Marinated Olives


Cheddar Beignets


Soup of the Day

Cracked Crab Claws

Mussels A La Mariniere

Salt and Pepper Squid


Otter Beer Battered Cod

Maltster’s Beef and Chorizo Burger

Halloumi and Sweet Chilli Burger

Minute Steak

Fish of The Day


Sticky Date and Toffee Pudding

Panna Cotta

Chocolate Brownie

Local Cheese Board