By working closely with local suppliers, drawing on their extensive experience and putting passion into everything they do, Tom and Amy aim to deliver food to savour and to create a place you’ll want to return
to again and again.
Monday – 11.30am til late
Tuesday – 11.30am til late
Wednesday – 11.30am til late
Thursday – 11.30am til late
Friday – 11.30am til late
Saturday – 11.30am til late
Sunday – 12noon til late
All about The Mexico
The Mexico Inn has been a cornerstone of Longrock for more than 200 years. Now its food-fanatic owners have created a warm, welcoming atmosphere to be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.
By focusing on using local produce to create uncomplicated, ingredient-driven food and providing an inviting environment to enjoy a pint or two, the Mexico has something for everyone. Tom and Amy have been behind the stoves of the most prestigious eateries in the South West.
Since meeting at the Abbey Restaurant, Penzance, in 2007, the couple have travelled the
world and held top positions in the kitchens of both The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor, and The Old Coastguard, Mousehole. Tom and Amy’s dream of having a place of their own was realised in 2015 and they have embraced the challenge of putting their own distinctive stamp on The Mexico.
The pub has special significance to the pair as Amy’s family, including the three sisters you’ll find behind the bar, have lived in Longrock for over a decade. Their young son’s first home was also in the village, so creating a family-friendly destination in the area means a lot to them both.
As Tom and Amy are animal lovers, your furry friends will also receive a warm reception at The Mexico Inn.
Tom Symons is originally from North Cornwall (but don’t hold that against him) and over the years he has built up an impressive culinary pedigree, working at The Scarlet with Ben Tunnicliffe, Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, The Olive Tree and Queensberry Hotel in Bath and The Gurnard’s Head in Zennor. Until late 2014, Tom occupied the position of Head Chef at The Old Coastguard in Mousehole – which won Cornwall Dining Pub of the Year in 2013 under his leadership.
Tom has also received a number of accolades, including being a featured
chef in the Relish South West Cookbook, having his john dory recipe published in The Sunday Telegraph in 2014, taking on
a starring role in the 2014 Porthleven Food Festival and being touted as a Local Food Hero in Cornwall Living Magazine.
After years of using her family as guinea pigs for her food experiments, Amy began her professional career at The Abbey Restaurant, Penzance. Since then she has worked at The Scarlet, The Gurnard's Head and The Old Coastguard as well as spending a year travelling round Asia, Australia and the US seeking out culinary inspiration.
Along the way she also found time to have the couple’s three children, Hugo, Esmeralda and Ottilie.
Also a talented local artist, Amy has exhibited her work on a number of occasions.