WHERE TO ENJOY A DRINK ON CORNWALL'S COAST
From sipping on Chardonnay by the Helford River to gazing over West Porthminster beach with a beer in hand, we choose ten of the best places in Cornwall to visit for a drink with a view…
The Driftwood Spars, St Agnes
For over 70 years Trevaunance Cove has been home to the Driftwood Spars, a brewpub and B&B with three cosy bars and a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a pint from the award winning selection of real ales on offer; while gazing at the stunning views stretching across the sea or warming up by the wood burning stove in the colder months.
The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, Newquay
Situated in the charming coastal village of Crantock is the well known Bowgie Inn, also known as the pink pub’, which dates back to the 18th century. Admire views of Crantock Beach from West Pentire headland while tucking into tasty pub classics such as their melt-in-the-mouth steaks and homemade apple crumble to follow.
The Ship Inn, Mousehole
Just three miles from Penzance, in the West of Cornwall you will find this charming inn. The Ship Inn welcomes you and your four-legged friend inside to enjoy mesmerising views over the Mousehole Harbour. For those feeling peckish, sample the catch of the day; a freshly caught fish accompanied by Cornish Tribute pale ale.
The Shipwrights Arms, Helford
Gaze out onto the picturesque Helford River from The Shipwrights Arms with one of their delicious local ciders to hand. There’s plenty to enjoy throughout the week; from lively music performances to tasty roast dinners served every Sunday. In the summer months, grab a seat in their beer garden where you can soak in the sun, and stunning views, with a few drinks and perhaps a slice of pizza cooked in their outside kitchen.
The Ferryboat Inn, Falmouth
Also positioned on the Helford River is the delightful 16th century pub, The Ferryboat Inn. With a roaring open fire to cosy up next to in the colder months, large terrace to sit upon in the summer and an extensive food and drinks menu, The Ferryboat Inn is a perfect spot to visit whatever the time of year.
The Inn on the Shore, Torpoint
After a long day shopping in Plymouth’s city centre, relax at The Inn on the Shore and take in the beautiful views of Downderry Beach. With outside decking overlooking the ocean, The Inn offers a breathtaking backdrop to al fresco dining and drinks on those warmer days.
Pedn Olva, St Ives
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Within arms reach of West Porthminster Beach is the Pedn Olva Hotel, an ideal venue for a romantic dinner for two, a catch up with friends or a peaceful breakaway. We recommend you grab a window seat for priceless views stretching across the sea while savouring delicious dishes such as the corn-fed chicken supreme or the wild mushroom fricassee.
The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
Mousehole is home to a beautiful seaside hotel, The Old Coastguard, a place to relax while soaking in incredible views over to St Michael’s Mount and the Lizard. Making an appearance in the Good Food Guide 2017, you can expect a host of tempting dishes from locally caught fresh fish to mouthwatering Sunday roast dinners.
Hub, St Ives
Walking along St Ives bustling, picture-perfect harbour, you’ll find the Hub, well-known among locals for great coffee and cake, a drinks menu brimming with inventive cocktails and craft beers and plenty of delicious foodie treats. Find a seat upstairs and admire the views of the harbour while tucking into one of the Hub’s delectable burgers.
The Atlantic Inn, Porthleven
The Atlantic Inn is a family run pub with stunning views of the Lizard. You’ll never be bored at this vibrant venue; with quizzes, bingo and darts to enjoy throughout the week and live entertainment on Saturday. Wind down in the evening with a bar snack and one of the inn’s local ales.
Written by Georgia Atkins