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Favourite Pubs

Updated: Jan 16, 2021

This part of Cornwall is famous for its traditional pubs. With their low beams, roaring fires, pretty beer gardens and many with sea views, these are the perfect place for a spot of lunch or a thirst-quenching tipple at the end of a busy day exploring.

This quintessential Cornish inn is just a few yards from the beach in Cadgwith. Dating back more than 300 years, the inn has remained unspoilt since the cove’s smuggling days. It’s pretty courtyard is a convivial place to rest and refuel, while two cosy bar areas are adorned with seafaring relics.

You’ll find the Shipwrights on the shores of the Helford river. It has stunning views across to Helford Passage and out towards the mouth of the river. The pub is popular with local fishermen, visitors and sailors alike and is the perfect, friendly retreat for the whole family.

You’ll find the Halzephron in Gunwalloe village and this is another of our traditional Cornish favourites. The outdoor seating looks out across the bay and is the ideal spot for catching a Cornish sunset after a day on the beach at Poldhu or Church Cove.

A pub famous for its warm welcome, good food and local ales. Perched on a craggy outcrop on ‘Breageside’, a stop off at The Ship is a must when visiting Porthleven. A great spot for wave watching in the winter or sunning yourself on one of the raised terraces in the warmer months.

Mullion’s pretty thatched inn is adorned with flowers in the spring and summer and offers a cosy retreat in the autumn and winter. Steeped in history and at the heart of village life, this inn has provided food and respite to weary travellers since the 16th century.

The Heron Inn is a beautiful riverside gastropub on the outskirts of Truro, overlooking the Truro and Tresillian river where they join the river Fal. It boasts stunning views across the estuary and is accessible by both car and boat.

With its spectacular ‘toes-in-the-water’ setting on the edge of Restronguet Creek, this pub is timeless. Parts of the inn date back to the 13th century and it has its own pontoon with tables that stretches out into the river.

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