Where to eat & Drink Cornwall

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Dining Pubs

Carew Arms, Antony PL11 3AB

A worthy destination for those seeking a pub, farm shop and or, cafe where your culinary expectations will be fulfilled. Certainly one of the top dining pubs in Cornwall. The chefs have a track record to impress the most precious of food junkies.  

01752 814440    carewarms.co.uk         Photography: Supplied By Subject

Cornish Arms, St Merryn  PL28 8ND

Formerly a simple Cornish pub, now transformed with the holiday maker in mind into an airport lounge-like, dining area run by Rick Stein's operation.  Saving grace, expect well prepared cuisine, especially fish and crustacea.   01841 520288        steins.com

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Ferry Boat Inn, Helford Passage TR11 5LB

Thankfully now under new management who have re-invigorated with new layout and bar, better than normal pub-grub and improved service. The views across the Helford are worth the slippery descent from the car park. The Inn has a holiday atmosphere about it. The beach is popular with children and muck-a-bouters in boats.    01326 250625   ferryboatcornwall.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject

Navy Inn, Queen Street, Penzance  TR18 4DE

A traditional old pub happy for you to come in and enjoy a pint but also proud to provide first-rate food (Venison, Sea Bass, Guinea Fowl...) at an affordable price. Hence, its popularity and success and relaxed attitude to those just happy to read the papers with a coffee. Open daily 12-late.    01736 333232     navyinn.co.uk      Photography: Supplied By Subject

Pandora Inn, Restronguet TR11 5ST

This is a popular and attractive C13 thatched pub beside the estuary with a bagatelle of flagstone floors, cosy alcoves and low ceilings. Al fresco pontoon over the river. Children and dogs welcome. Service can be a bit hit and miss.  

01326 372678     pandorainn.com         Photography: Copyright ©William Fricker Photography & Supplied By Subject

Rising Sun Inn, Altarnun PL15 7SN

A popular, unpretentious  C16 pub on the edge of Bodmin Moor providing a full range of ales. Delabole slate flagtone floors. Coal fires. Uncomplicated food. Camping.  01566 86636     therisingsuninn.co.uk

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Rod and Line, Tideford PL12 5HW

If you yearn for a small, traditional (quirky) pub, untainted by contemporary trends, but with the ambience of times gone by, and wish to sup from local fayre; crab, king prawns and scallops, and to listen to musicians as varied as the late John Martyn or Chris Jaggger, none better. 

01752 851912


Roseland Inn, Filleigh TR2 5NB

Friendly, crowded pub with log fires and low ceilings. Cornish produce makes up the menu. Daily specials. Booking advised. Micro-brewery. Dogs and children welcome.      01872 580254       roselandinn.co.uk      Photography: Supplied By Subject

St Kew Inn, St Kew PL30 3HB

If you like a proper pub within a rural enclave of rare beauty and hidden away down narrow lanes there is this charming inn. Built as lodgings for the masons who built the church - it is a rare beast. You have the bar for ale and food (first come etc) and the lounge bar and restaurant area for lunch and dinner. The food is very good pub-grub. The garden is a delight.  01208 841259  stkewinn.co.uk    Photography:  Supplied By Subject

Tolcarne In, Newlyn TR18 5PR

Ben Tunnicliffe has transformed the reputation of this old fisherman’s pub, and is a true exponent of Cornwall’s rich and varied produce; the fish comes delivered, in person, by a footman, from Newlyn’s Market, a mere hundred yards distant, and the veg and meat, are all locally produced, too. Brunch and coffee are served, and the coastal footpath passes the front door. Dog friendly. Live Jazz on Sundays 1-3pm.   01736 363074       tolcarneinn.co.uk         Photography: Supplied By Subject


Victory Inn, St Mawes  TR2 5DQ

A sharp ascent, and a warm welcome to be had with seafaring images on the walls, Doom Bar to sup and special feast nights of steak/curry/ fish'nchips.  For lunch try the ‘Medley of Sea Fish.'    01326 270324    victoryinn.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject