Where to Stay Cornwall

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Inns with rooms


Cadgwith Cove Inn  TR12 7JX

The inn is 300-years old and is steeped in fishing and smuggling adventures. The fresh fish is literally straight off the boats.  Music nights - learn to singalong with fishers of men and Poldark folk.

01326 290513   cadgwithcoveinn.com   Photography: Copyright ©William Fricker Photography/Goldeneye Guides & Supplied By Subject

Gurnard's Head Hotel, Zennor TR26 3DE

The owners describe it as a Dining Pub. It will be a welcome refuge if you have been battling against a sou’westerly head wind on the coastpath. The décor is classy and arty, the ambience is laid-back and the food will appease a mighty appetite. The staff are cool and young. The bedrooms have Vi-Spring beds and dogs are welcome in the bar. And, more important, we need more places like this in England. One of our favourite destinations in Cornwall.

01736 796928   gurnardshead.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Halzephron Inn, Gunwalloe TR12 7QB

This C16 pub is cosy,  friendly and the daily specials provide a rewarding treat, especially if you have been battling the coast path. Family room.  Dog friendly. Within spitting distance of Dr Dwight Enys’s hut and the smuggling scenes in Poldark.  The rooms are are tide bit old fashioned - see photographs.

01326 240406   halzephron-inn.co.uk   Photography: Copyright ©William Fricker Photography & Supplied By Subject

Lugger Hotel, Portloe TR2 5RD

This C17 smugglers’ inn has been turned into a chic, trendy restaurant. The local boats supply the fish as one would expect. Luxurious bedrooms. Lunch 12-2, dinner 7-9. Does this hotel rest on its past reputations? We welcome feedback.

01872 501322   luggerhotel.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Old Ferry Inn, Bodinnick PL23 1LX

The chef, Pascal, is heavily influenced by French cuisine, and the seafood, duck and meat dishes will not disappoint you. 12-bedrooms with nautical objects and old photos. Free house. 

01726 870237   oldferryinn.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Old Success Inn, Sennen Cove TR19 7DG

A popular inn with surfers and coastal walkers, and those seeking an inn for its location, rather than style. The ambience is relaxed and unpretentious. You get what you see. The rooms are simple and comfortable. The restaurant serves locally caught fish. Location, location - will that do? 

01736 871232   oldsuccess.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject

Port William Inn, Trebarwith Strand PL34 0HB

Location, location Darling! This has it. Nestling into the cliff edge affording superb beach and sea views. 8-bedrooms. Good pub-grub. 

01840 770230   theportwilliam.co.uk   Photography:  Copyright ©William Fricker Photography/Goldeneye Guides & Supplied By Subject


Portgaverne Hotel, Nr Port Isaac  PL29 3SQ

This is a formidable hostelry that offers delicious food (fish of extreme freshness), boutique-style comfort and a great ambience in a superb location overlooking a quaint beach. Now with a cafe a stone’s throw from their front door - all with a fab view of the little beach. Of late, have received glowing reviews and a deserved reputation for interesting cuisine.

01208 880244   portgavernehotel.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject

St Tudy Inn PL30 3NN

Emily Scott, the Proprietor is causing quite a stir in North Cornwall. The chattering classes are rushing to this new hostelry to sample her seasonal dishes, and to relax beside a warm fire. 2-bedrooms available. 

01208 850656   sttudyinn.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Star & Garter, 53 Old High Street, Falmouth TR11 2AF

This restored old pub (established in 1892) has created quite a stir amongst local foodies. With a self-styled butchery on-hand to produce Family Banquetting (large joints of meat) parties, who enthuse at the cuisine, and the harbour views.  Happy Hour Cocktails 4-7pm. Opens from 10 for coffee and cakes. Three apartments to rent with Estuary Views.

01326 316663   starandgarterfalmouth.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Tinners Arms, Zennor TR26 3BY

This ancient (since 1271) and friendly pub brews its own ale, Tinners Ales, and serves quality nosh. The simple décor of settles and benches, and bonhommie makes it a delight just to sit here and enjoy the scene. Dogs and children welcomed. Next door is The White House, a Grade II listed building offering quality B&B. Known as Bos Cres (‘house in the middle’) there are two double-rooms and two single- rooms. WiFi. Packed lunches and luggage forwarding available. Small charge for dogs.  

01736 796927   tinnersarms.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Trengilly Wartha Inn, Constantine TR11 5RP

This popular hostelry serves wholesome, unpretentious pub-grub. Yet has retained the key elements of being a pub with friendly staff, a range of local ales and cosy seating areas for social drinking. All is set down a winding country lane within a wild and luscious garden. Children, cricketers and dogs are made welcome. Safari tents for hire. Stable for horses and camels.

01326 340332   trengilly.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject