There is a pub supper for all seasons here in West Cornwall. There is something very comfortable about supper in a tradition Cornish pub…. We’ve just scratched the surface with our first seven for eating out in West Cornwall. The dining rooms for our evening meals have ranged from slightly wobbly tables (try a bear mat!) to the latest in country contemporary chic. But each has given us a relaxing evening with a great supper to finish our day.
Covid-19 Restrictions have yet to be lifted on that glorioous institution that make up British pubs. But when they do here’s a few to try when holidaying in West Cornwall!!
Our pub supper in fading summer days
The White Hart, Lugdvan
A quintessential pub as you may have dreamed of set off of the beaten track but not too far. The White Hart nestles in a tiny hamlet of houses, under the church walls with an interior full of beams and hidden nooks and crannies.
The last of the summer sun cast dapples of gold over the cobbles, filtered by the trees as we squeezed the car into the little square. Charles surprised me with a mega cocktail and as we hadn’t been out for a while we chose a delicious traditional pub steak with all of the trimmings for our pub supper.
Info: – http://www.whitehartludgvan.co.uk/
The Crown Inn, Goldsithney
Just across the road from us in the next valley, The Crown Inn, is within walking distance set in the mining village of Goldsithney. The Crown is very much a local’s pub yet tables are invitingly set in the wide, flower decked pagoda ready for summer visitors. The Crown serves unpretentious traditional, reasonably price pub food in a great atmosphere. For our visit The Crown burger was just the thing that evening and made for a relaxing quick supper.
More info : – https://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/pub/penzance/crown-inn
The King Arms, Marazion
This is a really friendly pub with a chic contemporary dining room with tables withchairs spilling across the village square. We were lucky enough to have the table in the bow window for my birthday treat. Hence we could contentedly watch the world stroll go by whilst enjoying a quinessential Surf and Turf supper. For a beautifully prepared and presented supper do book though. The King’s Arms has more rave trip advisor reviews than you could shake a stick at!
Mre info : – http://www.kingsarmsmarazion.co.uk/
Pubs for atmosphere on dark winter nights
The Tinners Arms, Zennor
The drive up over the moors to Zennor to the north Coast always make a visit to this unpretentious old pub an occasion for me. The road plunges into valley roofed by a tangle of trees before crossing the moor and finally the glitter of the sea on the north coast, with Zennor as timeless as Balamory in the valley. We tend to visit in the winter months when there is a roaring fire in the inglenook. In celebration we splurged on a delicious smoked salmon starter, followed by a rich traditional bowl of stew and then felt rather full!
More info : – https://tinnersarms.com/
The Ship Inn, Mousehole
One of our little Christmas rituals is to drive around Mounts Bay to Picture postcard village of Mousehole. Park on the sheltering harbour arms (but not if there is a swell coming in!) and walk back over the granite flags with the smell of the sea in you nostrils for supper. Usually we visit for the twelfth night Christmas to have supper in the Ship Inn amidst the fairy lights and gleaming flagstones. Unaccountably they turned them off a day early this year, so we were late! This is a reasonably priced pub and once you’ve found a table you can order food –as simple as that!
More info : – https://www.shipinnmousehole.co.uk/food
The Cutty Sark, Marazion
There was a Christmas tree in the cobbled Square outside the Cutty Sark the Dining room was spangled with fairy lights. Yet the menu had more than hint of the Mediterranean about it and would also be a perfect choice on a balmy summer evening. This restaurant has just received a Gold Taste of the West award.
More info : – https://marazionhotel.co.uk/food-drink/
The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe
The Victoria has a new chef since the summer. We visited for Charles’s birthday treat and had only to walk home across the fields to bed!
The Pre Christmas Turkey with all of the trimmings was a mammoth undertaking with mounds of roast potatoes but alas I was banned by Charles from taking the camera that night 😉
More info : – https://www.victoriainn-penzance.co.uk/
Early autumn and a Riverside pub
The Shipwright Arms, Helford
I have a wonderful autumn memory of this pub. Helford is a little bit further afield but stll a wonderful spot to explore. Consequently we enjoyed a gloriously sunny lunch on a table just above the river. Our plates were impressively hot too and this was the best Fish and Chips of the season. Breathtaking river views and we were entertained by watching gentlemen descend from the bar to reclaim their boats moored at the private pontoon.
More info : – http://www.shipwrightshelford.co.uk/
Spring days ahead
Spring days ahead now and so many more spots to explore for us! In the mean time, why not check out my Little Black book for more Great place to eat out in West Cornwall (and the odd one worth a half hour drive!)
And to test drive your own choices why not book a spring break with us now at Ednovean Farm