Take a random poll of timeshare owners’ favourite UK destinations and chances are Cornwall comes out in the top 3 – every time!
With pristine beaches to rival those in France and local artisan food products that just keep winning awards – yes, champagne as well as delicious farm fresh cheeses – we’ve sought out the very best pubs and restaurants to keep you warm through the winter months, so get out in the fresh air and take a cheek-glowing walk to one of our favourite lunch spots. Best of all, they are all child and dog friendly.
The Port William Inn, Trebarwith Strand
Sit and warm up by the fire and look out across the Atlantic-ravaged shores in this welcoming pub, where the sea views and dramatic cliffs make it truly special. The conservatory makes for a perfect viewing gallery while you indulge in the excellent pub grub. At low tide the golden beach is “dry” so while you wait for your food you can take the kids for a run about. As a popular stop off for walkers, the Inn also has accommodation if you’ve had too much of a good day out and want somewhere to spend the night.
The Cornish Arms, St Merryn
A typical village inn serving classic pub food, this is a quintessential seaside stop. When Rick Stein took over there were fears that The Cornish Arms would become another over the top gastro-pub but thankfully it has maintained it original charm. With only roast pork or beef on Sundays this is truly a no fuss but Stein-standard pub with a large beer garden which is dog-friendly too. There are plenty of walks and footpaths around like the South West Coast path around Trevose so make use of them and work up an appetite for a long Sunday lunch.
The Sloop, St Ives
The Sloop is a firm favourite of fisherman and tourists alike as one of Cornwall’s oldest inns. Be warned you may have to fight for a table on Sundays due to the delicious roasts that are amazing value. If you buy two roasts with all the trimmings polished off with a choccy pud you get a free bottle of wine – all for £20, quite a bargain. Walk off the calorie-rich pudding by completing the gorgeous 6.5-mile undulating path from St Ives to Zennor.
The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
The Old Coastguard was named Cornwall’ Dining Pub of the Year by the Good Food Guide and definitely gets our vote, too. This pub gives you something a little extra and puts a twist on the traditional Sunday roast with the likes of grilled figs, honey and blue cheese along with your roast pork.
The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
Another one of Rick Stein’s creations, this is the reason Padstow made it onto the map. Difficult to get a table, but once you’re in it’s so worth it. Though it may not serve your traditional Sunday roast complete with goose fat potatoes you’ll be in for a treat if you order the shark and monkfish vindaloo!
Driftwood Spars, St Agnes
This pub is truly special and will give you that warming feeling. With 3 cosy bars all complete with log burning stoves this is the perfect hideaway after a cold coastal walk. The pub features an array of ales, all chose individually, though there is also a wonderful selection of wines that are sold by the glass. With the classic pub menu and a great atmosphere, this pub is a winner.