Five of Cornwall’s best pubs

November 24th, 2015

Now we’re in winter and the weather can vary from windy to wet and windy, what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon is there than to snuggle up in a traditional pub in front of a log fire?

So with that in mind we thought we’d share five of the best in Cornwall for you to consider venturing to from our Cornwall luxury self-catering cottages.

The Punch Bowl and Ladle

This traditional inn is only a mile or so from us here at The Valley and is a firm favourite of ours.

Not only does it serve a selection of traditional ales and have a great wine cellar, but it also features in the Michelin Guide To Eating Out In Pubs thanks to its excellent menu.

There’s a warm Cornish welcome for all at the pub, which is run by ex-Cornish rugby player Graham Hill. With parts of the building dating back to the 15th century it has plenty of cosy nooks and corners for people to rest in.

Sat Nav: TR3 6QY

The Crow’s Nest Inn

This little pub is near to Liskeard and dates back to the 16th century. In the shadow of Bodmin Moor, it’s easy to imagine the days when miners drank at the bar and smugglers had hushed conversations in dark corners.

With a huge log fire to greet visitors on cold days, a welcoming country atmosphere and great home cooked food it’s a great place to stop off.

Sat Nav: PL14 5JQ

Cadgwith Cove Inn

This pub sits in the heart of a ludicrously pretty village on the Lizard, and like the others we’ve already mentioned it offers great food and a roaring log fire.

It’s decorated tastefully and feels just like the sort of traditional fisherman’s pub you’d expect to find in a village on the Cornish coast. It also has regular folk nights making it a cracking place to visit for a night out.

Sat Nav: TR12 7JX

The Blue Peter

Not a TV show, but a pub in the village of Polperro! Polperro is one of Cornwall’s most beautiful fishing villages and The Blue Peter is nestled between several ancient cottages on the harbour.

Naturally the menu is packed with delicious locally caught seafood and the bar sells plenty of Cornish brews. With narrow streets and no cars Polperro has a charming olde worlde atmosphere and is worth a visit in its own right. The pub is the icing on the cake.

Sat Nav: PL13 2QZ

 The Blue Anchor Inn

Helston’s Blue Anchor Inn is a byword for tradition locally – with the pub delivering a real taste of the Cornwall of old.

It’s been open for more than 600 years and has used that time to develop its own world famous Spingo Ales. It also boasts a busy programme of live music in the winter and as a result music and beer loving customers travel miles to soak up the atmosphere.

Sat Nav: TR13 8EL

Image: Rod Adlay under Creative Commons