Best Winter Lunch Spots in Cornwall

January 13th, 2020

Cornwall is home to picturesque scenery, plenty of history and many delightful eateries. It truly is one of the most beautiful spots in the UK, so it is no surprise that people often choose Cornwall as a holiday destination. Come rain or shine, winter or summer; this place is brilliant all year round! You may wonder how you can enjoy the splendid countryside while it is cold and wet, but do not fear, as Cornwall has plenty of places where you can enjoy a spot of lunch and a stunning view. In this blog, we take a look at some of the best cafes, restaurants and pubs that offer delicious food and a breath-taking view, perfect for those chilly winter days.

Pandora Inn, Falmouth

25 to 30 minutes from The Valley

We will start our list of winter lunch spots in Cornwall with the award-winning Pandora Inn. Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Falmouth, this pub is a little gem of history as parts of it date back to the 13th century! It is a cosy and rustic pub, with beams on the ceiling and a thatched roof. The pub is located in a very remote location; therefore, you can arrive at the destination via foot, car, boat or bike. As the car park is of a smaller size, the pub does promote getting the boat across or enjoying a stroll or cycle. Once you arrive at the pub, you can read the fantastic menu that includes dishes such as fish pie, pork tenderloin and homemade Cornish beef burger. All ingredients used in the meals are fresh, sourced locally and the produce used is seasonal. Along with the delicious food, there is an extensive wine list and traditional real ales that are sourced from St Austell Brewery, so why not enjoy a beverage, some glorious food and take in the beautiful scenery? There is nothing better than sitting next to a roaring log fire and looking out at the delightful flowing water outside.

Charlie’s Boathouse, Charlestown

30 to 40 minutes from The Valley

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Charlestown is a beautiful fishing village that is nestled in between Carlyon Bay and Porthpean. From coffee and a sandwich to prosecco and eggs benedict, Charlie’s Boathouse is a place suited for everyone! It is a quaint family-run restaurant that is perfect for casual dining. With comfy sofas and a cosy atmosphere, it is a brilliant spot to retreat to after some time in the cold of the winter. On the menu, you can find the Boathouse burger, the Italian job pizza and scorched mackerel, with plenty of choices, you can be sure to find the perfect dish for your lunch this winter.

Lewinnick Lodge, Newquay

25 to 30 minutes from The Valley

Lewinnick Lodge is situated in the cliffs of Newquay’s Pentire Headland and boasts some spectacular views of the sea. While it might be a little chilly in the winter, the deck is a brilliant spot to immerse yourself in the scenery, so we do recommend popping out there to have a look, even if it is for a couple of minutes. Something that is quite a selling point for Lewinnick Lodge, besides the beautiful food and scenery, is the efforts they make to be a sustainable business. They are actively trying to reduce their use of plastic and source all goods locally to shrink their carbon footprint. On the menu, you can find dishes such as Cornish shellfish linguine, Lewinnick burger and Moroccan spiced bean burger, so there is plenty of variety to choose from. The beautiful Fistral beach is only minutes away so you can enjoy a wintery stroll along the beach then get cosy in Lewinnick Lodge and enjoy a refreshment and some food.

Godolphin Arms, Marazion

45 minutes from The Valley

Located opposite the iconic St Michael’s Mount in Marazion, the Godolphin Arms is a modern beachside restaurant that boasts some fantastic views and delicious food. All food served is locally sourced, and the atmosphere is relaxing and chilled, so it is the perfect spot for unwinding and enjoying the scenic views. From the classic fish and chips to monkfish, the Godolphin Arms has a wide variety of options on their menu that should appeal to all visitors. As the restaurant is so close to St Michael’s Mount, why not get the boat out to the iconic spot and then retreat to the Godolphin Arms for a cosy sit down with delicious food and a toasty refreshment to warm you up.

We hope that no matter the weather, you can enjoy your time in the stunning countryside of Cornwall. There is nothing better than spending the morning exploring and then stopping for some lunch in a coastal spot where you can refuel and warm up. If you would like to visit Cornwall, why not consider staying at The Valley in Truro? We offer luxury Cornish cottages suitable for all, including families, couples and dogs! For more information on our retreat, visit our social media channels.

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Heatwave predicted for the start of June

May 31st, 2015

You don’t need to visit the Mediterranean to experience scorching weather next week, as the Westcountry is set to enjoy one of the hottest starts to June on record.  According to the Exeter based Met Office, temperatures are set to soar to a balmy 28C because of a plume of warm air from the Continent and the Azores. Summer is set to properly start from Wednesday, and it will get hotter by the end of the week.

The temperature is expected to hit 28C in the south of the UK, and mid-20s in the other parts. It’s still going to be slightly more grim in the north, with it expected to be at least 8C colder than the rest of the country. It still looks pretty rainy in Scotland – but Southerners and those in the West will enjoy the sun.

In the meantime, the Met Office warned of four seasons in in a day this weekend as the Westcountry gets a taste of sunny, chilly, wet and windy weather. A spokeswoman for the Met Office said: “Saturday is definitely the best day of the weekend and on Sunday there are going to be some pretty terrible conditions across the region. “Overall, she said the last weekend of May will be one of showers, some sunshine and gusty winds.”

The good news for those with trips planned to stay in Cornwall holiday accommodation is that from mid next week it could be hotter in Britain than Spain and the south of France, where temperatures are expected to peak at 23C next week.

Summer could truly be on its way for us after a cold, wet and bleak May, which had an average temperature of a chilly 9.6C, as experts predict warm weather from now until the end of August.

British Weather Services forecaster Jim Dale said: “We haven’t had the chance to say ‘barbecue weather’ much this spring but next week we could well be talking about a heatwave. “It is going to be quite a surprise for many, with quite a dramatic change in the weather expected. We are looking at temperatures quite widely in the mid-20Cs, possibly higher in parts, especially in the south and London.”

The UK will enjoy weather that is far above the 16C average temperature for June, thanks to the warm air from the Continent.

The highest June temperature on record was during the 1976 heatwave when the mercury in Southampton soared to 35.6C.