Click the map for tourism ideas Cornwall occupies a peninsula bounded on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean and by the English Channel to the south. Land's End is England's most westerly point, beyond which lie the Isles of Scilly. The deeply indented Cornish coast is lined with rocky cliffs sheltering picturesque coves once legendary haunts of smugglers. Its scenic beauty, mild climate and long sandy beaches have made Cornwall popular for sailing and surfing, and its pretty fishing villages. Inland stretch the stark granite uplands of Bodmin Moor, which provide good walking country.
Admiral Benbow


46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF. Tel: 01736 363 448
It's not so much the building itself, which goes back to the 17th century, as the extensive collection of nautical memorabilia - much of it rescued from vessels shipwrecked on the Cornish coast over the last 400 years - that makes this a treasure-house of seafaring lore. The dining area is panelled with wood from a Portuguese man o'war.
Bay View Inn

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Widemouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall EX23 0AW. Tel: 01288 361273
Excellent friendly family run inn overlooking Widemouth Bay beaches and close to the holiday resort of Bude. Comfortable affordable accommodation throughout the year serving well priced food and excellent local real ales, including one made from a recipe devised by the Landlord. Cornwall's first 'Cyber Pub' - where you can collect your email and surf the web before popping across the road to surf the waves rolling in from the Atlantic ocean. The Bay View Inn is an excellent base for discovering North Cornwall or a perfect location for a relaxing break amongst dramatic coastal scenery.
Bishop & Wolf Inn
Hugh Street, St Marys, Cornwall TR21 0LL. Tel: 01720 422790
Excellent inn popular with locals for the good food. The menu always has a selection of fresh caught fish, as you would expect. Booking a table in the summer season is advisable.
Blisland Inn

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Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4JF. Tel: 01208 850739
Delightful village inn just a short detour from the A30. The Blisland serves a huge array of real ales, all perfectly kept and served in what is an amazingly busy bar for a small village with a large collection of Toby jugs hanging from the wooden beams in the ceiling. The Blisland also serves good quality home cooked food.
Blue Anchor Inn

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59 Coinagehall Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8EL. Tel: 01745 562821
Wonderful thatched former Monk's home serving traditional pub food and home brewed ales which have been brewed on the premises since the 15th Century.
Blue Peter Inn

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The Quay, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2QZ. Tel: 01503 272743
Superb 16th Century inn which could quite possibly feature in the top ten list of our favourite locations. This family run inn is perched amongst fishermen's cottages overlooking the quintessentially English Polperro Harbour with views of both the sea and harbour. Top quality Cornish ales plus a wide range of guest ales. An excellent lunchtime and evening menu specialising in locally caught seafood.
Coldstreamer Inn
, Gulval, Cornwall TR18 3BB. Tel: 01736 362072
Popular welcoming inn located in a quiet pleasant village with a comfortable dining atmosphere serving very enjoyable food with local fish specialities. Well kept ales served by a friendly landlady and staff.
Coombe Barton Inn
Crackington Haven, Bude, Cornwall EX23 0JG. Tel: 01840 230345
Excellent food and a warm and friendly service in a delightful part of the United Kingdom. Located in a small village overlooking Bude Bay.
Cornish Arms
Pendoggett, Port Isaac, Cornwall PL30 3HH. Tel: 01208 880263
16th-century coaching inn, located in the heart of the small village of Pendoggett, is full of typical Cornish charm. The excellent cuisine is served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with fresh seafood from the local fishing villages.
Crown Inn

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Lanlivery, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5BT. Tel: 01208 872707
Located close to the historic town of Lostwithiel, the 12th century Crown inn serves great food, real ales, fine wines & provides comfortable accommodation. The inn formerly housed the stonemasons who built St. Brevita's church, which is located behind the pub. The Crown has low beamed ceilings, open fireplaces with an interesting bread oven beside the old fireplace in the main bar.
Crown Inn
St Ewe, Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6EY. Tel: 01726 843322
18th century grade II listed inn serving home cooked food and well kept ales.
Crumplehorn Inn

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, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2RJ. Tel: 01503 272348
Once known as Killigarth Mill, the Crumplehorn changed to its present form in 1972. Parts of the inn date back to the 14th Century. Located in the superb village of Polperro, many years ago it was a separate hamlet known as Crumplehorn. Traditional ales and a good reputation for food. The Crumplehorn is located at the top of the hill adjacent to the huge car park which serves the village.
Ferryboat Inn

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Helford Passage, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5LB. Tel: 01341 250625
Named after the ferry which has linked Helford and Helford Passage since the 16th Century. Great crab sandwiches and good ale. Locations don't get much better than this.
Fisherman'S Arms

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Fore Street, Golant, Cornwall PL23 1LN. Tel: 01726 832453
Excellent 'locals' inn where the locals are usually fishermen. At high tides the lane which separates the inn from the picturesque Fowey Estuary is sometimes flooded. Wholesome food is complimented with good cask ales and if you're not sure of the time, you can stand on the nearby millennium sun dial. (doesn't work at night !)
Five Degrees West

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Grove Place, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4AU. Tel: 01326 311288
Delightful contemporary bar opposite the National Maritime Museum. 5 degree West caters for young and old alike and from students through to the sailing fraternity. An open plan kitchen allows you to watch the staff preparing good quality meals.
Godolphin Arms

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, Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0EN. Tel: 01736 710202
If you're looking for an inn surrounded by beautiful scenery, then it doesn't get much better than the Godolphin Arms. With the tide in, the sea laps against the back of the inn and when the tide goes out you can walk across to St. Michael's Mount. The Godolphin also has a fine reputation for food.
Golden Lion

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10 Fore Street, Port Isaac, Cornwall PL29 3RB. Tel: 01208 880336
Warm and cozy 18th century inn, which has a secret tunnel that used to lead down to a seafront cave - Smugglers paradise ! An attractive balcony overlooks the harbour.
Gurnard'S Head

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Treen, Zennor, Cornwall TR26 3DE. Tel: 01736 796928
The Gurnard's Head Hotel is a traditional Cornish country pub with good food and comfortable en-suite accommodation. Situated in the hamlet of Treen on the spectacular Atlantic coast road between St. Ives and Land's End. Set close to the cliff footpath surrounded by stunning coastal and moorland scenery, along with an ancient hill fort and abandoned tin mines. Using local produce and seafood, the Gurnard's Head Hotel also serves local real ales.
Halfway House Inn

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Fore Street, Kingsand, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1NA. Tel: 01752 822279
Village inn with spectacular sea views lying on the former boundary between Devon and Cornwall. Good food reputation.
Halzephron Inn

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Gunwalloe, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7QB. Tel: 01326 240406
Great little Cornish inn with a smuggling history serving great home cooked food and well kept local ales.
Heron Inn

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Malpas, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1SL. Tel: 01872 272773
The Heron used to be Fat Badger Andrew Day's local until his tunnel headed north and what a local! You can arrive by boat if the tide is right and the views are spectacluar. Superb food and well kept ales are on offer along with fabulous service.
King Of Prussia

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Town Quay, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AT. Tel: 01726 833694
One of many excellent inns in the delightful town of Fowey. The King of Prussia, named after a local character serves good food and is superbly located overlooking the Fowey Estuary.
Logan Rock
Treen, St. Levan, Cornwall TR19 6LG. Tel: 01736 810495
Lovely rural inn in the far western tip of England, just 3 miles from Land's End. Named after a huge boulder on the coast which is believed to weigh 66 tons but can still be wobbled by hand !
Maltsters Arms

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Chapel Amble, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 6EU. Tel: 01208 812473
16th century inn in the lovely village of Chapel Amble. The Maltsters serves good food and well kept ales.
Molesworth Arms

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, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7DP. Tel: 01208 812055
Traditional English Coaching inn serving cask ales and good quality Cornish food.
Mount'S Bay Inn
The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4NP. Tel: 01736 363027
Excellent Food, good value, together with a warm welcome and smile which awaits you on entering the Inn. Excellent service.
Noughts & Crosses

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Lansallos Street, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2QU. Tel: 01503 272239
17th century inn serving good food and ales.
Old Ale House

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7 Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2HD. Tel: 01872 271122
A traditional ale house with low light, plenty of real wood and no obvious music or games machines. A fine range of gravity fed ales and fruit wines complement the food on offer which can be chosen from the specials board or the menu which offers selections from 'Huge Hands Of Hot Bread', 'Ale House Ploughmans', 'Doorsteps' and 'Sizzling Skillets'. All in all, a very relaxing meeting place for lunch.
Old Coastguard Inn

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The Parade, Mousehole, Cornwall TR19 6PR. Tel: 01736 731222
Delightful seaside hotel in the fishing village of Mousehole just 2 minutes walk from the harbour. With Newlyn harbour on the doorstep you can expect some high quality fish dishes on the menu along with well kept real ales.
Old Lifeboat House

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Coverack, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6SX. Tel:
Not actually a pub, but if you want good food then this is a far better place to be than the pub in Coverack. A superb range of locally caught fresh fish & shellfish hosted with warm hospitality from a couple from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. All housed in the Old Lifeboat House - Eat, looking out down the slipway at the ocean.
Old Mill House Inn

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Mill Hill, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2RP. Tel: 01503 272362
The 16th centuary Old Mill House is a popular pub in the heart of the beautiful fishing village of Polperro with pool table and secluded beer garden at the rear which overlooks the stream running through the village. Home cooked food and well kept ales.
Old Success Inn

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Sennen Cove, Land'S End, Cornwall TR19 7DG. Tel: 01736 871232
17th-century inn with great views of the Cornish coastline. Good reputation for food.
Pandora Inn

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Restronguet Creek, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5ST. Tel: 01326 372678
Superb 13th-century thatched inn with whitewashed walls, beautiful thatched roof, serene waterside setting, flagstone floors, and low beamed ceilings. Delicious food in a picturesque Cornish setting overlooking Restronguet Creek. The Pandorra, named after the ship that was sent to Tahiti to capture the mutineers of Captain Bligh's Bounty, has its' own floating pontoon where it is possible to park your yacht for a spot of lunch.
Port Gaverne Hotel

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Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, Cornwall PL29 3SQ. Tel: 01208 880244
Locations don't get much better than this, Port Gaverne is a tiny cove on Cornwall's north coast just 5 minutes walk from Port Isaac. David Barnard's former successful creations at the Crab & Lobster, Crab at Chieveley and the Fish House guarantee that you won't be disppointed with food and drink at the 17th century Port Gaverne Hotel.
Radjael Inn
Boscaswell Terrace, Pendeen, Cornwall TR19 7DS. Tel: 01736 788446
Roadside inn with distant views of the Atlantic Ocean serving excellent cask ales. A very warm welcome from owner and locals alike and although a fairly standard menu, there are some excellent home cooked specials usually fish based due to the proximity to the sea.
Rising Sun

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, St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5DJ. Tel: 01326 270233
Lovely inn overlooking the harbour in the wonderful St. Mawes. The rising Sun serves good quality food and local ales. A great place to sit and watch the world go by.
Roseland Inn

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Philleigh-In-Roseland, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5NB. Tel: 01872 580254
Excellent 16th century low beamed bar with a friendly atmosphere, oak settles and antique seats with flagstone floor and a roaring fire in the winter. The Roseland serves excellent food and well kept ales and is located a short distance from the King Harry Ferry making for a picturesque journey to Truro.
Sea View Inn

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Wodehouse Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall TR113EP. Tel: 01326 311359
Popular locals inn located high above Falmouth with excellent views over Carrick Roads estuary.
Seven Stars


1 The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QA. Tel: 01326 312111
The oldest pub in Falmouth, dating from 1660, athough the current building dates from 1800. Artfully distressed with weathered wooden fittings and a couple of snugs, one of which has a ceiling hatch through which coffins were lowered.
Ship Inn
Trafalgar Square, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AZ. Tel: 01726 832230
Situated in the heart of Fowey, the Ship was built by Sir Walter Raleigh's and Sir Francis Drake's cousin John Rashleigh. Good food and cask ales.
Ship Inn
South Cliff, Mousehole, Cornwall TR19 6QX. Tel: 01736 731234
Lovely inn in a superb location perched overlooking the wonderful Mousehole harbour. Excellent cask ales and great food including superb fish specials landed from nearby Newlyn harbour. You may even be able to try the Cornish delicay of Stargazey Pie.
Ship Inn

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Fore Street, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2QR. Tel: 01503 272453
Good wholesome food and well kept ales. The Ship is just a short walk from the harbour.
Smuggler'S Den Inn

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Trebellan, Cubert, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5PY. Tel: 01672 830209
16th Century thatched inn close to the English surfing capital. The Smuggler's with its Elizabethan Courtyard is located in a secluded valley and is popular with seafood and traditional ale lovers.
Springer Spaniel
, Treburley, Cornwall PL15 9NS. Tel: 01579 370424
Warm and friendly inn serving excellent food. A chatty atmosphere can be found sat on a high-backed settle quaffing traditional ales. Located on the A388 close to the Devon border.
Star Inn
1 Fore Street, St. Just, Cornwall TR19 7LL. Tel: 01736 788767
Very popular atmospheric inn located in the heart of the village and within a short distance of Cape Cornwall, Ballowall Barrow burial chamber and many Cornish tin mines amongst some of the most spectacular coastline in Britain. The Star serves great food and the ales are served straight from wooden casks.
Stargazy Inn

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The Terrace, Port Isaac, Cornwall PL29 3SG. Tel: 01208 811516
Formerly the Bay View Hotel, you may think the Stargazy is re-named after the stunning skies seen from this spectacular location but the Cornish are also very proud of their Stargazy Pie where fish heads stick up out of the pastry. Needless to say the food at the Stargazy is top quality.
Tarbert Hotel
Clarence Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NU. Tel: 01736 363758
Part of a Georgian terrace dating back to 1830 located in the lovely market town of Penzance. The Tarbert serves draught ales and has a very good reputation for food.
The Badger Inn
Fore Street, Lelant, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 3JT. Tel: 01736 752181
Built on the site of a blacksmith's shop, the Badger Inn is close to St Ives, as well as beaches and RSPB tidal flats.
The Sloop

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The Wharf, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LP. Tel: 01736 796584
Excellent inn dating back to 1312 with magnificent views of the harbour and bay. The Sloop serves traditional ales and has a reputation for quality food specialising in seafood.
The Smugglers
12 - 14 Fore Street, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5JN. Tel: 01736 331501
Superb restaurant situated overlooking Newlyn harbour and within a pleasant walk along the sea wall from Penzance. You'd struggle to find a warmer welcome anywhere, from proprietor or waiting staff and the food is wonderful. A varied menu offers an excellent choice but it's difficult not to choose seafood, as it's fresh from the boats which unload their catch in front of the Smugglers.
Three Pilchards

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The Quay, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2QZ. Tel: 01503 272233
Grade II listed 18th century inn serving excellent food and local ales. The Pilchards also has a roof terrace overlooking the wonderful harbour.
Tinners Arms
, Zennor, Cornwall TR26 3BY. Tel: 01736 796927
Excellent inn with a reputation for good local food including Cornish cream teas, local smoked mackerel and fresh crab.
Tree Inn

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Fore Street, Stratton, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9DA. Tel: 01288 352038
The Tree Inns' history dates back to 1663 with links to the battle of Stamford Hill. The last Cornish giant Anthony Payne was born in the pub in 1610. He stood 7 foot 4 inches tall and weighed 38 stone.
Trengilly Wartha Inn

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Nancenoy, Constantine, Cornwall TR11 5RP. Tel: 01326 340332
Set amongst the wooded inlets of the Helford River, this former farmhouse whose name means 'the settlement above the trees' is a perfect spot to stay for some excellent food and ale. Located just 2 miles from Gweek's wonderful seal sanctuary, the Trengilly Wartha can get busy, but then good inns always do !
Victory Inn

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Victory Steps, St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5DQ. Tel: 01326 270324
Smashing little grade II listed 18th century inn just a hop and a jump up a couple of steps from the harbour. Great locally sourced food and well kept ales.
Weary Friar Inn

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Saltash, Pillaton, Cornwall PL12 6QS. Tel: 01579 350238
12th-century atmospheric inn situated next to the church of St Odolphus. Excellent food, superb surroundings and comfortable accommodation.
White Hart

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The Square, St. Keverne, Cornwall TR12 6ND. Tel: 01326 280325
Located in the Square in the middle of St. Keverne, the White Hart serves good food and local ales.
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