There’s nothing better than paying a visit to a local pub, especially at this time of year. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to take a well-deserved rest after a winter’s walk, or cosy up on a quiet Sunday, Devon and Cornwall sure has some of the best pubs in the South West.
With so many excellent places to choose from, we called upon MiHi Digital’s Twitter followers to help us find Cornwall’s top 10 great pubs:
Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor
This former coaching inn is one of the most famous pub’s in the country. Featuring in Daphne du Maurier’s story of smuggler and pirates and portrayed in a BBC drama, the inn’s colourful history of legend and mystery, draws visitors from far and wide. Accompanied by great food and drink, it’s well worth a visit.
Godolphin Arms, Marazion
The Godolphin Arms offers some of the most spectacular views of Marazion’s St Michael’s Mount. Take a window seat, enjoy a Cornish cocktail and tuck into a lunch made using local produce.
St Tudy Inn, Bodmin
Whether you’re passing St Tudy on the A39, or staying in the area, a visit to this popular pub is a must. With a passion for ‘simple, rustic cuisine’ using seasonal produce from the surrounding area, St Tudy Inn is well known for its finest food and drink.
The Harlyn Inn, Padstow
The pub by the Padstow beach. The Harlyn Inn is just a few steps from the sandy shores of Harlyn Bay, making it the perfect pit-stop if you’re strolling past and need to rest those feet and quench your thirst.
The Five Pilchards Inn, Porthallow
Tucked away on the Lizard Heritage Coast, in the stunning small village of Porthallow, is The Five Pilchards Inn. Steeped in history and offering a great pub atmosphere, you can be sure to receive a warm welcome and excellent homemade food. Dogs and children are also welcome.
The Crown Inn, Lanlivery
Thought to be one of the oldest pubs in Cornwall; the Crown Inn provides local food and proper Cornish ales. This charming Cornish pub also boasts a number of quirky historic features, including a bread oven!
The Driftwood Spars, St Agnes
Just a stone’s throw from St Agnes’ Trevaunance Cove is the Driftwood Spar brewpub and B&B. With three bars, woodburning stoves and an award-winning array of real ale from its own microbrewery, this dog-friendly pub is a hit with locals and visitors alike.
Old Ale House, Truro
Looking for a proper Cornish pub? Then the Old Ale House is the pub for you. Offering a variety of speciality beers, fuller-flavoured ales and craft ciders, there’s something on tap to suit everyone’s taste.
Springer Spaniel, near Launceston
Owned by Master Chef champion, Anton Piotrowski, tasty nosh and a good drink awaits at the Springer Spaniel pub in Treburley. This delightful country pub is popular all-year-round, so be sure to book early in advance to avoid missing out.
The Coombe Barton Inn, Crackington Haven
Situated a few minutes from Crackington Haven beach, the Coombe Barton Inn provides the perfect place to refuel and relax. Their traditional Sunday carveries are a firm favourite and you’re guaranteed a warm welcome from the team.