Our favourite places to enjoy a pint in Cornwall

From beer gardens to Sunday roasts, local ales on tap to sea views you can admire for hours, we think Cornwall is home to some of the best food and drink pubs in the country. To celebrate Rick’s Cornwall series, we’ve asked some of our team to share their favourite Cornish pubs so you can enjoy them too on your next visit to the county.

Blisland Inn

You can cycle along the Camel Trail all the way to Wenford Bridge and then it’s a quick lick up the hill to the pub which is gloriously traditional inside. Perfect!

Nick – Cookery School

Bowgie Inn

Sitting outside with a pint of St Austell Brewery beer with views across Crantock beach and beyond to Fistral is a fab way to spend a few hours by the coast.

Dave – Marketing

Rashleigh Arms

Near historic Charlestown, it’s right on the beach at Polkerris which feels like a very Cornish location to enjoy a pint or two.

Tony – Retail

Chain Locker

Visit this historic, harbourside pub in Falmouth for a great pint and views across harbour and beyond.

Toby – Marketing

The Cornish Arms

We couldn’t put together a list of our favourite pubs in Cornwall without a mention of our own – The Cornish Arms in St Merryn. Simple pub dishes cooked to Rick’s recipes and good St Austell Brewery beer on tap. Musts include Sunday roasts in the autumn and winter and the beer garden in the summer.

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The Tinners Arms

For a proper bit of Cornwall, head all the way down west to the The Tinners Arms in Zennor. Built in 1271, it has been at the heart of village life in Zennor for over 700 years.

St Kew Inn

This charmingly traditional stone-wall pub just past Wadebridge serves everything you know and love about pub grub. The beer garden is a real joy in the summer months.

Sarah – Marketing

The Golden Lion

After a winter walk along the Camel Estuary, nothing beats a cold pint by the open fire at the Golden Lion in the heart of Padstow.

Ceri – Stein’s Fish & Chips

The Merrymoor Inn

A stone’s throw from Mawgan Porth beach, The Merrymoor is perfect for a light bite at lunchtime or a cold pint after a day in the water.

Serena – HR

Borough Arms

Located near Bodmin, this pub has a fantastic atmosphere and one of the best Sunday carveries in Cornwall. As a St Austell Brewery pub, you can enjoy a pint of Tribute with a roast after a walk along the Camel Trail.

Trevor – Cookery School

Explore more of what makes Cornwall so special here.