With low-beamed ceilings and thatched roofs, we have found just 8 of the best historical pubs to visit…
Old Inn & Restaurant, St Breward
A warm welcome awaits at this gem in north Cornwall, the Old Inn & Restaurant, which used to act as a shelter for monks who built the nearby church. This 11th century pub is a charming spot to retreat to after a scenic dog walk across the moorlands, pop in on a Sunday for a scrumptious roast dinner with the family or escape the cold and park up next to the fireplace while enjoying a pint.
The Old Custom House, Padstow
Situated on the medieval harbour is the award winning B&B and restaurant, The Old Custom House. Sit waterside in this stylish Padstow pub and enjoy a homemade fish pie served with fresh vegetables or the local beef and dumpling stew with a pint of real ale. Bring your pooch along too and enjoy a day out together!
The Turk’s Head, Penzance
Gather loved ones at The Turk’s Head, a 13th century pub on Chapel Street, which was partly burnt down in the 16th century at the time of the Spanish Invasion. In the nicer weather dine al fresco with a glass of Rioja Blanco alongside a homemade BBQ Tennessee Chicken Burger while admiring the flourishing flora in the garden.
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The Sloop Inn, St Ives
St Ives’ historic Sloop Inn was built in 1312 just footsteps away from the picturesque Cornish coast. Wake up earlier and join them for a Full English breakfast or perhaps in the evening after a day of shopping for 8oz Rump Steak with fries, mushroom, tomato, onion rings and a salad garnish.
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The Bush Inn, Crosstown
The Bush Inn is a 13th century, family run pub that’s full of character, situated in the picturesque north Cornish countryside. Cosy up next to the open fire with a pint of Tribute and a halloumi burger with a tasty sticky toffee pudding to finish. In the warmer weather venture to the beer garden and dine al fresco with friends while absorbing the sunshine.
The Old Albion Inn, Crantock
Situated in the charming village of Crantock is The Old Albion Inn, which is around 400 years old with parts new and old after part of the building burned down in 1902. After a late afternoon stroll with your four-legged friend, venture to Crantock for a delicious plate of beef bourguignon with new potatoes and vegetables of the day and to finish off dig into Callestic Cornish ice cream with plenty of flavours to choose from like chocolate, strawberries and cream and many more. Why not head down to the beautiful seaside town of Newquay after for a coastal stroll along the golden sands of Fistral beach?
Pandora Inn, Mylor
Situated in Mylor is the award-winning 13th century pub Pandora Inn with its low beamed ceilings and picturesque thatched roof. Choose to dine at an intimate table on the ground floor of the pub, with its romantic ambiance; or outside in the sunshine overlooking the water. If a catch up with friends is what you need, pop by for Cornish cream teas served on the picturesque pontoon or the bar.
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The Crown Inn, Lanlivery nr Bodmin
Just a stone’s throw from Bodmin is the 12th century country pub, The Crown Inn in Lanlivery. Located at the rear of the building is the old lodgings for the stonemasons who built the church of St Brevita way back when. Enjoy the warmer weather here with the picturesque beer garden at the front of the pub with a cool glass of Pimms. We recommend that you dig into the ‘red mullet’ which is served on a pea and basil risotto with carrots and a sweet red pepper reduction chased down with a pint of well-kept real ale.
Written by Georgia Atkins