PUBLISHED: 10:41 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:22 30 August 2017

What better way to enjoy a pint this summer than in a beautiful Cornish beer garden? We pick 9 of the best places to visit…

The Three Pilchards, Polperro

Situated at the heart of the scenic seaside village of Polperro is the 16th century pub, The Three Pilchards. Enjoy a jacket potato with delicious fillings of your choice alongside a much-needed pint of real ale while sat in the picturesque beer garden soaking in the summer sun. Keep an eye out for the live entertainment nights, a perfect opportunity to get together with friends and indulge in a drink or two.

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The William IV, Truro

After a day of shopping in the bustling city centre, stop by for a glass of wine and unwind in the award-winning beer garden. Tuck into a hearty plate of one of the pub classics or perhaps a tasty pie with a pint of HSD ale. Bring your four-legged friend too for a relaxing afternoon in the sun.

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Pandora Inn, Falmouth 

Enjoy a drink by the Restronguet Creek in the sunshine with your four-legged friend on the decking at the Pandora Inn in Falmouth. At this award-winning pub you’ll be spoilt for choice with a menu brimming with real ales and wines.

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Tywarnhayle Inn, Perranporth 

Just a stone’s throw away from the golden sands of Perranporth Beach is the Tywarnhayle Inn, a dog-friendly pub with a variety of local ales. After a friendly game of pool head to the garden where you can indulge in a pint of Guinness in the sunshine with a hearty, home cooked meal. Have a laugh with friends on a Monday night at the quiz or enjoy live music on Friday and Sundays.

The Ship Inn, Pentewan 

The Ship Inn is a 16th century, dog-friendly pub situated in the beautiful village of Pentewan. As the weekend comes to an end, treat yourself to a Sunday carvery with a pint of Proper Job as you admire the view over the harbour from the garden.

Fire Engine Inn, Marazion 

Blessed with picturesque views over St Michaels Mount and Mount’s Bay is the charming Fire Engine Inn. Pop by after a scenic walk with views over the Cornish coastline and treat yourself to a hearty plate, perhaps burger and chips – best washed down with a pint! For a light-hearted evening of laughter gather friends here on a Sunday for quiz night and a tipple or two.

The Golden Lion, Menherion 

In summer, surround yourself in the flourishing flora in the garden at The Golden Lion. Tuck into a plate of ham, egg and chips whilst adoring the views of Stithians Lake with your four-legged friend and a pint to hand at this Cornish country pub.

The Smuggler’s Den, Cubert 

While away an afternoon sipping a pint of ale as the children run around the play area at The Smuggler’s Den, a 16th century pub set in the heart of the North Cornwall countryside. Delve into scrumptious scampi, chips and peas and after go for a stroll along Holywell Bay, only a stone’s throw away from the pub.

St Kew Inn, St Kew

Situated in the coastal Cornish village of St Kew is the St Kew Inn, a 15th century pub. Explore the menu, brimming with a variety of wines and ales; perhaps order the delicious sausage and bean cassoulet with cheddar mash too. Enjoy the lively atmosphere on every other Friday when the pub hosts live music nights.

Written by Georgia Atkins

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