5 to try: cosy Cornish pubs

Cosy Cornish pubs [c] St Austell Brewery

There's nothing better on a chilly day than enjoying the warmth of a log fire in a cosy Cornish pub. Sit back and relax with a pint of local ale and a hearty lunch. Here's our guide for inspiration.

The Crow's Nest Inn, near Liskeard
This little pub, dating back to the 16th century, lies in the shadow of Bodmin Moor, surrounded by remnants of the old mining industry and even older prehistoric monuments. A huge log fire greets visitors on cold days and the country atmosphere is combined with a great home cooked menu. A perfect place to end up after a windswept trek over the moors.
Sat Nav: PL14 5JQ

Cadgwith Cove Inn, Cadgwith, The Lizard
Situated in a ridiculously pretty village on the Lizard peninsula, the Cadgwith Cove Inn is a traditional pub with a great local menu and a good selection of ales that makes it popular with locals and visitors alike. With a fire lit throughout the winter and the interior decorated to reflect the cove’s seafaring history, the inn’s welcoming atmosphere is made more so by regular folk nights and performances by local singers.
Sat Nav: TR12 7JX

The Blue Peter, Polperro
Situated in the village of Polperro, one of Cornwall’s most beautiful fishing villages, The Blue Peter jostles for space amongst ancient cottages right by the harbour. With a menu majoring in seafood and renowned for its friendly welcome, the pub also stocks a fine range of Cornish beers. Streets are narrow and traffic free. There is a large car park at top of village.
Sat Nav: PL13 2QZ

The Bay View Inn, Widemouth Bay, Bude
Located on Cornwall’s surfing coast, the Bay View has one of the best views of the ocean in Cornwall and is a great place to storm watch from. Relax in the cosy but contemporary inside while taking in the natural display outside. Although the fire is gas rather than log fuelled, the inn’s award winning menu is popular with foodies and the bar offers a good range of local drinks to warm you up after a stroll across the beach just a five minute walk away.
Sat Nav: EX23 0AW

The Blue Anchor Inn, Helston
If you’re looking for tradition, then tradition it is at the Blue Anchor. Dating back some 600 years, the inn brews its own world famous Spingo Ales and has a busy programme of live music throughout the winter. Beer loving customers travel miles to soak up the homely atmosphere and heady brew, making the inn a great place to spend cold winter evenings in front of the fire.
Sat Nav: TR13 8EL

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