Cornwall is not only famous for its mining ruins, pristine beaches, excellent surf schools, and superb trails. It also has a very vibrant nightlife. This is expected as the adventurers that scour its beaches and scale its shoreline cliffs need to have something to unwind to when the dusk sets. After you have booked your holiday to Cornwall (click here for tips on planning a trip) you can think about all the great places you want to visit. Here are the top 10 Cornish pubs and bars you may want to include in your itinerary for a really fantastic holiday in Cornwall.
1. Blue Anchor Inn
For the best brew, head out to blue Anchor Inn and enjoy its most sought after brew, Middle. The pub has been making these drinks for more than 6 centuries.
2. Blue Bar
Surfers heading to Porthtowan in the north, famed for its curling waves, find Blue Bar to be a fantastic way to rest after a day in the water. With music humming in the background, guests are treated to decent bistro food plus an excellent vibe which is just perfect for relaxing surfers’ tired bodies.
3. Bush Inn
Located in the far north of Cornwall, Morwenstow, Bush Inn is a 13th century haven for those who want to down real ales with superbly sumptuous servings of the greatest steaks in the land.
4. Fishermans Arms
For beer lovers, Fishermans Arms in Golant is the place to be. Overlooking River Fowey, this pub provides a more quiet riverside respite for the beer guzzling tourist and merrymaker.
5. Gylly Beach Café
Located in Falmouth, Gylly Beach Café is famous for their gourmet burgers. However, a sundowner cocktail will never hurt to cap your evening especially when shared with friends as everyone takes in the superb view of the Fal estuary.
6. Halzephron Inn
For the best drink with the best sunset views, you really need to check out Halzephron Inn in The Lizard. The location is simply breath-taking, overlooking the Atlantic high atop a cliff that’s opposite Land’s End peninsula.
7. Pandora Inn
With a superb waterside setting, Pandora Inn provides a unique experience as you dine and drink on tables that are mated to a long pontoon. Guzzle your favourite drink while being mesmerized by the sparkling waters of River Fal.
8. Rod and Line
If you’re looking to interact with the local populace while enjoying freshly concocted local ales, then Rod and Line in Tideford is a great place to cap the night. Add their delicious array of dishes, this spit and sawdust pub is a great way to end the day.
9. Star Inn
If you want a drinks-only kind of pub, then Star Inn in Crowlas is the answer. They don’t serve food here, just plain old yet truly amazing brews.
10. The Watering Hole
For those who want a continuity of their beach adventures, a stop at The Watering Hole in Perranporth Beach is a must. This beach bar serves some of the most delectable treats that can only come from the fertile waters of Perranporth and the surrounding areas.
While these nightlife destinations pale in comparison to what London has, they do provide a respite for any traveller who simply wants a good drink and a spectacular view before calling it a day.