Go exploring off the beaten track, take an overnight bag and have a cheeky weekend away. If you’re tempted but haven’t booked anything yet, don’t worry – try taking a look at last minute cottages online.
GCG have put together a top 3 pubs to inspire some adventure.
Mawnan Church to the Ferry Boat Inn, Helford Passage
This pretty little church is found at the very end of a lane, leading from the main road, which goes right through the village of Mawnan Smith. Park by the church and enter fields through a sweet-as-pie kissing-gate into open pasture. It is then a gentle hour-or-so stroll across the fields to the Ferry Boat Inn, with
views over the Helford Passage all the way. The Ferry Boat is the perfect pub to walk to, whatever the weather, as there are tables out front if the sun is shining and roaring fire inside to keep you warm, on the off chance that the weather is a bit grim.
Mylor Bridge to the Pandora Inn, Mylor
There is a cute circular walk, which takes you from the car park at Mylor Bridge, across fields to the gorgeous Pandora Inn, before taking you back around to your starting point in a loop. Follow the path from the car park in a southwest direction and then walk all the way around the peninsula using the coastal path – the pretty thatched pub awaits you at your half-way point. The Pandora Inn was almost destroyed by a fire in March of 2011, but you won’t believe it when you see it today: it’s been lovingly restored, down the finest detail and is a simply splendid spot to stop for a drink and something to eat. And what’s better, four legged friends are welcome too. Finish off your walk by following the footpath in a circular direction, towards your starting point.
Daymer Bay to the Star Inn, Padstow
Lastly, take a stroll around Daymer Bay, where you can walk from one end of the estuary to the other along golden sands all the way to the headland. Start at Padstow by parking in the harbour car park, and then walk through the town. Head out towards the war memorial, which you’ll see on the horizon and then simply enjoy a stroll as far as you would like to go, through fields and then on to the sands of Daymer Bay. You’ll get great views of the Bay and across to Rock. When you have had enough simply turn and head for home and the lovely Star Inn in Padstow awaits you, where you can enjoy a pint of local ale and some good pub grub – delicious!
Cornwall is choc full of fab pubs with walks attached, jump in with both muddy feet and take a look at some last minute cottages in Cornwall, and you can be enjoying the crisp Cornish winter and relaxing in a fine pub with a warming drink before you know it!