The best pub walks in Cornwall holiday cottages

The best pub walks in Cornwall

Simon L 05 March 2018

Autumn is a great time to enjoy the delights of a spectacular walk in the countryside or a beautiful coastal location. The whole family can get together and embrace captivating scenery, interesting trails, and as a treat indulge in some great pub food along some of the best pub walks in Cornwall.

We have picked our top pub walks around the region to taste some of the best grub paired with the most scenic walks, giving you the perfect pit stop.

North Cornwall

Haryln Bay

Walk: Crugmeer to Harlyn Bay (above) or Trevose Head

Start in St Merryn village and walk the stunning coastal path along to Trevose Head for fantastic views or if you are particularly peckish, take the short walk from Crugmeer to Harlyn Bay for a pleasant stroll back to the pub.

The pub: The Cornish Arms, St Merryn

For delicious food and friendly atmosphere, a pit stop in The Cornish Arms is a must. Part of the Stein portfolio, you are guaranteed tasty treats and lots of choice for a refuel after your autumn walk. This pub is perfect for everyone including your furry friends, who are welcome to join you for lunch.

The cottage: Tregavone Barn, sleeps 6

Take a trip to this delightful rustic cottage less than a mile from the pub and 3 miles from Padstow. Set on a 120-acre farm, there are views of peaceful countryside all around and wonderful walks to explore.  

Stay nearby in one of our cottages in Padstow.

South Cornwall


Walk: Fowey to Polkerris

Wander the spectacular scenery of the south shores of Cornwall with a coastal walk from Fowey across to Polkerris. Admire the glistening seas and sandy beaches from the rugged cliff edge and soak up the salty sea air before heading to the pub for some well-earned foodie delights.

The pub: The Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris

This great pub is perfectly tucked away on the bay of Polkerris overlooking the beach. Here you can get some decent pub grub with a great selection of locally caught seafood meals. If you visit in the evening, be sure to check out the sunset on the terrace as you’ll witness a spectacular sight.

The cottage: The Hollies, sleeps 6

This dog-friendly holiday home is just 2.5 miles from the pub. The lawned garden provides a place to play or sit and dine alfresco, while the location in the centre of Par allows easy access to amenities and Par Sands Beach is less than a mile away. 

Stay nearby in one of our cottages in Fowey.

West Cornwall

Prussia Cove

Walk: Prussia Cove

For a secluded and serene walk, take the coastal path to Prussia Cove. This autumnal walk is perfect for a romantic stroll with beautiful and isolated coves, making it a tranquil and idyllic setting for quality time together admiring the splendour of Cornwall’s natural beauty. Check tide times before setting off as high tide makes the beaches inaccessible.

The pub: The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe

Enjoy a fabulous assortment of fine dishes, traditional pub food and snacks when you stop at this popular pub. This is the perfect pit stop and enjoys a great friendly atmosphere and traditional Cornish character. It’s an ideal place to visit whatever time of the year.

The cottage: Petra 1, sleeps 4

With views of grandiose St Michael's Mount, this seafront holiday home is 3 miles from the pub. Step out the front door and straight onto the sandy beach from which you can walk the causeway across to the island at low tide and by boat at high tide. 

Stay nearby in one of our cottages in Marazion.

Cornwall boasts a fabulous range of coastal and countryside walks across the region and pairing this with good local food makes for some of the best pub walks in the country. Take a look at the range of cottages in the county for the perfect mix of activities and delicious food on your holiday in Cornwall.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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