There’s nothing better in the winter time than getting cosy in a traditional English pub. Downing a Cornish beer and dining on the local comfort food by an open fire is just the ticket to warm up your winter. So in the spirit of all things cosy and Cornwall, read on for our pick of Cornwall’s cosiest pubs that are well worth a visit.
White Hart Crab and Ale House
Located in the centre of Truro, there is a bustle about the White Hart Crab and Ale House. Dating back to 1802 and claiming to be the oldest pub in the city means the building has a certain olde world charm to it as well. If you like traditional ales then we suggest trying the guest ale that’s on tap which is changed up regularly.
This larger pub does a great job of keeping a cosy feel during the winter. With its open fireplace and high beams salvaged from shipwrecks in the 1650’s you’ll be glad it’s winter time outside, giving you every reason to cosy up inside. Driftwood Spars is located by the sea, right next to Trevaunance Cove beach, perfect for a stroll after enjoying a hearty traditional Sunday roast at the pub.
The Golden Lion Inn
The Golden Lion Inn is located in one of the nicest areas in Cornwall, the village of Stithians, and is surrounded in lush woodland near a beautiful lake. This pub prides itself on its traditional Cornish roots and its best of British menu. After relaxing in The snug area of the bar you can wander around the gardens, before setting up a tent in the pubs own campsite for the real countryside experience.
The Logan Rock Inn
This 16th-century building based in the quaint village of Treen in Penzance can be described as nothing other than a charming and traditional public house. In a perfect location away from the winter winds just off the coast, the Logan Rock Inn is a great end point after a romantic winter walk. Try one of the ales at the bar and chat to the friendly staff about Cornish history while sitting by the fire.
If you’re looking for a typically English pub then you need look no further than The Roseland Inn, a 16th century listed building in the rural village of Philleigh. People often stop to try the pubs own brewed beers to take a break from exploring the many walking routes that are in the area, and the cute pub dog, Dilly, of course, gets a lot of attention from passers-by.
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