There’s nothing we love more in this country than a good old fashioned summer tropical heat wave and sitting in where?….
You’ve guessed it…
A beer garden. All topped off with your favourite company, a great view and an ice cold pint of the good stuff or a gin and slimline over ice, perfection.
Pandora Inn, Falmouth
When you visit the Pandora Inn it is easy to forget you’re in the 21st Century. The inn is set in a spectacular location along the edge of the Restroguet Creek. Parts of the inn date back to the 13th Century but we want to be outside enjoying the sun and the view from the pontoon overlooking the creek, eating fresh seafood that is delivered daily. The Pandora is also dog friendly so the whole family can come along.
The Watering Hole, Perranporth
Love the idea of a pint, in the sun, on the beach? Well our next hot spot has got you covered.
Welcome to Perranporth’s pub on the beach (and we might add, the only one in the UK) The Watering Hole where food and drink is served all day, and if you’re lucky you may even catch a spot of live music whilst you are there. One thing we will say is this is hands down one of, if not the best place to catch the summer sunset.
Ferry Boat Inn, Helford Passage
A family run pub dating back 300 years that serves simple, homemade, seasonal food in one of Cornwall’s most iconic locations along the waterfront of the Helford Passage.
The Ferry Boat Inn terrace overlooks some of the best views in the South West and offers plenty of beachside seating for those long summer days and warm evenings. The inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier’s novel “Frenchman’s Creek” can also be found nearby.
The Bowgie Inn, Crantock
The pub with a view, perfectly perched on the West Pentire Headland the Bowgie Inn overlooks the golden sands of Crantock Beach meaning this is one hell of a beer garden not to be missed. The panoramic coastal views of the unspoiled beach of Crantock, Polly Joke, the Gannel and the dramatic headlands nearby, help to inspire and regenerate the soul.
The ‘Bowgie’ which is Cornish for ‘cowshed’ is one of Cornwall’s most well-known and loved pubs, with parts of the Inn dating back to the 18th Century and has been owned by Andy and Sally since the 1970’s “We have been so lucky to run The Bowgie for the last 43 years. Not only are we privileged to live and work in such a stunning location, but we love getting to know you.”
You don’t need an excuse to come and relax in the beer garden and listen to the waves and enjoy the sunshine, the sea-breeze and soak up the atmosphere! But, if you are looking for an occasion, what better event to come and enjoy The Bowgie Beer Garden than International Beer Day on the 2nd August!
The Working Boat Pub, Falmouth
In Cornwall we like to do things ‘dreckly’, which translated means “at a slower pace, with no rush” and The Working Boat Pub is a great place to slow down and relax into Cornish time whilst sinking a few of their fifteen beers and ciders on tap, including their own Working Boat Brew.
Established in 1876 and rebuilt in 2015 this charming pub boasts stunning views across Falmouth harbour, and is a lovely place to sit and enjoy a sunny afternoon or evening. Why not time your visit with a pub quiz or live music event or simply chill out and admire the views so why not drop anchor and seas the day? (See what we did there…).
The Great Western Hotel: Steam Bar, Newquay
Overlooking the golden sands of Great Western beach in Newquay, the Steam Bar has a cliff-top garden; it offers a large menu of great pub grub with huge portions.
It is also one of the most family-friendly beer gardens in the county, with a large children’s play area, and even has surf racks for you to store your boards after a day catching the waves.
The Mermaid Inn, Porth Beach – Newquay
Set alongside Porth Beach in Newquay you’d be hard pressed not to believe the family and dog friendly Mermaid Inn is actually on the beach itself you are that close making it an ideal place to grab a spot of lunch or a cool pint after a day on the beach. There is a lovely covered outdoor terrace for enjoying the summer without getting burnt to a crisp and the best part… the kids can charge about on the beach and build sandcastles right there without you having to move a muscle.
The pub offer food and snacks all day along with a brand new for 2019 hand made Pizza kitchen (which we’ve tried, tested and given two thumbs up) and also have live music every Sunday outside.