The Falmouth Packet Inn, near Penzance
A cosy pub with an award-winning menu – and featured in the Great Cornish Food Book for their fabulous Sunday roast – the Falmouth Packet Inn at Roseudgeon near Penzance is the perfect pit stop for coast path walkers.
With its characteristic beams, slate floor and roaring log fire, it’s easy to while away a couple of hours at the Falmouth Packet. If you’re stopping by for lunch then you can expect to find freshly baked and filled baguettes, fresh crab, halloumi salad and prime beef burgers; their dinner menu might include homemade pies and puddings, a selection of fish dishes, steak or fine pasta… and on Sundays, the infamous Falmouth Packet roast is served between noon and 4pm, with a choice of turkey, beef or pork (all served with homemade Yorkshire puddings) each week.
If you only have time for a quick drink, though, the dog-friendly bar offers two real ales which are brewed just down the road at the Penzance Brewing Company - Tater-Du (named after a local lighthouse) and Jolly Farmer – as well as a selection of lagers, wines and spirits. Their pretty beer garden is a lovely place to enjoy something cold and refreshing after a stomp along the coast path, too.
The Falmouth Packet Inn is open from Monday to Saturday, between noon and 3pm, and then from 5.30pm til 11pm (food served between 12pm and 12.30pm, and between 6pm and 9pm). On Fridays, the pub is open from noon straight through until 11pm (food served between 12pm and 2.30pm, and between 6pm and 9pm). On Sundays, roast lunch is served at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, and the restaurant is open for dinner from 6pm until 8pm.