Local Pubs

There’s an excellent country pub just two miles from The Duck House at Nancenoy. Trengilly Wartha has won many awards for its beer and its food. It’s welcoming and comfortable. There is always an interesting selection of beer, wine and spirits available and the kitchen specialises in fresh local produce. The friendly owners are Will and Lisa Lee.

Two miles in the other direction at Helford Passage is the popular Ferryboat Inn. The FBI is on the South West coast path and overlooks a safe sandy beach. From here the passenger ferry to Helford village has been running since the Middle Ages. Catch the ferry to continue the coast path on round the Lizard, or just to enjoy a lazy lunch at The Shipwright’s Arms at the water’s edge in Helford.

Other local pubs worth trying include the Red Lion in Mawnan Smith, a typical 17th century thatched village pub and the Black Swan in Gweek, handy if you’re visiting the National Seal Sanctuary.

When you’re visiting Helston or the Lizard, call in at the Halzephron Inn, close to the lovely National Trust beach at Church Cove, Gunwalloe. You might recognise the little church there from Doc Martin and the beach was used for the shipwreck scene in Poldark. The pub has great sea views and excellent food. We’d particularly recommend Dave’s crab cakes.

The Royal Oak, a bit off the beaten track at Perranwell Station, is a lovely traditional country pub serving delicious home-cooked food. The famous Pandora Inn at Restronguet is also well worth a visit. On a sunny day lunch on the dock there is hard to beat.