The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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Category: pub

The Cornish Arms: Sunday Roast à la Rick Stein

10 Jan 2017

Just like my Mum will never order pasta in a pub, I’ve always been a bit snotty about pub roasts. See I’ve been perfecting the classic meat and thirteen veg combo myself for many years and have had my hopes dashed too often by overcooked meat and soggy potatoes. So the discovery of a traditional roast done really well is cause to celebrate (because I can’t be bothered every weekend, alright?)

After a morning stroll through Padstow, the heart of Rick Stein country, we headed over to St Merryn (a few minutes drive away), which is home to the chef’s family and dog-friendly pub, The Cornish Arms.

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Muddy eats: The Pandora Inn

1 Dec 2016

There are pubs that you clock every day as you drive by, and then there are pubs that you’d never find without a bit of assistance from locals and brown road signs. The Pandora Inn falls in the latter. Situated on the Restronguet Creek (a creek! exotic), its not hard to see why this is one destination gastropub with awards coming out of its ears.

Seems like it took the Muddy awards back in the summer to get me off my backside and get down there for a bite, but more fool me – I can see why Muddy readers voted it best destination pub 2016.

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5 dog friendly Cornish pubs

14 Oct 2016

We’re a pretty dog friendly county aren’t we? With miles of coast paths and woodland, seems every man (and his dog) has a four legged friend in the Duchy. Dog crazy Muddy intern Ruth Wills has rounded up five lovely dog- friendly pubs worth the walk alone. If you have any other suggestions or faves, share the love and pop them in the comments box below for all our dog friendly readers.

We love our four-legged friends, and we adore it when places love them just as much!

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Muddy pub walks: Luxulyan Valley

19 Jun 2016

If you like a bit of wow-factor on your walks, you’ll be pushed to find a place with more ooooh than the Luxulyan Valley between the villages of Luxulyan and St Blazey. No coastal views on this one, but history buffs will love it. This walk takes in ancient woodland and the stunning Treffry’s Viaduct. The viaduct also doubled as an aquaduct with a water channel under the railway track back in the day. But enough of the history lesson. 

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Muddy pub walks: Crackington Haven to The Stranglers (and back!)

8 Apr 2016

Never trust a man with a secret walks book in his possession – that was mistake one (of many). My second mistake was not checking the selected secret walk before we set off. If is says moderate, its lying. Back in February, we took Mr MC’s shiny new adventure book on a jaunt to the north coast. I’ve only just recovered enough to tell you about it. This is a walk that certainly tightens the saggy muddy buttocks.

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Muddy pub walks: Rilla Mill to Stara Bridge (and back)

24 Mar 2016

I know I’m lucky to live in this part of the world, but when its a toss up between 70 mile an hour winds and driving rain or my delicious sofa, I need a bit of incentivizing to get out and see it. Pub at the end you say? Pass me me boots says I.

The village of Rilla Mill is a popular meet-up for walkers as it sits just on the edge of Bodmin Moor in the Lynher Valley.

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What’s on guide: Thurs 17 – Wed 23 Mar

16 Mar 2016

Pintxo opening night, Fowey Thur 17 Mar

What Fowey needs is a tapas bar right? Your wish is my command. Ok, well I can’t take any of the credit, obvs, that’s 100% down to Chris Williams and Melissa Love who bring you Fowey’s newest place to eat drink and be merry – Pintxo and it’s opening tonight for sangria, vinos, cervazas and tapas finas.

Give it a go and let me know what you think.

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