Like a fool, I’ve been driving straight past this brilliant foodie pub on the road from Penzance to Marazion. Read all about this local favourite and get the Muddy verdict. Hint – we shall be stopping here in future!Read more
The buzz around historic maritime pub, The Star & Garter on Falmouth’s Old High Street has been steadily growing, since owners Becca and Elliot Thompson took the reins just over a year ago. Friends who have eaten here love it and those who haven’t, say they’re dying to go.Read more
A short walk from bustling Mevagissey harbour, ancient local, The Kings Arms is being lovingly restored to its former glory. Owners Helen and Kris bought this 17th century free house two and a half years ago and it’s a labour of love that’s evident in every detail.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more