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19th June 2017 | Regional News

Cornwall’s Best Beer Gardens

Summer is firmly on the horizon in Cornwall and there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than by sitting in a beer garden with friends and family, whilst enjoying some lovely British sunshine. Many of Cornwall’s beer gardens are lucky to have incredible scenic views, where you can see the beautiful countryside and coastline stretch out for miles.

From the Fire Engine Inn in Marazion to the Fort Inn in Newquay, we’ve unearthed some of the best beer gardens for you to visit on your next holiday to Cornwall.

The Admiral Boscarn, Looe

Located in the beautiful seaside town of Looe, the Admiral Boscarn’s beer garden is a hidden gem. From the outside, it’s hard to tell that the pub has a garden at all, but once you head upstairs you’ll find an incredible rooftop terrace. Under 10 minutes from Looe Bay Holiday Park, the beer garden offers amazing scenic views across the bay.

During the summer months, the Admiral Boscarn’s garden is surrounded by colourful flowers, transforming it into a tropical oasis. The pub is situated right on the seafront, next to the East Looe Beach and spreads over three floors. If you fancy some food to go with your drinks whilst you’re enjoying the sunshine, delicious pub grub is served from 12pm until 4pm.

After enjoying a drink or two, there are plenty of other things to see and do in Looe. The beautiful sandy beach is great fun for all the family, whether you’re looking to build sandcastles, paddle in the water or simply lay back and sunbathe. For something a bit more educational, Looe Museum is full of information about the town’s railway heritage, along with a fantastic display of model boats and tales of Cornwall’s smuggling past.

Video sourced from Looe Drone

Fire Engine Inn, Marazion

The Fire Engine Inn is renowned for its great atmosphere, tasty food and fantastic beer garden. Boasting incredible views over St Michael’s Mount and Mount’s Bay, the pub is just 30 minutes away from Mullion Holiday Park and is the ideal location for a relaxed drink by the sea after a day of exploring.

There’s a huge range of cask ales available at the Fire Engine Inn, including a selection from the Cornwall-based St Austell Brewery. If ale isn’t your tipple of choice, there’s also a dedicated gin menu, along with wines, spirits and lots of soft drinks. The pub also offers a range of tasty food, including a popular children’s menu, and many of the ingredients are locally sourced. Whether you choose to stay for a quick drink or a hearty meal, the beer garden provides an amazing backdrop for your visit.

Before you head to the Fire Engine Inn’s beer garden, we recommend seeing what the surrounding area has to offer. The ancient market town of Marazion has a fascinating history, and there’s a lovely sandy beach which is perfect for swimming and watersports.

Just a quarter of a mile offshore is the iconic island of St Michael’s Mount, where you can walk across the causeway to visit during low tide. Here, you can discover the historic castle, explore the subtropical gardens and wander around the harbour before you catch a ferryboat back to Marazion.

Video sourced from Devon & Beyond from above

The Golden Lion Inn, Menherion

The Golden Lion Inn is a perfect example of a traditional Cornish pub at its best. Roughly 30 minutes from Holywell Bay Holiday Park, the pub has award winning gardens with amazing views over Stithians Lake. Even if the sun isn’t shining, there’s a heated garden shelter meaning you can still enjoy the al fresco experience throughout the year.

The pub itself is incredibly charming, with oak beams, slate floors and roaring open fireplaces. There’s also a range of food menus available, including a “cubs” menu for kids, with plenty of delicious dishes to choose from. Having previously won Silver in Cornwall’s Pub of the Year Award, along with the Cornwall Tourism Awards Pub of The Year trophy, you can be sure that your visit to this beer garden will be a good one.

After a couple of well-earned drinks visit Stithians Lake, which is just 5 minutes from the Golden Lion Inn. Here you’ll find a lovely five-mile circular route around the picturesque lake, where you can expect to see lots of local wildlife. If you fancy something a bit more adventurous, then take to the water on a sailing quest. Try your hand at windsurfing or let your children run free in the pirate-themed play area.

Video sourced from Cornish Drones

The Fort Inn, Newquay

Less than 15 minutes away from Newquay Holiday Park, the Fort Inn’s beer garden is the place to be if you enjoy having a drink against the backdrop of the stunning Cornish coast. The pub overlooks Newquay’s harbour and the huge garden is the perfect place to catch some rays, whilst enjoying the sea views.

The Fort Inn is a fantastic place to visit with all members of the family, from toddlers to grandparents. The pub serves great quality real ales, along with lots of other drinks depending on your tipple of choice. If you’re a fan of hot beverages, then we recommend the Brewer and Bean coffee, which was created by St Austell Brewery using specially sourced beans.

Whether you’re wanting a fun-filled day with the family, or some quality time with your other half, there’s plenty of things to do in Newquay. The seaside town is home to lots of golden sandy beaches which are particularly popular with families and surfers. Just up the road from the Fort Inn is the Blue Reef Aquarium which is well worth a visit. Here you’ll see all sorts of marine animals, including giant Loggerhead turtles, reef sharks and lots of colourful fish.

Video sourced from Our Little Big Adventures

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