Image by kayugeeIt is a universal truth that the pub is a wonderful place. Embedded in British culture for centuries, most will agree that there is nothing better than ending a day, whether it be a good one or a bad one, sat in a leather armchair with a glass of something tasty in hand. With summer around the corner, unearthing the finest pubs your holiday destination has to offer is surely a must. With Cornwall arguably the best place for a UK-based holiday, we’ve made a shortlist the top five pubs for you to visit after a hard day on the beach, based on décor, atmosphere and of course … beer. The Bay View Inn, Widemouth Bay, Bude For all you surfers out there, this is the pub for you! Located on Cornwall's surfing coast, you can finish your day riding the waves nestled in a pub with spectacular views of the sea. With contemporary décor and an award winning menu, you may want to indulge in more than a beer at this inn. Only five minutes away from the beach, this could be a great little place for you loved up couples. Cosy up next to the fire if the famous British summer weather descends, then have a stroll along the beach at sunset. Bliss? I think so. The Blue Anchor, Helston When on holiday, do as the locals do – drink Spingo! This pub, situated in Helston's town centre, is home to one of Cornwall's famous ales, the aforementioned Spingo. It’s brewed on the premises and is described as a “clean tasting hoppy beer”. With live music all through the winter season for those looking to soak up some native culture, The Blue Anchor is well-worthy of its place on this list. The Tinners Arms, Zennor Dating back to the 13th century, this pub is oozing in charm and character. Situated in far north-western corner of Cornwall and a short walk from some of its most rugged and dramatic coastline- Cornwall, this pub is perfect for any of you who look for character and quirkiness in the places you visit. It’s as far removed from the generic pub with its identikit beers and fruit machines as you could hope for and serves good modern food too. A real gem of a hostelry. Roseland Inn, Philleigh Love all things idyllic and rural? This family run pub situated in the unspoilt countryside of south Cornwall between Truro and Falmouth and is great for those who want to escape their city life. With plenty of outdoor seating for the summer months and freshly cooked food, this pub is especially great for pub lunches. With a warm and cosy atmosphere complete with rustic themes and the large stone fireplaces we all love, you may be tempted to turn your countryside lunch here into a weekend mini-break as it offers accommodation as well! The Watering Hole, Perranporth From humble beginnings as a shack on the beach, this watering hole has truly grown in size and popularity. I guess it would, being that it is the only pub in the UK situated ON the beach! When the weather turns bitter outdoor heaters are available, so you can still marvel at the views and soak up the atmosphere without turning blue! Now you can easily saunter between beach and restaurant with sand-covered children in tow without the hassle of having to get showered and changed. With such a wonderful selection of pubs catering to all different tastes and needs, there is no excuse not to trial one – or maybe all of them! Whether you’re seeking a log fire to warm you after a walk on the moors, or a great pub garden full of pub benches for you and your friends to sit on while bathing in the sunshine, Cornwall has much to offer. So what are you waiting for? Grab your sat nav, jump in the car and head straight for those Cornish pubs but be careful, you may just not come back! Have you sampled any of Cornwall's finest pubs, and did they meet your expectations? How hoppy is that Spingo? Do let us know!
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