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The Cornish Arms

When The Cornish Arms became one of the Stein’s stable a few years ago, there was a little concern that this popular local boozer might be transformed into an over-egged gastro-pub targeted at out-of-towners. But there was no need to fret, for this village pub is still firmly rooted at the heart of the community, while serving British pub food to the standards you’d expect from a Stein establishment – and, thankfully, without too much of a hefty price tag.

Sunday roasts by the fire are a staple in winter, there’s a grand mussel and beer festival here in the spring, and there are regular daily specials chalked on the blackboard; and overall it doesn’t try too hard to be anything more than a traditional British pub serving decent food. Dogs (on leads) are welcome inside and out in the large beer garden. In fact, it makes the perfect start and end point for a circular walk to Constantine and Booby’s Bay, following the coast path around Trevose Head to Mother Ivey’s Bay or Harlyn, before winding back along footpaths and country lanes for a good feed at the pub.