Pubs and Bars
It’s all very well having great restaurants and places to eat out – but what about bars and pubs, for having a cold beer or glass of wine?
There are plenty of options – so here goes:
Locally in St Merryn, Rafferty’s can be found alongside the Farmers Arms a regular favourite for a drink or something to eat in St Merryn. Give them a call on 01841 521561.
In Padstow, the enoteca wine shop Bin Two is great for a glass of wine before a meal out – located just back from the harbour – 01841 532022. Or just opposite, across The Drang, you can find the Mussel Box. A very nice glass of Prosecco can be enjoyed here, with a choice of inside or outside seating – 01841 532846. Or also in The Drang, PW1, popular with locals and visitors alike. If beer is more your thing then you must sample the offerings at the Padstow Tasting Rooms. With two locations in town, a larger one on Broad Street in the old post office and a smaller one on the square where you can enjoy a tipple outside in the sunshine.
Or try Ruby’s which has recently opened in Padstow serving a wide selection of gins as well as carefully selected wines, spirits, lagers and beers.
Many of the restaurants have bars also (a drink at St Petrocs is always fun!), but more focused around those eating – give them a go for a cocktail or nice glass of crisp sparkling wine!
The pubs in the local area do brisk business in food – but where is best for a drink?
Not looking always to support Mr Stein, but the main bar and the outside areas at The Cornish Arms are great for a drink – but beware the crowds. It can be found just outside St Merryn on the road to Padstow – 01841 520288.
Trevone’s local pub The Well Parc is good for a drink with plenty of organised activity likely to be going on. There is a pool table, and great views from the terrace out front. Quite fun for a quiet night – 01841 520318
The Farmers Arms in St Merryn has its group of regulars clustered around the bar – with plenty of room for large groups. There is often live music in the evenings – 01841 520303.
Or if you are in Padstow, and looking for a respite from shopping, it’s often fun to stop for a while for a drink. On Landadwell Street, you have the choice of Padstow’s most traditional pubs: The Golden Lion and the The London Inn. Take your pick for a slice of real Padstow flavour. Of course on the harbour side, there are also options at The Shipwrights round the far side on North Quay, or The Old Custom House or The Harbour Inn.