West Cornwall has so many great places to eat and The Old Coastguard Inn at Mousehole is one of our latest favourites. We’ve long loved their sister pub, the canary-yellow Gurnard’s Head near Zennor, and it’s a similarly relaxed and scrummy affair here.
The staff are really friendly, the food is great and the setting couldn’t be better. Overlooking the sea (and some fab rock-pools for little ones to explore), there’s also the most wonderful garden to make the most of during the summer months.
Inside, it’s homely and cosy with a huge fireplace and comfy sofas to sink in to by the windows and enjoy the view. Board games, books and magazines are dotted about; it’s definitely the kind of place you want to stay a while. Not least because the food is really, really good – always seasonal and using the best local ingredients they can get their hands on. The fish stew with fennel and aioli is one of the best pub meals I’ve had in a long time. The scotch eggs are great too. We’ve never been disappointed.
It’s well worth making a special trip to if you’re in the area. I promise you’ll be well rewarded.
Images courtesy of The Old Coastguard