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Set in the heart of stunning Boscastle, this family friendly pub serves home-made food and Cornish ales. The bar has open fires to keep you warm in winter and outside seating for relaxed dining during the summer. Dogs are welcome.
The food was fantastic
Atmosphere really good and the special meal deal night's are very good value
The Cobweb Revisited after 55 years.
I suspected after 55 years that the locals would be different, but the 'characters' would be the same. That's the nature of any country pub, isn't it.
The Landlord was less jolly than I romanticised. He even closed the pub at 9.45pm because there was only one visitor; me. The bar staff were equally friendly and helpful when it came to village gossip, less so when it came to directions but experts when it came to 'mobile technology'.
The week's winter menu appeared to revolve around the leftovers of the Sunday carvery. Wednesday's Madras curry was filled out with peppers, (sans spices and advertised naam bread) but I was encouraged by the newly arrived chef that he'd be happy to make it hotter on request. When asked about locally caught fish, he explained that the local fishermen were on holiday (in Spain I believe he said...).
The saving grace, as far as I was concerned, was the evening of locals singing shanties and Cornish folk songs. This and the warmth the older residents showed made the shortcomings and 'tourist-rates' insignificant and my revisit memorable and worthwhile.
Memory colours past experience, I understand, so I can't make any comparisons. My impression after a most pleasant stay in a cottage for a week is the 'Good' is still there after 55 years and the 'Not-So-Good' is connected to the commercial influence. If you wish to see a living caricature of the 'new' Boscastle, pop into the Pottery.
There's nowhere in the world like Boscastle with its history of pirates, bootleggers and highwaymen - and nowhere like The Cobweb. Blessings, one and all - 'WART'
Great atmosphere - always busy
Friendly but food was cold
Service was good and the staff were very friendly. Some of the food was unfortunately served cold.
Excellent food and lovely staff
You can access this beach either from Bossiney Haven at low tide or along the coastal path. There is a car park on the outskirts of Bossiney (opposite Bossiney Lodge) and a path leads from here over fields to the coastal path. Take a right then sharp left and take care as the path is narrow and steep leading to the beach below. The beach is sandy with some good rock pools and caves to explore. At high tide the beach all but disappears and swimming is not recommended on an ebbing or low tide. Dogs are welcome year round.
Mrs Penny Yeomans
Breathtaking at low tide, could be abroad, gorgeous soft sand and clear blue sea. Very steep climb down and back up, inaccessible to some. Unspoilt a classic Cornish beauty spot. 5 stars
The complete walk distance is around 4 miles and covers a variety of coastal and wooded paths with stepping stones across the river.
One of the few sheltered harbours on the north coast, Boscastle became famous in 2004 due to the devastating floods that swept through the village. The community has recovered remarkably well, and Boscastle is once more a thriving resort and a lovely village to visit.
My favourite place in Cornwall
A very dog friendly village, a wide variety of shops. Good range of eating places.
Staying in Boscastle
Boscastle was a wonderful place to stay for our holiday. Good local shops, like the post office and Spar for provisions. We tried several pubs. The Napoleon, the Wellington (for Sunday lunch = yum) and the Old Manor house. I would recommend the Boscastle made ice-cream from a shop half way down the harbour walk on the left hand side as you walk towards the sea.
We thoroughly enjoyed sitting for ages, watching the blowhole in the harbour. It 'blow's about 1-1.5 hrs either side of low tide, and is amazing to watch, and listen to aswell.
There is a really enjoyable walk from the main car-park along the Valency river, which is flat, unless you decide to go up to Minster church, and that path is very steep.
We didn't rate the Tourist shops very highly, because everything was so expensive.
Delightful place; harbour and old village up the hill. Fine coast walks to either Tintagel or Crackington Haven with options of bus connections. Also local valley/wood walks. Recommend Cobwebs pub at the harbour and The Napoleon up in the village. If self catering, the farm shop about half mile out of village towards Crackington Haven on B3263, is worth a visit.
Wonderful old harbour village - beautiful scenery can be seen from the headland which can be reached by two different paths, one on the right by the Harbour Light and one on the left. A tiny cove is also accessible where the blowhole can also be seen. Some lovely places to eat in Boscastle. We ate a lovely meal at the Cobweb Inn and also at the Riverside. We had cream teas and breakfast at the Harbour Light and Bridge Guest House, but the Riverside provided the best breakfast EVER. Some lovely shops such as the Mill and Things as well as an art gallery, fudge and Rock shop and 2 other fab gift shops. We love Boscastle and have been there many times. The Museum of Witchcraft also interesting. Visitor centre provides maps and info and also information about the flood and general history. Tintagel is 5 mins away and Crackington Haven about 10-15 mins drive as is Port Isaac. Padstow about 40 mins.
In a stunning setting, this pub offers wonderful views over Trebarwith Strand, excellent food and fine Cornish ales. A popular place for walkers, there is also a surf school nearby.
Fantastic food with a view
A fantastic place for food after a beach walk. Enjoyed our lunch watching the sea, excellent menu. We'll definitely eat here again.
Good pub food, lovely staff, very accommodating to two large dogs.
Fantastic views and great food
A lovely walk from Upton mill
Fantastic view of the sea
Good food but not much choice on the menu
Best place for watching the storm
Friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed a couple of winter sunsets.
Mussels to die for
Superb meal here. Service was a little slow but the food was worth waiting for.
Great food, warm welcome good choice of Ales
A real gem.
We stumbled across the Port William at Trebarwith Strand one evening on our way back from Port Issac. When we arrived the sun was setting, the tide was high and the waves roaring! The pub sits on part of the cliff which looks over the bay of Trebarwith, offering stunning views of this part of the coastline. We had a drink whilst sat on one of the picnic benches outside and watched the sunset. Bliss! We then returned to the Port William for lunch later in our holiday and the food was very tasty 'pub grub'. The staff were very welcoming and the pub is child and dog friendly and our two sons enjoyed looking at the huge fish tank that resides in the main bar!
An exceptional place to watch the sun set over Trebarwith Strand either with a pint of fine Cornish ale, glass of wine or a robust pub feast. Great food and a recently added contemporary extension to the dining area with outstanding sea views.
Made up of half a mile of soft, golden sand backed by rock and cliff, Trebarwith Strand is a National Trust-owned beach near Tintagel. Easily accessible, at low tide a huge expanse of sand is revealed whilst at high tide the sea covers nearly all the beach. Lifeguarded in summer, Trebarwith Strand is a popular spot amongst people of all ages.
Our favourite beach
A beautiful place to visit, we love it here.
Great dog friendly beach
Fabulous sandy beach with life guards that is also dog friendly all year. Good facilities - toilets, pub and shop selling icecream and beach stuff - make it the complete package but mind the tide times!
Something for everyone.
Something for everyone.
rock pools galore
nice beach with life guards. Loved going there at high tide to watch the sea crashing against the rocks. Great place to go to watch the sun set. Tasty Cornish pasties from the beach cafe
We walked along the cliff tops to discover this beautiful stretch of dog friendly beach. It is accessed by a rocky plateau but once on the beach there is a long stretch of golden sand with plenty of room for all to play. Lots of body boarding & surfing to be had with places to hire equipment. It's a lovely unspoilt area with a couple of cafes, tourist shops & a pub. Definitely worth a visit.
We were recommended Trebarwith Strand as one of the nicest beaches along this stretch of coastline. It was beautiful. We visited at lowtide, so lots of sandy beach available. The entry onto the beach is past a few cafes (we had an amazing cream tea in one of them = yum) and over a rocky area, before you reach the sand. The rocks themselves are fascinating. The beach is a good size, with rock pools and caves and plenty for all to explore. Some of the roads approaching Trebarwith are steep and narrow - as is often in this part of Cornwall.
Found the beach by accident whilst staying at Port Isaac and visiting Tintagel.
Beautiful sandy beach,reached by clambering over rocks . Really nice Cafe serving burgers and chips etc. Wish we had time to return another day!
The Melia Family
An absolute classic!
Trebarwith Strand lies at the end of a narrow lane that descends through a wooded valley to this beachside hamlet. A vast beach at Spring low tides, its only downside is at high tide it is reduced to a modest rocky plateau. Armed with a tide table, however, there is no excuse for at least 6 hours a day on this deeply charismatic beach. Surrounded by an impressive cliff-scape this beach offers caves, huge sand flats, streams and rock pools big enough for the kids to safely swim in. Great surf as well including surf hire and lessons.When the tide does gently nudge the family up onto the rocky plateau, lovely in its own right, there is always the Port William pub overlooking the beach or a variety of cafes and a couple of quirky gift shops to keep everyone entertained. This is also a great place to access the coastal path heading North East to Penhallic point and Tintagel castle or South West to Tregardock beach and Port Isaac. It can get busy in the high season but never on the Polzeath scale and out of season it is usually very peaceful.
A traditional, low-beamed 16th century inn where food is seasonal and freshly cooked. The inn is in the upper part of the village so be prepared for a climb if you walk from the lower part. There's a beer garden and beer terrace over the road and dogs are welcome.
We enjoyed a nice meal in the Napleon, which was opposite our holiday accommodation. Good services
Great service, good selection of food. Very welcoming.
Excellent food and service, cozy pub.
The food was exceptional and extremely fresh, I had the stew and my partner had the mackerel (both from the specials menu), both dishes were delicious accompanied by fresh vegetables and salad respectively.
Well worth a visit and booking is advisable, we went on Thurday night and the majority of tables were already booked, luckily for us we were able to grab a table.
The service was both professional and personal without being over attentive, really good staff.
The beer was poured from an old style stillage which was in fitting with the tradition of the building and tasted excellent.
A great find and well worth at least 1 visit!
This 15th Century village pub was once home to the masons and craftsmen who constructed the nearby church of St James the Great. Today, you will find a welcoming bar and restaurant, with blazing fire in the winter, and a large beer garden for those balmy Cornish summer evenings. Look out for the resident ghost.
Lovely quaint country pub with excellent menu, our food was excellent, great service and we would definitely go again.
Trying to be something it's not
Lovely traditional pub but not serving traditional pub food.
Expensive and menu more suited to city restaurant.
Lovely sheltered garden under trees.
The food was very good and the staff friendly and efficient. It is in the middle of the country so you need a car to get there. You need to book to be sure to get a place.
We went to the St Kew for dinner, and what a dinner! Lovely atmospheric rabbit warren of a building, warm and smokey (check the menu!). Food and drink were both excellent, and the staff friendly and helpful
Due to COVID, we booked the St Kew Inn well in advance of our stay at the Carriage House.
The pub is within walking distance from the Carriage house, down hill all the way, but consequently up hill all the way back!
The food was delicious, service extremely good, and a bonus for us was meeting our waitress, Faye, who happily gave us some suggestions as to what to do whilst visiting Cornwall. The first was to cycle the Camel trail from Wadebridge to Padstow. It was a truly stunning way to visit Padstow. And on our second visit to the pub Faye suggested we could visit Charlestown. Again, we are so grateful for that advice. We wouldn’t have experienced either had it not been for Faye.
The ‘fish of the day’ was well worth it too!
We felt very safe, and all the measures to ensure that guests met the government guidance were in place. Thank you to all at the St Kew Inn.
We had two meals at St Kew Inn whilst on holiday in Cornwall and thoroughly enjoyed both meals. The service was attentive but not intrusive, the food was absolutely delicious and there is a good choice to choose from. Good beers and good prices too, if we go back to Cornwall we will definitely be booking a meal at St Kew Inn.
St Kew Inn
Excellent food and friendly service to our party of six. Would recommend fish meal of the day.
excellent food very friendly staff
Very good food
Lovely food. Service was a little slow at lunchtime but they were aware of this, apologised and tried to resolve.
So good we visited twice
Superb food, varied menu, good service. We were a group with 4 vegans and 2 carnivores and we all thought this Inn was top notch.
A must visit
Fantastic pub, great menu for veggies, beautiful garden and loads of space
The St Kew Inn does excellent food. It is not cheap but very good value for money. My wife said that the hake she had one evening was the best fish she had tasted for many years - cooked to perfection. You need to book early to get a table in the restaurant, but can also take pot luck in the bar where the tables are not reserved. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Best pub in the arae
Excellent pub food. Best in the area. Good real ale and great pub food consistent performance and very popular so need to book in season.
idyllic country pub
A warm welcome and helpful staff. The food was great - the haddock kedgeree was worth the trip alone.
Great country pub
Great atmosphere and food. Nice seating inside and outdoor summer barbeque.
Beautiful and Atmospheric
Picturesque 15th Century village pub serving beer from wooden barrels and excellent homecooked food prepared to order by hosts Paul Ripley and Sarah Allen. One of the most beautiful and atmospheric pubs in Cornwall.
- Mr and Mrs Whitten
The remains of Tintagel Castle are at the heart of Arthurian legend. The location of the castle is spectacular – half a mile outside of Tintagel, across rugged clifftops, with no vehicular access. Tintagel Island, attached to the mainland by a sliver of land, enhances the wild and romantic atmosphere.
Still looking for Camelot
There are fantastic views at the top but the castle it's self is very disappointing.
There's not really much to see of it .
The bridge is a wonderful peace of engineering.
But for us the best part was down on the beach were Marlins cave is .
The best part of that is its the free bit of the attraction. Basically we paid £16 each for a walk on a bridge and a fantastic view.
You can get that anywhere on the coast of Cornwall for free.
Take your time
Leave unsteady members of the family at the café while more active members tackle the many uneven, high, sometimes slippery steps (handrails are provided - use them!). Enjoy the excellent information centre which uses an innovative overhead projector to show the succeeding occupations of the site. There is a café and toilets, and a Land Rover to run you down and back if the walk down the valley isn't for you.
This is a uniquely precious historical site, the first to show how dark age Britain was actually still firmly connected to Mediterranean civilisation. Its legendary connection to king Arthur led to the construction of the Norman castle, but don't let the historical fiction mislead you - this is a real site where hundreds of people lived and traded for centuries at the edge of the Atlantic long before the Saxons took over Cornwall. The dramatic cliffs, the birds, the butterflies will all make this a day to remember.
Worth the climb!
A visit to Tintagel is a must when visiting this part of the world! The Castle has breathtaking views,but is a steep climb up to the top. The village has lots of friendly gift shops and good pubs to choose from.
Awesome. A must see and you can even take your dog up the cliffs and around the ruins.
Thank you English Heritage.
Nice but you must be fit
This is a lovely old ruin split between 2 cliffs. To access both involve very steep steps. You must be very fit but its a nice day out.
Tintagel and Trebarwith Strand
Although we stayed an hour away it was really worth the visit. My second visit in 10 years and so nice to see nothing had changed. Extremely steep slopes to climb - good steps and rails to hang on to but no access for wheelchairs or disabled! You must go on a good sunny day to take advantage of the views around. Always windy and blowy there.
Trebarwith Strand is just around the corner and is so worth the visit as the rock formation to get the beach is really worth seeing. Very natural but again no real access for wheelchairs or disabled really.
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