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In the far west of Cornwall.


We have had the good fortune to travel much of the world, and doing so only helps reinforce our love of the far west.

Here are few favourite places, most within walking distance of St Just.

Cape Cornwall.

Cape Cornwall from Kenidjack

I’ve often named the Cape as my favourite place in the world. It’s simple, wild, always changing.

In the summer swimming from Priest’s Cove to its south takes some beating. Though often the Cape is lashed by gales and the meeting currents send the waves in the wrong direction.

Go there any time of the year.

Both of these views are from Kenidjack, the hill to the north, and both shots were taken in mid-winter.

Cape Cornwall, winter sunshine.

Food & drink:

We enjoy eating out, perhaps a little too much! And we stay local whenever possible.

Here are a few favourites:

Field House. Trewellard.

This is an unexpected gem. An unlicensed restaurant in someone’s home.

Excellent food in a slightly formal, but pleasant, atmosphere, right in the heart of rough and ready Trewellard.

Far reaching views and al fresco available on warm evenings.

Bring your own great wines and remember to spend what you would have in a licensed place and you’ll have something amazing.

Only open Thursday and Friday nights. Booking essential. Call Viv to reserve a table 01736 788097.

The Star. St Just.

The best pub in the far west.

Small, dark and foreboding from the street, The Star is a haven from the wild of winter when the fog envelops St Just.

Step inside to find a welcome and cheer, much banter and often music too.

There’s no food, no b&b, just a few St Austell beers and a bag of nuts.

It has stood since the 17th century and its landlords become legends of local folklore. If you want to know what’s what in the locale, or just be spun a fine tale, go stand at its bar. You won’t be lonely for long.

The Tolcarne Inn. Newlyn.

Unassuming and often wonderful.

A simple pub in a car park down a little street in the working port of Newlyn.

Go for Newlyn – don’t just wander the main streets, dive down a few alleys, the more the better. Take in the huge variety of cottages, many built by and still owned by Stevensons the main fishing family. Walk up some of the steepest roads you’ll find in the country.

Go for the cinema – Newlyn Filmhouse. Our treasured arthouse cinema recently created from Turners fish warehouse, there’s a good cafe there too.

And then go for dinner. Prices are reasonable. The quality is high. The focus is fish. And the beer is good too. SPA from the Crown Brewery in Penzance is worth going for alone.

Ben Tunnicliffe, the chef who owns the pub, has the ability to be brilliant. This place is testament to the fact. The other local that carries his name is not a patch on this, but it does have a killer view and you should try it just for that.

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