A sample of good pubs and eateries

February 20, 2013 10:40 am Published by Comments Off on A sample of good pubs and eateries
The Fountain Inn

The Fountain Inn, Mevagissey

In the name of research for our guests, and as we are without a working kitchen until the new one arrives we have been eating out more than we would usually.

The nearest pub to The Meadows, is the characterful and friendly Ship Inn in Pentewan. We frequented here on “move in” day with our “helpers” and have been a few times since.  The team there are all very welcoming, and the food is all good, particular favourites being the ploughmans lunch, and homemade fish pie.  Camp Dog Harvey has also been made very welcome too.  The beer is good too, especially the pear cider.  Cannot wait for the spring to enjoy the beer garden, and view.  The walk down to the pub on the Pentewan Trail is a scenic and enjoyable one.

After a very busy first day clearing out in site we decided to treat ourselves to a fish and chip supper. We made a good choice with the Fountain Inn in Mevagissey.  This is very popular and the fish and chips were superb, and extremely good value.  Fish and chips must be their speciality as plate after plate were coming out of the kitchens.  We will definitely be returning to this pub at Mevagissey for more of the same.  The fish and chips can be enjoyed take away style too.

As the local Indian takeaway Spice Merchant in Mevagissey delivers to The Meadows site. We thought we would do a taste test for our guests.  The choice was good and the food was all very tasty, the service was a little bit slow, but we expect in the summer months there are far more hands on deck, and the owner was on his winter break when we visited.

Being keen walkers, and on our first Sunday off we went on foot to the very popular Polgooth Inn, in Polgooth. This was just under an hours walk mainly on footpaths and bridle ways with a little bit of a climb.  The climb was well worth it as it provided lovely views over Pentewan beach, and also the Pentewan Valley.  When we arrived Sunday lunch was being served which looked a very generous portion and was clearly very popular.  At this point we had a temporary abode and a joint to cook for the evening so we shared a plate of tapas. This idea was a good one, and we had olives, stuffed peppers, garlic mushrooms, calamari, and fries with aioli.

After being here only a couple of weeks we are delighted with the local pubs and the quality and choice of food.  It is a good job The Meadows Teams has lots of hard work to do to keep up our appetites.

Lynn and John will be happy to show you any of the walks mentioned above, and always have walking maps and books to hand. Please join us this Sumer at The Meadows touring park in the beautiful Pentewan Valley, Cornwall, UK.  We cater for motor homes, touring caravans and tents. Please enquire here, or telephone Lynn and John on 01726 844383. Whilst advance booking is recommended, if we can fit you in we will always do so.