A short stop at a café in St Just
When I arrived to St Just after a long walk from Gurnard’s Head there was still some time left until the next bus for Penzance was leaving. I decided to go into a café by the town square and have something to eat before I went to the bus stop. I had a carrot cake which was £2.80 (April 2014).
The Kings Arms: Ancient building, good beer
The Kings Arms dates from the 1300s and is a lovely old pub, with low ceilings and stone floors, blackened beams an real fires.
I didn't eat here, but the Italian family who'd arrived earlier had and they certainly seemed pleased with their meal.
I just had half of Doom beer (excellent) and a packet of Salty Dog crisps (also excellent) and enjoyed sitting in a warm room by the open fire.
There are several rooms, tiny windows and thick stone walls. From inside the pub I could hear nothing of the howling wind outside, nor of passing traffic.
They knew how to build houses in the olden days!
Free wifi is available thoughout the pub. That's one advantage we have over Medieval times! :-)
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King's Arms, Paul: Pub with unusual soups
No, of course it doesn't ONLY do soup. It's just that soup and a roll or slice of good bread is something that quite often satisfies our needs at lunch time.
Unusual? Well, you don't often find spiced spinach and coconut in a pub, do you? There are coats of arms in bright colours all around the bar. The barman said he'd no idea of whose they were - only that customers would like them removed.
Tinners Arms, Zennor: Pub with great food
I expect it's OK in summer but out of season it's a real delight to go in and find a large log fire burning at each end of a long bar.
They only prepare meals to order so you may be waiting a bit but it's worth it. Actually we only wanted soup and a roll but their lentil soup was delicious - served with granary bread and a roll.
Sennen Cove Beach Restaurant: Expensive but worth it
The views from here over the beach and the coast are sufficient to justify the wait while your food is cooked to order.
Three of us ate here and tried varying foods; all were really good. It's the evening menu that is expensive although even the price of the very good coffee is at any time comparable with motorways [if a lot better value!] Lunches are considerably cheaper.
Favorite Dish: Dishes vary a bit daily but the fresh fish dishes can never be far wrong
Trewellard Meadery: Families would enjoy this restaurant
This is one of the several restaurants in the area where you practically eat with your hands. It's great for children and the tables are usually long wooden ones with pews or long benches and the buildings that house the restaurants are mostly old chapels or other unusual places. The Trewellard Meadery is in an old chapel and the service is generally fast. Chicken, chips, corn on the cob, garlic mushrooms, salad, fish in a light batter, even a vegetarian option is available along with the honey mead. Elderberry mead is delicious! The price is very reasonable and combined with the ambience in the air this style of restaurant makes memorable eating!
Favorite Dish: The mushrooms with garlic mayonnaise followed by the half chicken with chips.
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