Summer is here, well, it is and then it isn't. It's all very British summertime, but when it's warm and sunny there's nothing better than getting out in the wild and seeing all that Cornwall has to offer. Whether you are exploring the Cornish coast path, hanging on the beach or investigating the culture and history of the county it is always best to get a refreshing pint at the end of the day.

Here's 7 spots that you can enjoy a pint of our Cornish craft beer.

The Sloop Inn, St Ives
It's the most quintessential St Ives experience. A traditional pub right on the edge of the harbourside and slipway in the heart of St Ives, it's everything you'd expect, quaint and welcoming with plenty of outside space to soak up the sun and watch the world go by in our glorious home town. They sell a decent variety of our beers, but you can't go wrong with a pint of Slipway IPA when you are basically on the slipway.

The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
This little fishing village, West of Penzance is a place of tranquil beauty and old folk tales. It's a 'must visit' seaside harbour town with a variety of places to enjoy ice cream and food, plus there's a couple of spots to enjoy our beers. We love The Old Coastguard Hotel, situated at the top of the town on your way in, with a beer garden that almost slides into the sea and looks out across Mounts Bay. The food and drink here is award winning, and you can slip into a pint Helles Mouth Cornish Lager whilst you are there.

Blue Bar, Porthtowan
Porthtowan is a beautiful and rugged beach, towering cliffs either side and a place that is known for great surf. The coast path going west or East form here is also incredible and well worth exploring, if you need to cool off there is a natural swimming pool in the rocks, accessible on lower tide. Overlooking the beach is Blue Bar, a well known and firm favourite place for decent food and drink. You can enjoy their food paired with Hella Pale, it's a match made in heaven for perfect sundowner refreshment.

Sink Inn, Newquay
Newquay is a great town, a thriving hub of fun activities all year round. In the summer the town comes alive with visitors, all keen to soak in the amazing beaches, learn to surf and enjoy the myriad of food and drink on offer. One of our favourite spots is The Sink Inn, a Cornish bar and music venue that champions all things local and craft. They have beers of ours alongside our Gibson's Gold Cider. It's a place well worth a visit if you are in Newquay.

Break Bar, Bude
The rugged beauty of the coast around Bude and Widemouth bay is well worth an explore in the summer months, breath taking views, wild Atlantic ocean and beautiful beaches make for a grand day out. Break Bar is a place that soaks up the best views across Widemouth Bay. Named in The Time's 'Top 20 beachside bars & restaurants in the UK' the Break Bar stocks Hella Pale Ale, Zennor Stout and Gibson's Gold Cider, all of these options are even better when paired with their great views, good vibes and amazing views.

The Crown Inn, Lanlivery
Lanlivery isn't a beachside gem, it is a small and peaceful village, but is ideally located to attractions like Eden Project and the Lost Garden's of Heligan. If you've been visiting these sort of places then we'd highly recommend stopping at The Crown Inn at the end of your day. It's a lovely local village pub that offers local beers and seasonal food menus, they have both Alba IPA and Helles Mouth lager for you to pair with your evening meal.

The Old Ale House, Truro
If you fancy a break from the beach and coastline of Cornwall then a trip to Truro is well worth it. Cornwall's only city is a pretty small affair, but still offers a wealth of fun in shopping, food and drink. One of our favourite places for a pint is The Old Ales House, a proper pub that always favours great local and craft beer. If you are in Truro and fancy a pint of something like Slipway IPA or Alora DDH IPA then this is the spot for you.
July 10, 2024