Our favourite...yummy places


The Lugger Inn, Polruan

This is the best pub a village could have! Great atmosphere and delicious food.

We promise, you won’t be disappointed. But you will need to book a table.

Dog friendly, muddy boot friendly!


Sam’s, Fowey 

The original flagship restaurant of this exciting family run group. 

Serving the freshest fish, the best steaks and burgers and cocktails to die for - along with fantastic service!

But – you can’t book – so we recommend getting there early to avoid a wait.


The Dwelling House, Fowey 

This our favourite stop for a traditional cornish cream tea, or for a delicious lunch.

The cakes are baked fresh every morning and there’s always a huge variety - but our favourite is the plain old scone - just delicious. There’s even a small walled garden for the sunnier months!


Sam’s on the Beach, Polkerris

This beachfront restaurant in a converted boathouse has a beautiful view and food to match.

With the same great meat and fish that Sam’s in Fowey offer but with the addition of wood-fired pizzas and other goodies! You’ll need to book a table here – and we recommend popping in to The Rashleigh Inn for a drink before dinner.


Cornish Arms, St Merryn

Fantastic gastro pub owned by Rick Stein, near Padstow. Get away from the chaos of Padstow by visiting this modern - but suitably traditional - gastro pub with a beer garden, pool tables, and (in winter) a roaring log fire. 


Squid Ink, Looe

Modern, British cuisine is at it's best at this restaurant tucked away in Looe. If you have enough time to venture away from Polruan and Fowey - this place is definitely worth a trip.

But make sure you book a table during summer months to avoid missing out!



Our favourite...fun stuff


Ready Money Cove

Readymoney Cove is just inside the mouth of the River Fowey, facing Polruan. This sheltered sandy beach is lovely for swimming when the sun is shining. And from here you can walk to St Catherine’s castle.

Dogs aren't allowed on the beach from Easter until October.


Moogie River Cruises

Why not try some fishing or take a coastal and river cruise onboard 'Moogie' with our good friend and local fisherman Dan.  

He'll pick up and drop off in Fowey or Polruan - it's our favourite thing to do in the area. 


Eden Project 

Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, the Eden Project is a garden housed in tropical domes that nestles in to a crater the size of 30 football pitches. It's a great place to visit with kids - or without!


Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan, a truly secret garden, was lost for decades - its hidden by greenery . Now it’s a magical and beautifully restored garden with tearooms too. Definitely worth a visit!


Hall walk 

This is our favourite walk in the area: But there are plenty of others on the National Trust website.