Beer Gardens in Cornwall

Feb 26, 2016

Visit some of the best Beer Gardens Cornwall has to offer.

The Golden Lion, Menherion

A traditional Cornish inn with views over Stithians lake, the Golden Lion has beautifully tended gardens which as well as providing a large outdoor seating area for diners and drinkers is also used to grow many of the vegetables which appear on the pub's seasonal restaurant menu. A new heated garden shelter means you can still enjoy the al fresco experience in the cooler months of the year, and if you want to extend your stay and make the most of the water sports and outdoor activities nearby the Golden Lion's garden even extends to a family-friendly campsite.

The Smuggler's Den, Cubert

Nestled in the heart of the north Cornwall countryside yet not very far from the sea, The Smugglers Den in Cubert enjoys the best of both worlds. This 16th-century thatched inn delivers in every sense of traditional with a roaring fire, oak-beamed ceilings and of course, the pièce de résistance, a generous beer garden. With stunning views across green fields where the sea can be seen sparkling in the distance, the garden boasts a children's play area and is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional pub classic washed down with a pint or two of Cornwall's finest.

St Kew Inn, St Kew

A charming pub dating back to the 15th century, the St Kew Inn's beer garden is a hidden gem, tucked away in the North Cornwall countryside. Just across the lane from the pub itself, the wooded garden with stream running through it offers a tranquil setting for enjoying the St Kew Inn's Michelin Bib Gourmet accredited food and St Austell Ales, and is also home to an old barn which in the summer months is used as an outside kitchen and serving area for barbecues and light meals.

The Great Western, Newquay

If you want to take in stunning sea views while sipping a pint of Tribute, this beer garden is the place to be. Overlooking the golden sands of Great Western beach, the hotel has both a cliff-top garden and terrace with an outdoor bar where you can enjoy freshly cooked food and local ales all day and late into the evening. It's also one of the most family-friendly beer gardens in the county, with a large children's play area, and even has surf racks for you to store your boards after a day catching the waves.


The Gurnard's Head, Zennor

Generous in size, the outside area at The Gunard's Head is more a beer field than a beer garden. Perched just a few paces from one of the most scenic stretches of the South West Coast Path, sandwiched between St Ives and Land's End, it comes complete with the backing track of crashing waves and is a welcome rest stop for hungry walkers as well as destination foodies. The simple menu lets the quality of the ingredients do all the talking and, open to the elements, the beer garden is one of those special places where all the good things in life come together in perfect style.