Lose yourself in tiny lanes; follow them down to the sea. This old village pub – once a cider house – stands half a mile back from the pebble beach surrounded by lovely hills.
There’s a big terrace out front, a row of thatch cottages by the car park, and a restaurant and bar that feel authentic and welcoming. The beer is St Austell’s, the food is great, and the spit roast gets going on Sundays. Footpaths lead in all directions: along the coast and across the hills. You can be on Beer’s beach in less than an hour, or dispatching cream teas in the village.
As for the rooms, there are 27 to choose from. Those above the pub are small but cosy while those in the cottages are larger. Some are quieter or quainter than others,and if you don’t mind the steps, the rooms on the top level open to a terrace with gorgeous views to the sea.