The Old Coastguard

Mousehole, Cornwall

‘Perfection – time seems to slow down the moment you enter,’ says one trusted reviewer of this contemporary take on a traditional coastal inn, which exudes a wonderfully relaxed and cheerful atmosphere. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Perfection – time seems to slow down the moment you enter,’ says one trusted reviewer of this contemporary take on a traditional coastal inn, which exudes a wonderfully relaxed and cheerful atmosphere. Recently refurbished bedrooms (the hotel suffered a fire in 2019) have a full or partial sea view; most have a balcony. Each is ‘warmly decorated’, with tongue-and-groove panelling and paintings by local artists. Homely touches include a Roberts radio and a ‘proper tea tray with a cafetière’. In the restaurant, Jamie Porter’s brasserie-style dishes are ‘consistently delicious’, while the staff are ‘knowledgeable about the food and alcohol, and will do whatever they can to make your stay more enjoyable’. One reviewer so enjoyed the scallops with coral sauce that he ordered it three nights running. Breakfast brings a cooked Cornish, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs or home-made muesli. ‘A true gem,’ says a recent guest. ‘We can’t wait to return,’ says another. See also entries for sister properties The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor, and The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach, Wales. (Kate Bailey, Vicky Lloyd, and others)

Hotel details

Address

The Parade
Mousehole
Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 6PR
England

Telephone

01736 731222

Bedrooms

14.

Open

all year except 24/25 Dec.

Facilities

bar, sun lounge, restaurant, sea-facing garden with path to beach, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible.

Background music

Radio 4 at breakfast, selected music at other mealtimes.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (treats, towels, dog bowls), not in dining room.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £150–£250, D,B&B £205–£305. Set dinner £19.50–£27, à la carte £29. 1-night bookings only rarely refused.

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