The Old Coastguard

Mousehole, Cornwall

‘A haven of tranquillity from the moment you arrive’, this pub-with-rooms in a pretty Cornish fishing village gets full marks from readers who praise its ‘amazing rooms, food and views’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A haven of tranquillity from the moment you arrive’, this pub-with-rooms in a pretty Cornish fishing village gets full marks from readers who praise its ‘amazing rooms, food and views’. The Inkin brothers (see also The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor, and The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach, Wales) have created a relaxed family- and dog-friendly vibe – ‘they even have a doggie station, with dog blankets, biscuits, poo bags’. The look is of effortless, casual chic: bare floorboards, comfy sofas, a blazing fire on cold days, lime-painted walls hung with works by local artists. ‘Spacious, boutique-style’ rooms have a Roberts radio, cafetière coffee and books, but no TV to detract from the sea view (‘try to get a balcony room’). Eat on the terrace in the ‘beautiful gardens’ or in the Upper Deck, gazing out to St Clement’s Island. Chef Jamie Porter shares the owners’ passion for local, sustainable produce, which shines in dishes such as wild sea bass with mussel velouté. ‘The food is always great,’ writes one reader. ‘Our favourite place to stay in Cornwall,’ writes another. ‘Breakfasts are to die for.’ (CM, KB, 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, no in-room TV, parking, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible.

Background music

Radio 4 at breakfast, selected music at other mealtimes.

Children

all ages welcomed, no charge for under-5s, extra bed for 5 and over £25, children's menu.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (no charge, treats, towels, bowls), in bar and on sun deck, not in dining room.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £157.50, singles from £115. Set dinner £27, à la carte £32. 1-night bookings only rarely refused.

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Winter Escape Special Offer

Winter Escape Special Offer: The Winter Escape was, by design, aimed at those making a last-minute decision to take a break from the occasional grimness of Winter. That seems to resonate in recent times. Just one night (or more) that can feel like a real break. This package is from £185 a couple and includes up to three courses at supper from anywhere on the evening menu, your room and breakfast. Available once the clocks go back (30th October 2022 – 26th March 2023), Sunday to Thursday and only valid outside of holidays and half terms. Subject to availability. Please mention the Good Hotel guide when booking.


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