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eating out in charlestown
eating out near charlestown
serious eating out
not so serious ( but still fab ) eating out
food shopping top tips
glorious gardens
wonderful walks
marvellous museums
amazing art
great golf
historical houses
best bike rides
boats and kayaks and jet ski
surfing and paddleboarding
other stuff
theatre
beaches is a big one
really important phone numbers

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eating and drinking out in charlestown

the longstore
is just superb, do book !
+44 (0) 1726 68598
www.thelongstore.co.uk

their cafe, short and strong, is fab
+44 (0) 1726 68598
www.shortandstrong.co.uk

their wine store
does little plates and wine
+44 (0) 1726 68598
www.instagram.com/the_wine_store

and their HBQ
a pop up harbour side BBQ
oh my
www.instagram.com/hbqcharlestown

the rum sailor
the inner harbour
www.therumsailor.co.uk

the charlestown fish company
again the inner harbour
www.charlestownfishco.uk

the pier house
has the best terrace in england
+44 (0) 1726 67955
www.pierhousehotel.com

charlies coffee house
has wonderful cakes
+44 (0) 1726 67421
www.instagram.com/charliescoffee

charlies boathouse
is going down a storm
+44 (0) 1726 63322
www.charliesboathouse.com

the tall ships creamery
makes award winning ice cream
www.tallshipscreamery.co.uk

the rashleigh arms
is home to the charlestown gig club
+44 (0) 1726 73635
www.rashleigharms.co.uk


eating out near charlestown

andy and lyndsey appleton’s
wonderful new restaurant
in fowey
+44 (0) 1872 228 738
an 18 minute drive
www.appletonsrestaurant.com

edies kitchen
+44 (0) 1726 813888
a 5 minute drive
www.edieskitchen.co.uk

hubbox at pentewan
on the beach
+44 (0) 1726 844189
a 10 minute drive
www.hubbox.co.uk

sams at polkerris beach
sit by the window
+44 (0) 1726 812255
also an 18 minute drive
www.samscornwall.co.uk

the life buoy cafe
fish finger sarnies rule
+44 (0) 7715 075 869
a 25 minute drive
www.facebook.com/the-lifebuoy-cafe-fowey


serious eating out

andy and lyndsey appleton’s
wonderful new restaurant
in fowey open 1st march 2020
+44 (0) 7398 493 844
an 18 minute drive
www.appletonsrestaurant.com

rick stein’s
the seafood restaurant, padstow
+44 (0) 1841 532700
a 40 minute drive
www.rickstein.com

number 6
padstow, perfection
+44 (0) 1841 532093
a 40 minute drive
www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk

nathan outlaw
port isaac, as good as it gets
+44 (0) 1208 880896
a 50 minute drive
www.nathan-outlaw.com

porthminster beach cafe
st ives, dreamy
+44 (0) 1736 795352
a 1 hour drive
www.porthminstercafe.co.uk


not so serious ( but still fab ) eating out

strong adolfos
at hawksfield
+44 (0) 1208 816949
a 30 minute drive
www.strongadolfos.com

the watchful mary
at watergate bay
+44 (0) 1637 869 543
a 33 minute drive
www.watchful.co.uk

the hidden hut
on the beach
a 35 minute drive
www.hiddenhut.co.uk

the tiny thai
+44 (0) 1208 455 135
a 35 minute drive
www.thetinythai.co.uk

rick stein’s the cornish arms
we got married at the chruch opposite
+44 (0) 1841 532700
a 40 minute drive
www.rickstein.com/eat-with-us

canteen
wheal kitty, st agnes
mouthwatering
+44 (0) 7432 641 941
a 45 minute drive
www.canteencornwall.com

schooners
above the beach
+44 (0) 1872 553149
a 45 minute drive
www.schoonerscornwall.com

rick stein’s st petroc’s bistro
padstow
+44 (0) 1841 532700
a 50 minute drive
www.rickstein.com

rick stein’s fish and chips
padstow, of course
a 50 minute drive
www.rickstein.com/eat-with-us

blas burgerworks
st ives, great
+44 (0) 1736 797272
a 1 hour drive
www.blasburgerworks.co.uk

and if you manage to eat your way
through this lot
try ellies food diary
www.barefootcornwall.com/category/foodie-diary


food shopping top tips

tesco at st austell
closes at 4pm on sundays
0345 677 9597
a 5 minute drive
www.tesco.com

tiny tesco at st austell
open till 10pm on sundays
0345 610 2721
an 8 minute drive
www.tesco.com

m&s at truro
+44 (0) 1872 271511
a 25 minute drive
www.marksandspencer.com

waitrose at truro
+44 (0) 1872 225861
a 25 minute drive
www.waitrose.com

sainsburys at truro
+44 (0) 1872 260 881
a 30 minute drive
www.sainsburys.co.uk

wreckers deli
on the other side of the quay
+44 (0) 1726 74323
a 1 minute walk
www.facebook.com/wreckersdeli

kittows quality meats
walk, but get there early
+44 (0) 1726 73005
a 5 minute drive
www.kittowsqualitymeats.co.uk

lobbs farm shop
chicken parcels with leg meat are delicious
+44 (0) 1726 844411
a 15 minute drive
www.lobbsfarmshop.com

the cheese man
delivers +44 (0) 1726 883113
www.hansonfinefoods.co.uk

fish for thought
they deliver +44 (0) 1208 262202
www.fishforthought.co.uk

the cornish food box company
again, they deliver +44 (0) 1872 211533
www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk


glorious gardens

the eden project
its hot at the top
+44 (0) 1726 811911
an 10 minute drive
www.edenproject.com

the lost gardens of heligan
the jungle is wonderful
+44 (0) 1726 845100
a 15 minute drive
www.heligan.com

carnglaze caverns
a sight to behold
+44 (0) 1579 320251
a 30 minute drive
www.carnglaze.com

tremenheere sculpture gardens
mind blowing
+44 (0) 1736 448089
a 1 hour drive
www.tremenheere.co.uk

the great gardens
of cornwall, all of them
www.greatgardensofcornwall.co.uk


wonderful walks

black head and the gribben are the
2 headlands that define st austell bay
charlestown is in the middle

the black head walk
drive to the national trusts car park just above trenarren. walk the south west coast path in either direction, making sure you walk to the very end of black head itself, keeping an eye out for the standing stone in memory of a l rowse and also saying hello to the beautiful beach at hallane. followed by fish & chips on the terrace at the pier house, overlooking charlestowns outer harbour
a 15 minute drive

the gribben walk
drive to polkerris and park in the high car park, make sure you have booked at table at sams on the beach for food afterwards. if you forget, you can always have a drink and some crisps at the rashleigh arms. walk the south west coast path to gribben head. the day mark is there to help sailors see that st austell bay is not falmouth ! pop your head round the corner of polridmouth beach & have a look at rebeccas beach house. daphne du maurier lived at menabilly.  walk back past menabilly to polkerris, there is a short cut through the fields if you are tired.
a 15 minute drive.

iwalk cornwall
round walks
www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk


marvellous museums

charlestown shipwreck and heritage centre
about to be dusted after 30 years
watch this space
+44 (0) 1726 69897
a 1 minute walk !
www.shipwreckcharlestown.com

national maritime museum
in falmouth
+44 (0) 1326 313388
a 50 minute drive
www.nmmc.co.uk


amazing art

tate st ives
+44 (0) 1736 796 226
a 1 hour drive
www.tate.org.uk
parking in st ives can be interesting
so park at st erth and take the tiny train

barbara hepworths
house and garden at st ives
mindblowing
+44 (0) 1736 796 226
a 1 hour drive
www.tate.org.uk/stives
again, park at st erth and take the tiny train !

chris prindl pottery
so so beautiful
+44 (0) 1208 269493
a 20 minute drive
www.prindlpottery.co.uk
phone to check he is in !

molesworth and bird
seaweed studio
a 20 minute drive
www.molesworthandbird.com
julia is responsible

ben taffinders paintings
just wonderful
+44 (0) 7792 817 120
an 35 minute drive
www.bentaffinder.co.uk
phone to check he is in !

hannah woodmans paintings
mind blowingly beautiful
www.hannahwoodman.co.uk

and in charlestown
you can walk to visit
the lovley liz and paul
at atishoo gallery
www.atishoogallery.co.uk
+44 (0) 1726 65900


great golf

trevose golf club
a wonderful links course
+44 (0) 1841 520208
a 40 minute drive
www.trevose-gc.co.uk

st mellion golf club
is just superb
a 55 minute drive
www.st-mellion.co.uk

st enodoc golf club
don’t forget your handicap certificate
a 50 minute drive
www.st-enodoc.co.uk


historical houses

lanhydrock house
how it was done
+44 (0) 1208 265950
a 25 minute drive
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock

port eliot
round room by lenckiewicz
+44 (0) 1503 230211
a 45 minute drive
www.porteliot.co.uk

cotehele house
beautiful
+44 (0) 1579 351346
a 1 hour drive
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele

st michael’s mount
+44 (0) 1736 710265
a 1 hour drive
www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
time it right and you will walk accross the sands
and the boatman will bring you back

godolphin house
just wow
+44 (0) 1736 763194
a 1 hour drive
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/godolphin


best bike rides

for superb fun try
woodys bike park
a 15 minute drive
you do have to bring your own bike
www.woodysbikepark.com

bike trails at lanhydrock
green runs and blue runs and red runs !
+44 (0) 1208 265975
a 20 minute drive
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock

bike hire for the camel trail
+44 (0) 1208 813050
a 35 minute drive
www.bridgebikehire.co.uk
best followed by fish and chips
at rick steins in padstow !


boats and kayaks and jet ski

jet ski
carlyon bay
+44 (0) 1637 806106
a 10 minute drive
www.cornwallwaverunnersafaris.co.uk

speed boats at padstow, such fun
+44 (0) 7791 432 309
a 40 minute drive
www.facebook.com/padstowspeedboats

steves self drive motor
boat hire in fowey
+44 (0) 7989 991115
a 20 minute drive
www.fowey-boat-hire.co.uk

russ will take you out in his rib
+44 (0) 7866 905928
www.guardianribcharter.com

james brown will take you out
on his boat, fresh mackrel is
the best fish in the world
+44 (0) 7891 300078
a 40 minute drive
www.fishandtripstmawes.co.uk

guided canoe trip and kayak hire
totally beautiful
+44 (0) 7976 466123
a 20 minute drive
www.encountercornwall.com


surfing and paddleboarding

surfing at watergate bay
boards and wetsuits and lessons
in the summer
ask for tilly, our daughter !
+44 (0) 1637 860840
a 35 minute drive
www.extremeacademy.co.uk

water skiing and windsurfing and paddleboarding
at cornwall watersports, pentewan sands
+44 (0) 1726 842939
a 15 minute drive
www.watersportscornwall.com

polkerris beach
sailing and sup and all of it
lovey lisa
a 15 minute drive
www.polkerrisbeach.com


other stuff

st austells super
duper duplex cinema
+44 (0) 1726 66301
a 10 minute drive
www.wtwcinemas.co.uk

barguse riding centre
+44 (0) 1208 831817
a 25 minute drive
www.barguseridingcentre.co.uk

swimming and or soft play
at the seahorse center
+44 (0) 1726 843485
a 15 minute drive
www.pentewan.co.uk
just don’t go in the school hols !


theatre

miracle theatre company
always worth it
+44 (0) 1209 216 762
a 45 minute drive
www.miracletheatre.co.uk

the minack theatre
+44 (0) 1736 810181
a 1 hour and 25 minute drive
www.minack.com
the magic seats are a delight

the kneehigh theatre
have the asylum
+44 (0) 1872 267910
a 30 minute drive
www.kneehigh.co.uk


beaches is a big one

the wonderful thing about cornwall is that
if it is lousy weather on the north coast
it is usually beautiful on the south

the surfers use this website
as there are webcams and you
can see the waves and the weather
www.magicseaweed.com

charlestown beaches
both of them
pebbly at high tide, sandy at low
wonderful rock pools
a one minute walk !
www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk

porthpean beach
family beach with sand and rock pools and chips
a 5 minute drive
www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk

menabilly beach
rebeccas the beach house
that daphne du mauriers wrote about
a 15 minute drive
www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk

caerhays beach
again a family beach with sand, a beach shop
its own castle and gardens
a 25 minute drive
www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk

constantine bay
mind blowing, superb surf
do what the life guards say
a 40 minute drive
www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk

the beach at bedruthan steps
is called carnewas
don’t get cut off like we did
a 40 minute drive
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

if you still want more, these
beaches are absolutely worth it
carne, crantock, gorran haven, hemmick
kynance, lantic, pendower, polkerris with pub
polzeath, prussia and vault
www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk


really important phone numbers

spa at home
+44 (0)1726 68966
www.antoniaspearls.co.uk/spa

star cars taxis
+44 (0) 1726 66636
www.starcarscornwall.com
please do book in advance

hiring a car in cornwall
+44 (0) 1637 850 971
www.cornwallcarhire.co.uk
they can meet you at the train station or the airport

in an emergency from a uk mobile
the emergency number is 999
for the police, the fire brigade, an ambulance
or the coast guard
the non-emergency medical number is 111
the non-emergency police number is 101
if you need to see a doctor phone
www.staustellhealthcare.co.uk on +44 (0) 1726 7555
if you call out of hours
the message will tell you to phone
the non-emergency medical number, 111
the minor injury unit is at st austell community hospital
+44 (0) 1726 873010
www.nhs.uk/Services/Hospitals/Service/Minor-Injuries
and is a 5 minute drive from charlestown, 8am to 10pm

in an emergency from an international mobile
the emergency number is 999
for the police, the fire brigade, an ambulance
or the coast guard
the non-emergency medical number 111 does not work
the non-emergency police number 111 does not work
if you need to see a doctor phone
www.staustellhealthcare.co.uk on +44 (0) 1726 7555
if you call out of hours
the message will tell you to phone
the non-emergency medical number 111, which does not work
the minor injury unit is at st austell community hospital
+44 (0) 1726 873010
www.nhs.uk/Services/Hospitals/Service/Minor-Injuries
and is a 5 minute drive from charlestown, 8am to 10pm

nhs west country dental care
+44 (0) 333 405 0290
a 5 minute drive
www.westcountrydentalcare.co.uk

manor house dental care
+44 (0) 1726 74748
a 7 minute drive
www.manorhousedental.net

oliver hughes physiotherapy
+44 (0) 1872 276074
a 30 minute drive
www.ohphysiotherapy.co.uk

the walsingham clinic truro
+44 (0) 1872 263163
a 30 minute drive
www.walsinghamclinic.com

I can’t think of anything else, but do let me know if I have missed anything, and if any of my suggestions are not up to scratch x A