It’s where you’ll find the freshest fish and some truly friendly Cornish locals. They’re proud of this little port and fishing village and it’s clear to see why. From the boats tied in place and bobbing soundlessly on the calm water down at the harbour to the locals and visitors alike milling around café, shop and bar, Mevagissey brings you back to a humble state of simple pleasures and special touches both unique and familiar – the silent antique shops to the lively cafes and pubs. Underlying it all – the sea air, the homely conversation, the delicious food, the ancient brass lanterns, weathered oars and seashell gifts – you’ll find yourself wondering why you left it so long to return to the coast and all it has to offer – all the character with which it so naturally and so effortlessly surrounds itself.
PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK
The Ship Inn, Fore Street, Mevagissey PL26 6UQ | Tel: 01726 843324 | www.theshipinnmeva.co.uk
Handsome 16th century Cornish pub with low beamed ceilings and cosy alcoves. Serves traditional pub food and keeps some good local ales. Staff are very friendly and there’s live music played on Saturdays.
The Fountain Inn, Cliff Street, Mevagissey PL26 6QH | Tel: 01726 842320 | www.mevagissey.net/fountain.htm
The oldest pub in the village, the Fountain is a popular 15th century inn that’s always bustling with visitors and locals alike. Its landlord ‘Boy’ Bill Moore has been running the pub for the past 30 years, and is always very welcoming. The seafood is caught daily – be sure to try their excellent fish and chips.
The Shark’s Fin, The Quay, Mevagissey PL26 6QU | Tel: 01726 842969 | www.thesharksfinmevagissey.co.uk
Pretty bar-come-restaurant, which offers lovely views of the bobbing boats in the harbour. There are some ales and draught beers to choose from and a great selection of seafood on the menu.
The Harbour Tavern, Jetty Street, Mevagissey PL26 6UH | Tel: 01726 842220 | www.harbourtavern.com
The Tavern is another pub that boasts fantastic harbour views. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the bar – a favourite of the local fishermen and visitors.
Salamander Restaurant, 4-6 Tregoney Hill, Mevagissey PL26 6RD | Tel: 01726 842254 | www.salamander-restaurant.co.uk
A cosy place that serves hearty food made from produce and fish caught locally. Expect dishes like Fowey River mussels and chocolate Cointreau torte to follow.
The Central Café, 3 Market Square, Mevagissey PL26 6UD | Tel: 01726 843109
Featured in The Times’ list of ‘Top 20 Fish and Chip Shops’ – don’t miss out.
Roovray’s Restaurant, 1-3 Polkirt Hill, Mevagissey PL26 6UR | Tel; 01726 842672 | www.roovrays.co.uk
Specialising in international cuisine, this cosy restaurant is run by French-born chef Thierry and his wife Alycia.
THINGS TO DO
Polstreath Beach, PL26 6TH
Located just north of Mevagissey, this beach can be reached by walking along the South West Coastal Path. It’s a sand and shingle beach and is usually quite quiet. Be careful though as access to the beach involves a steep climb down 200 steps.
Bessie Vee Charters, Mevagissey PL26 6UJ | Tel: 01726 871074 | www.bessievee.co.uk
Fully licensed and equipped to carry up to 11 people, The Bessie Vee charter boat, skippered by experienced RYA yachtmaster Dave Hunkin, can take you all around the Cornish coast in search of pollock, cod, coley and ling. Dave will also be happy to supply the hot drinks!
World of Model Railways Meadow Street, Mevagissey PL26 6UL | Tel: 01726 842457 | www.model-railway.co.uk
More than 30 trains travel through a variety of landscapes at this fascinating museum. Thomas the Tank Engine even makes an appearance at the Junior Junction.
There are many more interesting and fun things to do in and around the area. See the house pages for the houses below for even more information and inspiration for your next holiday in Cornwall!
PLACES TO STAY
Polpier & Penpol
The view will stay in your memory forever. As soon as you arrive at Polpier and Penpol you’ll throw open the terrace doors and drink in the stupendous views of palm trees, aquamarine seas and boats bobbing in the harbour. The heated pool, tennis court and disco will stay on site, but the view will stay in your memory forever.