‘It’s about the simple things in life done well,’ say brothers Edmund and Charlie Inkin about their three delightful hostelries, The Gurnard’s Head and The Old Coastguard here in Cornwall, and The Felin Fach Griffin in Wales. Nothing could be closer to the truth nor more perfectly exemplified than at this sunshine yellow dining pub with rooms, its name writ large on the long, tiled roof. Set in the wild landscape of Cornwall’s Atlantic coast, it’s an unpretentious haven where, in the brightly painted bedrooms, you’ll find luxurious beds, jam jars filled with fresh flowers and Roberts radios. No TVs or phones. But panic at being cut off quickly gives way to a sense of peace and satisfaction, reinforced by head chef Max Wilson’s divine local and seasonal menu, changed daily according to what’s brought to the back door.
Doubles from £125
+44 (0)1736 796928; gurnardshead.co.uk
The stunning views of the River Tamar, best enjoyed from The Horn of Plenty patio with a gin & tonic as the sun sets over the valley.
Seared Cornish scallops, cauliflower, cumin and mango followed by Bocaddon Farm veal with salt baked swede, shallot and lovage.
The fabulous bottled water from the hotel’s own well. Or try your hand at some falconry under the guidance of one of the country’s top professional falconers, David Buncle. Sessions are held in the gardens of the hotel.
Claim to fame – The Horn has welcomed many famous guests over its 51 year history, including the legendary David Bowie.
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