Places to Eat Near Gospenheale
We enjoy visiting local Pubs that offer local produce in pleasant surroundings. There are lots of places we could list but here are some of our favourites.
The Rising Sun
This is one of our favourite local places to eat. The 16th Century Pub is situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor and has a separate restaurant room off the Bar area. The food has always been excellent every time we have been there. The menu is varied and offers much more than the usual pub fayre without being pretentious.
The atmosphere is also good and I think it would be fine for families. Well worth a visit.
The Eliot Arms is the closest Pub to Gospenheale Barn situated just 3 miles away in the village of Tregadillett. It was a Coaching Inn and is still a very quaint pub with lots of character. The food tends to be standard Pub Fayre. The portions are usually very ‘generous’ so a good place to go if you are really hungry!
This is another favourite of ours. It has always been one of ‘the places to go’ locally for good food. It has recently has undergone new ownership with Chef Patron Anton Piotrowski, (MasterChef, The Professionals winner 2012). We are visiting the ‘Springer’ with some friends next week so will report back.
If you fancy a drink and a nice meal overlooking the glorious North Cornish coast we recommend to Port William at Trebarwith Strand. A perfect spot, especially on a sunny evening as there is seating outside. It’s good food as well.
The Coombe Barton is situated at Crackington Haven which is the closest beach to Gospenheale. We like going here to get a table by the bay windows overlooking the beach. A fantastic place for sunsets over the Atlantic. The fayre is fairly standard Cornish Pub food which has always been served in good time when we have been there. ‘Mr Bartons Fish and Chips is a speciality! A great place to visit at any time of year.
Bay View Inn
The Bay View does what it says on the tin in that it overlooks the wonderful Widemouth Bay. This is a great pub/ restaurant for all ages. It has good spacious indoor seating and and an outside terrace. It also has a children’s play area. There is a good atmosphere here with a mix of locals, surfers, families and older folk. Plenty of parking space. A great place to stop after a day on the beach.
This again is on of our favourite restaurants for special occasions. Nestled on top of the North Cornish cliffs on the stunning coast road between Boscastle and Crackington Haven is this gem of a converted farmhouse serving food using local produce wherever possible.
Fern’s tea room at Hidden Valley
This is the closest tea room to Gospenheale. It is part of the fantastic Hidden Valley Discovery Park which is well worth a visit and lots of fun. You can use the tea shop without having to enter the attraction. A good cream tea awaits you there.
Lifton Farm Shop
Just off the A30 when heading back into Devon, this is an excellent place to go to to shop for all of your food supplies for the barn without having to go to a superstore. A great range of fresh local produce in the shop which is also served in the restaurant during daytime. There are also wonderful PYO strawberries in season.
Cowslip serves light lunches, cream teas, coffee and delicious cake. based on an organic farm all the food there prepared is as local and Organic as possible and they cater for those with special dietary requirements. Their website states there are ‘views from the farmhouse garden over Launceston town and castle with Dartmoor and Brentor Church in the distance are exceptional and inspirational’, and we agree!! For anyone who enjoys crafts using fabrics this is a must see.
This is another gem of a place to be found in Launceston. A great place for lunch, coffee or an evening meal.
There are sometimes acoustic cafe evenings at this venue which has a great friendly relaxed atmosphere.