Top Winter Walks and Sunday Lunch Combos
We all love a crisp winter walk especially when there’s a cosy spot with a Sunday Roast en route!
Winter is a wonderful time to go walking in this part of Cornwall. With ancient woodlands, dramatic clifftops and secluded beaches you're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a place to leave your frosty footsteps around the Fal River.
It goes without saying that a good walk is a sure to bring on a big appetite, so choosing a great eatery to start from, finish at or pass by along the way has got to be a top priority when it comes to route planning.
With this in mind, we've hunted out the best winter walk and sunday lunch combos in the area...
The Rosevine, Portscatho
The Rosevine is located on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, with the South West Coastal Path right on the doorstep, there are miles of spectacular coastline to discover and explore.
Every Sunday The Rosevine's popular ‘Easy Sundays’ attracts intrepid explorers with a combined love of the coastal jaunts and great food.
Start your day by parking your car at the hotel to collect a walking map, bottles of water and treats for your four legged friends. Set off and explore the path and the areas quiet beaches. Once you have worked up an appetite, head back to The Rosevine and enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch overlooking the sea.
Pandora Inn, Restronguet Creek
The Pandora's spectacular setting on the edge of Restronguet Creek combined with roaring log fires, and great hearty food, makes dining at there a real treat, especially during the winter months.
Dating back to the 13th Century this characterful and cosy thatched inn has a series of rooms, where nooks and corners provide tucked away areas to dine.
Working with a local guide, The Pandora Inn have created a series of delightful circular walking routes that bring you to the pub – allowing you to build up a thirst and an appetite along the way!
The Working Boat, Falmouth
With beautiful panoramic windows overlooking the river The Working Boat is the perfect spot to drop the anchor after a long stomp.
Dishes at The Working Boat are traditional but far from ordinary. On Sundays they do epic roasts all day for just £9.95, or for £13.95 you can enjoy a 'Rigger's Roast' with two meats and extra everything!
Earn your Riggers Roast by setting foot on The Packet Walk. This great route starts and ends at The Working Boat, passing many points of interest related to Falmouth's maritime heritage and taking in some breathtaking key vantage points around the town.
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For a sumptuous Sunday lunch overlooking the water, we love The Idle Rocks Hotel and don't just take our word for it, this chic boutique hotel was voted number 1 by The Times for "Top Sunday Lunches".
As one might expect in such a fine hotel, where the tablecloths are as crisp and white as the maître d’s aprons, the cuisine is of the very highest standard, and yet the setting is relaxed – providing a real home-from-home feeling with good-old-fashioned hospitality.
With the castle, its quaint little streets, great cafes and galleries, St Mawes is a wonderful place for a wander. We recommend the St Mawes to St Just in Roseland Walk taking in the Carrick Roads to St Just and it's beautiful creekside church.
The Alverton, Truro
The two AA Rosette classic-contemporary bar & brasserie at The Alverton offers a relaxing haven overlooking the garden and terrace. With a choice of roasts each week and a selection of expertly cooked starters, mains and sweets also available there is something to tantalise all taste buds.
The Truro Town Walk explores everything our great little city has to offer, from the cobbled streets, to the riverbanks, woodland glades and even a nature reserve.
The Kings Head, Ruan Lanihorne
Just a few miles outside Truro, deep in the beautiful Roseland countryside, you'll find the Kings Head in the tiny hamlet of Ruan Lanihorne.
This is a traditional country pub with a warm welcome, great beers, and an open log fire that roars. Alongside the classic roast, The King’s Head also serve up their ‘signature' dish - Roasted Terras Ruan Duck Half a Ruan Duck, slow roasted for 2 hours and served with seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes & home made gravy!...stunning!!
This peaceful creek at Ruan Lanihorne truly is a joy for walking enthusiasts and explorers. With gentle hills, leafy lanes, magestic woodlands and the breathtaking views out across the estuary you could get lost for hours.
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The Nare Hotel, Carne and Pendower
One of the areas best kept secrets, Carne and Pendower offer some of Cornwall’s most beautiful walks with far ranging views and a variety of scenery to enjoy.
From Carne Beach National Trust Car Park, walk east around the headland towards Portloe and take in the dramatic beauty of the rugged cliff tops, or amble west towards Portscatho for a flatter but equally breathtaking route with glorious stretches of sand.
Just off the South West Coastal Path, The Nare Hotel is the perfect retreat after a brisk winter walk. Arrive in time for an aperitif in the Cocktail Lounge after which you will be shown to your table in the Dining Room, with its panoramic views on three sides. The Nare’s traditional Sunday Lunch is a gracious affair, a reminder of days gone by where service and quality combine to ensure your visit to the hotel is one to remember.
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