As you will know if you follow my social media, we recently took a trip to Mousehole in Cornwall. In this post I am going to tell you a bit about Mousehole and some of the great food and drink businesses there. Unfortunately we didn’t get to try all the places to eat in Mousehole so will only be telling you about the ones we did. I will do a second separate post about the hotel we stayed at, The Old Coastguard, as I have a lot to tell you about it!
As ever I hope you enjoy the post and find it of interest.
Mousehole is a small fishing village in Cornwall situated between Newlyn and Lamorna. The closest town is Penzance. Although small, Mousehole boasts excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes as well as great places to stay. It has many art studios and also holds regular events such as Sea, Salt and Sail and the Christmas lights are not to be missed with the switch on drawing people from far and wide. It is also well situated if you were looking to venture out of the village with the Minack Theatre, Lands End and St Ives all within driving distance.
As I have already mentioned there are many great places to eat and drink in Mousehole so let’s now talk food and drink. The main pub in Mousehole is The Ship Inn, overlooking the harbour this is a traditional pub serving great ale and pub food. It also has rooms, some with excellent views of the harbour and St Clements. The Ship is owned by St Austell brewery which is my favourite brewery so in my opinion you can’t go wrong with any of their ales but if you want my recommendation then it has to be a pint of HSD!
If you are after a traditional Cornish pasty, cream tea or even a crab sandwich then you don’t have to look very hard in Mousehole but one of the places I would recommend is Jessie’s Dairy; we had a fantastic pasty from there and they always have a great selection of ice cream too!
If you are looking for something perhaps a little different and maybe more modern then I suggest Hole Foods Deli, serving fantastic coffee and cake, delicious sandwiches, light meals and breakfasts. Hole Foods also caters for vegetarians and has gluten free alternatives for some of the menu. As well as serving food, they have a well stocked shop selling many Cornish products such as wine, bottled beer, sea salt, tea and fresh bread as well as much more. If you are in need of a coffee break I had a lovely flat white and piece of polenta cake there.
If a restaurant is more what you are looking for then 2 Fore Street may be for you. 2 Fore Street is a bistro style restaurant with views of the harbour or choose to sit in the private garden. Serving fresh Cornish sea food and meat dishes that change with the seasons, this is a very popular restaurant and booking is a must to avoid disappointment in the evenings. They serve local wines and bottled beers as well as some from further afield. I had a delicious hake dish when we ate there; it was cooked to perfection and went beautifuly with a glass of Polgoon rosé. We also had a cream tea here one afternoon and it was also lovely.
Look out for my next post all about The Old Coastguard Hotel which is where we stayed whilst in Mousehole.