Newquay is a popular destination for all kinds of tourists aswell as people from the surrounding regions such as Devon, Somerset and Wales – Newquay receives a regular influx of students from local university towns. With easy access to the beautiful Cornish countryside and pristine
With easy access to the beautiful Cornish countryside and pristine coastlines, you can find some of the best beaches in the UK (even in Europe) just a stone’s throw away from the town. There are many excellent beach bars to choose from.
Newquay is famous for its nightlife scene. Pubs open late and many have live music. The various clubs work to cater to the younger audience who have the energy to party all night.
The town also has a growing cafe and food culture – fueled by great tasting and freshly caught seafood.
For travellers seeking a traditional pub experience, Newquay has a rich history of publican houses and ale-crafting that will certainly satisfy even the most veteran beer and ale drinkers. Additionally, many of the pubs in Newquay cater for families and foodies now, so don’t miss out on some great gastro-pubs in the town, too!
Most pubs in Newquay, like other places, serve food through the day and also specialise in evening meals. One great thing about Newquay pubs is that most will have spectacular sea views or views of the countryside. Prepare to spend some beautiful summer night watching the tides come in and out whilst finishing your meal and sipping on traditional Cornish ales.
If you’re into your sports – don’t worry – a lot of the more contemporary bars, such as Wetherspoons in Newquay have large TV-screens for live sports events, and lots of the other bars have live music to cater to the local music scene. Sometimes, you may even spot local celebrities enjoying a pint at the pub.
In addition to the venues above, here are a few of our favourite Newquay pubs:
The Treninnick Tavern
Originally built in the 16th century, this beautiful old building has been an inn for many years, and before that, was a farmhouse. It has a beautiful traditional cottage feel, with an excellent garden and patio, perfect for summer day. Located just a short walk from central Newquay, the Tavern is a wonderful establishment serving a full-stack traditional English menu that we highly recommend.
Another beautiful establishment, the Quintrell Inn, located at Quintrell Downs, is conveniently close to Newquay and a great place to stop off during your travels in and out of the town. Featuring a fantastic array of traditional ales and beer from across Cornwall and the South West, the Inn’s famous Kernow Carvery is a necessary try for anyone who loves their meat. A great menu is served all day and is home cooked, perfect for families wanting a special summer day.
The Brook House
Having recently undergone a refurbishment, the Brook Inn has shed its old facades and now has a stylish and modern interior look. Don’t like that fool you, the Brook Inn still serves some of the best in traditional and modern food, complete with an envious repertoire of craft beers and ales from across the region. The Brook Inn offers a fantastic dining experience for any on the lookout to indulge their foodie sense in Newquay. The Inn also boasts live music and performances, making this establishment a must-visit.
Whisker’s is one of Newquay’s most popular destinations for daytime relaxation and night time revelry. Its popularity is driven by its great location, situated close to Newquay centre, and it’s eclectic selection of great artisan coffee, live music, great beer and a huge selection of other alcohols. Popular with young and old, you can enjoy a full dinner menu throughout the day topped off with their great selection of wines, rums, gins and whiskies. This is certainly the place to come if you fancy a late-night dance!
The Smuggler’s Den Inn
Many of Cornwall’s towns were notorious hideouts for smugglers and pirates. This beautiful 16th Century building was a hideout and the centre of smuggling in Newquay. Today, The Smugglers Den Inn provides an enjoyable and historic pub experience, nicely located in the picturesque hamlet of Trebellan. Its traditional bar comes complete with roaring log fires and offers drinkers an impressive selection of local/real ales & fine wines. Families can enjoy a delicious lunch with food being served until the evening, with the freshest ingredients on the menu proudly sourced from local suppliers. The garden boasts a terrific restaurant or venture outside and enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding environment.