We stopped here for some lunch in July, unfortunately all the free pub parking had been taking up, so we had to use the national car park next door for a small fee of £3 for 4 hours. The view here is one of the best of any pub i’ve been, just a shame the car park is right in front, but that’s just being picky. They have a good selection of ales, ciders and the food was good with generous portions. We shared a huge plate of nachos. It was a little pricey, but not overly and the quality was very good. The staff behind the bar were very friendly and were a pleasure to chat to.
There was an added bonus while we were there, the Rattler jeep turned up and offered everyone free shots of their latest pineapple cider along with other flavours. Although a little sweet for my taste, I would still recommend one with ice on a hot summer’s day.
the breathtaking River Gannel lies to the right and to the left, you can take the South West Coast Path to enjoy a stunning Cornish walk spotting an array of different wildlife, including seals if you’re particularly lucky! You’ll be amazed by Porth Joke (or Polly Joke) beach which is a secluded bay hidden away from the summer crowds, just a stroll away from The Bowgie.
- An August Bank Holiday beer festival is held in a marquee in the spacious pub grounds.
- The Bowgie Inn was once a Pig Shed although the word ‘Bowgie’ means Cow Shed in Cornish!
- Disabled Facilities
- According to local legend, the ancient city of Langarrow was buried in the sand on account of its citizens’ sinfulness. In more recent times, dog walkers have reported their animals digging up bones which turned out to be human, and from prehistoric and medieval cemeteries long since covered over.
Parts of the inn have existed since the 18th century so there’s a lot of history to the pub.
Open all day everyday for drinks and coffee from 11am. Food is served 11am to 3pm and from 5pm to 9pm on weekdays. Also, all day from 11am at the weekend and during school holidays.
- Closed: Christmas Day.
This pub serves 3 regular beers.
- Sharp’s Doom Bar
- Skinner’s Betty Stogs
- St Austell Tribute
1 changing Beer
- Usually a Skinners
The food was good, we shared a huge plate of nachos. It was a little pricey, but not overly and the quality was very good.
- Food is served 11am to 3pm and from 5pm to 9pm on weekdays. Also, all day from 11am at the weekend and during school holidays.
- Vegetarian options available
- Gluten free available
- Bus, The bus service (58) is limited to 5 journeys only in the daytime.
- Car, There are a few free spaces in the pub car park bu failing that there’s a National Trust car park right on the doorstep for a small fee of £3 for 4 hours.
- Taxi, If you don’t want to be completely ripped off avoid using taxis at all, it’s best to drive yourself.
- Walking, The South West Coastal Path runs past the beach just a few steps away and there is a moderate circular walk.