A trip to the beautiful village of Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth would not be complete without a tasty home-cooked meal at The Red Lion. Dating back to the 16th century, this quintessentially British thatched pub retains much of its original character. Its location near the coastal path and Maenporth Beach makes it an ideal pit-stop for walkers and beach-goers alike, and dogs are very welcome in the pub.
Traditional ale, including Cornish favourites, adds to the historic feel of this watering hole, but if you prefer a glass of fine wine with your meal there’s plenty to choose from. Expect a varied menu of delicious pub favourites, steaks, and tasty seafood dishes such as grilled cod with lemon and parsley butter, served on a bed of new potatoes and mixed vegetables. Desserts like lemon tart, cheesecake and chocolate fudge cake with ice cream come highly recommended, but the cheeseboard is also a fantastic conclusion to a hearty meal. For daily specials, be sure to check the blackboard, and if you’re visiting for a Sunday roast, booking is strongly advised. All of the produce is delivered fresh daily and cooked to order, so you’re guaranteed a fantastic meal whether you’re calling in for lunch or dinner. The team can cater for gluten-free and vegan diets upon request, so be sure to let them know of any special dietary requirements when making your reservations.