Situated close to the popular harbourside in Padstow, The London Inn is owned and run by local couple Tim and Lisa Tutton, who are understandably proud of the wonderful selection of fresh seafood and ﬁsh they offers diners. On the day we visited there was a ﬁne choice of Padstow crab sandwich or salad, hand-picked Cornish mussels and king scallops alongside a selection of other fresh ﬁsh and meat dishes. I chose delicious whitebait tapas to start, followed by succulent crispy salt and pepper squid. My companion greatly enjoyed the aptly named London Inn Greedy Burger – tasty local beef with bacon, mayo, cheese and sweet chilli sauce served with chips and coleslaw. The restaurant is also happy to accommodate those with food allergies and preferences not showcased on the menu.
Built over 200 years ago, The London Inn has a proper Cornish pub atmosphere and warm, friendly service. A refreshing mix of locals and visitors enjoy the cosy bar and restaurant, as well as the sunny outside seating area that’s surrounded by a jumble of the town’s slate roofs. You can sample St Austell Brewery beer and ale, along with a wide selection of wine, spirits, cider and soft drinks. Local musicians entertain visitors on certain evenings, and the inn also hosts wedding receptions and boasts comfortable overnight accommodation.