The skies were postcard blue on the day we arrived at Travellers Rest at Trevarrian, on the coastal road between Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay. The 15th-century pub has been run by Martin and Natalie Watts since November 2016, and they made us feel instantly at home. The interior is spacious with beamed ceilings and large open ﬁres, but we decided to enjoy the sunshine in the large, dog-friendly garden.
The varied menu showcases locally sourced produce, including herbs and vegetables grown in the pub garden. Even the Roger’s Own jam for cream teas is made down the road from the pub. After quite a while perusing the menu with a cold drink in hand, I ﬁnally decided on the lamb korma, which was creamy and delicately spiced, while my dining partner thoroughly enjoyed her spiced prawn linguine with chilli and tomato sauce, topped with rocket and Parmesan.
Afterwards, the peanut brittle with ice cream was recommended to my partner, while I chose meringue, fruit and ice cream. Both desserts were beautifully presented and provided the perfect conclusion to our meal in the sun-dappled garden. The coastal footpath is nearby, as are Watergate and Mawgan Porth beaches, so Travellers Rest is ideally located for walking and surﬁng. It is also just a few minutes’ drive from Newquay airport, providing a welcome break in the journey to or from your favourite Cornwall destination.