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Cornwall Trip - Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th May 2016

Tea, Coffee and Dinner Stops

Wednesday - Penzance

Evening - Sheena

  • Fountain Inn, St Clare St, 01736 369340, Friendly good pub grub (Wed 2 for 1 on mains) only one veggie option but will provide more if requested in advance
  • Dolphin Tavern, Quay St. 01736 354106. Pub grub, vegetarian options
  • Bakehouse Restaurant, Old Bakehouse Lane, Chapel St, 01736 331331, Fish, Steak, Vegetarian. pricier than the pubs but looks nice.
  • Boatshed Cafe Bar, Wharf Rd. 01736 368845. large menu, vegetarian options.

Thursday - Penzance to Falmouth

Daytime - Glenis

  • Roy's route -
    • Buy pack lunch in Penzance before leaving;
    • Diversion to Porthleven (coffee at Porthleven); (and buy more lunch if already eaten);
    • Lunch spot somewhere before Gweek or at Gweek
    • Beer / Tea /coffee at Helford Passage and /or Glendurgen National Trust garden
    • Various ice cream stops or more tea (?) in the bays on the way to Falmouth
  • Keith's route -
    • Buy lunch at Penzance before leaving;
    • Coffee at Helston station;http://www.helstonrailway.co.uk/visit-us
    • Lunch, beer, tea, coffee at Helford before ferry at Shipwrights Arms http://www.shipwrightshelford.co.uk/
    • More lunch beer, tea, coffee at Helford Passage after ferry ; (various)
    • More tea at Helford and /or Glendurgen National Trust garden
    • Various ice cream stops or more tea (?) in the beaches on the way to Falmouth
    • It's not compulsory to stop everywhere - but it is important to support the locals!

Evening - Wolf

  • Pre-booked at Eden Lodge - meat and vegi options

Friday - Falmouth to Fowey

Daytime - Hugh

Evening - Lyndsay

  • The Toll Bar - Fat Cap and Brisket, I, Lostwithiel St, Fowey, PL23 1BD, 01726 832733, Mains (£12-£16) Orders 6-9pm. Better to book in advance.
  • The Galleon Inn, 12 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AQU, 01726 833014, (Mains between £7 and £9) Good value, typical pub grub. Orders 6-9pm. Pre-booking not available
  • Lugger Inn 5, Fore St, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AH, 01726 833435, Good reviews, reference to large portions! Orders 6-8.45pm, Book in advance for more than 6 people.
  • The Ship Inn, Trafalgar Square, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AZ, 01726 832 230 Posher! Mains £15 -£17!! Tel: 01726 832 273
  • Sam’s On the Beach, 20 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AQ Tel: 01726 832 273, 12pm till late Seafood, pasta, pizza Orders till 9pm, No pre-bookings available. People happily queue here!

Saturday - Fowey to Plymouth

Daytime - Penny

  • Coffee at Looe where I've booked for 10.30 - 11am.
  • Buy lunch in Looe in case we don't see anything suitable after that, but hopefully will find somewhere to eat it.
  • Afternoon tea at The Cornish Veggy Cafe for those catching the Cremel ferry or
  • Antony House for any wanting to go via Torpoint.

Evening - Jenny

  • Eateries near Mariner’s, The Hoe:
    • Lots of town centre choice, but particularly recommended on Trip Advisor:
    • Quay 33, 33 Southside St, PL1 2LE. 01752 229345, (Mediterranean/British/fish)
    • Zuzimos, 153 Vauxhall St, Bretonside PL4 0DF. 01752 651300, (Mediterranean/Spanish/Persian)
    • West Hoe Fish Fryers, 7 Radford Rd, West Hoe, PL1 3BY. 01752 221409, (fish and chips)
  • Eateries near Premier Inn PL3 6RW:
    • Marsh Mill Beefeater PL3 6RW. 01752 600660 (probably best for keen meat eaters!)
    • Penguin Lounge, Ashford Crescent PL3 5AA. 01752 220167 (lots of variety, about 2.2 miles mostly flat by bike)
    • Brook Inn, 33 Longbrook St, Plympton PL7 1NJ. 01752 297604 (pub grub and gourmet burgers, about 2.5 miles flat by bike)
    • Jasmins, 81-83 Ridgeway, Plympton PL7 2AA. 01752 340300 (French, about 2 miles flat by bike)
    • The Premier Inn also has its own restaurant, but I haven’t looked into this in detail.
  • Eateries near Ibis Inn PL6 8LR:
    • Simla, 71 Delamere Rd, PL6 5X.F 01752 783037 (Indian, also does take-away, about 0.5 miles by bike)
    • Penguin Lounge as under Premier Inn, about 1.5 miles.
    • The Ibis Inn also has its own restaurant, but I haven’t looked into this in detail.

Sunday - Plymouth to Exeter

Daytime - Sue

  • Route 1
    • Morning. Yelverton. (approx 11 miles). The only premises open on a Sunday is The Rock Inn, but I will check nearer the time to see if the Knightstone tea rooms reopens. It appears to be shut completely at present.
    • Lunch. Okehampton, The Old Station Tea Rooms or Waitrose School Way EX20 1WL
    • Afternoon. Woodleigh Coach House ,open until 5pm
  • Route 2
    • Morning , This route bypasses pubs at Yelverton and Dousland so will need to go a bit further to Princetown (approx 16 miles) 3 central cafes
    • Tor Cafe Fox Two Bridges rd Pl 20 6QJ open until 5pm
    • The Old Police Station Tavistock rd PL20 6QF
    • The Lord's Cafe Tavistock rd PL20 6QE
  • Lunch or tea!?
    • Moretonhampstead, Gateway Tea Rooms New street TQ13 8PE, open til 5pm
  • Route 3
    • Morning South Brent (approx 13 miles)
    • Not many open on a Sunday - but The Pack Horse Inn Stable Tea rooms , Totnes rd
    • Lunch Chudleigh Knighton, Clay Cutters Arms TQ13 OEY, open from 11.30
    • Lunch or tea. Trago Mills
    • Tea, Haldon MTB centre, (n.b. Haldon Grill closes 2.00 pm on a Sunday )

Overnight Stops

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The route is nominally along the south coast of Cornwall. We plan to have overnight stops in Penzance, Falmouth, Fowey, and Plymouth.

Overnight Stops
Date Place
Wed 4th May   Penzance
Thu 5th May   Falmouth
Fri 6th May   Fowey
Sat 7th May   Plymouth
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Transport Booked

Most have booked a train down to Penzance on Wednesday 4th May.

Train Reservations
# Name Depart Exeter
St Davids
1 Mike B cycling down -
2 Sue B cycling down -
3 Kirby J 9:35 12:37
4 Sheena R 9:35 12:37
5 Marilyn S 9:35 12:37
6 Roger S 9:35 12:37
7 Tom I 12:08 15:11
8 Jenny I 12:08 15:11
9 Penny C 14:10 17:12
10 Stephanie H 14:10 17:12
11 Lyndsay KS 14:10 17:12
12 Keith P 14:10 17:12
13 Hugh R 14:10 17:12
14 Alan H 14:10 17:12
15 Roy R 17:37 20:42
16 Glenis P 17:37 20:42
17 Wolf J Plymouth 19:33 or 19:54

Hotels and B&Bs Booked

Penzance - Wednesday 4th May

  • Penmorvah, 61 Alexandra Rd, Penzance. TR18 4LZ (8 booked)
  • Carnson House, 2 East Terrace, Penzance. TR18 2TD (6 booked)
  • Con Amore Guest House, 38 Morrab Rd, Penzance. TR18 4EX (3 booked - one spare bed available for male sharing)

Falmouth - Thursday 5th May

  • Eden Lodge, 54 Melvill Rd, Falmouth. TR11 4DQ (17 booked)

Fowey - Friday 6th May

  • The Galleon Inn, 12 Fore St Fowey. PL23 1AQ (10 booked)
  • The Ship Inn, Trafalgar Square, Fowey. PL23 1AZ (4 booked)
  • Emms Cottage, 19 St Austell Rd, St Blazey, Par. PL24 2EF (2 booked)
  • Well House, 31 Fore St, Fowey. PL23 1AH (1 booked)

Plymouth - Saturday 7th May

  • The Premier Inn, Plymouth East, 300 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth. PL3 6RW (4 booked)
  • Hotel Ibis Plymouth, Longbridge Road, Marsh Mills, Forder Valley, Plymouth. PL6 8LR (7 booked)
  • Mariners Guest House, 11 Pier St, Plymouth Hoe, PL1 3BS (5 booked)

Route Ideas

Possible Routes
Day From To Option Distance
Dist (km)
Bike Hike
Thursday 5th May Penzance   Falmouth   1 50 km 730 m 87 km map map
Thursday 5th May Penzance   Falmouth   2 52 km 765 m 90 km map map
Friday 6th May Falmouth   Fowey   1 56 km 860 m 99 km map map
Friday 6th May Falmouth   Fowey   2 60 km 1,050 m 113 km map map
Saturday 7th May Fowey   Plymouth   1 49 km 1,080 m 103 km map map
Sunday 8th May Plymouth   Exeter   1 95 km 1,140 m 152 km map map
Sunday 8th May Plymouth   Exeter   2 78 km 1,430 m 150 km map map
Sunday 8th May Plymouth   Exeter   3 78 km 1,120 m 134 km map map


There are three roles available:-

  • “Expert Leader” who will review (and possibly modify) one of the routes on the web site and be prepared to lead it.
  • “Tea & Coffee Monitor” who will research suitable cafes en-route.
  • “Evening Meal Reviewer” who will look for appropriate eateries for the evening – remember that we have some vegetarians in our group.

Day Place Activity Who
Wednesday Penzance locations for evening meal Sheena
Thursday locations for morning coffee & afternoon tea Glenis
Thursday lead route 1 Roy
Thursday lead route 2 Keith
Thursday Falmouth locations for evening meal Wolf
Friday locations for morning coffee & afternoon tea Hugh
Friday lead route 1 Roger
Friday lead route 2 Mike
Friday Fowey locations for evening meal Lyndsay
Saturday locations for morning coffee & afternoon tea Penny
Saturday lead route 1 Stephanie
Saturday lead route 1 Tom
Saturday Plymouth locations for evening meal Jenny
Sunday locations for morning coffee & afternoon tea Sue
Sunday lead route 1 Alan
Sunday lead route 2 Marilyn
Sunday lead route 3