The Tinner’s Arms, Zennor
Dating back centuries, this lovely inn nestled in the west Penwith moorland is as quintessentially Cornish as can be. With stone flagged floors, roaring log fires and low ceilings, this is a perfect place for lunch, dinner or a drink or two – an ideal stop off if you’re out exploring the coastal path, whether in the summer or winter.
Located in picturesque Zennor, set between Pendeen and St Ives, do take the time to stop off here for excellent food and a good pint. If you’re walking, this is within easy reach of the coastal path and The Tinner’s Arms is very dog friendly too. It’s also great for motorcyclists and those travelling by car, as it’s one of the most picturesque journeys to be found in the UK.
With disagreements as to how old The Tinner’s Arms is (dates range from the 13th to 18th century) this nevertheless is a very charming, atmospheric pub and it’s easy to imagine the miners’ recuperating here in days of old – very little has changed, whatever its age! It’s also located next to the church of St Senara, a fascinating building on the site of the original 6th century Celtic church. It’s worth popping in to take a look – see if you can spot the medieval seat with the famous carving of the Mermaid of Zennor, who apparently lured handsome sons of the village into the sea, never to be seen again.
The Tinner’s has had its fair share of famous visitors too (D H Lawrence stayed a fortnight back in 1916), and it’s not surprising - the place has oodles of character with lovely views.
Today you can expect great locally-sourced food, well-cooked, folk music nights and storytellers, as well as exceptional beer, cider and spirits. What more could you ask for?
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