Drinking

Boscastle National Trust Café

Combining a café, gift shop and information centre, this is the best place to stop off for information on the area and for an afternoon tea that Enid Blyton would be proud of.

The National Trust Café is right in the heart of the harbour, cute as a button and packed with gorgeousness - it's well worth a visit if you're staying in one of our boutique cottages in Boscastle.

It is run, obviously, by lovely National Trust staff who are experts in Boscastle and romantic north coast area so be sure to pick their brains over a coffee and massive slice of cake. It is the perfect place for a light lunch or snacksie sort of stop rather than a full blown tummy stuffer. With cakes and sandwiches it is charmingly Enid Blyton sort of fodder.

The building is pretty big. It combines a cute café, gift shop and information centre all in one. The gift shop is not just useful for gifts. There are picnic packs, picnic blankets and usefully thick socks just in case! The shop stocks lots of lovely locally sourced goodies as well as the usual National Trust garb.

The chaps in here can offer their recommendations of walks in the area and wildlife to spot as you trundle along.

Whilst tourist information centres can sometimes be a little dry… it is well worth pottering around that section of the building to discover and learn all about the damage that the 2004 freak flood caused to the village. You can even see the water line! The chaps in here can offer their recommendations of walks in the area and wildlife to spot as you trundle along.

Finally, and importantly, it houses a delicious ice cream parlour too, just watch the pesky seagulls as you leave!

Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35 0HD |01840 250353 | nationaltrust.org.uk/boscastle 

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