The Cornish Barn, Penzance

Think the Cornish Barn, think Bohemian spirit, pops of colours, smokehouse-style food and a quirky, welcoming atmosphere. Breaking the mould of typical whitewashed Cornish bistros, this once-16th century coaching inn now flaunts rough-luxe flair, peppered with antiqued furnishings, salvaged finds and warming tones.

Sporting an irrefutably contemporary edge alongside its eclectic menagerie, the Cornish barn attracts those looking for wholesome food, somewhere a little different. Open from morning until night and serving food from breakfast until dinner, you can don your high tops or high heels and look forward to morning coffees or evening cocktails.

On rainy days, the cosy interior of this unique smokehouse will welcome you into a warm embrace, while on more clement days the new alfresco dining space is the place to be. Bag your favourite spot and lounge, socialise and have fun. Equipped with its own bar, ping-pong table and a retractable roof, it’ll be your new favourite haunt in no time!

If you are having trouble deciding what to eat, the all-day and dinner menus cater for varied dietary requirements and include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Much of the meat comes from Lentern butchers up the road, fish comes from St Ives, fruit and vegetables come from Helston, bread from Baker Tom in Redruth and dairy from Mounts Bay Dairy. A truly local menu if ever there was!

Along with its menu packed full of fresh, seasonal Cornish produce, the restaurant and bar complements each dish with a range of craft beers and wines from local independent vineyards. Thumb through the list of what’s available and treat yourself to a soft, hot or alcoholic drink to wash down your spread.

For an extra fun twist to your dining experience, the dog-friendly Cornish Barn also hosts a number of themed evenings and event nights, including ‘Feasting Fridays’. Expect hearty helpings, flowing drinks and good vibes a-plenty.

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The Cornish Barn, 20 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AW | 01736 339 414 |

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