The Old Coastguard

British, Modern European, Pubs·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Modern European, Pubs
Cosy, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
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The younger sibling of The Gurnard’s Head in nearby Treen and the Felin Fach Griffin in Brecon, The Old Coastguard overlooks the Lizard and its immaculate enclosed tropical garden leads down to a coastal path along the harbour wall. The hotel and restaurant's rural location make it an idyllic spot to escape to both for a few days or simply for an evening spent staring down at the sea with a glass of wine in hand, while head chef Jamie Porter's brasserie-style menu is sure to please all tastes.

The bar and open-plan dining room have a farmhouse feel with sage and sunflower-yellow walls, chunky wood tables and piles of chopped logs next to the huge fireplace. Meanwhile the sofa-covered sun deck is separated from the lush garden by only a pane of glass. When the weather allows it however, there's no better spot for al fresco dining thanThe Old Coatguard's sun-trap of a terrace which boasts glorious views in the evening of the sun disappearing behind the sea.

With the port of Newlyn just two miles along the coast, it comes as no surprise that local seafood is a strong suit, although Cornish meat, vegetables and game from local estates also appear on the seasonal menu. Salt cod croquettes with smoked paprika mayonnaise might precede pork chop with sauerkraut and sage, a bowl of bouillabaisse or beetroot risotto with Rosary goats’ cheese and walnuts. To finish, warm poached pear with clotted cream should suffice. Sundays at The Old Coastguard see roasts take centre stage, with a selection of different meat and fish options available.

Drinks are an equally important part of The Old Coastguard's offering, with four constantly revolving real ales available as well as three Cornish ales on draught. Wine lovers are also catered for with up to 25 different wines available at any one time by the glass and carafe.


Is The Old Coastguard dog-friendly?

Dogs are welcome in the bar area and out on the sun deck.

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Is there at children's menu at The Old Coastguard?

The Old Coastguard offers a short children's menu, which come with a free glass of apple juice.

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The Parade, Mousehole, Penzance, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6PR

01736 731222 01736 731222


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon 17:30-21:00
Tue 17:30-21:00
Wed 17:30-21:00
Thu 17:30-21:00
Fri 17:30-21:00
Sat 17:30-21:00
Sun 17:30-21:00


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