Tucked away between Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth, The Travellers Rest is a charming Cornish pub serving inventive takes on pub classics alongside a range of ales, spirits and more. Dating back to the 17th century, the historic pub is located just a short drive away from the centre of Newquay, making it the perfect spot to visit if you’re wanting to escape the busy town for an unpretentious meal. The Travellers Rest has a wonderfully laidback vibe, which means it’s a fantastic place to come whether you’re simply on the search for cosy few pints or want to take the whole family out for a hearty pub dinner.
The roadside inn looks incredibly traditional from the outside with its cream and black painted façade and gold sign. There’s also a large car park at the side for those who are driving to The Travellers Rest. The traditional feel continues inside; there are exposed wooden beams on the ceiling, stone walls, and a mixture of wooden chairs and upholstered benches for seating, while the bar stretches along one side of the pub.
The Travellers Rest offers a family-friendly food menu which takes inspiration from all over the world. Small plates and bar snack include a homemade sweet chilli Scotch egg served with a mango and cumin chutney, black bean and beetroot tacos with mint and pomegranate salsa and guacamole, and Korean fried chicken wings. In terms of main courses, you can expect everything from pub classics like a chicken, bacon and leek pie, and fish and chips, to more unusual plates such as a slow roasted pork belly, apricot and date tagine served with lime and mint couscous.
The well-stocked bar features a series of regularly changing ales and ciders on draught as well as wine by the bottle and glass, a decent selection of spirits, and a variety of soft drinks.