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Tom Kerridge's Festival

Now known as the UK’s biggest food and musical festival tour, Pub in the Park is back to bring you the best food and music this 2021! In 2019, around 12,000 people joined the pub in all eight locations to celebrate life and have fun with everyone in the crowd. This year, Pub in the Park is super thrilled to once again let people taste the award-winning food and drinks made by amazing chefs and the best music of all time while bonding with the best people in their lives.

The festival is most famous for the cheap but amazing food people can buy from the parks in different locations. All kinds of drinks are offered as well, and people can buy as many beverages as they can! Chefs are also invited annually to cook in front of a live audience, and kids are also given a space where they can do crafts and other engaging activities. Of course, last but not the least, the main stage is where people will hear all the amazing and incredible bands the park has invited to entertain the crowd.

The ticket prices vary, including additional transaction and booking fees. Everyone needs to have their own ticket, including children six years old and above. There are also two kinds of tickets, each for the afternoon and evening sessions, so make sure you decide when you’d like to attend the festival. If you want to enjoy both sessions, you, then, need to purchase two tickets. The good news is that there is a weekend ticket available, which you can obviously use across the weekend to enjoy all the sessions during this time. The tickets are on sale for a limited period this year, so grab you tickets as soon as you can say “pub”!

For this year, there are still eight locations for the festival. On June 18-20, they will be at Bath. Next stop will be Dulwich on June 26-27. The following week, the festival will be visiting Warwick before heading to Tunbridge Wells on July 9-11. After that, the festival will be at Chichester on July 24-25 and on Chiswick for September 3-5. The second to the last location would be St. Albans on September 10-12 before going to Marlow for September 16-19. Look into the eight locations for more details:

Pub in the Park Batch (Royal Victoria Park)

For the first stop, the amazing chefs who will be joining the festival include Atul Kochhar, Rob Howell, Chris Cleghorn, Josh Eggleton, and Stephen Terry. This event is hosted by Tom Kerridge and James Martin, by the way.

The pubs in Dulwich Park will be Atul Kochhar’s Restaurants, The Hand & Flowers, The Hardwick, The Pony & Trap, and the new ones for 2021 like Root and The Mariners Public House by Paul Ainsworth.

When it comes to music, the first location’s lineup includes Tom Walker, Jade Bird, and The James Martin Band for the Friday evening session. For the next day’s afternoon session, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Noasis will set the mood for the night before having Rudimental DJ and The Cuban Brothers for the evening session. For the last day, in the afternoon, Beverley Knight, The Kingdom Choir, and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club will offer the people an amazing performance to close the festival for its first location.

Boasting its wide and green parkland, the 57-acres park was officially opened by Princess Victoria. Some famous tourist attractions nearby include Royal Crescent and Burdall’s Yard, and some famous restaurants you can check out are Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House & Museum and The Scallop Shell.

Pub In The Park Festival

Pub in the Park Dulwich (Dulwich Park)

After a lively and ecstatic festival at the first location, the second location will show the mastery of Monica Galetti, Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar known for his Indian cuisine, and Matt Tebbutt. Matt can be seen in Saturday Kitchen and BBC 1’s Best Bites and Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped.

The pubs to be featured in Dulwich are Atul Kochhar’s Restaurants, The Begging Bowl, which is new for 2021, and The Hand & Flowers.

For the music, complete your Saturday with Roland Gift and Toploader for the afternoon session, and for the evening session, expect Basement Jaxx (DJ set) and Gabrielle. For the next day, Beverley Knight will once again light the stage together with Brand New Heavies and Soul II Soul Soundsystem.

Occupying 29 hectares of land and containing historic structures and amazing facilities, the Dulwich Park is a famous picnic spot in the UK. Queen Mary even visited the park regularly to view the American Garden. Some other tourist spots in the area include Dulwich Picture Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and Tower of London, among others.

Pub in the Park Warwick (St. Nicholas Park)

The third location will not leave the people hungry for there are award-winning chefs who will be joining the celebration in St. Nicholas Park. These remarkable chefs include Tom Kerridge, Atul Kochhar, Adam Bennett, Rob Kirby, Paul Ainsworth, and Nick Deverell-Smith.

The pubs, meanwhile, will feature, again, Atul Kochhar’s restaurants, The Mariners Public House by Paul Ainsworth, The Hand & Flowers, and The Churchill Arms.

Of course, your tummies will not be the only ones which will be full as you visit the festival as your ears will also be filled with melody when you hear the music lineup for this specific location: Basement Jaxx (DJ set) and Gabrielle (Friday evening); Roland Gift and Noasis (Saturday afternoon); All Saints, Brand New Heavies, and The Cuban Brothers (Saturday evening); and Beverley Knight, Dodgy, and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (Sunday afternoon).

Perfect for garden wandering, this 40-acre green space is where most families spend time with each other. There are a lot of picnic spots in the area, and guests can also enjoy the leisure center of the town where there is an indoor swimming pool. Other tourist attractions in the area are Warwick Castle, Old Town, and Lord Leycester Hospital.

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Pub in the Park Tunbridge Wells (Dunorlan Park)

For the fourth location, some chefs still remain to show their talent in cooking, and some chefs you can expect here are Gavin Roy, James Martin, Atul Kochhar, Rob Kirby, Will Devlin, and the Tanner Brothers.

The Tunbridge Wells Pubs and Restaurants to be featured on this fourth location are The Half Moon Kirdford, The Kentish Hare, The Small Holding, and, still, Atul Kochhar’s Restaurants, and the Hand & Flowers.

For the music, expect performances from James Blunt, The Kingdom Choir, and The James Martin Band for the Friday evening session, and for the Saturday evening session, Lightning Seeds, Nerina Pallot, Craig David Presents TS5, and Judge Jules will captivate the hearts and ears of all the people in Dunorlan Park. For the last session, on Sunday afternoon, Beverley Knight, Toploader, and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club will give your spirits some energy as you enjoy the last part of the festival in Dunorlan Park.

Known to be a place of beauty and serenity, Dunorlan Park offers tourists a beautiful view of the Weald. Being one of the largest tourist destinations in the area, it has a water fountain, boating lakes, and café. While here, you can also visit the Grosvenor And Hilbert Park, Assembly Hall Theatre, and the Parish Church of King Charles the Martyr.

Pub in the Park Chichester (Chichester College)

Only Phil Carmichael as the new name you’ll hear for this location’s chefs, Gavin Roy, Atul Kochhar, Matt Tebbutt, and the Tanner Brothers will still accompany you to the fifth location of the festival.

Aside from Atul Kochhar’s Restaurants, The Hand & Flowers, and The Half Moon Kirdford which have all been present in the former locations, The Horse and Groom is a new pub for this year’s festival.

The chart-topping line-up of musicians will not fail to complete your day for you have Gabrielle and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club for the Saturday afternoon session, Rudimental DJ and Soul II Soul Soundsystem for the Saturday evening session, Toploader and Dodgy for the Sunday afternoon session, and Jack Savoretti and The Christians for the Sunday evening session.

While you’re in Chichester, you may opt to visit some other places in the area like Fishbourne Roman Palace, Tinwood Estate Vineyard, West Dean Gardens, and Chichester Cathedral, among others.

Pub in the Park Chiswick (Chiswick House & Gardens)

New names will appear in the sixth location of the festival including Michel Roux Jr., Andrew Pern, Marcus Wareing, Claude Bosi, and Chantelle Nicholson. In addition, for six locations straight, Atul Kochhar will still be joining the festival.

There are new pubs and restaurants serving guests in the sixth location. Some new ones include Little Social, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, and All’s Well. Do not miss the chance to taste the best work of these places as you also consume the food in Atul Kochhar’s restaurants and The Star Inn.

For the main stage singers and acts, Basement Jaxx, Brand New Heavies, and The Kingdom Choir will be sharing their angelic voices to the special crowd of Chiswick on Friday evening. On Saturday afternoon, however, expect an awesome number from The Feeling and Nerina Pallot before having Kaiser Chiefs and the Cuban Brothers in the evening. Next day, the Sunday afternoon session will feature Marc Almond, Reef, and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel.

In Chiswick, you can find famous and historic structures and houses which you can visit like Hogarth’s House, Chiswick House, and Fuller’s Brewery.

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Pub in the Park St. Albans (Verulamium Park)

A lot of amazing chefs will be present in Verulamium Park to share the space with the crowd. Be prepared to see the finest chefs who will also be answering some of the crowd’s questions including Tom Kerridge, Candice Brown, Atul Kochhar, Dominic Robinson, Drew Knight, Phil Thompson, Stephen Terry, Andrew Pern, Phil Carmichael, and Nick Deverell-Smith.

Some of the best and greatest restaurants and pubs you will see on the park include Atul Kochhar’s Restaurants, The Green Man, The Hand & Flowers, The Hardwick, The Star Inn, and Thompson St. Albans.

The experience will not be complete without hearing the best singers and musicians in the industry including Basement Jaxx, Brand New Heavies, Judge Jules, Lightning Seeds, Dodgy, All Saints, Faithless (DJ set), Gabrielle, Reef, and the Kingdom Choir.

If you want to explore the place more, you can always go to the famous tourist destinations in the area including The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban, Verulamium Museum, Willows Activity Farm, and The Clock Tower.

Pub in the Park Marlow (Higginson Park)

An amazing array of chefs will be joining the people for the last location of the festival. Aside from the host Tom Kerridge, famous chefs Chantelle Nicholson, Claude Bosi, Atul Kochhar, Dominic Chapman, Pete Gray, Rob Howell, Paul Ainsworth, Josh Eggleton, Stephen Terry, Andrew Pern, James Mackenzie, and Claire Clarke will also be present in Higginson Park to share their talent and work.

Aside from the amazing chefs, a great line-up of restaurants and pubs will also be featured in Higginson Park. These are some of the names you need to expect from the festival: Atul Kochhar’s Restaurants, All’s Well, Root, The Mariners Public House by Paul Ainsworth, The Hand & Flowers, The Coach, The Hardwick, The Pony & Trap, The Star Inn, and Pipe and Glass.

The music line-up will surely not let you go home without having the best day of your life. For the last location’s main stage performances, get ready for a jam-packed schedule that feature artists such as Ronan Keating, Parfitt Junior, Bjorn Again, Basement Jaxx, Benerley Knight, Marc Almond, Lightning Seeds,The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club, Heather Small, Interkoola, and Craig David.

Although the 2020 Pub in the Park did not happen, the 2021 festival will surely make you experience more than what you should have seen and tasted for the past year. So make sure you do get your tickets as soon as possible for they are limited, especially during this time!

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Monday, 21 June 2021 15:45

Restaurants In Chinatown, London

Restaurants in China TownChinatown is found in the City of Westminister, London, and it houses a lot of Chinese restaurants, supermarkets, souvenir shops, bakeries, and other Chinese-run businesses. This is not the first Chinatown since the first once was located in the East End’s Limehouse.

Chinatown was first formed in the 1950s, once serving as a home to Maltese and Huguenot immigrants. This area, before being formally called Chinatown, has become a Chinese culture hub during the 1960s and 1970s when a lot of businesses and restaurants opened and moved into it.

The first Chinatown was located in London’s East End’s Limehouse. However, during the mid-20th century, after a decline in shipping and the destruction brought by World War II, the Chinese community shrunk.

Top 3 Worth-trying Noodle Dishes in Chinatown

East Asian cuisine will definitely not be complete without noodles. Any type of noodles – chewy crunchy, spicy – can be found in Chinatown. If you plan to try these noodles on your visit, be sure to make a huge room for all the noodles you are going to consume. Here are some restaurants in Chinatown that serve noodle dishes and other remarkable cuisine you can try:

 Chinese restaurants London

1. Shanghai moder

Shanghai cuisine and famous Chinese dishes are what Shanghai Modern is known for among all Chinese restaurants in Westminster. Many tourists, or even locals, go back to this restaurant for their Piggy Buns and crispy fried noodles. The latter is mixed with shredded pork, so this might be the ingredient which serves as magic for this dish.

Take note of their address if you plan to visit: Shanghai Modern, 12 Newport Pl, WC2H 7PR.

2. Viet food

Viet Food, found in Wardour Street, will surely let you have a taste of authentic Vietnamese street food and cuisine. The menu in this restaurant is designed by Jeff Tan, who also experiments with traditional ingredients to come up with wonderful food people always love to come back for in his restaurant. One of his famous works is his own version of Crispy Coconut Calamari. Make sure you try this award-winning dish when you go to Chinatown!

Aside from the Calamari, other dishes you can try in Viet Food are Tan’s Soy Sauce Fried Rice with Vietnamese Sausage and King Prawns, which is a tribute to Tan’s father, Five Spice Soft Shell Crab, and Chili Grilled Sirloin Salad.

Here is the address of this incredible restaurant: Viet food , 34-36 Wardour St, W1D 6QT

3. Old Tree Daiwan Bee

From Chinese to Vietnamese, let’s now go to Taiwanese delicacies. One restaurant in Chinatown which offers exquisite Taiwanese dishes is Old Tree Daiwan Bee. The restaurant’s Taiwanese beef noodles is definitely a must-try! Even though the ingredients are quite simple, it is cooked in the traditional way and is also affordable. The chewy noodles perfectly go together with the broth which gives the person eating it a feeling of warmth and comfort.

If you wanna feel that warmth and comfort during your visit, do not forget to check out this address: 26 Rupert St, W1D 6DH.

Top 3 Events to See in Chinatown

Aside from eating out in Chinatown, there are a lot of events and activities you can also enjoy during your stay in the city. Since Chinatown is mostly run by Chinese businesses, Chinese culture is dominant in the area. While enjoying the food from the restaurants in Chinatown, here are some additional events you can enjoy in this place:

 Going Out in China Town

1. Chinese New Year

Although the dates when Chinese New Year differs yearly, Chinatown does not fail to celebrate this colourful event. Of course, the event will not be complete without lion dances and floats, and there are also live performances held in Trafalgar Square. A lot of craft stalls and pop-up food stalls can be found around Chinatown, and there are a lot of entertainment sources around Chinatown and across the West End. A picture-perfect moment always happens with the red lanterns floating around, too!

2. Water Cube Cup Singing Contest

Every August in China, singers compete for the finals in the Water Cube Cup Singing Contest. To be able to enter the finals, aspiring singers battle for the slots in their respective countries before finally being able to compete in China. This competition aims to strengthen the relationship between China and the other countries in the world.

3. Moon Fest

Moon Fest happens for a whole week to give thanks for mid-autumn’s harvest. Happening on Gerrard Street’s Chinese Gates’ main stage, Moon Fest’s main action will consist of colorful and loud Chinese music and games, together with martial arts display. This is the perfect occasion for family bonding and entertainment. Specifically, most activities are for kids like lantern-making, face-painting, storytelling sessions, and drawing. Great food, of course, will be around everywhere, so make sure you enjoy the lively streets while eating your mooncakes and dumplings!

Top 3 Places to Stay in Chinatown

As you enjoy all the food and events in Chinatown, you also need to consider the place where you can stay and relax after exploring this lively and colorful part of London. After a whole day of going out in Chinatown, here are some places you can consider checking out for your stay:


1. Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire

For the best view of Leicester Square Gardens, the London Eye, and Nelson’s Column, a stay in Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire will surely complete your trip to Chinatown, London. The hotel’s terrific facilities, which can accommodate up to a group of 120 people, can provide you with everything you need in a very luxurious way. A recommended room you can book is the hotel's spectacular square-facing rooms or suites which will give you a feeling of royalty feeling like you are floating above Leicester Square. Of course, the food in this hotel is commendable as well as you devour your fabulous meals with a spectacular view of the city.

2. W London Leicester Square

If you are the kind of person who wants to stray away from anything conventional and traditional, the W London Leicester Square is the perfect place for you. With a daring contrast of colours, themes, and characters, this place will surely make you feel alive. There is nothing impossible with the hotel with their signature Whatever/Whenever® service philosophy. People who have stayed in this hotel said that the place has a funky ambiance, something that will make every visitor feel young and groovy. The relaxing atmosphere, coupled with the hotel’s friendly staff, makes visitors come back to this beautiful hotel during their visits.

3. St. Martin’s Lane

The design of the hotel is influenced by a number of things, and the final design surely contributes to the magnificence of the place along with its perfect location – at the Covent Garden’s hub, Trafalgar Square, and West end theatres. Giving guests a light atmosphere, a magnificent view of central London can be appreciated from this hotel. There are private garden rooms and suites which guests can choose from, and some special garden rooms even have private patios where guests can really relax and meditate during their stay before or after exploring the lively and loud streets of Chinatown.

There are a lot to do and explore in Chinatown, so this is really a must-see place if you plan to visit London. Checking this place out will not only give you more than a hundred Instagram-worthy pictures, but this will also give you knowledge on the rich Asian culture.

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Friday, 18 June 2021 15:54

The most common pub names in England

Popular Pub Names

According to Nomen United Kingdom, there are more than 57,000 local English pubs today. Pub names are gateways to the past, telling people the rich history of the UK. These quirky names date back to the old times, specifically during the Roman times, when specific materials are hung outside establishments to tell people that there is alcohol available in the specific area. As years went by, these materials were replaced by painted signs then written names as improvement in literacy rates were seen. Although there are numerous names among pubs in England, there are specific ones that are dominant and are seen more prominent than others. Here are some of these pub names that you’ll frequently see as you travel through England:

 

The Red Lion

The Red Lion is the UK’s most famous pub name. Heraldry was famous during this time, so animals and armorial bearings are often incorporated in British pubs’ signs and names. The red lion is said to be from the coat of arms of the renowned Duke of Lancaster John of Gaunt. John of Gaunt lived during the 1300s, but the red lion is said to be made popular when James VI and I imposed the red lion to be displayed on pubs and essential buildings. As of today, there are around 600 Red Lion pubs.

 

The Royal Oak

The second most well-known pub name in England is The Royal Oak. This name is said to be from a story studied in English history. In 1651, Prince Charles Stuart and Cromwell fought in what was known as the Battle of Worcester, but the former was defeated. Because of this, the prince was considered an outlaw when he escaped the battle. In order for him to escape and not be known, he dressed up as different people, most commonly as a woman, hid in several houses, and climbed an English oak tree where he hid for a day. This tree was said to be located in Shropshire’s Boscobel House. After hiding in this tree, he went to France. When he came back to England, he became known across the land as Charles the II, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The oak tree where he hid then became the Royal Oak, and the history this tree holds was honored and celebrated by using it as a pub name. Right now, there are around 344 Royal Oak pubs.

 British Pub Names

The Crown

Third on the list of popular British pub names is The Crown. Without a funny or super eventful history, The Crown being a pub name is more serious in nature. During the old time, many kings and queens were beheaded or dethroned, so by having a generic name, the pub owners do not need to repeatedly change their name in accordance to the person or family reigning. Having the name “The Crown'' makes it seem like pub owners are supporting whoever is in the highest position at the time and is honestly safer. Some pub owners also used the name “The Crown Inn.” Today, there are said to be 328 pubs with the name The Crown.

 

The White Hart

Another name related to heraldry, like the Red Lion, pub names often make use of The White Hart as a pub name. Ruling during the 14th century, a white stag was on King Richard II’s official badge, and during his time, he commanded all inns and pubs to hang signs in their areas to let people know that these are drinking establishments. Because of this, a lot of inn and pub owners used the white hard on this badge as a sign and as a name on many pub signs. Today, 225 pubs are named The White Hart.

 Pub Names UK

The Plough

Fifth on the list is The Plough, which is a generic name related to the agricultural past of the UK. As many people know, Europe was dominated by feudalism for a long time. In feudalism, there are considered two types of laborers – peasants and serfs. They are both protected by nobles in exchange for their labor on the land. With this setting, pub owners named their pubs “The Plough” to honour the peasants and the products, specifically the cereals, which pub owners also use for their ales and whiskeys. Currently, there are 225 British pubs named The Plough.

 

The New Inn

Terms like Old and New are often placed before the main name of pubs to make it more distinct or to differentiate itself from nearby pubs. Sometimes, pubs with the word “New” in it are also located on main roads so that people can easily access them.

 Common Pub Names

The Ship

Another famous name of pubs in England is The Ship. There are different stories behind this, but some pubs are named like this because the owners are retired seamen, or the inn and pubs were frequented by seamen. Whatever the reason is, there will always be an interesting story behind The Ship as a name for pubs. Some pub owners today even use specific names of ships. Right now, there are 243 pubs named The Ship, according to Google.

 

The Swan

Reigning monarchs have always owned swans, so this is another symbol with a heraldic meaning. One pub is now famously known as Swan with Two Necks because in the 16th century, the Vintners were given a swan by Queen Elizabeth I. To distinguish the Vintners’ swans from those of the monarchy, the former’s swans have two notches in their beaks, so there was a swan with two necks. On the other hand, some say that Henry VIII’s fourth wife Anne of Cleves also possessed a white swan as a family crest, so pubs used this as their sign. In addition to this, The Swan is frequently related by the people to ownership rights or traders’ meeting place, so there is no clear original explanation of where this name originated.

 

The Bell

As said earlier, pub names originate from different things, form simple objects to highly-regarded monarchies. In this case, The Bell is often a religious object where pub names originated. For instance, there is a pub called The Six Bells because some people say that the church near the pub rings six times every time. In addition to this explanation, there is also a belief that bells possess magical powers, so people are being protected against evil spirits by this object. Names like Eight Bells, Old Bell, and other ones are said to have religious connections, so many pub owners also use this name for their pubs.

 

The Kings Head

For a safer announcement of loyalty, many pubs use the name “King’s Head” instead of “Pope’s Head” when King Henry VIII removed himself from the Catholic Church. There has been a lot of anti-Catholicism during this time for so long, too, so this name was safer, and pub owners would not have to change their names frequently.

 

The Queens Head

This name has nothing to do with Anne Boleyn and Catherin Howard’s beheading. This name, according to some, might just be derived from when pubs had pictures of Queen Victoria or Elizabeth I on their signs. Some people also wonder why there are no pubs with The Queens Head as a name which featured Elizabeth II. Well, the answer is that modern rules state that reigning monarchs should not be placed on pub signs as long as they are alive.

English Pub Names

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Restaurants in Cornwall

Cornwall is certainly a majestic haven for people who simply like to eat and enjoy a variety of food selections.  Being a giddy mix of the coast and the countryside, Cornwall has a lot of seafood dishes and meat pasties to offer. Located several hours away from London, the breathtaking city of Cornwall offers a unique experience of historical and scenic locations, appetizing food, refreshing drinks, and exhilarating activities.

Visit Well-Known Restaurants in Cornwall

There are a variety of restaurants in Cornwall you can check out. First on the list is Padstow’s The Seafood Restaurant which has gained popularity among tourists and locals. In 1975, TV chef Rick Stein and his then-wife,Jill, launched this restaurant to serve fish and shellfish to people buying freshly-caught seafood from local fishermen. Although Stein is not working in the kitchen now, the restaurant is still highly favored with head chef Stephane Delourme’s menu which takes inspiration from the recipes of Stein. Among the restaurant’s highlights are hake casserole, Padstow lobster, fruit-de-mer, and Indonesian fish curry. Make sure to reserve your seat since the restaurant can get busy with a long line of patrons.

Another restaurant that deserves your visit is Ben’s Cornish Kitchen. As one of the local and national press’ favourites, It has earned remarkable reviews with its amazing family-run setup. The head chef, Ben Prior, manages the restaurant’s operations with Toby, his brother, who heads the dessert counter. Their mum, Jane, washes up and preps dishes. The notable dishes in this restaurant include smoked venison loin, sweet-curry plate, sea bass with smoked garlic mash, and pan-fried turbot.

Third on the list is Kota Restaurant which can be found on Porthleven. The restaurant is known to serve dishes with influence and dash of flavors from other countries. Since the chef and owner, Jude Kereama, is half-Maori, quarter-Malaysian, and quarter-Chinese, her culinary creations boast of her Asian heritage along with the delicious and fresh ingredients from Cornwall. Among the restaurant’s top-notch dishes are roast hake with crab wontons, Cornish honey-soy duck leg with Asian greens, and Falmouth scallops with local pork.

Pubs in Cornwall

Explore the Trail of Pubs and Bars in Cornwall

The United Kingdom, in general, is known for the pubs and inns that have flourished since their establishment during the Roman times. A lot of these pubs are located in Cornwall, and as you visit this historic city, make sure to have a  taste of the sundry drinks that each pub has to offer.

By looking at the outer part of Blue Anchor in the town centre of Helston, one might think that this is just an ordinary pub. But as the saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” Blue Anchor is the home of the extraordinary and most feared ales in Cornwall – the Spingo. There are levels to how strong this type of ale can be, so be sure to ascertain your tolerance before giving this legendary drink a shot.

Another pub you can visit in Cornwall is The Admiral Benbow in Penzance. Not many people will describe this place as the best pub in the area, but this will surely leave an impression. This place might remind you of museums with its quirky maritime decors and interior. The food in this pub is also commendable in combination with their beer. A few steps away from The Admiral Benbow is the Turk’s Head which takes pride in its own assortment of food and drinks.

Tinner Arms, which dates back to the 13th century, is another must-visit in Cornwall. Having withstood the test of time, this Grade II listed pub mirrors the city’s ancient period. This is a cozy bar, so you will never go wrong visiting this place during your stay in Cornwall.

From bars at the beach to sophisticated cocktail bars, Cornwall has everything for you. One of the busiest bars in the area is Blue Peter where you can enjoy your drink at the beer garden and have a stunning view of the sea. On most days, the bar’s sweet, live music sets a perfect ambience.

If you’re into more adventure, you can always head to the Sloop Inn for some pirate-y vibes. Its atmosphere guarantees many locals and guests relaxation and delight with the city’s best beer and affordable food.

From busy and laughter-filled bars, you can always head to a comfortable and classy establishment in Cornwall. One of the best ones is the Old Coastguard where you can enjoy the Cornish sunshine as you sip your exquisite wine. The various dishes in this place are all made from local ingredients, offering visitors nothing but the best among the restaurants in the area.

The Watering Hole is deemed one of the best bars to visit in Cornwall. Located in Perranporth, this is the one and only bar that is actually on the beach in the whole United Kingdom. Undoubtedly, it is a favorite spot among all places in Cornwall, well-loved by locals and tourists, especially when the sun’s about to set to make way into the night. You can enjoy watching the magical sunset while sipping your beer and covering your feet in sand.The bar also allows visitors to take a dip in the water.

Bars in Cornwall

Go Strolling around Cornwall

If you’re staying in Cornwall for another couple of days, there are a lot of other things you can do in this wonderful city to make your stay fun, exciting, and worthwhile.

For one, you can explore the stunning coast of Cornwall by going to the Swim Wild Tribe where swimming sessions are offered by private or by group of up to five people. This is a nice way to unwind and meet people who share the same interests. Your safety is a priority as experienced and qualified instructors run and oversee the sessions.

For land adventures, you can always look for historic or remarkable places to check out in Cornwall. The city has a lot, so you have a broad span of options to consider and choose from. One specific attraction you can check out is the Eden Project. This area is considered as the world’s largest indoor rainforest with its wide variety of plants.

If you’re more of a history buff, there are a lot of castles and museums you can visit in Cornwall. The King Arthur tour is an ideal way to learn about the ancient monarch. After the tour, you will surely have a load of legends and stories to share with your friends.

You really do not need to spend a lot of traveling time when you can go to Cornwall instead. Whether you like the sun, beach, drinks, food, and exciting activities, Cornwall is one of the best places for a trip.

Going Out in Cornwall

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