Charlestown to Gorran Haven

1/4/13 A few pubs and so TVP to St Austell. It was a 20 minute walk to Charlestown and the pubs were open.

The Harbourside Inn is the first one (behind the white van). It looked like more of a bar from the outside, but  was an empty pub inside. Pints of Bass (4.4%) and Cornish Knocker (4.5%) for £6.20 and a game of pool were nice.

On the seaward side is the Pier House Inn. It is a hotel and the attached small pub did feel a bit like a hotel bar. The same beers for £6.50 here.

Then we were off. The path is relatively gentle at first. The ground was dry, but it was windy and chilly. Eventually the hills became larger and there were plenty of steps. We walked out to Black Head and then down to Hallane Mill.

With the wind behind us, it was then on to Pentewan.

The Ship Inn has the empty tables outside. Two pints of Trelawny (3.8%) for £6.30. It is an eating place, but there were a few locals watching the football. It was then around the holiday park and up and down a few more hills before the descent to Mevagissey.

There are three establishments on the quayside. We decided that the Sharksfin was a bar/restaurant and so went next door to the Harbour Tavern. A pint of Doom (4%) and Betty Stoggs (4%) for £6, but it did feel like another bar/restaurant. Then we went to the Wheelhouse which claimed to be a pub, but wasn't. Two Cornish Knockers for £7. Then it was over the hill to Portmellon.

Two pints of Sharp's Spring Ice Ale for £6.20 were a nice finish in the Rising Sun. Children were on the pool table, but it seemed like a busy pub. From here it was a relatively easy walk around Chapel Point to Gorran Haven.

No pasties to be had, so it was a portion of chips before catching the last bus back to St Austell and train back to TVP.

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