27/4/13 Likely to be pubs here, so TVP to Truro and then Penmere for the walk down to the Prince of Wales Pier where the St Mawes ferry comes in. The Prince of Wales is only just on the path.
Pints of Betty Stoggs (4%) and Proper Job (4.5%) for £6.80 tasted like the first pints of the day from the pumps. Also just on the path is Finn MCouls.
Sid felt obliged to have a Guiness (4.2%) and a Doom (4%) for £6.90. A free juke box was on offer. Next was the Grapes.
Doom (4%) and Cornish Coaster (3.8%) for £6.50. Sid asked the lad behind the bar for some light on the pool table. We hadn't expected him to have to climb up on the table to do it though. As you can see, we were just walking along the main drag. We hadn't seen any coastpath signs yet. The Kings Head was closed and so it was on to the Quayside Inn.
Only the Betty Stoggs (4%) was available for £6.18. We also ordered some starters to share. Further along the road is 5°W where we had pints of Tribute Pale Ale (4.2%) and Sharps Special (5%) for £6.80 and a game of battleships.
Just a couple of doors away is the Cutty Sark. Pints of Doom (4%) and Cornish Knocker (4.5%) for £7 and a game of pool.
Continuing in what seemed like the right direction for the coastpath, we eventually saw a sign to confirm it as we passed Falmouth Docks station. The path then goes around Pendennis. As we had a few pints on board, it seemed appropriate to do some climbing to get this view.
Next it was past Gyllyngvase Beach to Swanpool. We thought about walking a bit further, but there would have been no bus back and so we caught the last one back to the town.
We had a pasty and went to see if the Kings Head was open.
- ▼ 2013 (19)