Pubs in Cornwall with beer gardens and outdoor seating under cover

It’s the day pub lovers have been waiting for: beer gardens, pub lunches and the return of a cold pint of draft.

Come Monday (April 12) all these things will be making a return for the first time in more than three months, when lockdown lifts further to allow hospitality venues to reopen outdoors.

In all cases the current Government regulations will apply, including table service and mask wearing while using any indoor toilet facilities.

Many will ask for test and trace contact details and while the new Government rules mean that two families can now meet outside, regardless of their size, the majority of pubs appear to be sticking to a strict ‘Rule of Six’ allowance, limiting up to six people regardless of family size. Check individual websites and social media pages for details.

We’ve rounded up a list of some of the many pubs in Cornwall that have outdoor seating areas and will be opening Monday ready to welcome punters back with open arms (but still no hugs).

Bell Inn, Helston

Extensive outdoor seating and beer garden, some undercover. Opening hours dependent on weather; check the Facebook page for updates.

The Bell Inn, Helston

The Bell Inn, Helston

The Boathouse, Falmouth

Open midday to 10pm; food served 12pm to 2pm and 5.30pm to 8.30pm, with a reduced menu. No booking policy in place – first come, first served.

The Boathouse, Falmouth

The Boathouse, Falmouth

5 Degrees West Falmouth

Bar and kitchen will be open from 12pm until late, seven days a week. No bookings taken.

5 Degrees West, Falmouth

5 Degrees West, Falmouth

The ‘Front, Falmouth

Outside area open from 11am. No table bookings but a provisional two-hour slot will be given when you arrive, which can be extended where possible. Table service.

Norway Inn, Perranarworthal

Open for breakfast from 8am, followed by lunches and dinners to 9pm, seven days a week.

Old Inn, Mullion

Outdoor seating and a marquee. 

The Old Plough, Shortlanesend 

Open from 12pm with new decking area. ​

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Queen’s Arms, Breage

Open from 12pm and serving food and drink throughout until around 7pm, later if the weather is good or for pre-bookings, seven days a week. Bookings taken. Marquee offering undercover seating in addition to beer garden tables, some of which are also undercover.

Queens Arms Breage

Queen’s Arms Breage

Red Lion, Helston

Opening daily, weather dependent. No bookings taken – first come, first served. Food from Boo Koos delivered to the table.

Red Lion, Helston

Red Lion, Helston

Rising Sun, Truro

Patio area at the front and garden restaurant behind. Open Friday to Sunday for drinks all day, food Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch, with set menu.

Royal Standard, Flushing

Seating in garden and front deck from 12pm. New tapas menu, plus pizza on Friday and Saturday nights, Saturday lunch and every day through school holidays. Bookings taken.

St Rummons Social Club, Redruth

Beer garden and piazza open 10am to 10pm. Entry via the outside piazza area, no entry via club.

St Rummons Social Club, Redruth

St Rummons Social Club, Redruth

The Seven Stars, Flushing

See Facebook page for updates.

The Shed, Falmouth

Breakfast from 9.30am, main menu from midday until 9pm, open for drinks until 11pm. Will also be using benches from sister restaurants The Ranch and The Shack to make 40 tables and 170 seats.

The Shed, Falmouth

The Shed, Falmouth

Ship Inn, Porthleven

Opening at 11am for outdoor service, on a first come, first served basis. Food served 12pm to 7pm daily. Table service only, groups of six people maximum, and mask-wearing when not seated.

Shipwrights Arms, Helford

Pizzas and outdoor menus. No booking; first come, first served.

Three Tuns, St Keverne

Open from 12pm and serving food and drink throughout until around 7pm, later if the weather is good or for pre-bookings, seven days a week. Bookings taken. Marquee offering undercover seating in addition to beer garden tables.

Three Tuns St Keverne

Three Tuns St Keverne

Top House, The Lizard

Outdoor seating front and back. Open from midday Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday, open for drinks Thursday and food Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Victoria Inn, Roche

Open for breakfast from 8am, followed by lunches and dinners to 9pm, seven days a week.

The Victoria Inn, Threemilestone

Open for breakfast from 8am, followed by lunches and dinners to 9pm, seven days a week.

The Victoria Inn, Threemilestone

The Victoria Inn, Threemilestone

The Watering Hole, Perranporth

Open daily, see Facebook page for updates.

The Watering Hole, Perranporth

The Watering Hole, Perranporth

Wheal Dream, Wendron

Beer garden open for breakfast from 9am, then lunch and dinner through to 7pm, Monday to Saturday; Sundays carvery only. Some undercover seating.

The Wheal Dream, Wendron

The Wheal Dream, Wendron

The Witchball, The Lizard

Open 12pm to 11pm seven days a week for drinks, food served 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm.  

Working Boat, Falmouth

The marquee will be open 10am until 10pm, with a maximum of six people per booking. The pub’s horsebox unit will also be open for drinks throughout the day from 10am until late. Sunday roasts return April 18 onwards, from midday until they run out.

The Working Boat, Falmouth

The Working Boat, Falmouth

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