Cornwall pubs: Best places for a quiet pint

Sinead Moore
Best pubs in Cornwall for a quiet pint
Best pubs in Cornwall for a quiet pint

%VIRTUAL-ArticleSidebar-Pubs%Looking for a pub in Cornwall where you can get a little peace and quiet along with your pint? It may sound like a tall order - after all, this is the most visited county in the UK, and anyone who has spent any time there will know that it can be tricky to find a secluded spot away from the crowds. But all you need to do is take a little detour off the beaten track and you get beautiful scenery, peace and quiet and some wonderful pubs full of character all at the same time.

A stone's throw away from some of the the popular tourist hotspots such as Newquay, Padstow or St Ives, Cornwall has a whole host of hidden gems that the locals keep to themselves. Take the Fox and Hounds in Comford, a wonderful seventeenth century inn in the tiny Hamlet near Falmouth, or the Smugglers' Den, with its thatched roof and real ales, just four miles from Newquay. We've selected ten of the county's best kept secrets to visit this summer.

Have a look through the gallery of pubs below, perfect for travellers who like to avoid popular tourist hotspots and sample quaint haunts loved by the locals instead. If you have any to recommend, let us know and we'll add them to the list!

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