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Things to do near The Coach House

These are the places we visit and like, we hope you do too!

Restaurants, Cafes and pubs

Below are some of the excellent restaurants in Truro and the surrounding area. Most village pubs offer excellent food as well.

Truro Restaurants

Truro Cafes

  • Olive
  • Truro Museum Arts Cafe (currently being refurbed) 
  • Fodders
  • Lemon market

Outside Truro restaurants

  • Viners in Summercourt
  • Jamie Olivers Fifteen at Watergate Bay in Newquay
  • Hotel Tresantan in St Mawes, an expensive option
  • Rick Steins in Padstow, restaurant, bistro and fish& chips
  • Kew Inn, Foyer
  • St Enodoc, Rock (Nathan Outlaw)
  • Indabar overlooking beach in Falmouth
  • Porthminster overlooking beach in St Ives

Country pubs

  • St Kew, 15th century pub with lovely log fire
  • The Smugglers Den near Cubert, 15 mins drive from Coach House and great for Sunday roast
  • The Heron at Malpas, near Truro, for a drink or meal overlooking the Fal Estuary
  • The Ferryboat, Helford, lovely stop off for exploring the Helford
  • The Roseland Inn
  • There are many other pubs and restaurants in the area worth a visit

Beachside cafes

  • The Bluebar, Porthreath
  • The Wateringhole, Perranporth
  • The beachside cafe overlooking Kynance Cove beach
  • Chapel Porth cafe excellent 'Hedgehog' icecream after a swim
  • Gyllanvase Beach cafe

Shopping in Truro

Truro has a compact city centre around the cathedral with very strong and diverse retailing, a really nice place! There are a range of boutique clothing shops as well as most multiples, so one can easily spend a day in Truro shopping.

If you need to stock up on food and wine during your holiday, you can choose from the larger supermarkets, Tesco, M&S and Sainsburys or the smaller delis including Lavender Deli, the Cheese hop, Ferris Town, Experience Wine, Old Bridge Street. Don't forget to visit the Wednesday Farmers market too, usually open till 4.00pm.


Art Galleries in Truro and surrounding area

Lander Gallery, Truro
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
Beside The Wave, Falmouth)
Tregony Gallery
The Modern Tate,  St Ives


Hall for Cornwall in Truro, a modern theatre with excellent range of performances
Minack Theatre in The Lizard


4 screen in Truro


Martime museum in Falmouth

Beaches and watersports

North Cornish Coast Beaches

  • Perranporth (15 min drive away)
    A vast surfing beach with excellent beachside bar called The Wateringhole
  • Chapelporth (15 mins drive away)
    Great walks, surfing and beach
  • Holywell Bay (20 min drive away)
    Very child friendly
  • PollyJoke, next to Crantock (20 mins drive away)
    A walk through a couple of fields to a totally unspoilt beach without a house in sight!
  • Crantock & Fistral (20 min drive away)
    Good Newquay surfing beaches
  • Watergate Bay (20 mins drive away)
    There is a surfing and watersports school at this beach, and it is home to Jamie Oliver's Restaurant 15

South Cornish Coast Beaches

  • Carne & Pendower (20 mins drive away)
    It can get very hot on this extensive south facing beach with the famous Nare Head Hotel overlooking part of it, otherwise completely rural
  • St Anthony Head, near St Mawes (30 mins drive away)
    Well worth a visit itself
  • Falmouth (25 mins drive away)
    Good beaches, and relax at the Gyllanvase Beach cafe
  • Explore further on the Lizard Peninsula (45 mins drive away)
  • Cadgwith plus Kynance Cove which is a beautiful, Mediterrean style beach on the South Coast. Great for walks, and sunbathing


  • Loe Beach watersports Sailing, kayaks, windsurfing, motorboats (
  • Mylor Beach Sailing Club, Mylor, Nr Falmouth
    Phone in advance to arrange sailing lessons
  • Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay (



  • Trelissick National Trust, between Truro and Falmouth
    Very nice complex of gardens, and National Trust Art Gallery and restaurant
  • Trewithen Gardens
    Some of the best magnolias in Europe,nice home grown garden centre with pleasant local feel tea shop!
  • Trebah Gardens
    Beautiful gardens running down valley with walk down to lovely private beach overlooking the Helford Estuary, wonderful in springtime
  • Lanhydrock National Trust, nr Bodmin
    Magnificent Elizabethan House & gardens
    See more gardens in

Child Friendly

  • Newquay Zoo, Newquay
  • Eden Project, nr St Austell
  • Dairyland, towards Newquay from Mitchell
  • Aquarium, Newquay
  • Bodmin Light Railway, Bodmin
  • Crelly Park, nr Wadebridge
  • Lappa Valley Miniature railway, nr Cubert
  • Waterworld swimming pool, Newquay
  • Ships and Castles Swimming Pool, Pendennis, Falmouth
  • Day trip to Bedruthan Steps Hotel Swimming pool, kids play area


  • Newquay Airport with links to Stanstead & Gatwick as well as many other locations
  • Truro Railway Station with direct line to Paddington, as well as night sleeper facility

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