Cornwall, England. Seven.


Let the locals tell you how to pronounce Fowey.

fowey harbour

Pleasure craft dot the harbour of Fowey.


rook with a book fowey

Rook with a Book. Author Daphne du Maurier, who was born in London, lived in Fowey and wrote The Birds, which was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock for a film by the same name in 1963. This piece of art was created by the Thrussells, a father and son team.

the ship inn fowey

The Ship Inn, the oldest pub in Fowey, affords tasty cask ales such as Proper Job.


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proper job glass

The pre-eminent brewery, St. Austell, has beer in many places, including in The Custom House.

Padstow Harbour

Padstow Harbour

sand padstow

While the harbour is known for its pleasure craft, it is still a working harbour.

lobster padstow

A huge lobster resides at the Heritage Lobster Hatchery.

The Mariners Rock

The Mariners in Rock is a short ferry ride across the River Camel estuary.


Six Hop IPA Rock

Two excellent cask ales for extended sampling at The Mariners.







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ferry crossing on chain

Took the ferry to Truro and came upon the King Harry Ferry Bridge, a vehicular chain ferry crossing the estuary of the River Fal.

the old ale house

Arrived in Truro after a short bus ride as it was low tide and the ferry was unable to dock right in the town. Dumped my bags at my hotel and retired to The Old Ale House, which is owned by the Skinners Brewery.

skinners cornish knockerskinners sennen

A couple of the fine cask ales brewed by Skinners.

the thomas daniell

Not far from my accommodation, I discovered The Thomas Daniell, with its unusual cask dispense system and fine food to match the great ales.

church truro

The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Church of England cathedral built between 1880 and 1910. It is only one of three cathedrals with three spires in the United Kingdom.


the rising sun

Took a  hike up a hill to another good pub, The Rising Sun, in Truro for cask ales.

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Falmouth hotel

The Falmouth Hotel is noted for its Victorian architecture. The hotel dates from 1865 and overlooks Falmouth Bay.


Falmouth ships and camper vans

Falmouth has a very deep harbour where a large number of cargo ships anchor in the bay.  And Falmouth University has rapidly grown, perhaps by students inspired by comedienne Dawn French as its chancellor!?

the seven stars falmouth

The Seven Stars is a Grade II listed pub, having received its initial licence in 1660.