10 of the best pubs on the coast
A round-up of some of the best pubs to visit by the sea, including floating pontoons and 18th-century inns
Old Coastguard, Mousehole, Cornwall
Stunning position for this carefully refurbished inn, a civilised, friendly atmosphere, character furnishings, a good choice of wines and first-rate food; bedrooms with sea views.
(01736) 731222, www.oldcoastguardhotel.co.uk
Pandora, Falmouth, Cornwall
Beautifully placed waterside inn with seats on long floating pontoon, lots of atmosphere in beamed and flagstoned rooms, and some sort of food all day.
(01326) 372678, www.pandorainn.co.uk
Cricket, Kingsbridge, Devon
Welcoming pub with airy, New England-style interior, enjoyable food (especially fish) and real ales; clean, airy bedrooms.
(01548) 580215, www.thecricketinn.com
Crab & Lobster, Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Coastal pub with terrific views, lots of yachting memorabilia, a good choice of drinks and delicious seafood.
(01983) 872244, www.crabandlobsterinn.co.uk
George, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Pubby bar and two dining rooms in sizeable inn overlooking salt marshes – fantastic bird life - real ales, super choice of wines and bar and restaurant food; bedrooms.
(01263) 740652, www.thegeorgehotelatcley.co.uk
Ship, Alnwick, Northumbria
In a charming square of fishermen’s cottages close to the beach, a lovely spot, with good simple food and a fine spread of drinks.
(01665) 576262, www.shipinnnewton.co.uk
Harbour Inn, Southwold, Suffolk
Great spot down by the boats, nicely nautical back bar, dining room with harbour and lighthouse views, good fish dishes and lots of outside tables.
(01502) 722381, www.harbourinnsouthwold.co.uk
Applecross Inn, Applecross, Scotland
Wonderfully remote pub with tables in shoreside garden and magnificent views to Skye; particularly friendly welcome, good seafood and bedrooms.
(01520) 744262, www.applecross.uk.com
Stein Inn, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Welcoming 18th-century inn on sheltered inlet with stunning views to the Hebrides and glorious sunsets; good, simple food, lots of whiskies and a rewarding place to stay.
(01470) 592362, www.steininn.co.uk
Old Point House, Pembroke, Wales
Unpretentious pub remotely placed near a lifeboat station, waterside views from inside, pubby food, friendly staff, and simple furnishings.
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