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Why choose a Cornish country pub to stay in this winter

From open fires to cosy nooks

There’s nothing quite like a well-deserved pint in a pub after a blustery winter’s walk. With open fires, cosy nooks and wholesome food, the cocktail bars of summer are quickly ditched for traditional country pubs with the change of the season.

And can you blame us? For centuries, country pubs have been the mainstay for communities, especially in the midst of the darkest months of the year; a place where people can meet, eat and be merry.

So, from that home-from-home feeling to locally-brewed ales and soul-warming food, we’ve listed all the reasons you should choose a country pub for your stay in Cornwall this winter!

Food made with soul

The first thing that comes to mind when you think ‘country pub’ is undoubtedly a hearty Sunday roast. It’s piles of roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings with lashings of home-made gravy, followed by the chef’s dessert special and ice cream.

Whether it’s a crisp winter’s day or you’re hiding from the rain, there’s never a bad time to enjoy those favourite pub classics at this time of year.

A heart-warming welcome

There’s something about walking into a country pub and feeling a warm welcome wash over you as you cross the threshold into the ambient bar. Let your eyes adjust for just a moment, and you’ll no doubt be enveloped by that comforting glow of a log fire, a bright hello or the smell of a kitchen.

Even if you’ve never visited before, a good pub will have you feeling right at home before you know it.

A place to rest your head

As in days of old, many country pubs today have diversified to include room stays. And, while the country’s drinking culture has changed drastically over the last decade, cosy inns have become a mainstay for both couples and families looking to switch off in a relaxed environment, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

With rooms that ooze character and easy access to some of the country’s best countryside walks from the doorstep, a cosy pub could be exactly what you need for your next weekend escape in Cornwall.

Space for everyone

One of our favourite things about a country pub is that there’s space for everyone. Whether you’re celebrating a big birthday with a family dinner, or enjoying a quiet pint after a long day on the coast path, everyone is welcome and the dress code is, well, whatever you feel like.

After settling into your room, take a pew at the bar and enjoy your tipple of choice, no questions asked.

Book your stay at The Plume

Here at The Plume of Feathers, our menus are inspired by the land and sea around us, changing with each season and using the best of local ingredients. Enjoy our take on traditional pub classics, with an imaginative twist for that authentic country pub feeling.

Once you’ve had your fill, discover our stylish suites across the courtyard, where you can drift off between Egyptian cotton sheets, or soak away the day in a free-standing bath. Our luxury home comforts add a little something extra to your stay, so you can switch off during this perfect country escape.

The best part? The Plume is surrounded by rolling countryside, and just minutes by car from the cultural hub of Truro and the famed surfing beaches of Newquay, where you can make the most of surfing the winter waves or storm-watching at our sister venue, Lewinnick Lodge.

Whether it’s a long weekend with the family, or just a night away, embrace our warm hospitality in this rustic coaching inn – you can even bring the dog!