It’s 6pm on a Friday evening and we’ve jumped in the car laden with bags with Falmouth as our destination. The Sat Nav tells me the journey will take 2 hours and 20 minutes, and, after a quick detour into a quaint little town which incidentally wasn’t Falmouth, we finally arrive at Falmouth Hotel Suites.
We check-in at reception with the lovely Marie who was very helpful and full of information, and she summoned a nice young chap to show us to the apartment. My first thoughts are that it’s lovely and warm, my bones would be jumping for joy if they weren’t so stiff and achy inside my aging before its time body right now!
The apartment is a lovely little two-bed with an open plan kitchen and dining space, and big windows looking out to sea. It’s 8:45pm and very dark, so that’s a complete assumption, though the twinkling little lights in the distance seem to confirm my thoughts. After a nice long soak in the beautiful bath, it’s time for bed, and I know it’ll be a good night’s sleep, the bed is huge and so soft!
It’s Saturday morning and I’ve just woken up, but I can’t shift the excitement of a delicious full English breakfast! One of the perks of staying in the Falmouth Suites is that you can use the hotel facilities and pay a little extra to have breakfast, which in my opinion is always a massive bonus.
With a full English well and truly devoured, it was time to explore the local area. With the sun shining, we ventured out for a walk and it didn’t take us long to stumble across Pendennis Castle which is only a 15-minute walk from the apartment. You can pay to explore the interior walls of the castle, or if you just fancy a walk, you can take the path around the Castle’s moat which will eventually lead you down onto the road heading into the town. This route also gives you a fantastic view over Falmouth Docks which are situated in the third deepest natural harbour in the world, a pretty impressive stat if you ask me!
Falmouth itself is a beautiful, bustling little town with an array of quirky shops as well as multiple high street favourites. There are plenty of unique restaurants dotted along the high street and tucked away down alleyways, offering everything from fish and chips to Jamaican jerk chicken. If you’re a foodie, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Falmouth.
Back at the hotel, we decide to take a dip in the pool and relax in the jacuzzi for a while. Naturally after all this excitement, its nap time! I wake from my slumber and the first thing I think about is dinner…with all the options Falmouth has to offer, I take out my phone and head straight to Trip Advisor to help me decide where to go. One place catches my eye. The Brig is voted number 6 of 172 eateries in Falmouth. I’m a big cocktail fan and I like decent portions of food, so this place seems to tick all my boxes.
Glad rags on, we head into town to hunt down The Brig. Its easy to miss as it’s just a doorway with a flight of stairs down into a basement bar. It’s small, but not too small that everyone is on top of one another and it’s pirate themed, but quirky. I order a cocktail and browse over the menu, which looks amazing!
When the food comes to our table I am literally bursting with excitement, I’ve chosen the veg platter which sounds boring but looks incredible. I get stuck into my vege bites, vege jambalaya, a portion of bean chilli, sweetcorn fritters, mac ‘n’ cheese, homemade baked beans, mixed leaves and dips, and I barely say a word before I’m done! The food was delicious, the cocktails were some of the best I’ve ever tasted, and I’d recommend anyone visiting Falmouth to stop in at The Brig. You won’t leave disappointed.
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