The Victoria Inn is said to be one of the oldest inns in Cornwall, and even as you approach this whitewashed cottage you’ll find it easy to believe. Tucked away in the village of Perranuthnoe close to Penzance, the inn takes pride in serving food that wins regular awards and a selection of good local ales.
If the inn was any closer to the South West Coast Path you’d have to walk around it, so it’s usually busy with walkers excited to make the final leg of the journey to St Michael’s Mount nearby. Anyway, back to the food. With a head chef who trained alongside Michael Caines, the Victoria Inn’s menu is all about creating memorable meals from local produce. There’s a children’s menu too which is just as wholesome as the main one, and everything served is produced (or caught) within the immediate area.
The south-facing terrace fills with families on a summer’s day, and in the winter those walkers still going strong curl up in front of the open fire and watch the flames dance. Dogs are welcome throughout the inn’s bar and garden areas too, and there’s always a biscuit or two to keep them happy during their visit. As long as they get along well with the inn’s resident Labrador they’re as welcome as the humans.