The historic village of Charlestown may look familiar to first-time visitors thanks to its role in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and The Rashleigh Arms makes for a welcoming place to stop for a bite to eat after exploring the nearby port. Built in 1851, the pub’s unique in that its car park has a Grade II listing and it sits right in the heart of a World Heritage Site.
The Rashleigh is the kind of pub where you’ll feel at home as soon as you sink into one of the leather sofas. The lounge bar has changed little over the years and it’s always a happy sight for those who’ve spent a day wandering the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan or exploring The Eden Project in St Austell. There’s a contemporary restaurant too, and it offers dishes created using locally sourced produce for a real taste of Cornwall.
If you visit on a sunny day the patio and garden make for comfy places to settle down and watch the world go by for awhile, and there are live bands at the pub every other week. The pub is within easy reach of some of Cornwall’s biggest family attractions and there are dozens of walks and cycle paths in the area, so whatever you’re doing nearby stop off for some time out.