There are some fantastic restaurants in Cornwall and here are some just a short driving distance from Butterwell Farm.
This is our bespoke guide to eating out in Cornwall.
We have visited all of these restaurants and these are our honest reviews – over time establishments can vary or change-hands so please bare this in mind.
St Mabyn Inn: 5.7 miles. St Mabyn, Churchtown/Bodmin, PL30 3BA. 01208 841 266, www.facebook.com/StMabynInn, Lovely atmosphere and service, barn conversion, lovely gardens, child and dog friendly. Good value.
Closest Pub: Borough Arms (40 minute walk along the Camel Trail). Bodmin, Dunmere PL31 2RD, 01208 73118, www.theborougharms.com Simple pub grub and carvery. Child and dog friendly.
The Earl of St Vincent Pub: 5.8 miles. Egloshayle, Wadebridge, PL27 6HT, 01208 814 807, www.earlofstvincent.com, Fantastic traditional Cornish pub, highly recommended. Quirky interiors and fabulous steak! Small garden
St Tudy Inn: 7.6 miles. St Tudy, Bodmin, PL30 3NN, 01208 850 656, www.tudyinn.co.uk Lovely setting and decent food. Nice open fire.
The Blisland Inn: 8 miles. Blisland, Bodmin PL30 4JK, 01208 850 739, www.bodminmoor.co.uk/blislandinn, “Where real men drink real ale” – The Telegraph 2008. 6 real ales on tap and good traditional pub grub; full of local characters! Beautiful setting on the village green.
St Kew Inn: 10 miles. St Kew, PL30 3HB, 01208 841 259, www.stkewinn.co.uk Charming and traditional pub. Stunning setting, wonderful traditional bar area and open fires. Fantastic food – a real gem.
The Welcome Stranger: Fish & Chips. 3 miles. Lanivet, PL30 5HF, 01208 831 583. Just up the road in the next village perfect for a quick bite or takeaway.
The Viraj Indian, Eat In & Takeaway. 2.8 miles. Bodmin, PL31 1JW, 01208 74664 / 73480. Good local Indian with the usual dishes on offer! Menu on their website: www.virajbodmin.co.uk
Strong Adolfos: 9.5 miles. St Breock, Wadebridge PL27 7LR, 01208 816949, www.strongadolfos.com Amazing breakfasts and lunches. Cool and quirky café just outside Wadebridge on the way to Padstow. It’s one of our regular stops. In the Hawksfield Centre adjacent to some very cool interior shops, local deli and florist.
Dominos Pizza: 3 miles. Dennison Rd, Bodmin, PL31 2LJ, 01208 77554
Prawn on the Lawn: 15 miles. 11 Duke Street, Padstow, PL28 8AB, 01841 532 223, www.prawnonthelawn.com Fantastic and intimate small fish restaurant and fishmongers on the side streets of Padstow. Specialising in local seafood and local produce. Delicious!
Rojanos in the Square: 15 miles. 9 Mill Square, Padstow, PL28 8AE, 01841 532 796, www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/rojanos-in-the-square/ Homely Italian cooking in the heart of Padstow. Rustic and delicious food for all the family with a lovely courtyard and outdoor heaters. From Paul Ainsworth
Rick Steins: You might have heard of him?! He has 3 fabulous restaurants in Padstow (15 miles), 2 just outside Padstow, 1 in Newquay and 1 in Falmouth. We recommend them all!
The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow – pricey & posh, but we still love it!
Rick Stein’s Café, Padstow (this is our favourite)
Rick’s Fish & Chips, Padstow – relaxed and fast food (no reservations)
St Petroc’s Bistro, nr Padstow
The Cornish Arms, nr Padstow (no reservations)
All details can be found on his website: www.rickstein.com, and bookings can be made on this number: 01841 532700
The Shipwrights Inn: 15 miles. N. Quay Padstow, PL28 8AF, 01841 532 451. Lovely traditional pub on the quayside. Lovely to grab a drink on a nice day and take it out onto the quayside. Good value pub food – recommend Mussels and chips!
The Mariners at Rock: 12.5 miles. Rock, PL27 6LD, 01208 863 679. www.themarinersrock.com. Great pub on the Camel Estuary with stunning views of the water. Menu by Nathan Outlaw.
Bridge Bistro: 4.7miles. Wadebridge, PL27 7DA, 01208 815 342. Nice modern relaxed restaurant and bar serving cocktails. Cosy fireplace. Serves fish, steak, and other yummy dishes!
The Stepping Stone: 4.7miles. Polmorla Road, Wadebridge, PL27 7ND, 01208 816 377. Fantastic seafood restaurant with great portions and very friendly service.
The Tiny Thai takeaway: 4.7miles. Wadebridge, 07821 651366. www.thetinythai.co.uk. Yummy takeaway cooking with fresh ingredients to order
The Waterfront: 13 miles. Polzeath, PL27 6SP, 01208 869 655 www.waterfrontpolzeath.co.uk/The-Waterfront
Lovely location and ambiance with a nice view over the bay. Dogs welcome in the bar area.
Lusty Glaze, Newquay: 19 miles. Lusty Glaze Beach, Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay, TR7 3AE, 01637 872 444 www.lustyglaze.co.uk Great location on the beach with beautiful views. Nice food – great for all the family. Steep steps up and down to access.
Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Nathan Outlaw: 14.1 miles. 1 Middle St, Port Issaac, PL29 3RH, 01208 881 183, www.outlaws.co.uk/fishkitchen What a treat! Small seafood plates cooked to order, intimate setting, pricy but if you’re in the market well worth it.
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw: 2 Michelin stars. 13.5 miles. 6 New Road, Port Isaac, PL29 3SB, 01208 880 896, www.nathan-outlaw.com/restaurant/. Considered to be the best seafood restaurant in the country. A seafood lovers experience of a lifetime. Fantastic service. A seafood tasting menu for lunch and dinner – £119 pp. The menus highlight the finest sustainable seafood caught off the Cornish coast by small day boats.