This lovely riverside pub is a Cornish classic. Outside, there are wooden picnic tables with dreamy views over the Helford River; inside, it's all wood, slate and open plan. It's great for food – oysters, shellfish and the Sunday roast are strong points, and a big blackboard is full of fishy specials. Bus 35 passes hourly from Falmouth.

You'll need to arrive very early for an outside table, as it's a firm favourite for locals, second-homers and visiting yachties alike. Follow road directions to Trebah and Glendurgan and then look out for the signs. The pub was recently acquired by the brewing behemoth that is St Austell Brewery.