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The Falcon Inn

Traditional Cornish village inn

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly

This wisteria-clad, stone-built inn situated in the Vale of Lanherne is just four miles from Newquay. Although it can trace its ancestry back to 1758, it’s probably older, given that by 1813 it had been renamed more than once. Since about 1880, however, it has clung to its current name, an allusion to the nearby estate’s coat of arms. The flagstone-floored, winter log-fire-warmed interior is cosy and relaxing, while outside is a large, attractive garden with a magnificent magnolia tree and a cobbled courtyard. In the bar you’ll find a rotating roster of predominantly West Country real ales and ciders, and a dozen wines served by the glass. Lunchtime could bring a starter of feta and beetroot muhammara (a Levantine dip) with pistachio dukkah with rustic toast and dressed salad leaves; something more conventional like smoked duck mousse pâté with piccalilli and toast; or just an appetising sandwich. There’s also a good choice of home-made hot dishes, such as steak and kidney suet-crust pie with new potatoes and vegetables. In the more formal restaurant, the evening menu could prompt you to start with spiced home-cured salmon, onion bhaji and chilli herb salad; or maybe Cornish goats’ cheese arancini with golden beetroot carpaccio, beetroot jelly and apple salad. Your main course options might then include trio of Primrose Herd rare breed pork sausages, spring onion and smoked cheese mash with real ale gravy; and beer-battered Newlyn hake with chips and mushy peas. A late July beer and cider festival is one of several fun events.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11-3 6-11 (July to August all day)
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Rotating real ales
  • Real ciders: Rotating real ciders

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, July (last full weekend)
  • Cider festival, July (last full weekend)


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A30 (8 miles west of Bodmin) follow signs to Newquay Airport. Turn right 200 metres before airport terminal into St Mawgan, pub at bottom of hill

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