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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 selection of light meals, sandwiches or main courses including local Cornish pasty and chips. In the more formal restaurant, the evening menu could prompt you to start with ham hock terrine, sun dried tomato salad and a poached egg, followed by beer-battered haddock 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: all week 12-2
  • Dinner: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: 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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