You can’t miss the freehold Cobweb Inn in Boscastle, as it is in the centre of the village on the right as you walk down from the car park to the sea.
This awesome building has been around since the 1700s when the small village of Boscastle boasted at least 17 pubs. Can you imagine? It became the Cobweb Inn in 1947, on account of thick cobwebs in the basement allegedly protecting the beer against flies! Fortunately, hygiene in pubs I so much better these days.
A tall building which survived the Boscastle flood of 2004, The Cobweb has 5 floors. You can read all about its history on their website but it does have rich links with the local community, especially in terms of live music, from its brass band to local Morris dancers.
Work was also completed in the village to avoid anything like the flood happening again.
Known for their Sunday carvery, The Cobweb now offer splated roasts, including all the usual meats plus a vegan nut roast option. Their burgers, and of course, cask ales, also get a good deal of praise. Their real ales come local Cornish breweries, varied by guest ales. Cornish Rattler cyder is also available.
The home-cooked food uses local produce, including meat and locally-caught fish. Vegetarians can be assured of homemade dishes, too.
This characterful pub in a wonderful historic building is also dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome in all areas downstairs and outside, but must be kept on a lead. Dog water bowls are provided, so it is a super spot to sup in after a long, energising walk.