The Pandora Inn
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE: 50.1948, -5.0642
Grade II listed building
Boat and yacht friendly with launderette, fresh water and showers available
Boat and yacht directions below.
Restonguet Creek in south Cornwall is what's known as a tidal ria. This coastal inlet from the river Fal is lined with wooded areas with a few properties dotted amongst and an abundance of wildlife.
The Pandora Inn sits on the waterside with its own pontoon for mooring small boats and tenders and for dining in fine weather.
A very busy waterside Inn popular with visitors and locals and a welcome retreat for weary kayakers and boaters who want to forget their sea legs for a while.
Outside there is ample parking and dining alfresco with table service overlooking the water's edge or out on the pontoon itself.
Some of the beautiful houses of Feock, opposite, can be seen whilst relaxing and letting the world go by.
Crabbing off the pontoon is great fun for the kids.
Inside dining can be enjoyed in secluded cosy corners, in the bar or on the "upper deck" which is a vaulted area popular with private parties, small weddings or business engagements with Wi-Fi available.
Flagstone floors, low beamed ceilings and a warm welcome make this enduring Inn a real treat to visit.
Opening times are 10:30 - 23:00 every day
Food is served 10:30 - 21:00 every day
Cornish cream teas 15:00 - 18:00 every day
Locally sourced produce on the menu covering kids menu, starters, main course, desserts, light snacks, sandwiches and jacket potatoes, a daily specials board with freshly caught and "in season" ingredients.
A potted history of the Pandora Inn dates back to the 13th century when it was then known as the Passage House. Some many years later its name changed to The Ship and subsequently renamed Pandora Inn in memory of Captain Edwards ship the HMS Pandora which sank with many souls on the Great Barrier Reef in 1791 on her return voyage following its mission to Tahiti to capture Fletcher Christian and the mutineers of Captain William Bligh's ship the Bounty.
On exiting the Pandora Inn a take a gentle stroll to the left along Quay Road and you will pass a small boat storage area and houses. This road turns into a narrow track which is used for access to properties along the banks of Restroguet Creek. Follow the track for a while and you will notice a large green and red boat moored close to shore opposite a private residence. There is a plaque which gives information about the boat named The Miller. The track eventually comes to an end but in summer it's a lovely way to gently walk off that gastro delight you had earlier.
Approaching Restronguet Creek stay in the main deep channel instead of deviating towards Mylor. To the western side of the main channel the water shelves quickly with depths of less than 1 m at LAT. Continue until you identify the green conical Carrick Buoy F(2).G.10s. You are now opposite Restronguet Creek, it lays to the South West. Identify the southerly cardinal on Carrick Carlys Rock, and make sure that you stay south of it, leaving it to starboard as you approach Restronguet Creek. There are depths of less than 0.5 m at LAT in the approach to Restronguet, however there is a very deep pool with depths of up to 12 m as you enter the Creek, and you will see small craft moorings clustered around this. Ref visit my harbor.com
For more information on the Pandora Inn Cornwall click here