Louise Lane

FALMOUTH

Louise Lane
FALMOUTH

Falmouth is Cornwall's capital of cool with oodles of character to the place all year round. It's a bustling University town full of creatives and quirky locals. Because of this diverse mix, Falmouth is home to some of Cornwall's finest boutiques, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants and a full calendar of events.

Don’t miss The Fal River Festival in May; The International Sea shanty Festival in June; or the Falmouth Beer Festival in late October.

Falmouth's home to the World's third deepest natural Harbour (just beneath Menorca and Sydney.) Because Falmouth is surrounded by water it has its own mild micro-climate. Did I mention it's beautiful?! Falmouth is home to an abundant array of tropical plant life, beaches to die for, rowboats, working boats, super yachts and Tall Ships and a community like no other. There truly is something here for everyone.

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CAFES & RESTAURANTS

Award winning eatery, which has become a shining star on Cornwall's dining scene. This family run business offers unbeatable views of Gyllyngvase beach and is popular with students (who receive a 15% discount), families and couples alike.

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Hooked on the Rocks overlooks Swanpool beach, just a quick walk away from the hustle of Falmouth. Their amazing setting is the perfect location for alfresco dining, tapas and wine or their famous shellfish platters using the freshest produce… the crabs and lobsters come straight from the tank!

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Espressini is a speciality coffee shop and kitchen. Their passion lies in serving outstanding quality coffee and contemporary brunch, each given its own ‘espressini’ twist. 

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A must on any visit to Falmouth.  Voted the UK’s best independent Fish & Chip restaurant 2017. All fish sustainably sourced and Cornish fish specials daily.  Amazing harbour views if you choose to eat in the restaurant, or grab a takeaway and choose your favourite place to enjoy the very best of this seaside tradition.

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Falmouth’s original coffee shop. Serving breakfasts all day. Lunches & Afternoon Teas. Famous for its cream Teas, Yallah Artisan Coffee, Speciality Loose Leaf Teas & Granny Nunns Bread Pudding. Dog friendly!

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Offering a truly varied selection of delicious homemade vegetarian food, this café has an authentic Arabic flavour featuring fresh mint tea served in Moroccan teapots. They also host parties & storytellings in the evenings, the cosy nature of the café creating an intimate setting.

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Traditional pasty and tuck shop selling a delicious plethora of takeaway food. Fantastic selection of vegetarian and vegan treats such as pasties, gluten free falafel boxes, ice cream, cakes and homemade soups. They have treats for your doggy too! From the makers of Pea Souk!

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Big Burritos bursting with flavour. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients and homegrown chillies make for the tastiest grab and go option in town. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and children’s options available, plus tacos, nachos and rice boxes to satisfy anyone’s hunger.

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Enjoy a brunch throughout the day, a healthy and quick take away option, some coffee, or an evening meal in a bustling kitchen (with a clean soundsystem) that feels more like a home than a restaurant. Nothing imported, all freshly grown, shot or foraged.

Knock-out authentic flavours, nutritious food & drink from local suppliers, a relaxed space for affordable good times– Bahama Mamas is a trendy, laid-back hang-out providing great food. COCKTAIL ‘IRIE TIME’ 6-8pm

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PUBS & BARS

HAND is one of the top specialist beer bars in the UK and serves up seasonal treats from breweries around the world. Expect rare and hard to find beers alongside natural wines & spirits chosen with the same eye for quality and flavour. Drink in the bar or buy from the shop. Listed in the top 10 craft beer bars in the UK - The Guardian. Also home to a gallery showcasing illustration & design.

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Set in a haven of Georgian splendour Dolly’s serves delicious afternoon teas, sandwiches and homemade cakes, cocktails in teapots & teacups and an astonishing collection of over 275 gins. Delicious tapas in the evenings. Hebe the pearl-wearing Labrador’s new sidekick Pearl the Springer is now in residence!

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Drinks and pub food at very reasonable prices! Highlights: Quizgo Wednesdays, Friday’s home-made fish & chips, Sunday carvery. Real ales and a first class view of the harbour. Relax, play pool or darts and if you’d like to stay a bit longer they have 3 luxury en-suite rooms upstairs!

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Climb the 111 steps to heaven! This wonderful pub offers Open Mics Wednesdays & Sundays and live music Thursdays through Saturdays. Free quiz Tuesday and check out the famed Sunday roast. Sky & BT Sports, accommodation, handcrafted burgers & pizzas and real ales are also available.

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The Brig is a unique basement bar in the heart of Falmouth, specialising in rum, cocktails and delicious BBQ food. Join the crew for a drink in a relaxed atmosphere or come aboard for an informal dining experience in the depths of a Pirate ship.

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Far down the rabbit hole in the heart of Falmouth lies The Chintz Bar. Vivid pattern wallpaper, walls of mirrors, secret rooms, dinosaurs protruding from the walls and gaudy vintage furniture evoke the bright and abstract fantasy created by Lewis Carrol's 'Alice In Wonderland.' Specialising in wines, cheese and charcuterie. 

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Seas the day at this cosy quayside pub whilst admiring the views across Falmouth harbour. With an authentic atmosphere, moor up and cruise in for some proper pub grub. Established in 1876, rebuilt in 2015.

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One of the oldest pubs in Falmouth. Recently refurbished, renamed and reopened. Delicious pub food; very local, always seasonal produce, freshly and simply cooked with love. The finest Cornish drinks. Outdoor seating overlooking The Moor. The Penny is the perfect pub to enjoy Lunch, Dinner or relax with a drink.

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A visit here is like gate-crashing a beer festival in a warm and welcoming living room that serves real ales, real ciders, quality wines and hot drinks all day! You're welcome to bring your own food. CAMRA Kernow 2011/2012 winner and one of the Guardian’s ‘best bars in the World’. Special nights nearly every evening including Breton Folk Music & Dance on Mondays and Open Mic Night Tuesday.

 

SHOPPING

Cool clothing for hip boys & girls! Stockists of newly tailored classics, brands such as Brixton, The Quiet Life & Herschel as well as American vintage and reworked vintage items, faux furs and sneaks.  Pop up sale shop located next door full of fantastic vintage bargains. 

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Falmouth’s original surf shop. Friendly staff are always ready to give you advice. Amazing selection of surf & streetwear, huge range of skateboards & footwear from all the top brands. Deals available on beginner surfboard & wetsuit packages. 10% student discount.

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A most beautiful, welcoming space with displays of specialist ironmongery and lighting, a vast array of homeware, unusual paraphenalia, gifts, fabulous books and stationery. Not to be missed!

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A real treasure trove, an eclectic mix of vintage and antique goodies; advertising items and tins, collectables, old tools, hardware, breweriana and mid-century pieces. Plus lots of gorgeous home decor; mirrors, vases, pottery, glasses, crockery, baskets and much more... 

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A celebration of contemporary design, blink is an ever-evolving showcase of clothing, footwear, home accessories & gifts. Expect unusual, beautiful & functional designs that inspire and delight. Brands include Birkenstock, People Tree, Numph, Areaware & Black + Blum. Come for a browse!

 

Two floors full of new and old vinyl - from special indie exclusives to rare 60’s psych and everything in between. Squashy sofas and excellent coffee to fuel your trawl through the racks. Serving coffee and records since 2003.

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Quality well designed frames from, Paul Smith, Ic! Berlin, Tom Davies and prodesign teamed with lenses from Nikon to create stunning spectacles. 

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Showcasing over 30 local artists with a range of styles leaning towards the quirky and unusual.  This beautiful and unusual listed building is packed with antiques, ethical taxidermy, butterflies, sculpture, paintings, prints, cards, unique jewellery, ceramics, lighting, textiles, tattoo studio and café.

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A huge range of wines, beers and spirits from around the world with styles to suit every palate and prices to suit every pocket. Whether you’re looking for home-grown Cornish ale or a fantastic bottle of wine to drink with your meal, The Bottle Bank are here to help!

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WELLBEING

The Yoga Hut is a fully equipped Yoga studio in the heart of Falmouth.Beginner to general level classes under the guidance of a fully qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher. 1st class £5 with one of our maps!

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Falmouth’s number one Adventure provider. Kayak hire and Adventures, Paddleboard Lessons, Coasteering, and loads more. Safe and fun activities for all levels; explore hidden caves, coves and the best of Falmouth’s coastline. 10% off with the online booking dicount code: 'ONLINE'

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Not quite your best? Suffering more than you think you should? You can regain that vitality and fulfil your potential. Simon Finemore runs LivingRoom Chiropractic: hands-on health care for you, by you. 20% child & student discount.

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Would you like to reduce stress, improve your well-being, or need some time just for you? Reflexology is a safe, natural therapy that provides deep relaxation, and helps keep your body and mind well. Using only organic products, treatments take place in a calm, contemporary space with lovely sea views!

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