As I mentioned in the previous post – we were treated to lunch in Falmouth by Barbara & Rob. We walked from their (very beautiful) house down to Gylly Beach Cafe which is in the most stunning surroundings. Built out over Gyllyngvase Beach the cafe has a wrap around deck area with plenty of seating from which to enjoy the view. Despite being a Friday in September, there was plenty going on for us to watch; paddle-boarders, sailing, swimmers and kids on body boards.
We got ourselves seated right on the beach front and ordered our food. I had the Gylly burger, Mark had “Catch of the Day” (which was Whiting), Barbara opted for the Pulled Pork Nachos and Rob had coffee & cake as he wasn’t that hungry. My burger was huge! A big, fat juicy burger with bacon & cheese. I had to eat it with a knife and fork because it was so tall! I left the bun but the chips were good and the salad nicely dressed. Mark’s fish was amazing and beautifully fresh. Barbara’s nachos looked good but would have been a bit hot for me with all the jalapenos that were in it…! Rob’s flapjack was gigantic but disappeared relatively quickly so must have been good.
It was a really pleasant lunch and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back again. I reckon we might have to try again and book a week in Falmouth at some point as there were some great looking places to eat and lots of good walks for the dogs. Watch this space..
We have just come back from our holiday and so I’ve now got a chance to update on all the things I’ve been able to tick off my list 🙂 Starting with #32. We went to Fowey in Cornwall. We’ve never really been anywhere on the south coast of Cornwall at all so this was a new departure for us. We went to various beaches and little hidden coves but for the purposes of this entry I’ve counted it as two new places – Fowey and Charlestown. Within Fowey we also visited Polruan, Bodinnick, Lantic Bay, Frog Prince Cove and Par Beach. All of which were beautiful. Charlestown is a funny little place with an Historic Port where they have tall ships and you can wander round within the harbour and look at the ships. As with a lot of places in Cornwall, we weren’t allowed on the beach with the dogs but tbh it wasn’t much of a beach anyway – very stony.
Fowey is a great little town with loads of lovely shops and proper, traditional pubs. On our first day there we went to the first ever Cider & Sea Shanty festival at the Safe Harbour Inn which was great fun. We saw a band called The Stowes who hailed from Padstow and played a mix of Irish & tradtional Cornish Folk Music. This pub was opposite the house we were staying in so it made for a noisy first night…. We had some really good food and even managed to fit in a visit to Falmouth to see my Auntie Barbara and her partner Rob. They took us out for lunch at the beach cafe at Gyllyngvase beach and we had a nice walk back along the beach and up through some woodland too. Great fun.
Here are a selection of photos from the week: