The Five Pilchards Inn stands in a unique position at the mid point of the South West Coast Path National Trial. This inspiring coastal walk stretches for 630 miles between Minehead in Somerset along the coast of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole in Dorset.
OS GRID REF: SW 79715 23154
As England's longest waymarked footpath, the trails capture heritage, wildlife, geology and extraordinary scenery along the way, and is one of the best walks in the world.
The halfway point is marked by a granite sculpture on the beach at Porthallow, on which is engraved a poem called "Fading Voices", made up of words and phrases representing the community of Porthallow, or Pralla as it is know locally. The other side is engraved with the names of local flora and fauna.
The village has a shingle/pebble beach to the sea, with far-reaching views to St Anthony's Head Lighthouse, St Mawes, Falmouth and the Roseland Peninsula. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round.
Following this picturesque photo opportunity, walkers will receive a warm welcome at The Five Pilchards Inn.
Located just 50 yards from the marker point, food, drink and accommodation are available at the end of a long day, or at the start of a new adventure.
The Five Pilchards Inn
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Bar Open for drinks and snacks, renovations mean kitchen will open soon. We are now open for accommodation from April 2023. Book direct for best rates.
Room stays are a minimum two nights, however walkers on South West Coast Path please contract us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for rates for one night stays.