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Group tours by arrangement;
Boutique Brewery Tours
See here for more on these fantastic extended tours taking in a number of key Cornish microbreweries
Into the Brew shop
price depends on tour arrangements
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Winding down the wooded road towards Trevaunance Cove near St Agnes on the north Cornish coast you feel as if you are going back in time. Just before you reach the beach, you’ll see the cheery white-painted stonework and blue-edged windows of the Driftwood Spars.
Now under the direction of vivacious Lou Treseder, this is one of the nation’s best coastal inns, and it has the gongs to prove it. As well as Cornish roots going back to the Domesday Book, hospitality is in Lou’s blood. Her gran ran a B&B and her parents have been local hoteliers for decades.
Add to this a gem of a brewery run by the able Pete Martin – Lou met him less than five years ago at a St Austell Beer Festival – and you have the perfect recipe for taste and flavour.
Make a night of it
When you visit, why not stay the night? Then you can decide between the dining room, complete with comfy sofas and views over the bay, or the main bar, with its wood-burning stoves and array of Cornish ales and cider.
And if that brewery touring has made you hungry, rest assured that local food is a priority – Lou’s brother is a farmer. Popular dishes include fish and chips with homemade tartare sauce, the fish coming in a beer batter made with the pub’s light and hoppy Bluehills beer.
The 15 bedrooms are bright and relaxing, with stone-washed blue and brown linen, many with a sea view and within earshot of the pub’s own babbling brook.
While you are there, make time for Lou’s favourite walk: along the coast to the beautful Chapel Porth beach, stop for a cuppa or a pint while you take in the spectacular views and return via St Agnes Beacon.
Alfie's Revenge – 2012 Champion Winter Beer of Britain, CAMRA
Top 5 – The Times, Best 50 Pubs in the Country, 2011
Freehouse of the Year 2011 – The Publican
Driftwood Beer Festival – May