Basset Arms

“Local seafood a speciality” - AA Inspector



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Built as a pub to serve harbour workers, at one time this early 19th-century Cornish stone cottage served as a mortuary for ill-fated seafarers, so there are plenty of ghost stories. Tin-mining and shipwreck photographs adorn the low-beamed interior of the bar where you can wash down a meal with a pint of Skinner’s real ale. The menu makes the most of local seafood, such as mussels cooked in white wine and garlic sauce and seafood stew, but also provides a wide selection of alternatives, including steak and ale pie; and gammon steak, egg, peas, pineapple and chips.

Basset Arms
Tregea Terrace, PORTREATH, TR16 4NG
Phone : 01209 842077


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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