Overlooking Padstow's harbour, the Old Custom House is a welcome sanctuary throughtout the day.
Making the most of the bounteous natural larder on its doorstep, Padstow is a great place for foodies looking to sample exquisite local produce plucked from garden, land and sea. One place that understands all too well the area’s connection with the natural world and how to effortlessly transform local ingredients into expertly-spun repasts is the Old Custom House.
Overlooking Padstow’s medieval harbour, the Old Custom House sits on the quayside in the heart of the town. Boasting super views overlooking the water, patrons can sup wine and pour over the menu as fishing boats steam in and out of the harbour outside – the very same boats which bring fresh catch to the restaurant’s doorstep every day.
Nestled in one of the most attractive buildings in the town, behind the restaurant’s façade, beautiful interiors await. While the pub-restaurant melds strokes of aqua-marine paint reminiscent of the sea with dark woods and romantic-industrial inflections, a light-filled conservatory offers another place to sit, as atmospheric on a sunny morning as a rainy afternoon when the rain taps at the glass.
Popular amongst visitors and locals alike, the Old Custom House’s welcoming atmosphere makes it a firm favourite amongst all generations. Of course, its mighty fine food and selection of award-winning ales certainly helps! Pulling out all the stops, the restaurant’s menu comprises both hearty pub classics and flavour-packed experimental twists, all created using the freshest, seasonal produce.
If you would like to pay the Old Custom House a visit, you are as welcome for a barista coffee in the morning as a zingy cocktail in the evening. Whether you are solo, bringing along your better half or part of a large family group, the menu caters for everyone. While particularly popular for its fresh seafood including Cornish oysters and shellfish, the menu also includes vegetarian options.