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5 of the best pubs for grub in Southwest Cornwall

  • 17.03.2017
  • 14:15
  • by Lauren Williams

One of the best things about exploring the UK by caravan is sampling pubs and local food along the way.

Bar scene

Of course, when touring Cornwall a pasty by the sea and fish and chips on a harbour wall are both mandatory, but there are countless pubs and beer gardens where you can sink into Cornish life, as well as sinking your teeth into some tasty food. Here’s our pick of the bunch.

  1. Tinners Arms, Zennor

    Often overshadowed by the Gurnards Head just down the road, the Tinners Arms in the pretty clifftop village of Zennor is a beautiful place to stop for a local ale, lunch or dinner.

    Tinner Arms

    The pub, which was built in 1271, brews its own delicious IPA and fresh Newlyn crab, chunky burgers and 28-day hung local steak are all served in style throughout the day.

    Campsites and caravan parks near Zennor:

  2. Admiral Benbow, Penzance

    The Admiral Benbow is a pub with smugglers history in its bones - below the kitchen are tunnels that lead to the harbour and ship paraphernalia hang and lean from every nook and cranny.

    Whether you cosy up by the fire or dine in the ship-galley restaurant out back, the Benbow is somewhere that you won’t forget in a hurry. We highly recommend the steak and ale pie.

    Campsites and caravan parks near Penzance:

  3. Pandora Inn, Mylor

    It’s not a visit to Cornwall without a pitstop at the Pandora. This creekside inn with exposed wooden beams and flagstone floors serves fresh fish caught that morning and local veggie delights.

    Photo of Pandora Inn, Mylor

    Arrive at the pub by foot, boat, bicycle or car and enjoy an afternoon in the Cornish sun, sat on the quay with friends and family. Perfect.

    Campsites and caravan parks near Mylor:

  4. The Ship Inn, Porthleven

    The Ship is, without a doubt, one of the best pubs in southwest Cornwall.

    Out of the kitchen comes beautifully presented and mouthwatering dishes - be sure to check the specials board - all at more than reasonable prices. The pub itself hangs over the end of the harbour wall, and is a lovely place to sit out a storm with a good Cornish beer and soul-warming food.

    Campsites and caravan parks near Porthleven:

  5. Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe

    Not only is the Victoria just up the road from one of Cornwall’s best beaches and stretches of coastline, but it fully utilises the wealth of organic ingredients that come from Cornwall’s shores and waters.

    Expect to find on the menu: mussels caught from just 10 minutes away, beef reared on a farm across the road and ice-cream churned on the opposite coast. This traditional, comfortable pub is dog and muddy-boot friendly and an ideal reward after a long day stomping the South West Coast Path!

    Campsites and caravan parks near Perranuthnoe:


5 great park reviews from 2016 so far

  • 07.09.2016
  • 11:48
  • by Robbie Douglas

Throughout 2016 so far we have received a lot of great park reviews. Here are five of the best ones we have picked out.

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  1. Robin Hood Retreat Caravan Park

    "Just came back from this site which is under New management friendly welcome from Mary this is a nice tidy site with a lot of update work going on the work done so far in two months was unbelievable well done folks will definitely go back."

  2. Clover Fields Touring Caravan Park

    "Just come home from Clover Fields (Didn't want to) So peaceful and quiet (Adults Only) The standards on this campsite are exceptional, Pitch mowed hedges trimmed and Shower and Toilets of a 5 star Hotel. The standard of service is second to none breakfast and news papers delivered to your pitch. Nothing is too much trouble for the very welcoming owners and staff which makes it such a wonderful place to stay."

  3. Sutton Vale Country Park

    "We came here for May Bank Holiday and it was stunning, the views are lovely, staff were friendly and welcoming and we got these wonderful welcome packs. The swimming pool was very warm which my children loved. We will definitely be returning soon, plenty to do in the area but to be honest we barely left the site!"

  4. Waldegraves Holiday Park

    "This is a very family friendly site. Tent pitches are large with small hedges either side for privacy. Shop has all that is needed and onsite pub is well priced and child friendly. When you are there have a look around at other pitches so you can pick one to suit you next time.There is fantastic crabbing about 5 miles away which is a great way to spend a day or two! There is crazy golf which keeps the kids very happy!! The only downside was the weather."

  5. Middlewood Farm Holiday Park

    "A superbly run quiet site close to all the tourist spots such as Whitby, Filey and the beach at Scarborough. Visit Peasholme Park and Scarborough Fair too. The staff are friendly and to be highly recommended. "


UK Motorhome and Caravan show, 4-5th June

  • 12.05.2016
  • 11:52
  • by Robin Morris

Start your summer in style with UK Motorhome and Caravan Shows

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A weekend of entertainment and activities as the UK Summer Motorhome & Caravan Show returns to Kent Showground, Maidstone over the weekend of June 4-5.



The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show 2016

  • 10.02.2016
  • 15:10
  • by Robbie Douglas

On Thursday 4th February 2016 we visited The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show at the SECC, Glasgow.

The Caravan Sitefinder team had great fun checking out what was on offer when we recently attended The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show in Glasgow. During our time at the event we met many of our existing clients and also spoke to a lot of new ones.



UK Camping & Caravanning Events 2016

  • 14.01.2016
  • 11:31
  • by Robbie Douglas

There are a number of Camping & Caravanning Events throughout 2016. These events can be great for caravanners, park owners and all sorts of caravanning supplier. Find the one closest to you...


  1. The Caravan & Motorhome Show 2016

    January 21st-24th

    Location: EventCity, Phoenix Way, Manchester M41 7TB, United Kingdom

  2. The Motorhome Show 2016

    January 29th-31st

    Location: Westpoint Exeter, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ, United Kingdom



Top 20 Caravan Parks of 2015

  • 17.12.2015
  • 15:12
  • by Robbie Douglas

Over the course of 2015 we have been keeping track of the most popular Camping & Caravanning Parks which were determined by the public.

Here is your Top 20 Caravan Parks from 2015!



Caravan Sitefinder now part of Tribalogic

  • 07.12.2015
  • 11:59
  • by Adam Aaron

Caravan Sitefinder is delighted to announce that it is now part of Tribalogic, having been purchased from Haymarket Media Group.

Back to the future

The move reunites Caravan Sitefinder with some of its original team who are still actively involved with Tribalogic such as Craig Douglas, Thomas Fothringham, Colin Guthrie and Robin Morris.

It has been a hectic six months here at Sitefinder and we are over the moon to be part of the Tribalogic family and look forward to a rip roaring 2016!


Caravan Sitefinder will continue to be the best place to research, book and review your caravan and camping holidays.



A few updates to Sitefinder

  • 13.11.2015
  • 15:36
  • by Robin Morris

It might be the off-season for camping and caravanning but this is a really busy time for us at Sitefinder.

Home page

In our drive to make it easier to find the right park for you, we have updated the home page search to be simpler and more intuitive.

new home page search

Just as powerful but now faster

We know that Sitefinder is at it's most useful when it is quick.

We have made a number of changes under the hood to speed up the experience of finding parks.

Park updates

Over the last few months we have been putting in a specific effort to improve the accuracy of our park listings.

If you see any out of date park details or are a Park Operator that would like to update their own page, please do get in touch.

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show

We took a little trip down to Birmingham on Wednesday and it was great wandering around the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show seeing everything that is going on, lots of really exciting things happening.


Back to basics camping in Wiltshire

  • 05.02.2015
  • 11:55
  • by Lizzie Pope

If you’d like to discover the charm of back to basics camping holidays, pitch at Merkins Farm, a small yet perfectly formed campsite in Wiltshire

Visit Wiltshire and stay at charming Merkins FarmMerkins Farm is more than just a place to pitch for a night or two



A pretty pocket of Pembrokeshire

  • 15.01.2015
  • 11:39
  • by Lizzie Pope

Camping in Wales has long been popular and at Stone Pitt Holiday Park you’ll be able to enjoy everything the country has to offer whenever you want, as it is open all year round

Stone Pitt Holiday Park on Caravan SitefinderVisit Wales on your caravan holidays and pitch at Stone Pitt