Golden Lion HotelLanadwell Street
Hardly missable in its external golden colour scheme, this is Padstow's oldest pub, well over 400 years old, and used as the stable for the red 'oss, which makes its energetic appearance every May Day during the famous 'obby-oss celebrations. The low-beamed and slate-flagged public bar is normally busy but is also partitioned to form a family/dining area; the quieter lounge is spacious and comfortable. There is also a seated patio outside. Much favoured by the locals, the pub is situated a little away from the tourist-busy harbour area, but can still become crowded in the summer season. No food Sunday evenings.