Admiral Benbow

46 Chapel Street
Penzance
TR18 4AF
Telephone(01736) 363448
Real AleFamily FriendlyLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDog Friendly
Opening times: 11:00-23:00 Mon-Sat; 12:00-22:30 Sun
Regular beers: Sharp's Doom Bar, St Austell Proper Job

A short walk from the town centre, this 400-year old family-friendly if somewhat quirky pub is designed like a ship with bars on both floors. The narrow street frontage and bar area belie its tardis-like interior with many nooks, crannies and separate drinking areas, including the Wreck Bar upstairs. Heavily themed on piratical/nautical lines, the pub is festooned with original salvage from local wrecks to give added interest to a rambling old maze of rooms on the two floors, worth a few minutes' exploration. The single guest beer is available all year. It varies and may be for example Skinners Porthleven or Trawler, or seasonal offerings from mainly local breweries.