We stayed in Molesworth Manor in Little Petherwick, which was less than 5 minutes drive from Padstow. It's a gorgeous little Bed & Breakfast, clean, quiet and very welcoming. The owners are lovely and there was plenty for breakfast, including homemade muffins every morning - and they had rooibos tea!! We would definitely recommend it, if you're ever planning to stay in that area.
|Front of Molesworth Manor|
Pescadou was the restaurant we ate in on our first night. We both had a lovely meal and was the start of Matthew managing to sample 14 different fish & seafood in 4 days! We had a lovely view, sitting in the window looking out over the harbour (marina?) and people watching.
|Pescadou Restaurant in Padstow|
|View of the harbour/marina/boats|
We did find all of Rick Stein's other eateries - his bistro, cafe and fish and chip shop - and decided to try to get a table for lunch in his bistro. But first, Matthew wanted to sample his fish & chips. (I will say the chips were lovely!)
|Matthew sampling fish & chips from Rick Stein's chip shop.|
....and some really tiny ones!
And we visited the Lobster Maternity Ward. (I really hope it's a bit different in Singleton!!)
|Yes, I did have a small glass of wine - with plenty of water!|
|Matthew's Scallop Starter - Mmmmmmm.....|
I think this is my favourite photo of the trip.
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed. It was relaxing and we did very little - the most taxing part was choosing where to eat next. There are some gorgeous little shops (as well as some touristy tat) and it is a nice place to visit. I think we stayed a day too long, as we must have walked around the centre of Padstow at least 12 times. I am a little disappointed to didn't try a traditional Afternoon Tea, but we were usually having our afternoon nap by about 3pm. Though I did have some Vanilla Clotted Cream ice cream and Clotted Cream fudge - both were delicious!