Polruan is based on the south coast of Cornwall on the river Fowey. If you are looking at a map you will find this wonderful village opposite Fowey. It is a small village with one road in and one road out. The road in goes through the middle of the village and ends up on the village quay, where you will find the Lugger Inn, which like most houses in the village has its own interesting history. There are, however, two pubs in the village, the second being the Russell Inn, which is literally just up the steps from the Lugger Inn. Both pubs offer an excellent range of food at very reasonable prices. From the quay you will find a passenger ferry that will take you across to Fowey. The journey taking about 5 - 10 minutes. The village also has a bus service (Polruan Bus) which offers a comprehensive service throughout the year with regular trips to Looe, Polperro, Liskeard, St. Austell, Trago Mills (great shopping) and Truro. At the top of the village itself there is a camp site should you feel hardy, but I do believe they have mobile homes available to rent.
The beauty of either visiting or coming to stay in Polruan is that it is unspoilt. Being built on the side of a hill it has thankfully not allowed too much expansion and commercialisation and as a result has retained much of its charm. In the main street itself (Fore Street - as you will find in most Cornish villages) you will find a post office, tea shop and grocers . All you will need. Polruan has something to offer everybody. August bank holiday is a must if you enjoy a carnival.
Courtesy of www.polruan.org.uk
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