Pentewan is a pretty coastal village on the south coast of Cornwall. It lies approx 3 ½ miles form St Austell and 1 ½ miles from the working fishing village of Mevagissey.
We are lucky in the Pentewan to still have a close community that pull together to help with the upkeep of the village and organise activities.
local pub is The
Ship Inn and is run by the
wonderful Kim Barker, a lady who is
rarely found without a smile. The
Ship is an easy short stroll around
the corner from 'The Cove' and along
with wet sales serves food throughout
Pentewan also has a seasonal café open from Easter until the end of October who do the best cream teas which are freshly baked throughout the day. Also seasonal is the ice cream and beach shop, which also sells gifts for you to take home or better still to keep for yourself. Cobblers is a small gift shop in what used to be the old cobblers shop. This is a shop of many things from history books of the area to all sorts of wonderful items ranging from trinkets to quilts.
The village has a petrol station, working mechanic shop, news agent, general store and post office all in one area, along with a water sports shop selling everything from fishing tackle to Kayaks and a very nice restaurant for that special dinning night out and a bike hire shed.
Pentewan village has several events run yearly. The Trig Morris men will entertain us during one evening of July where several small stalls will be set up before the dancing.
During August we have the Gala weekend which is a great family event featuring participation games, stalls, rides, BBQ and great music. This is a weekend that aims to entertain whilst not costing people too and fund raising is done through out the year to enable this to happen.
During the summer weeks a Friday night duck race is held weekly (bath toy ducks not real ones) down the white river, which runs down Pentewan valley.
In December we have a carol service around the Christmas tree in the village square. Following this the village children have a visit from Father Christmas and every one happily eats mince pies and roast chestnuts while drinking mulled wine or spiced cider. Every one is welcome to join in with the festivities.
From the end of September
through to the following July a weekly
Saturday night quiz is held in the
' Ship Inn' this is a well-supported
popular quiz and not one for the real
brainyacks. The aim is to have fun
use the grey matter a little and raise
money for the Gala, Christmas lights
and activities along and various charities.
To see more of what
might be happening in the village
through the year please have a look
at the village website: www.pentewan.com