GIVING PENZANCE A SECOND CHANCE

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18th January 2020

And so to Penzance, which Sis and I didn’t warm to in 2016. To be fair, it was raining.

With only a basic homebrew boozer in town I declared the town the Newmarket of the West (look it up).

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“But there HAS to be a hipster quarter” said Sis. “Even Newmarket has one.

Subsequent research showed it to be Chapel Street we needed to head for; coincidentally the road leading down to a rare new GBG entry.

Penzance

With bluer skies, I warmed to the place, particularly the Joker steps leading up to Bread Street*. Pleasingly, it’s a craft-free route up the hill to the parks.

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Palm trees imported from Clacton

The High Street is still dull, but you can improve anything with a mobile coffee van.

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Davy, like the Danny Wilson song

Chapel St has, indeed, got “lifestyle” tat, Thai and trinkets, but the “Wow” moment is a block of flats.

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Flats. Honest.

I’d come to Penzance just to see the Egyptian House. If I lived in Helston.

It wasn’t all as smart as that.

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Mmmmm
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View to the Dolphin
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The one that looks like it should be in the GBG

Boak and Bailey’s blog is your guide to Penzance pubs, all I can tell you is that the Dock Inn is what you hope for from a pub near the docks. Surprisingly.

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Two rooms, beer mats, nautical tat, bench seating, Old Boys and youngsters (well, my niece and hubbie).

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Ignore the cushions

Sis was only the one of us drinking, and had chosen the sensible course.

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The low ABV one

I had a sip, it was enough to make me sad I was driving.

And here’s today’s Guest Photos;

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Photos: Martin’s sister

In case you wondered, Patricia isn’t marking up my GBG, but a family member would get that honour. Very shortly.

*Note to self, not ALL steps are Joker steps.

14 thoughts on “GIVING PENZANCE A SECOND CHANCE

    1. T’other Mudgie,
      Yes, quite an amazing pub but I didn’t properly appreciate it sixteen months ago as three ‘mature’ women from Surrey got talking to me.

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  1. Egyptian House is owned by the Landmark Trust. You missed the gold post box outside the Dick, commemorating Helen Glover’s rowing gold at the 2012 Olympics. Also in Chapel Street is the Union, where Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar was first announced. Finest street in Cornwall.

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