'Eat and Drink' Business Membership
Whether it's a hearty breakfast, pint on the Path, cream tea and cuppa, or a well-deserved lunch or evening meal, fantastic food and drink on the Path create great memories and keep people coming back time and time again.
Over 56% of people walking the Coast Path will eat out at a pub, café or restaurant as part of their Coast Path experience.
Our Food and Drink members range from pubs to Coast Path cafes and from bistros and beachside bars to hotel restaurants overlooking the sea (including Gold South West Tourism winners).
For businesses also offering accommodation, we offer a combined package which lists you in both the ‘Stay’ and ‘Food and Drink’ categories, helping you to convert hungry walkers to staying guests.
Take a look at some of our existing members and what they have to say about being a South West Coast Path business.
Coast Path Cafes
With over half the visitors to the Path taking a two-mile walk during any visit, stopping off for a coastal cuppa, tea and scones or light lunch is one of the most popular experiences for those using the Path.
“Making sure people know about the Path is really important to us as a business as it keeps the area vibrant and well-used. Our membership not only means we’re flagged up as a natural pitstop for walkers, visitors, and locals but enables us to play an important role in protecting the local environment." Owner, Salty Dog Cafe
Pubs on the Path
Stopping off for a great pub lunch, drink or evening meal along the Path is all part of the walking experience.
“We’ve noticed this summer, a large number of locals and non-locals stopping off with us for lunch as part of their day walk on the Path and then booking to come back to stay with us at a later date." The Cricket Inn, Gold South West Tourism winner.
Waterfront Bars, Bistros and Restaurants
What could be more perfect than sipping a cold drink and enjoying some the South West's best local dishes in a perfect waterfront location close to the Path? Walkers often stay more than one night in each location and are always looking for new places to eat and drink as part of their visit to the Path.
"Being located at West Pentire, Crantock, the Path is right on our doorstep and plays a huge part in our daily lives. It's so important to protect and champion the Path which attracts thousands of visitors every year to our beautiful coastline, which is a gift for everyone to enjoy. Walking has so many benefits for health and wellbeing, and every member plays a vital role in ensuring the Path is kept open, safe and maintained. We're doing our bit to support the Path for generations to come." The Bowgie Inn
You can't escape from the fact that lots of the Path is in Cream Tea country, so stopping off on the Path to enjoy some scones, clotted cream, and jam, home-based cakes or afternoon tea is definitely on the list for many visitors.
Our members include the award-winning Rectory Tearooms