Food & Drink Way Maker

From a classic cream tea or refreshing pint, to a lazy lunch or well-earned evening meal, fantastic food & drink on the Path means people come back time and time again.   

In fact, more than 56% of people walking the trail will eat out at a pub, café or restaurant as part of their Coast Path experience. By keeping walkers fed and watered, you not only make access to the Path possible, you help make it one of the best walks in the world. That’s why we’d love to welcome you as a Way Maker, so that more walkers know to come and visit you next time they’re on the trail.

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Way Maker Packages


What our Way Makers say

We already work with some amazing pubs, cafés, bistros, beachside bars and hotel restaurants. Take a look at what they say about how we help their businesses:

Coast Path Cafés

Over half the visitors to the Coast Path walk at least two miles during their visit. So stopping off for a cup of tea, slice of cake or a light lunch is very popular.

“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

Other Coast Path Cafe Way Makers include:  The Guardhousethe Quay Cafe and The Hoxton Special Cafe 

Pubs on the Path

Searching for the perfect pint, pub lunch or evening meal is all part of the South West Coast Path 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

Other Pubs on the Path Way Makers include: the  The Portreath Arms and the Bowgie Inn 

Waterfront Bars, Bistros and Restaurants

What could be more perfect than sipping a cold drink and enjoying some local dishes in a perfect waterfront location? 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

Other Bar and Restaurant Way Makers include: The Glenbervie bar at the Mullion Cove Hotel and Housel Bay Hotel Restaurant 


The best thing about hiking up and down all those hills on the Coast Path, is that you can tuck in to a Cream Tea guilt free. Whether you put cream or jam first is of course up to you!

Our members include the award-winning Rectory Tearooms 

Feature in our official Guidebook

With the help of over 100 volunteers, we update and produce The Complete Guide to the South West Coast Path to help walkers explore the Trail. With our Plus and Extra Mile packages, you can feature in your section of the trail and boost bookings throughout the year. 

Feature on all walks within 5 miles of where you are

We have over 600 walks available on our website for walkers to access for free. So even after people complete Minehead to Poole, there's still plenty to explore!

Join the #RefillRevolution

Join the #RefillRevolution by offering water refills and not only will you boost your footfall but you’ll help turn the tide on plastic pollution!

Walk towards amazing food and drink

We have a dedicated area on our website to talk about the amazing food and drink to discover along the Path. Becoming a Way Maker also unlocks the opportunity to advertise on our website and in our member magazine Trailblazing. 

Cocktails at the coast anyone?

Walkers enjoying a drink at the Polurrian on the Lizard