The Chainlocker atmosphere
This is probably the most popular pub in Falmouth. There is no obvious reason why at first, but people seem to just get drawn to it like seagulls to a chip on the pavement. When people come to Falmouth they just end up in the Chainlocker, often with little memory of how they got there... It's probably because of the old English atmosphere, that traditional pub feel. I was in there recently and a rather hairy collection of musicians quietly gathered in the corner and then burst into song with violins and one on a recorder, its the kind of thing Londoners would want to pay for in the summer, that traditional Cornish...ness, but it only happens like that outside of tourist time. The Chainlocker is decorated in a style much resembling a car boot sale, with bits of old boat (and boot) nailed to the walls along with pictures of bearded captains slaying sea monsters... [more]
Another lovely olde English style pub, with low ceitlings, lots of wood and real ale. This place gets packed with monied types and students alike. There is nautical stuff all over the walls: pictures of boats, lifesavers, boats in bottles, oars, all sorts!
I love it. Its ancient. There’s a picture of Robin Knox Johnston on the wall when he was a youngen, probably just before he left from Falmouth dock on his record breaking non-stop solo navigation of the world. What a guy.
This place is along the same stretch of harbour as the Waterfront, and has plenty of tables outside if you like you drinks al fresco, or if you’re a smoker. [more]
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