The Tolverne restaurant (aka Smugglers Cottage) is situated on the riverbank between Falmouth and Truro. I had passed it on a couple of occasions as I travelled by boat and had been meaning to stop off for a visit for some time
It’s positioned just after the King Harry Ferry crossing and is accessed by a well made and wide road (unusual in the locality. This is because it was built by the Americans during the Second World War who used the riverside as an embarkation point for the D-Day landings,Tolverne looks like a country pub, but the various notices regarding licensing restrictions give you clue that this is not the case.
It’s actually a restaurant but they serve alcohol thankfully. The Lunchtime menu is rather limited to snacks but the quality is very good.
There is plenty of outside seating on the riverbank which give’s excellent views of the passing boats, however this is partially blocked by the many boats laid up in the river owing to the current economic conditions.
There is lot of memorabilia from the D-Day landings scattered around the site.