The Old Custom House

Padstow, Cornwall
Pub with rooms

A busy, friendly, pubby hotel right on the quayside in Padstow, with comfortable carpeted bedrooms and scrumptious seafood on the menu


23 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


You can’t miss it: the big square Custom House opposite the car park, right on Padstow’s quay. It is sturdy, delightful and no doubt has weathered many a storm. Inside: a large bar on two levels with planked floors and timbered ceiling, background music and a big screen for sport. There’s a coffee shop on the ground floor and a hairdressers above. The place buzzes with trippers, locals, children, dogs, and if you fancy pushing the boat out book into the restaurant, modern and stylish with muted colours and views down over the harbour. The menu is fish-led – of course – and there’s a daily changing specials board: they follow the seasons here. Try crispy fried camembert with chilli jam; cassoulet with roasted tomatoes; fish pie with creamy saffron sauce. Then catch the ferry to Rock, and tiny St Enodoc church where John Betjeman is buried. If you wish to linger, the bedrooms are very good, with their cream pattern carpets, heated towel rails, iPod docks and relaxed seaside décor. Splash out on one with a harbour or estuary view – corner rooms have both! The most peaceful are at the top.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Lunch & dinner £8.95-£13.95.


Nightly price
from £115
19 Doubles
From £115
4 Twins
From £115


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