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Much to do?!

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Much to do?!

Dear all

I’m hoping to stay in Polperro next month for a couple of nights with my husband.

Really would like to know if anything will be open in November. We don’t need much to occupy us, would just like places to eat and maybe a few shops to look around.

We will have a car so happy to drive around to visit other places.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

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1. Re: Much to do?!

Personally I would stay in Looe and then take the short drive into Polperro. there will certainly be more places open to eat and shop in, in Looe than in Polperro. if you are around over fireworks night there is usually an excellent display up at Tencreek. Some of the restaurants might be on winter opening hours so its worth checking this out first.

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2. Re: Much to do?!

We visited Polperro in late October a few years ago on an evening and virtually had it to ourselves.....extremely peaceful with some pubs and restaurants open.We stayed in Looe at a little B and B on The Quay and Looe was significantly busier at night but did seem to all but close up fairly early.Like post 1 points out,staying at Looe is a decent idea.

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3. Re: Much to do?!

Depends which days. Mid-week everywhere will be quiet with some restaurants only opening Thurs-Sun. Polperro British Legion have various functions, check/ contact via Facebook. Similarly Millpool centre in Looe. At week-ends there are usually Collectors fairs at Lostwithiel. Looe TIC publishes a What's On list each month (Literary Festival mid-Nov). I agree Looe would be preferable, unless it is the week-end.

https://www.lostwithiel.org.uk/index.php

http://millpoolcentre.org/

visit-southeastcornwall.co.uk/eventslist.php…

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6. Re: Much to do?!

Thank you all for your advice.

We will be staying Friday and Saturday night, as this seams most sensible!

Really just want to make sure we’ll get breakfast and evening meal (if not included where we decide to stay).

LMM

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7. Re: Much to do?!

All the pubs will be open. The bakers is always open too. Most restaurants will be open in the evening at the weekend. Not all the shops will be open, but some will be.

The Mill House does breakfast for non residents.

I don't think Looe and Polperro are interchangeable. Polperro has it's own magical charm and a very different feel to Looe. I think staying in Polperro is very atmospheric, especially in the winter, when it is very peaceful.

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8. Re: Much to do?!

Polperro will always be my favourite between the two.The Ship Inn on Fore Street is a decent place for a bite to eat.We sat in the small garden at the rear of the pub,prices were very reasonable too.The Blue Peter Inn in Quay Road has been quoted as many peoples favourite pub in the whole of England.A very lively atmosphere with good food also served and has decent views out to the harbour. Boatzer glass bottom boat trips which leave the quayside at Looe (and sail to Polperro briefly stopping at Talland Bay)are a great way to spend a morning.We fed seals which were enticed over to the boat by the skipper..you may have to ring to find out whether they will sail....

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9. Re: Much to do?!

There's always places to eat open in November and its very quite, we have been coming down mid to late October outside the schools holidays for years and enjoy the more relaxed approach rather than the mad hustle in the summer months. Crumpled Horn is open also for meals / drinks as a few other places have also been mentioned, if you are coming in a car book a place to stay with parking the charges are on a par with central London. Final tip keep out of the public toilets, 20p to enter and the most disgusting, unhealthy and dirty toilets I have been into both male & unusually female are the same (as my wife would like to add).

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10. Re: Much to do?!

We have only just stayed there. I would recomend you stay in Loo and visit Polperro.

Yes there are shops, restaurents, the harbour and little beach, but 1 - 3 hrs would probably be enough.

Restaurants don't open before 9am for breakfast then close again till 6.30ish. Quite a few places have already closed for winter.

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