summer sipping cocktails view the old quay house

Summer Sipping – Cocktails with a View

There’s nothing like enjoying a refreshing cocktail and watching the world go by in the sunshine.

The terrace here at The Old Quay House is one of our highlights, a perfect place to relax on a summer’s day. Stretching into the estuary, drink in the views, and a cocktail or two from our hand selected menu, order some snacks or nibbles before lunch or dinner, and you have the beginnings of a very special afternoon.

It’s a real sun trap, especially in the afternoon and early evening, with a great atmosphere, acoustic music playing and the sounds of the water as a backdrop.

So sit back, and let the stunning views across to Polruan, the bobbing boats, and sea life mesmerise you.

We’ve asked barman, Ben, to come up with his most tantalising cocktails for the summer to get those taste buds tingling whatever your preference.

The Old Quay House’s Perfect Summer Cocktails

Classic Mojito –A very popular cocktail with our guests; a delicious mixture of rum, lime, mint and soda, it’s a classic, so refreshing, and just perfect for serving on the terrace

Brazen Bay – With tropical notes of coconut rum and pineapple, topped with Prosecco, this is the ideal summer cocktail for those seeking a colourful, fruity thirst quencher.

Mermaid – If a sweet and rich combination is more appealing, then try this; a blue coconut rum and banana based cocktail. Delicious enjoyed by the sea!

Classic Gin Martini – As the sun begins to set, take a step back to an old classic; this quintessential short cocktail is traditionally served as a pre-dinner drink as it’s light with only two ingredients, mixed expertly.

Old Fashioned – Another classic, perfect for before or after dinner, using Bourbon Whiskey, bitters, orange and brown sugar.


Cocktails can be enjoyed on the terrace from 12:30 – 5pm alongside lunch and snacks, with evening drinks served from 6pm.