Glenbervie Bar & Restaurant in Cornwall: Remarkable Top 10 Factoids
Fact #1 The perfect spot for food and drink
Did you know the Glenbervie Bar at Mullion Cove is the perfect spot to enjoy a bite to eat and sip summer cocktails or a chilled glass of wine overlooking the Atlantic Ocean? It’s one of the few most southerly restaurants in Cornwall to enjoy a tipple!
Fact #2 Famed for its history
The bar and restaurant is named after a famous shipwreck. In the hay days of the early 20th century, the Lizard coastline was notorious for shipwrecks and The Glenbervie is one of its more famous.
Fact #3 Famed for its cargo!
The Glenbervie ran aground in 1902 carrying a cargo of 600 barrels of whisky and several hundred barrels of rum and brandy. Since it was easy to reach her at low tide she was the toast of locals for many years. All crew and what was left of the cargo was saved.
Fact #4 Home of fine whisky, rum and brandy
Locals and visitors toast the Glenbervie at our bar to this day with high quality malt whiskies including Speyside’s 21 year old Macphail, Havana Club Añejo Especial premium golden rum and a range of fine brandies, wines and cocktails.
Fact #5 Summer cocktails ahoy
You can sip a deliciously cool summer cocktail at the Glenbervie Bar and restaurant in Cornwall at any time of day. Of course, many are rum, whisky and rum inspired! Order a refreshing Mojito, sweet Caipirinha, Mai Tai, Manhattan or Bourbon Sour. Cheers!
Fact #6 You can order a Cat of Nine Tails!
Bar and Restaurant Manager, Lee Williams, has created a new cocktail especially for sippers at the Glenbervie. Similar to the lick of the sailor’s whip, the Cat of Nine Tails is a rum based cocktail with a hot ginger twist. Come along and give it a try – if you dare . . .
Fact #7 Dine at any time of day
You can enjoy quick snacks or light bites on your way to the beach or after a stunning cliff top walk at the Glenbervie at any time, from classic dishes such as Moules Frites and freshly-made soup of the day to more indulgent and larger dishes such as a sumptuous seafood platter*.
Fact #8 Only fresh local ingredients
Head Chef at the Glenbervie only uses produce sourced from his favourite fishermen, farmers and growers from around the Lizard and Cornwall. Only the freshest ingredients make the grade from Falmouth Bay Mussels and St Ives crab to Etherington’s ham and Retallack Farm beef.
Fact #9 The freshest fish from Cornish shores
Famed in 2012 for its appearance on Monty Hall’s The Fisherman’s Apprentice, Cadgwith working boats shore up at their picturesque Cornish fishing village to provide Glenbervie with some of its seafood ingredients such as crisp Cornish ale battered fish of the day.
Fact #10 All day grazing and afternoon tea
It’s not just the hand cut farm house sandwhiches with parsnip crisps and luxury slaw that tempt those who walk by the Glenbervie. You can sup Manuka, Chocolate Mint, Fennel or Lemon Verbena infusions while nibbling on buttered crumpets or toasties or treat yourself to a luscious cream tea or fresh coffee with cake.
*Seafood platters need to be ordered 24 hours in advance of arrival.
More fascinating shipwreck stories
- Musings from Higher Downgate and elsewhere
- Eric Hardy on Flickr: The Portuguese steamship
- This is Cornwall: The Elizabethan Shipwreck
- Jeremy Seal: The Shipwreck Coast
- Shipwreck Images: Shipwrecks around the Lizard (Larn, R, Larn B, Tor Mark Press)
We dedicate this post to all brave souls lost at sea.