Nestling within sight of the open sea at the mouth of the Camel Estuary, Padstow has always been a thriving fishing port and commercial centre for north Cornwall.
Within a fifteen mile radius are some of the finest golf courses in Cornwall, notably the links courses of Trevose and just over the estuary, via road or foot ferry, St Enodoc. Also close by are Bowood and Newquay.
At the heart of the town and overlooking the medieval harbour is the historical Old Custom House Hotel. Standing on the quayside, the Hotel is one of the finest buildings in Padstow.
The hotel has 24 bedrooms. As it is an old building, each room has a unique view and dimensions. All rooms are fitted with an en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities and other mod cons such as satellite TV.
The Old Custom House has long been a pub providing a focal point for Padstow fishermen, local people and visitors to enjoy a drink and a bar meal. Today in the large bar area and the sunny conservatory stylish pub grub is served, washed down with award-winning St Austell Brewery ales and a choice of good wines.
Next door to the Old Custom House is the Pescadou restaurant. Although part of the hotel, Pescadou provides a different atmosphere. It excels in providing contemporary, informal dining with all dishes cooked to order in the open plan kitchen.