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Mazey Madness Part 2: Quay Day and dinner at The Godolphin Arms

Yesterday I shared the delights of the most festive day in Penzance but for those who can’t stand having to wait around for half an hour to cross the road during a parade, Quay Day is where it’s at. It basically opens up the bottom end of town for the day, right the way along the prom, for a chance to eat, drink and be merry! Some of the stall-holders from the previous day are back out in force alongside local musicians and street-side bars and burger vans. The boyfriend had the day off so this was the one point in the weekend where he could actually have a gander at what Penzance has to offer at this time of year. Of course, as soon as we arrived, we hit the crowds and as much of the stalls was a repetition of the day before, we attempted to just push our way through. The pier claimed to be a folk music zone but nobody was playing when we rocked up so we just checked out the pirate ship.

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

I think I must be getting old because the fair rides just looked ridiculous – I don’t do high or upside down! Give me a carousel any day!

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

I read in the programme earlier in the week that there was live music in Penlee Park – much more our style! There wasn’t any food nearby though, so we poked our noses in and headed back down to the main stalls for a tasty venison burger and Polgoon cider. Mmmmm. Next time we’ll pack a picnic and stick around the park longer.

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

Quay Day 2014, Penzance

There’s always music playing at The Lugger but the crowds got a bit ridiculous – you couldn’t talk to each other it was that loud – so the boyfriend made the brilliant suggestion of walking out to Marazion and getting something to eat over there. He had the right idea as everyone was in Penzance – the beach was practically empty and we had an amazing view in The Godolphin Arms.

Marazion, Penzance

Marazion, Penzance

The Godolphin Arms, Marazion

Marazion, Penzance

I don’t think I had been there since my brother’s 21st birthday two and a half years ago. It’s amazing what they’ve done with the place – all opened up with light and airy decor and a view to die for. Their burgers are rather tasty too – my eyes were bigger than my belly!

The Godolphin Arms, Marazion

The Godolphin Arms, Marazion

The Godolphin Arms, Marazion

The Godolphin Arms, Marazion

We planned to come back and finally go up to the castle when we have the same day off on Wednesday – check back later in the week for more pictures.

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