Our next stop for the night on our road trip to Cornwall led us to The Engine Inn. This pub is located on the B3311 road in Cripplesease, which is a small village that is located around 3 miles south of St Ives in Cornwall.
About the Site
This isn’t actually a site but a pub stop over. We pulled into the gravel car park, which is on the opposite side of the pub and parked the motorhomes. I went in and spoke to the friendly staff and I asked if they would mind us staying overnight in their car park? They kindly said yes.
The car park is located across the road from the pub. It’s a gravel unsurfaced car park without any markings. It’s a case of finding a spot that’s out of the way, so as not to cause any inconvenience, that’s as level as possible.
There aren’t any facilities, other than the toilet if you’re using the bar. However that’s the beauty of using a motorhome, you already have everything you need with you. So that’s not something I ever get too hung up about.
The beer garden to the rear has some magnificent views over the countryside and on a summers day would be a lovely place to sit, have a little drink and while away an hour or two. Unfortunately it was a little overcast on the day we visited so we stayed inside.
The Beauty of a pub stopover is that they’re usually free! However, as always, we spend money in the pub either on drinks or a meal or both!
Motorhome Monkey thoughts
We went into the pub straight after we arrived and had drinks, in fact probably far too many drinks! The first beverages were bought at 4:30pm and we didn’t leave till around 9:30pm. We chatted with the locals, played darts and had a really pleasant afternoon and evening.
Although the parking was free we spent enough money behind the bar to pay for 3 nights on a regular campsite! Oh well it was fun.
The staff and the locals were really friendly and welcoming and it was another memory to add to our road trip adventure.