Preston Gate Inn, Poughill near Bude

The Bude Area

The Bude Area

Bude is beautiful.

If you’re a local, we don’t need to tell you that. You know, there’s no need to bang on about it. However, if you’re planning to visit on holiday and would like to know a little but about the area in which our humble establishment is set: read on…

First thing first, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head once you’re full of our delicious food (and beer). There is a fantastic holiday park located within staggering distance of the Preston Gate which, let’s face it, is handy when you’re in no fit state to drive your car. Wooda Farm Park is just up the road from us and offers stunning, brand spanking new caravan accommodation, as well as touring and camping facilities if you want to spend less on board and more on beer. Don’t worry, we’re not on commission for them, we just genuinely think that the park is very nice indeed. The views aren’t bad either. If you wanted to know more about them, from them, then call 01288 352069.

Now then, how about the days that you don’t fancy wiling away the time in our cosy pub? Bude has so much to offer in the way of activities. From coastal walks of varying lengths to surf lessons, there really is something for everyone. If you want to take is easy on your holiday, then why not relax on one of Bude’s seven beaches? If you prefer something a little more action packed, there is everything from horse riding to rock climbing;  is a fantastic website for checking what’s going to be on during your stay.

Of course, we don’t really need to sell Bude, you’ll see for yourself soon enough, and we’re sure that you’ll fall in love with the place. So many have, they come in as holiday makers and, before you can say “how much is that wetsuit?”, we’re welcoming them as locals. Of course, the fantastically friendly bar staff surely add to the appeal.

There is also a great guide that is detailed, updated and comprehensive on the 100 best things to do in England. It is packed with practical tips and advice. You can find it here: not just Cornwall but it may give some ideas for those traveling!

It’s also worth noting that there is more to Cornwall than just Bude (although it’s a good place to start), and we’re close to other visit-worthy towns and villages, such as Boscastle, Port Isaac, Tintagel and so many more. A slightly longer drive will get you to St Ives, Penzance or the famous Lands End. Why not check out for more about the county as a whole. After all, it’s not all about us! That said, we’d love to see you on your travels.

Pub History

Although the Preston Gate Inn is a fairly recent pub (early 1980’s), the building itself is a former cottage.

The Pubs name is thought to have come from “Pyston Yate” – or “Priests Gate” more than likely linked to the old Vicarage(1679) in the area.

The village name “Poughill ” is pronounced “Pofil” or “Puffil” but we don’t mind what you call us as long as you pop in for a drink!