at Harlyn Bay

The Lobster Shed

Outdoor Eating at THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay

Lobster & Camel Valley At THE PIG At Harlyn Bay

Seriously fresh seafood & Kitchen Garden pickings 

​Outdoor eating and drinking, salty ocean air and simple but seriously tasty local food, head straight from the surf to your table and tuck into the daily catch.

It’s all about the wood-oven and local charcoal fired grill, so expect wood roasted fresh lobster, chargrilled meats, BBQd veggies as well as daily picked salads, fresh oysters, fresh crab with sourdough and Old School Ice Cream Sundaes to finish with.

Cornish ciders and beers, Camel Valley fizz and PIG HUT rosé – perfect to just drink in the views.

Our signature ‘Lobster & Camel’ is not to be missed – ultimate combo of lobster, thrice cooked chips and Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé Brut. 

Open daily for food
from 12 noon - 6pm

Last orders at 6pm.

Please note The Lobster Shed will be closed from 1st November for winter. 

All seating at The Lobster Shed is outside without shelter - so please come prepared for sunshine and showers! 

If no table times are available when you book online it's because all pre-booked tables have been taken. We welcome drop-in dining at The Lobster Shed with no need to book, however we operate on a first-come first-served basis. Please be aware though we do our very best to accommodate walk-in diners, there is a possibility of no availability on our busier days or if the weather takes a turn for the worse. If you would like to book a table at The Lobster Shed please click here.

If the weather is not on our side,  The Lobster Shed team will make a call that morning as to whether we can open. Bookings will not automatically be moved inside to the main restaurant. All bookings for that day will  be contacted BY EMAIL to let them know that their booking will need to be re-arranged for a future date. 

We are a hardy bunch and will keep serving unless it is wet and/or very windy. If you are unsure please do call ahead on 01841 550240. 

If you are just after a few drinks, we’d love to see you outside of peak lunch or dinner hours, but seats will be on a first come first served basis.


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The Lobster Shed Menu

You won’t find better-tasting lobsters anywhere! 

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The National Lobster Hatchery

The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Padstow, who have established themselves as a centre of expertise in marine science on a global scale. Their work focuses on the European lobster, a commercial species that is the most valuable fish caught in the UK and is part of a major export industry; this one species alone is worth £45m each year and without it, the small coastal communities would have very little, other than tourism, to create jobs and keep the harbour alive. Lobster is worth a huge amount economically and socially, and consequently, fisheries around the world are suffering from major over-exploitation. The charity’s conservation work focuses on enhancing the stocks of lobsters in the coastal waters of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A female lobster can carry in the region of 20,000 eggs under their abdomen, however only one of these is expected to survive in the wild. With skilful and careful application of modern technology The National Lobster Hatchery can improve this survival rate significantly. For every lobster sold at The Lobster Shed we will donate £1 to The National Lobster Hatchery’s ‘Buy One – Set One Free’ campaign. By supporting our local fisherman and using local lobster we are reducing their food miles – when they could have been headed for London or exported directly to Spain and France.

The National Lobster Hatchery also have a Visitor Centre so you can learn all about their work and meet the lobsters.

What to expect?

Things to know before visiting

The availability shown online is live and always up-to-date. If you can’t find the date you’re after, please email so we can add you to our waiting list.

However, it’s worth checking out our other properties as we may have rooms or tables available elsewhere.

We do not permit dogs inside THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay, although they are welcome to join you on a stroll around the grounds and if you book a table at The Lobster Shed.  Please keep them out of the Kitchen Garden and away from our animals.

Children are more than welcome at THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay, both in the restaurant and to stay in our inter-connecting rooms. Please note a selection of rooms can accommodate cots and small beds. 

We’ll never tell you what to wear. Our restaurants are informal places, so come in whatever makes you happy and comfortable.

We offer monetary vouchers, as well as a lunch or dinner voucher.
These can be purchased here

0345 225 9494. Our phones can get quite busy at certain times, so please do bear with us. You can also reach us by completing our online form, using our live chat system, by calling us on 01841550240 or by emailing us at

You can check in from 4pm at all of our properties, however, you’re more than welcome to arrive earlier to drop off your luggage and explore the gardens. Due to current physical distancing guidelines, we are limiting capacity in the main hotel, so you might not be able to make the most of the lounges until you have checked in. The team will be on hand to help you when you arrive.

Check out is by 11am. We ask that you leave your room by this time, but please enjoy the surroundings all day. We can’t guarantee an early check-in or late check-out, but stick around and let us know your plans and we will try our best on the day. 

Unless we are running a special deal and it is stated within the terms, all of our rates are on a room only basis so are inclusive of VAT only. 

Breakfast will be served at guests’ tables in the restaurant, as sadly our much-loved PIG grazing breakfast tables are not viable with current guidelines. All of the goodies that were on the Breakfast table will now be available, along with our hot dishes on our new Breakfast menus. Prices range from £10-£15.

At THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay we have two rooms with disabled access and wet rooms. For more details please contact us by completing our online form, using our live chat system, or by emailing us at

We are no longer accepting payments made in cash, we will only be accepting card payments at all hotels.

We no longer accept American Express payments.

Breakfast is available for residents from daily 7.30-10.30am.

We serve Lunch in the Restaurant from 12-3.45pm daily and Dinner, for residents only from 6.00-9.45pm daily. We’re not currently taking restaurant reservations for dinner, unless you are staying with us, due to physical distancing and capacity restrictions. 

You can also book at The Lobster Shed, our outdoor dining terrace. Bookable all day between 12pm-9pm - open to all. 

Getting here

near Padstow, Cornwall

THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay

Harlyn Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8SQ, UK
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By road

THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay is accessible following the A30, A389 and A39 heading towards Wadebridge and then follow signs for Padstow. As coming away from Padstow, follow the signs to Harlyn Bay. Once you’ve reached Harlyn Bay, cross the narrow bridge and continue up the hill. When you get to the top of the hill, turn right and you will get to THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay which is a short drive of around 200 yards away.

Popping our postcode PL28 8SQ into your sat nav will direct you there also.


Why not stop off at THE PIG-at Combe as you head East? Just off the A30 towards Cornwall it is the perfect place to break up the journey with an overnight stay or quick bite to eat.

It is around 2 hours from THE PIG-at Combe to THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay along the A30.

Nearest station

The closest station to THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay is Bodmin Parkway, around 20 miles away.  Trains run direct from London Paddington. The 11A bus runs towards Padstow from Bodmin Parkway, with a change to the A5 towards Newquay followed by a short walk between the bus stop and hotel.

Taxi service

If you're getting to us by taxi give Kjs taxis a call on 07875 637734 who'll be able to get you over to ours in no time. 

Nearest airport

Newquay Airport is 9 miles away from THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay and it takes just around 25 minutes to get there by car.

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