Sitting pretty on the sands of North Cornwall's Polzeath Beach, Surfside is the sort of place you'd come to at least three times a week if you lived close by - and even that wouldn't be enough. The weather-beaten exterior appears somewhat gritty, but don't be fooled. Inside, straw pendant light fixtures, bistro-esque chairs and wooden walls make for a stylish dining set-up. Its backyard rum bar, however, is what really seals the deal. Decorated with towering palm trees, centuries-old treasure chests and benches strewn in Persian rugs, the ramshackle space was purposefully designed by Tom Bailhache to pay homage to rum's swashbuckling roots. The menu? 90 different types and counting.
Polzeath Beach, Polzeath, Wadebridge PL27 6TB