Jubilee Wharf | Penryn | Cornwall | TR10 8FG Mon + Tues: 9.30am-4pm, Weds - Sat: 9.30am - late, Sun: 10am - 4pm 01326 374424

Muddy Beach Café | Bar | Restaurant
Jubilee Wharf, Penryn, Cornwall.

The Muddy Beach Story

Returning to our heritage
Muddy Beach is a family business run by Christian Dann and his parents, Phil and Lisa. Lisa’s family, the Barnicoats, opened the very first Fish and Chip shop in Penryn, so Christian’s love of the restaurant trade is a trait passed on through several generations.

Christian has worked front-of-house for some of the most successful restaurants in the area, and when the opportunity arose to take on the lease for what was the popular ‘Miss Peapods’ café on Jubilee Wharf, the whole family jumped at the chance.

As a result, Muddy Beach has been born out of a passion for excellent food, quaffable wines and the sort of customer service that makes you feel part of the family!

Our Big Idea

What Muddy Beach is all about...
Our Big Idea is quite a simple one – to offer excellent food and drink in the sort of friendly, relaxed atmosphere that you’ll want to return to time and again. The name Muddy Beach comes from the local nickname for the beach opposite the café – a great place for wildlife and wading birds.

We run Muddy Beach as a family, and we want you to feel part of that family from the minute you walk through the door. It’s all about sharing great food, relaxing over a glass of wine or sipping a warming mug of our specialty coffee. Bring a group of friends or just bring the Sunday paper – it’s all about relaxing in a welcoming environment and enjoying those gorgeous river views!

Now taking booking for Christmas 2018!

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Our Evening Menu

Our dinner menu changes daily and is served from 6pm.


The Muddy Beach Experience


The Café

Muddy Beach is a relaxed yet modern café / bar / restaurant. Inspired by Scandinavian interior design, we have used subtle hues of natural colours throughout the decor which has created a modern yet warm venue to relax in whilst having a glass of wine or a warming cup of coffee.

With beautiful panoramic windows overlooking the river, Muddy Beach is the perfect location to wind down and share a meal with friends and family.

We welcome everyone at Muddy Beach, including dogs. Our own Muddy Beach dog Eby will be around to help out and entertain our customers from time to time, and we have a special dog area where dog walkers can go to hang out in the warm after a walk along the riverbank!

Our Team

We are so pleased to have a stellar team of chefs and front-of-house staff. Alongside Christian and the rest of the management team, everyone at Muddy Beach will ensure all customers visiting Muddy Beach will have the best experience possible.

Muddy Bisty
Boss Man

Favourite wine: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Favourite dish on menu: Muddy Beach Breakfast, with an extra sausage or two 😉
Random fact: Can eat 38 whole red onions in 56 seconds whilst humming " My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

Muddy Beth
Muddy Manager

Favourite wine: Picpoul de Pinet
Favourite dish on menu: Fish finger sandwich & chips
Random fact: Can carry 6 glasses of Picpoul on her head, without a tray, whilst wearing 16inch high-heels

Muddy Helena
Muddy Supervisor

Favourite wine: Champagne darling....
Favourite dish on menu: Anything with truffle in
Random fact: A huge fan of Her Majesty, Helena has 254 models of the Queen in her room, including 2 life cut outs! Sometimes she'll even wear a royal hat to work......

Muddy Brad
Head Chef

Favourite wine : Anything Spanish
Favourite dish on menu: Anything Spanish
Random fact: Brad is half Spanish

Muddy Lisa
Momma Dann (mum to us all!)

Favourite wine: Gewürztraminer
Favourite dish on menu: Loves a bit of fish, so whatever is the Fish of the Day dish
Random fact: Can run faster than our own Muddy Smart Car (but only when fuelled up on 5 cans of red bull beforehand!)

Muddy Matt
Muddy Chef

Favourite wine: Pinot Noir
Favourite dish on menu: Smoked salmon on rye bread (reminds him of Scotland)
Random fact: Matt loves Scotland, he has a Scottish accent but hasn't ever lived there OR visited. He puts on the accent to make everyone belive he's Scottish despite being born in Cornwall and never leaving the county.

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

Tel: 01326 374424

Muddy Beach

Jubilee Wharf | Penryn | Cornwall | TR10 8FG


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